Saturday, August 1, 2015

Trivia Bits 01 August


Tony Award 

Starting with 11 awards in 1947, The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award (pictured), recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre for Broadway productions and performances with an award is given for regional theatre.

English professional footballer Stan Mortensen scored a hat-trick in the 1953 FA Cup Final at Wembley, becoming the first player ever to do so.

One of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century was Canadian Glenn Gould who in 1945 gave his first public performance, playing the organ, and the following year he made his first appearance with an orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of 14, in a performance of the first movement of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto.

The National Gallery in Berlin expanded from its original 1876 building into five others, including a Schinkel church and two palace outbuildings in Charlottenburg.

South Australia was the first colony in Australian to grant restricted women's suffrage in 1861, and in 1895 became the second place in the world to grant universal suffrage (after New Zealand), and the first where women had the dual rights to vote and to stand for election.

The limited car model Commodore SS Storm is manufactured by Holden (General Motors) in Australia.

Released by Columbia Records/550 Music on 9 November 1993, The Colour of My Love is the third English-language studio album by Canadian recording artist Celine Dion and features two cover versions of The Power of Love and When I Fall in Love.

Suffragist Louisa Lawson (1848–1920), publisher of Australia's first female-run journal, The Dawn, was also the mother of the great Australian poet Henry Lawson.

The Gulf of Mannar separates the Asian countries of India and Sri Lanka.

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