Sunday, August 23, 2015

Trivia Bits 23 August


Porky Pig

Known for the line Th-Th-Th-T-Th ... That’s All Folks was Porky Pig (pictured) an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine with her 1842–43 notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine and because of this, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.

In South Australia, the six o’clock swill or the closure of hotel bars serving alcohol stopped during 1967 when the closure was extended to 10 pm.

The Mojave Desert in the United States crosses four states - California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona and whose boundaries are generally defined by the presence of Yucca brevifolia, Joshua trees, considered an indicator species for this desert.

The 1955 painting Police Gazette was painted by Dutch American abstract expressionist artist Willem de Kooning and is a landscape painted on canvas using abstract elements, and colours such as yellow, green and red that is currently in a private collection.

The tiny municipality of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, Quebec was set up in 1722 to protect its only occupant, a hospital, from taxes.

Five-time Gold Logie winning Australian television journalist and entertainment personality Ray Martin was born Raymond George Grace into an Irish-Australian Catholic family in Richmond, New South Wales, Australia, the youngest of four children and only son who in the early 1990s found out that his great, great grandmother was an Indigenous Australian woman from the Kamilaroi nation, near Gunnedah.

Founded in September 25, 1928, Motorola was the company in 1973 to produce and first publicised hand held mobile phone.

Australian actress, singer and film producer Nicole Kidman was born in 1967 in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were temporarily in the United States on educational visas.

A national junta in the name of Ferdinand was formed on 18 September 1810 with the Government Junta of Chile proclaimed Chile an autonomous republic within the Spanish monarchy and in memory of this day Chile celebrates its National Day on 18 September each year.

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