Sunday, October 4, 2015

Trivia Bits 04 October


Singer Sewing Machine 1851

American inventor, actor, and entrepreneur Isaac Merrit Singer is best known for his success with the Sewing Machine (pictured) and was the founder of the Singer Sewing Machine Company first established as I. M. Singer & Co. in 1851.

St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral is the Roman Catholic Cathedral in Adelaide, South Australia with foundation stone laid in 1856, construction of the tower began in 1887, however, was not completed until 1996.

Originally appearing in several of Studdy’s sketches in 1922 in The Sketch magazine, British artist George E. Studdy was a best remembered for his creation of Bonzo the dog, a fictional character.

Winning the Booker Prize in 1997, The God of Small Things is the debut novel of Indian writer Arundhati Roy and in 2013, Talkhiyan a Pakistani serial aired on Express Entertainment was based on this novel.

Cribbage is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four, or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points and is thought cribbage was created by the English poet Sir John Suckling in the early 17th century.

Actor Kevin Bacon set up charity site launched on January 18, 2007.

A small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini on the Via Veneto near Piazza Barberini in Rome, Italy, known as The Capuchin Crypt contains the skeletal remains of 3,700 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order.

Commemorating the birthday of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet, the International Dance Day has been celebrated on April 29 since 1982.

Stinking Bishop, Harovin Sundown and Perry are all types of pears with some species of pear valued for their edible fruit, while others are cultivated as ornamental trees.

A lustrum is a term for a five-year period in Ancient Rome that came to refer to the five-year inter-census period.

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