Sunday, April 19, 2015

Trivia Bits 19 April


Golda Meir

The first female Prime Minister of Israel elected on March 17, 1969 was Golda Meir (pictured) who on December 8, 1978,  died of lymphatic cancer in Jerusalem at the age of 80.

Australian supermodel Elle Macpherson was born with Eleanor Nancy Gow in Killara, New South Wales, the daughter of entrepreneur and sound engineer Peter Gow and Frances Gow, a nurse.

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596 portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta and is the play in the 1989 drama film directed by Peter Weir Dead Poets Society for which Neil Perry tries out for and wins the role of Puck, in spite of his father's disapproval of his acting aspirations.

The Thin White Duke was David Bowie's 1976 persona and character, primarily identified with his album Station to Station and mentioned by name in the title track.

CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013, a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes, featuring Melina Kanakaredes as Detective First Grade Stella Bonasera for the first six seasons.

Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Amber Room was an ornate chamber made of amber panels given to Czar Peter the Great by Prussia's Friedrich Wilhelm I in 1716 but German troops stole the treasure chamber from Catherine Palace near St Petersburg in 1941 and took it to Koenigsberg, now the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad and has never been recovered.

Australian explorers Burke and Wills led an expedition of 19 men with the intention of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres (approximately 2,000 miles).

English actor and singer Michael Crawford played the character Frank Spencer in the classic British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em which was first broadcast in 1973 running for three series, ending in 1978.

Olympic convention states that the flame should be lit at Olympia in Greece and then transported to Athens, making its way onwards to the host city but at the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics torch relay a signal was sent via satellite to transmit the flame to Ottawa where it would then make its way to the opening ceremony in Montreal.

American crime drama television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, that premiered on October 6, 2000, follows Las Vegas criminalists (identified as "Crime Scene Investigators") working for the Las Vegas Police Department (LVPD) as they use physical evidence to solve murders, with actor Laurence Fishburne joining the cast from 2008 to 2001 as Dr. Raymond "Ray" Langston.

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