Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Trivia Bits 02 September


Slim Dusty

The first musician to be named Senior Australian of the Year in 1999 was Australian country music singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer Slim Dusty (pictured) who was also first Australian to have an international record hit with his 1957 song A Pub with No Beer.

Prince Tuesday and Prince Wednesday are characters from the American-Canadian animated children's television series Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood which debuted on September 3, 2012 and was designed for preschool-aged children.

The closest Queensland city to the popular Australian tourist destination Magnetic Island is Townsville, is a haven for wildlife as 54% of the island is Magnetic Island National Park, which is mostly located on the steep hilly interior and rugged north-western side and is famous for its angling opportunities.

Launched on 16 May 1850, the French Navy's 90 gun ship Le Napoléon was the first steam battleship in history carrying 3 months supply of food and 9 days supply of coal if travelling at full-speed of 12.1 knots.

Devastating Vanuatu in March 2015 was Cyclone Pam with a total of 15 – 16 people losing their lives either directly or indirectly as a result of Pam with many others injured.

The Auschwitz concentration camp, now an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is in Poland with World War II prisoners remaining at the camp were liberated on January 27, 1945, a day now commemorated as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Éamon de Valera was sentenced to imprisonment after the Easter Rising on 24 April 1916, was a leader of Ireland's struggle for independence from the United Kingdom in the War of Independence and of the anti-Treaty opposition in the ensuing Irish Civil War (1922–1923) began but went onto become Prime Minister and President of Ireland.

The coldest place on earth is Vostok Station in Antarctica where it reached minus 128.6F/minus 89.2C on 21 July 1983.

Leonarto, as the governor of Messina in Shakespeare’s play written about 1598 Much Ado About Nothing, offers hospitality to the powerful Don Pedro and his followers.

Cosby is an American situation comedy television series broadcast from September 1996 to April 2000, loosely based on the British sitcom One Foot in the Grave and stars Bill Cosby and Phylicia Rashād.

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