Saturday, August 8, 2015

Trivia Bits 08 August


 Ava Gardner  Frank Sinatra Wedding

US singer-actor Frank Sinatra’s second wife was American actress Ava Gardner from 1951 to 1957 (Ava Gardner Frank Sinatra Wedding pictured).

Japanese self-taught architect Tadao Ando was known for his use of light and use of interior and exterior space, and also designed the Church of the Light in Ibaraki in 1989 and the Teatro Armani-Armani World Headquarters in Milan, Italy in 2001.

The Academy Award-winning 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave is based on the life of Solomon Northup a New York State-born free African American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery.

First appearing on Australian television in the children’s show The Channel Niners on May 24 1965, Bear Bear was later re-named as Humphrey B Bear after a public competition.

Michael Caine starred with Colin Firth and Samuel L Jackson in the 2014 British spy action comedy film Kingsman: The Secret Service and follows the recruitment and training of a potential secret agent, Gary "Eggsy" Unwin, into a secret spy organisation and his joining a mission to tackle a global threat from Richmond Valentine, a wealthy eco-terrorist.

Famous Australian tennis pair Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde won the 2014 Australian Open Legends Men’s Doubles title by defeating Swedish pair Jonas Björkman and Thomas Enqvist.

In 1930 the world’s first electronic drum, the Rhythmicon, was invented by the avant-garde American composer and musical theorist Henry Cowell who collaborated with Russian inventor Léon Theremin in designing and building the innovative Rhythmicon.

In the Old Testament, the name frequently used for Jehovah leading armies into holy battle is The Lord of Hosts.

ETA an acronym for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna Basque Homeland and Freedom is an armed Basque nationalist and separatist organization founded in 1959 and has since evolved from a group promoting traditional Basque culture to a paramilitary group with the goal of gaining independence for the Greater Basque Country.

The capital of the US state of Washington State is Olympia with the state named after George Washington, the first President of the United States, and was admitted to the Union as the 42nd state in 1889.

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