Saturday, November 14, 2015

Trivia Bits 14 November


Mel Blanc

The voice for animated cartoon character Daffy Duck, produced by Warner Bros, from 1937 to 1989 was American voice actor and comedian Mel Blanc (pictured).

Ireland’s national airline is Aer Lingus which was formed in 1936 and now operates a fleet of mostly Airbus aircraft serving Europe, North Africa, Turkey and North America.

In the 1978 Australian Open tennis Final, Argentinian Guillermo Vilas defeated John Marks 6–4, 6–4, 3–6, 6–3.

Hungarian born Georg Solti, orchestral and operatic conductor, best known for his appearances with opera companies in Munich, Frankfurt and London, and as a long-serving music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra earned the nickname The Screaming Skull because of his rehearsal technique and balding head.

Situated on Hokkaido Island, Japan, the port of Otaru on an arm of the Sea of Japan serves Sapporo, the island’s main city.

The sport of Water Polo has the positions of goalie, centre, driver and point with the sport beginning as a demonstration of strength and swimming skill in late 19th century England and Scotland where water sports and racing exhibitions were a feature of county fairs and festivals.

The German coat of arms features a black eagle against of a yellow and was adopted 20 January 1950.

Tiberius was Roman Emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD and it was during the government of Tiberius that, in the Roman province of Judea, Jesus was crucified by Pontius Pilate.

Australian siblings, Connie Johnson and Samuel Johnson, released the 2014 book Love Your Sister part memoir, part travel diary, part conversation that tells of when at 33, Connie was diagnosed with breast cancer, Samuel undertook to break the world record for the longest distance travelled on a unicycle, promote breast cancer awareness, and to raise more than $1 million for research.

It was in the art period known as Baroque that the works of Italian artist Caravaggio and Italian artist and a prominent architect Bernini were painted.

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