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- ... that caterer Sir Joseph Lyons staged Venice in London (programme pictured) in 1891 using 100 gondolas imported from Venice – along with their gondoliers?
- ... that 45-pound (20 kg) weight plates have been known to weigh as little as 38 pounds (17 kg) or as much as 59 pounds (27 kg)?
- ... that President Lyndon B. Johnson credited Agnes E. Meyer with having the most influence over his education policy?
- ... that in 2003, PSLV-C5 deployed the IRS-P6 satellite, then the heaviest and most sophisticated remote sensing satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation?
- ... that Beatriz de la Cueva, the first female colonial governor in the New World, died in a September 11 disaster two days after taking office?
- ... that the New York State Insurance Fund once mistakenly categorized puppet making under rubber manufacturing instead of theatrical production?
- ... that King Henry IV's invasion of Scotland in 1400 has been described as "utterly futile"?
- ... that the 1000-year-old Bishop Petros with Saint Peter the Apostle ended up in Poland after being saved from a watery grave?
|Picture of the day|
The courtyard at the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. Popularly known as the Blue Mosque for the hand-painted blue tiles that adorn the mosque’s interior walls, it was constructed between 1609 and 1616 during the rule of Ahmed I. The mosque's Külliye contains Ahmed's tomb, as well as a madrasah and a hospice.
|26 November 2016|