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#315660 - Fri Aug 11 2006 08:20 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 5 Results

1. On August 5, 1906, John Huston was born. Name a movie he directed.

10 points - The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, Freud, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Casino Royale, Let There Be Light, The Red Badge of Courage, The Kremlin Letter, The Unforgiven

2. On August 5, 1957, American Bandstand debuted on ABC television. Name an act that appeared on American Bandstand during its history that begins with the letter B. (last name if it is a single person)

10 points - Tony Bennett, BowWow, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, Eileen Barton, Boomtown Rats, Kurtis Blow, Robby Benson



3. On August 5, 1960, Burkina Faso, then known as Upper Volta, became independent from France. Name another country that has been renamed. (Please limit your answers to a country that was actually renamed, not something that was once a part of an empire or region and then became a country - example: Slovakia, which was once a part of Czechoslovakia)

10 points - Thailand (formerly Siam), Malawi (formerly Nyasaland), Cambodia (formerly Kampuchea), Myanmar (Burma)
5 points - Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)(2), Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)(2)


4. On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead. Name a movie comedy she starred in.

10 points - Love Nest, Bus Stop
5 points - Monkey Business (2), Let's Make It Legal (2), How to Marry A Millionaire (2)

5. On August 5, 1999, Mark McGwire became the 16th member of the 500 Home Run Club. Now there are 20 members - name another of them.

10 points - Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Ken Griffey Jr.
5 points - Mel Ott (2), Harmon Killebrew (2)
I disallowed "Jim Thome" as an answer, since he only has 464 home runs.


Points

50 points - Gatsby722
45 points - Howie72, Mugaboo, MaggieG
35 points - glamel, ren33, vogon, srini701

Congratulations to our lone winner, Gatsby722!

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#315661 - Sat Aug 12 2006 01:29 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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August 12 / Round 12


1. Name a Commander of the Swiss Guard during their first two hundred years of their service to the Vatican.
2. Name a state that signed the First Geneva Convention in on 22nd August 1864.
3. With a ZürichCARD, you can get unlimited travel for a short time in the City of Zurich, as well as free entry to some tourist attractions. Name one of them please.
4. Name a Swiss Canton that borders France.
5. A word of at least 4 letters from L-E-T-Z-I-G-R-U-N-D

Round closed Wednesday morning, as I'm going to Zurich (to watch an athletics meeting) the following day for a week. Help available if required.

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#315662 - Sat Aug 12 2006 09:19 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 7 Results
10 Players

1. On August 7, 1888 Theophilus Van Kannel received a patent for the revolving door. What does that have to do with the question? Simple. Name a game with a spinner.
10 points - Hi Ho Cherry-O, Cricket, Name That Tune
5 points - Twister, Life

2. August 7, 1963 - Beach Party Debuted. Name a cast member.
10 points - Jerry Brutsche, Dick Dale, John Ashley, Vincent Price, Delores Wells, Bill Parker
5 points - Morey Amsterdam, Jody McCrea

3. David Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960. Name an episode from the third season of The X Files.
10 points - The Walk, Nisei, Piper Maru, Oubliette, War of the Coprophages, Apocrypha, 731, Quagmire, Syzygy, Grotesque

4. Barbra Streisand recorded "Broadway Album" on August 7, 1985. Tell me a song from the album.
10 points - The Ladies Who Lunch, Something's Coming,
5 points - Send in the Clowns, Being Alive, Adelaide's Lament

5. Oliver Hardy died on August 7, 1957. Name a Laurel and Hardy movie.
10 points - We Faw Down, Swiss Miss, A Chump at Oxford, The Flying Dueces, Do Detectives Think?, Mother Goose Goes Hollywood, Saps At Sea, Their First Mistake
5 points - Music Box

45 Points - Gatsby, Mugaboo, Srini701, Glamel
40 Points - Physalius, Cinnam0n
35 Points - Vogon, LeoDaVinci
30 Points - Ren33, MaggieG

Thanks for another good round!
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#315663 - Sat Aug 12 2006 10:02 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 9 questions


1. An artist who has recorded the song You Are My Sunshine.

2. A character with the last name of Sonnenschein from the movie Sunshine (1999).

3. A word of at least 4 letters from S-U-N-S-H-I-N-E.

4. A song from KC and the Sunshine Band's 1979 album, Do You Wanna Go Party.

5. One of Air Sunshine's destinations.
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#315664 - Sun Aug 13 2006 10:28 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 14 Monday
*Posting a bit early again...

1. David Bowie released the album "Hunky Dory" in 1971 (ah, 'twas a very good year ). Pick a track from the original album, please.
2. The TV game show "Hollywood Squares" aired its pilot episode on April 21, 1965. Name one of the celebrity 'squares' on that first telecast.
3. D.H. Lawrence published a few plays to accompany all of his other writings. Select one of those dramas. (Mr. Lawrence seems to be popular this week ~ but I really had him written down before ren's list appeared. Honestly. No kidding. I didn't steal her idea [but I would've if I'd thought of it ])
4. 'Vanity Fair' magazine named its picks for "Best Dressed" in a recent issue in 2006. I'm looking for a woman who landed in the Top 10 on it.
5. We're having one of my favorite excursions - cyber restaurant visits again. We are indulging in a regular weekday lunch at Sardi's in the NYC theater district. What might we have for an appetizer there (pricey as they are indeed)?

This will close Thursday-ish. Any troubles, just holler .
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#315665 - Mon Aug 14 2006 02:36 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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No round 6 and 13?
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#315666 - Mon Aug 14 2006 02:52 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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Quote:

No round 6 and 13?




There are no Rounds played/posted on Sundays. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for any .
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#315667 - Mon Aug 14 2006 02:54 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Oh all right then! and thanks for clarifying for me.

Playing these rounds regularly for the first time, so am not too knowledgeable

--srini
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#315668 - Tue Aug 15 2006 01:41 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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I will close round 10 tomorrow about this time. OK?
(All ashore who is going ashore , and all that).
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#315669 - Wed Aug 16 2006 01:20 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 10 closed. Results up soon.
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#315670 - Wed Aug 16 2006 02:05 AM Re: Round 10
ren33 Offline
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Thanks to all for your entries, and kind comments on: Round 10. The entries numbered 10.
1. Wilfred Gibson was a WW1 poet and friend of Rupert Brooke. My favourite of his is called "The Ice Cart" Give me an adjective to describe the snow or ice in the poem. For 10 points
emerald,fine,sapphire,far,cold,
For 5 points
untravelled(2), crackling(3)
2.Rupert Brooke is probably better known to you . He is accused of over romanticising war. Nevertheless... give me a line from :"The Dead" by Rupert Brooke.
10 points
"Blow out,you bugles,over the rich dead.", "Touched flowers and furs and cheeks, all this is ended","These hearts were woven of human joys and cares", "Holiness lacked so long, and love and pain" "Honour has come back, as a king, to earth", "Nobleness walks in our ways again", "But dying has made rarer gifts than gold", "Dawn was theirs and sunset and the colours of the earth".
5 points
"Frost with a gesture stays the waves that dance".(2)

3. Now turn to Henry Reed, maybe my favourite WW11 poet. Find "Naming of Parts" . Read it and find part of a weapon that he names.
10 points
Lower Sling Swivel, Safety catch,Spring
5 points
bolt (2), sling(2)breech,(3)
4 Next DH Lawrence "The Snake" So very evocative. Find and name a word(verb) for an action by the snake in this wonderful poem.
10 points
look(ed) writhed,came,withdraw(ing),muse(d),turn(ed),lift(ed),drank.
5 points
stoop(ed)(2)
Last (if you are still awake)
5. Now... of course, Shakespeare's Poetry. not however the best known sonnet "Shall I compare thee.." Not MY fave.
I had to learn this one and I love it. Give me a line from Sonnet 29 "When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes..."
10 points
"That then I scorn to change my state with kings",
"Haply I think on thee and then my state,"
"Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,"
"For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,"
"Like to the lark at break of day arising",
5 points
"With what I most enjoy contented least",(3)
"I all alone beweep my outcast state"(2)
So...... the Final Result:
With a STAGGERING 50 The outright winner ( who warned he might sit this round out)Leo Da Vinci (YAY!!!!)
Next , with 45, CinnamOn,Mugaboo,and Gemini
With 40, Vogon and Howie
with 35, MaggieG and Srini
and with 30,Gatsby and Glamel
Well done everyone. I really enjoyed setting this one and thanks for all your efforts.
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#315671 - Wed Aug 16 2006 05:35 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 12 will close in two hours, results shortly after that.

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#315672 - Wed Aug 16 2006 07:57 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Mugaboo Offline
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Answers Round 12 - 8 played

1. Name a Commander of the Swiss Guard during their first two hundred years of their service to the Vatican.
For 10 points: Kaspar Röist, Jost von Meggen, Kaspar Leo von Silenen, Nikolaus Fleckenstein, Johann Rudolf Pfyffer von Altishofen, Ludwig Pfyffer von Altishofen
For 5 points: Stephan Alexander Segesser von Brunegg [2]
Not mentioned: Kaspar von Silenen, Markus Röist, Jost Segesser von Brunegg, Jost Fleckenstein, Franz Pfyffer von Altishofen, Johann Kaspar Mayr von Baldegg

2. Name a state that signed the First Geneva Convention in on 22nd August 1864.
For 10 points: Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands
For 5 points: Prussia [2]
Not allowed: Sweden (Joined 13.12.1864), Romania (Joined 18.11.1874)
Not mentioned: Baden, France, Hesse, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Wurtemberg

3. With a ZürichCARD, you can get unlimited travel for a short time in the City of Zurich, as well as free entry to some tourist attractions. Name one of them please.
For 10 points: Club ADAGIO, Kunsthaus Museum, Nature Center Sihlwald, Strauhof Zürich, Swiss National Museum
For 5 points: Coninx Museum [3]
Not mentioned include: North American Native Museum, Johann Jacobs Museum, Museum Bärengasse, Langenberg Wildlife Park

4. Name a Swiss Canton that borders France.
For 10 points: Geneve, Neuchatel, Solothurn
For 5 points: Juna [3] Vaud/Waadt [2]
Not mentioned: Valais, Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt


5. A word of at least 4 letters from L-E-T-Z-I-G-R-U-N-D
For 10 points: Dent, Gerund, Glint, Ringlet, Ruling, Tine, Trundle, Untied
For 5 points: (None)


Scores:
50 points: Cinnam0n
45 points: Glamel; Renn33
40 point: LeoDaVinci; Physalius
35 points: Srini701, Vogon
30 points: Gatsby722

Somehow Cinnam0n was a runaway winner, well done.

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#315673 - Thu Aug 17 2006 04:35 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Round 14 questions - EDITED TO SAY Sorry, I should have said Round 16 questions

Quote:

1)Name an European country that is a monarchy.
2) Give me a species of weasel (i.e. an animal that belongs to the genus Mustela.)
3) Give me the name of a Scottish island that begins with the letter B.
4) Name a nursery rhyme that is about, or mentions, a cat.
5) From this site - give me the name of a national emblem that is listed under "People"




Edited by Kuu (Thu Aug 17 2006 06:06 AM)

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#315674 - Thu Aug 17 2006 05:04 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Polaris101 Offline
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Round 9 will still be open another 24 hours or so.
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#315675 - Thu Aug 17 2006 08:18 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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As for Round 14 - it'll be closing up in 10-12 hours. I've yet to hear from two very significant regulars (and I won't mention names but you know who you are ) so will wait until I do.
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#315676 - Thu Aug 17 2006 05:04 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
Gatsby722 Offline
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I think everyone's in now who wanted to be so:

Round 14
9 players this time !

1. David Bowie released the album "Hunky Dory" in 1971 (ah, 'twas a very good year ). Pick a track from the original album, please.

For 10 points:
Song for Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Oh! You Pretty Things, Quicksand, The Bewlay Brothers.

For 5 points:
Queen Bitch (2), Eight Line Poem (2).

2. The TV game show "Hollywood Squares" aired its pilot episode on April 21, 1965. Name one of the celebrity 'squares' on that first telecast.

For 10 points:
Morey Amsterdam, Abby Dalton, Wally Cox.

For 5 points:
Jim Backus (3), Vera Miles (3).

The others were Cliff Arquette, Rose Marie, Gisele MacKenzie and Robert Q. Lewis (whoever he was).

3. D.H. Lawrence published a few plays to accompany all of his other writings. Select one of those dramas.

For 10 points:
The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd, The Merry-Go-Round, Touch and Go.

For 5 points:
A Collier's Friday Night, David, The Fight for Barbara (all 2 each).

The only one not chosen was "The Married Man".

4. 'Vanity Fair' magazine named its picks for "Best Dressed" in a recent issue in 2006. I'm looking for a woman who landed in the Top 10 on it.
*There turned out to be two lists here yielding 12 correct answers available

For 10 points:
Alba Clemente, Oprah Winfrey, Selma Blair, Gwen Stefani, Kate Moss (#1 on both lists).

For 10 points:
Sofia Coppola (a whopping 4!).

5. We're having one of my favorite excursions - cyber restaurant visits again. We are indulging in a regular weekday lunch at Sardi's in the NYC theater district. What might we have for an appetizer there (pricey as they are indeed)?

For 10 points:
Duck and Foie Gras Terrine w/ a Petite Salad, Sherry Vinegar, Vidalia Onion Compote and Toasted Baguette Croutons; Parma Prosciutto w/ Chilled Asparagus Drizzled w/ Truffle Oil.

For 5 points:
Napoleon of Homemade Mozzarella, Vine-Ripened Beefsteak Tomato and Basil w/ Tuscan Virgin Olive Oil and Aged Balsamic Vinegar (3); Fruitwood Smoked Salmon w/ Classic Garniture and Multi Grain Bread (2); Classic Onion Soup Au Gratin (2).

What? They can't call it "Fish and Toast" and charge a little less than $14 for it? Sounds a bit pretentious to me ~ but I'd still like to go there and look around .

The Results!

ren33...45 points!!!
cinnamOn, srini701...40 points!!
glamel, Howie72...35 points!
gemini19, MaggieG, Mugaboo, vogon...30 points.

Well done to everyone (and welcome back to our long-lost gemini19 !) and a monthly point and a special "way to go!" to our delightful ren33!
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#315677 - Thu Aug 17 2006 06:54 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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How can I follow Gatsby?

Except to say that Round 11 will be closing in an hour or two.

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#315678 - Thu Aug 17 2006 07:47 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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Quote:

How can I follow Gatsby?




Flatterer! Now I know you say that to all the girls
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#315679 - Thu Aug 17 2006 09:07 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Ren, are you calling Gatsby a girl?


Anyway, round 11 is now closed, results to follow when I have them worked out.

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#315680 - Thu Aug 17 2006 09:59 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
ren33 Offline
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yep
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#315681 - Thu Aug 17 2006 11:13 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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As promised, here are the results for Round 11. Therefore you can safely assume that I have worked them out.

We have 11 brilliant players for this round. Is that a coincidence? Just as well this is not round 1.

1) Please give me the name of a state in the USA that begins with the letter U, V,or W.
10 Points: Utah, Vermont, Washington
5 Points: West Virginia (2), Wisconsin (3), Wyoming (3)
Not Mentioned: Virginia

2) Please give me the name of a track of the Genesis album "Invisible Touch".
10 Points: "Invisible Touch", "The Brazilian"
5 Points: "Land Of Confusion" (2), "In Too Deep" (2), "Throwing It All Away" (5)
Not Mentioned: "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight", "Anything She Does", "Domino"

3) Please give me the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site found in the Czech Republic.
10 Points: Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz, Lednice&#8211;Valtice Cultural Landscape, Hola&#353;ovice Historical Village Reservation, Litomy&#353;l Castle, Villa Tugendhat in Brno
5 Points: Kutná Hora: Historical Town Centre (2), Holy Trinity Column in Olomouc(2), The Jewish Quarter and St Procopius' Basilica in Trebíc (2)
Not Mentioned: Historic Centre of Ceský Krumlov, Historic Centre of Prague, Historic Centre of Telc, Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk at Zelená Hora, Lednice&#8211;Valtice Cultural Landscape

4) Since 1900, there have been 12 instances of an unassisted triple play in Major League Baseball. Please give me the name of one of the players to achieve this very rare feat.
10 Points: Neal Ball, Jimmy Cooney, Johnny Neun, Ron Hansen, John Valentin, Rafael Furcal
5 Points: Mickey Morandini (3), Randy Velarde (2)
Not Mentioned: Bill Wambsganss, George Burns, Ernie Padgett, Glenn Wright

5) Please give me the name of a sister city of San Franciso, California.
10 Points: Assisi--Italy, Cork--Ireland, Haifa--Israel, Paris--France, Taipei--Taiwan
5 Points: Manila--Philippines (2), Seoul--South Korea (2), Thessaloniki--Greece (2)
Not Mentioned: Abidjan--Ivory Coast, Caracas--Venezuela, Ho Chi Minh City--Vietnam, Osaka--Japan, Shanghai--China, Sydney--Australia, Zurich--Switzerland

Now, I know what you are thinking. Does Howie have any observations for this round.......


I do but as I am taking a long time to get the results ready, I will not bore you with them.

This means that I am now ready to place the results in a carefully selected position:

45 points - Mugaboo and Vogon
40 points - LeoDaVinci
35 points - Gemini, Srini, Glamel, and Cinnam0n
30 points - Ren and Maggie
25 points - Gatsby and Physalius

Thank you to everyone that played, it was a well fought round. Certain envelopes did not find their way to me this time.

It is time to say a big congratulations to the winners this round Mugaboo and Vogon.

I hope to see everyone back for round 25 so until then, Good Night (or Morning or Afternoon or Evening)

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#315682 - Fri Aug 18 2006 01:20 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
JaneMarple Offline
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Friday 18th August
1. Something you associate with Ireland
2. Something you store in the shed/outhouse
3. Something you would see at a car boot sale/ yard sale
4. A search engine
5. A letter on the first top row of a Standard English typewriter/Computer Keyboard.

edited to make q3 clearer!
Closing on Sunday/Monday!


Edited by JaneMarple (Fri Aug 18 2006 01:21 PM)
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#315683 - Fri Aug 18 2006 07:34 AM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Wales UK
Thursday 17th August

Apologies for the late arrival of these as I was away for a couple of days. But better late than never!

1) On August 17th 1978 the first successful trans-Atlantic balloon crossing was completed when Eagle II landed in a wheatfield in Normandy. Using the 'Balloons Over Britain' website, name a place in Hampshire, England, from which you may take a balloon flight.

2)1859 Charles Blondin crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope. Browsing the Niagara Falls website I found a link which gave the ten top reasons to visit Canada. Can you give me one of them please!

3) 17th August 1483 is the date presumed that two young princes, the uncrowned Edward V and his brother Richard, Duke of York, were killed in the Tower of London. Name a King from the Houses of Lancaster and York.

4)Mae West was born on this day in 1893. She is well known for her witticisms. Using this link , give me one of her more famous sayings.

5)Born 17th August 1943, Robert de Niro is a film producer as well as an actor. Name a film he produced in the 1990's.

I'll close this on Tuesday. You have ALL weekend to do it! Come on! The more the merrier! Help available if needed - now I can't say fairer than that!

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#315684 - Sun Aug 20 2006 09:33 PM Re: August Trivia Rounds
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Loc: Pennsylvania USA
Sorry I'm late with Round 19 - between throwing a birthday party for my youngest daughter and being presented with a new puppy for my own birthday, this has been a busy week! I'll see if I can get this typed between trips outside!

Round 19

1. On August 19, 1692, the Salem Witch Trials took place. Name someone who was executed after being convicted of witchcraft.

2. On August 19, 1990, Leonard Bernstein conducted his final concert. Name a category of Grammy award that he won in his lifetime.

3. On August 19, 1906, inventor Philo T. Farnsworth was born. Name something he obtained a patent for.

4. Jockey Willie Shoemaker was born on August 19, 1931. He won 11 Triple Crown races in his career. Name a horse he rode in any of those races.

5. On August 19, 1948, character actor Gerald McRaney was born. Name a TV series he guest starred on.

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