Thursday, July 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 July


The Oval

The Oval (pictured) is an international cricket ground at Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, South London which has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was built in 1845 and was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket, in September 1880.

New Zealand-born country music singer Keith Urban released his first self titled studio album in 1991 which was released only in Australia and later released worldwide in 2005 by EMI Music.

The first female leader of Germany was German politician and a former research scientist, Angela Merkel, was elected as Chancellor of Germany in 2005.

Playing Queen Victoria in the 1997 British drama film Mrs Brown was British actress Judi Dench and co-starring Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher and Gerard Butler.

Painted in 1642 by Dutch painter and etcher Rembrandt, Militia Company of District II under the Command of Captain Frans Banninck Cocq, also known as The Shooting Company of Frans Banning Cocq and Willem van Ruytenburch, but commonly referred to as The Night Watch now is displayed in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Isaac Nathan composed the first opera to be written, performed and produced in Australia when on 3 May 1847 his Don John of Austria, was performed at the Victoria Theatre, Sydney

Starring Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Robert Young, Madge Evans, and Jimmy Durante, a 1933 MGM film set in the Adriatic during World War I, Hell Below, set the pattern for many WW II submarine dramas, and featured the deliberate sinking of USS Moody, slated for destruction by the London Naval Treaty.

Originally built in the town of Sacramenia in Segovia, Spain in the 12th century, The St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church in North Miami Beach, Florida is a medieval Spanish monastery that was purchased by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, disassembled, and then kept in 11,000 crates in a warehouse in Brooklyn for 26 years.

Dr Frankenstein’s first name in English novelist Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus was Victor.

American television sitcom Modern Family debuted on September 23, 2009 and is presented in mockumentary style, the fictional characters frequently talk directly into the camera with the story revolving around three families living in the Los Angeles area who are interrelated through Jay Prichett and his children, Claire and Mitchell.

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