Monday, July 27, 2015

Trivia Bits 27 July


 Teatro alla Scala

In the Italian city of Milan is Teatro alla Scala (pictured) a world-renowned opera house which was inaugurated on 3 August 1778 and was originally known as the New Royal-Ducal Theatre alla Scala.

From 1908 to 1940, over 100,000 of the 447 different models for Sears Catalog Homes were sold in the United States.

Livadia Palace in Crimea, a summer retreat of the last Russian tsar, was the setting of the 1945 Yalta Conference between the Big Three - leaders of Britain, the Soviet Union, and the United States who controlled Allied policy.

On the western shore of the Paraná River, Rosario is the largest city in the province of Santa Fe, in central Argentina with the city's patron is the Virgin of the Rosary, whose feast day is October 7.

It is in the science of astronomy that a supernova would be studied.

Written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and released in May 1960, Roy Orbison’s song Only the Lonely was his first major hit and in 1999, Only the Lonely was honoured with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.

In the 1999 Davis Cup a total of 128 nations participated in the tennis tournament with Australia defeating France at the Acropolis Exhibition Hall in Nice, France, on 3–5 December, giving Australia their 22nd title.

There are four dot colours that appear on the mat in a game of Twister - red, yellow, blue and green.

With lyrics and music written during 1938 by Robert MacArthur Crawford, the United States Air Force does not own the copyright to its official service song, The U.S. Air Force which is owned by New York music publisher Carl Fischer Inc., and includes a perpetual performance release in favour of the U.S. Air Force.

The Isle of Man in the Irish Sea is divided into areas called sheadings - Ayre, Glenfaba, Garff, Michael, Rushen and Middle, and were originally introduced as areas of administration in the late 14th Century.

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