Monday, January 5, 2015

Trivia Bits 05 January


Nicole Kidman

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas, is Australian actress, singer and film producer Nicole Kidman (pictured).

Boigu Island is the most northerly inhabited island of the Australian state of Queensland with the mainland of Papua New Guinea only 6 km away from Boigu.

Starring as Emily Thorne in the 2011 American primetime television series Revenge is Canadian actress Emily VanCamp.

On 26 June 1950, an Australian National Airways Douglas DC-4 crashed on the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia, exploding in a fireball but when rescuers arrived they found one of the passengers walking around the wreckage but who died 6 days later due to massive injuries sustained.

Five times British acrobatic gymnast champion Edward Upcott has had chronic asthma since infancy, almost dying from his first attack.

American author and screenwriter Richard Matheson is best known as the author of the 1954 novel I Am Legend a horror novel that has been adapted for the screen four times with the latest in 2007 directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Will Smith.

The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul in Nantes, France took 457 years to complete with the construction of the cathedral beginning in 1434, on the site of a Romanesque cathedral, and took 457 years to finish, finally reaching completion in 1891.

In 1955, two years after interviewing American actor Gregory Peck for the newspaper France Soir, French journalist Veronique Passani became Peck's wife.

Chinese communist revolutionary, politician, poet, military strategist, and socio-political theorist Mao Zedong commonly referred to as Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949.

The capital and largest city of Estonia is Tallinn which is ranked as a global city that has been listed among the top 10 digital cities in the world.

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