Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 June


 Bacon's Castle

Bacon's Castle (pictured), a stronghold in Surry County during Bacon's Rebellion in the Virginia Colony in 1676, was never occupied by leader Nathaniel Bacon.

Program 437 was a United States military antisatellite program developed in the early 1960's using nuclear weapons delivered by Thor ballistic missiles as the primary mechanism of defeating enemy satellites.

The first internet .com domain,, was registered on March 15, 1985 to Symbolics, now-defunct computer manufacturer Symbolics, Inc.

The ancient Greek name of Greece was Hellas with the Greeks calling the country Hellas or Ellada (Greek: Ἑλλάς or Ελλάδα) and its official name is the Hellenic Republic.

Truthiness, a word made by Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report, was selected as the 2005 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society.

Played by American actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, Tracy Jordan is one of the characters from the 2006 American satirical television sitcom 30 Rock.

Yusuf ibn Ali Karamanli, pasha of Tripoli, declared war on the United States in 1801 by ordering the flagpole of Tripoli's United States consulate cut down.

Polynesian island in the south-eastern Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is a special territory of the country Chile that was annexed in 1888 and which in 1995 was named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Overland Telegraph Line a 3200 km line connected the South Australian town of Port Augusta with Darwin and was completed in 1872 allowing fast communication between Australia and the rest of the world.

Dawn Steel was the first woman to head a major Hollywood film studio after her appointment as president of Columbia Pictures in 1987.

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