Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Trivia Bits 30 September



Keying (pictured) was a three-masted Chinese junk 800-ton Foochow Chinese trading junk, which sailed from China to the United States and England between 1846 and 1848.

Leon Bismark Beiderbecke better known as Bix Beiderbecke was an American jazz cornetist, jazz pianist, and composer who, with Louis Armstrong and Muggsy Spanier, was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s.

In 2014 US actor Tom Hanks has released an IPad app that mimics a manual typewriter named the Hanx Writer.

Something wicked this way comes is a line from William Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606, and is most commonly dated 1606 and earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is the Summer of 1606, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre.

During the 1970s in Cleveland, Irish American mob informant Danny Greene drove a green car, wore green jackets, and had his union office repainted and re-carpeted in green to represent his Irish ethnicity.

American former World No. 1 professional tennis player Billie Jean King founded Women's Sports Foundation in 1973 to advance the lives of girls and women through sports and physical activity.

The Llibre Vermell de Montserrat is a 14th-century manuscript of medieval music made in a Catalan monastery for pilgrims to sing and now located at the monastery of Montserrat outside Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain.

Goldfields-Esperance is the largest region of the Australian state of Western Australia with an area of 770,488 square kilometres (297,487 sq mi) and is mostly a low and flat plateau of extremely ancient Precambrian rocks with soils extremely infertile and generally quite saline.

The only British Prime Minister to be assassinated in office was Spencer Perceval on the evening of 11 May 1812 and the assassin, John Bellingham, was a merchant who believed he had been unjustly imprisoned in Russia and was entitled to compensation from the government, but all his petitions had been rejected.

The Goldfinch is the 2014 Pulitzer-winning fiction novel by American writer Donna Tartt with the novel told in retrospective first person narration by Theodore "Theo" Decker, who recounts the story of his life thus far.

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