Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 July


 Sir Edward William Elgar

The English composer best remembered for the first of his 1901 Pomp and Circumstance Marches and the 1900 oratorio The Dream of Gerontius was Sir Edward William Elgar (pictured) who was appointed Master of the King's Musick in 1924.

A pedestrian bridge built in 1816, The Ha’penny Bridge crosses the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland and was made of cast iron cast at Coalbrookdale in Shropshire, England.

Approximately 10 km long, The River Muru is found in Norway and originates at the glacier Austre Memurubrean and runs through Memurudalen then finally empties into the lake Gjende.

Italian composer, whose operas are among the important operas played as standards including Madama Butterfly and Tosca, Giacomo Puccini died in November 1924.

A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string players – two violin players, a violist and a cellist – or a piece written to be performed by such a group.

Badakhshan, Faryab and Maidan Wardak are provinces of Afghanistan.

Queen Maud Land is a circa 2.7 million-square-kilometre (1 million sq mi) region of Antarctica claimed as a dependent territory by Norway and was the first part of Antarctica to be sighted, on 27 January 1820 by Fabian von Bellingshausen, a Baltic German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explore.

Something or someone that has both male and female characteristics is described as being androgynous and may be found in fashion, gender identity, sexual identity, or sexual lifestyle.

The nucleus of the 13,000 manuscripts that are just part of the Biblioteca Marciana of Venice, is made up from the personal library of Petrarch and the collection of Cardinal Bessarion, a Roman Catholic Cardinal Bishop and the titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople.

The Prime Minister of Israel at the time of the Six Day War in June 1967 was Levi Eshkol.

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