Sunday, April 26, 2015

Trivia Bits 26 April


The Necropolis of Pantalica 

With approximately 4,000 tombs, The Necropolis of Pantalica (pictured) in southeast Sicily is a collection of cemeteries with rock-cut chamber tombs dating from the 13th to the 7th centuries BC.

Disneyland Park, originally Disneyland, is the first of two theme parks built at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, opened on July 17, 1955 and is the only theme park designed and built under the direct supervision of Walt Disney.

The play The Tempest was written by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone.

Cuban Missile Crisis in October was the confrontation in international relations 1962 when Soviet rockets were installed in Cuba and US president John F Kennedy compelled Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, by military threats and negotiation, to remove them.

American film actor and producer Tom Cruise was born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV in Syracuse, New York in 1962.

Bred is the past tense of the word breed.

Former Australian Test Cricket captain Ricky Ponting is nicknamed Punter.

The 1959 movie The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll Australian-British film directed by Leslie Norman and is based on the Ray Lawler play was released as Season of Passion in the US and starred Ernest Borgnine, Anne Baxter, John Mills and Angela Lansbury.

The largest historic tsunami happened in 1958 when a landslide fell into a fjord in Lituya Bay in Alaska and generated a wave 30 metres high.

A Scottish explorer in Australia, John McDouall Stuart emigrated in 1838 to South Australia and as a draftsman joined Charles Sturt's 1844–1845 expedition to central Australia.

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