Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Trivia Bits 28 January

 

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Australian athlete Cathy Freeman won two World Championship gold medals in the 400 metres event and became the Olympic champion for the women's 400 metres at the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics at which she lit the Olympic Flame (pictured).

Iceland is often referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice as it has snowy highlands and glaciers but underneath the surface geysers, hot springs and volcanoes.

Succeeding Francois Mitterrand as President of France in 1995 was Jacques Chirac.

In the 1993 – 2004 American sitcom TV series Frasier, Frasier’s brother’s name is Niles, a fellow psychiatrist.

Svierge is another name for the country of Sweden the Scandinavian country in Northern Europe and borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the ├śresund.

American playwright Arthur Miller’s play The Crucible was first performed at the Martin Beck Theatre on Broadway on January 22, 1953.

The Everglades National Park is in the US State of Florida and was established in 1934 to protect the quickly vanishing Everglades, and dedicated in 1947.

Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager, a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force and noted test pilot, who in 1947, he became the first pilot to (officially) travel faster than sound.

American lawyer and Democratic politician Charles Warren is best known for political leadership in environmental matters, he also initiated and developed the first U.S. state-wide 9-1-1 emergency telephone service program in California with the Warren – 911 – Emergency Assistance Act becoming law in 1973.

Wielding the lasso of truth is the DC Comics character Wonder Woman first appearing in All Star Comics #8 in December 1941 and first cover-dated on Sensation Comics #1, January 1942.

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