Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Trivia Bits 10 November


 John Coltrane

American jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (pictured) whose albums include My Favourite Things (1961), was beatified by the African Orthodox Church and is possibly the only jazz musician to be made a saint with the St. John Coltrane African Orthodox Church, San Francisco being the only African Orthodox church that incorporates Coltrane's music and his lyrics as prayers in its liturgy.

Spanish General Fernando Alba led the invasion of Portugal in late August 1580 defeating the Portuguese army at the Battle of Alcântara, entered Lisbon thus clearing the way for Philip II to become Philip I of Portugal, and creating a dynastic union spanning all of Iberia under the Spanish crown.

18th century English actress Anne Bracegirdle most frequently played vivacious, breeches-wearing, guardian-tricking young women of great initiative.

Represented as a bearded elderly man carrying a trident and sometimes sitting astride a dolphin is Neptune, the Roman god of the sea.

French novelist and memoirist Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin is best known by her pseudonym George Sand, and wrote approximately 40 novels and 12 plays from 1831 to 1872.

Opening in April 2011, The Turner Contemporary art gallery is located in the British seaside town of Margate commemorating the association of the town with noted landscape painter J. M. W. Turner, who went to school there, and visited throughout his life.

Car manufacturer, Aston Martin, built the limited edition One-77 two-door coupe which was fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, with a limited run of 77 cars, giving part of the name of the One-77, and sold for £1,150,000.

John Brown's Fort in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was built there in 1848, moved to Chicago in 1891, and then returned to its original site in 1968.

Indigenous Australian professional football striker Kyah Simon is best known for representing Australia in soccer after making her debut for the Australia women's national football team in August 2007, at the age of 16, in a match against Hong Kong.

Kermit Roosevelt III, author of the 2005 legal thriller In the Shadow of the Law, is the great-great-grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

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