Friday, April 24, 2015

Trivia Bits 24 April


Bruce Gyngell

Mainstream professional television officially started in Australia on September 16, 1956 in Sydney with the new medium was introduced by Bruce Gyngell (pictured) with the words Good evening, and welcome to television.

The Uncle Remus stories were written by American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist Joel Chandler Harris as Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings published near the end of 1880.

The song I Feel Pretty comes from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

In 2011, American indie pop band formed in Los Angeles, California in 2009 Foster the People released their debut studio album Torches.

Milos Raonic is a Canadian professional tennis player of Montenegrin origin who grew up in Thornhill, Ontario.

The Paço Imperial, a Baroque palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, served as a main government seat for almost 150 years from 1743 to 1889 and now houses the Paulo Santos Library, specializing in art, architecture and engineering, containing several rare books from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

The expression in cold blood means without feeling; with cruel intent; calmly; coolly and deliberately.

The movie Carousel, a 1956 film adaptation of the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein stage musical of the same name, the merry-go-round is owned by Mrs Mullin played by Audrey Christie.

Sir Henry Parkes arrived in Sydney in 1839 a penniless immigrant from England became a labourer, journalist, public servant, poet, and unsuccessful businessman during his early years and later became known as the Father of Australian Federation due to his work in bringing Federation about in 1901.

There are eight points on a Maltese cross and is the cross symbol associated with the Knights Hospitaller (the Knights of Malta) and by extension with the island of Malta.

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