TRIVIA: People Places Events

 

FAMOUS PLACES I lie on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. I am a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate. I was Established sometime around the 6th century BC as the capital city of the NabataeansWhat am I? 

FAMOUS PEOPLE

_______________, first major public scientific achievement was the invention, design and construction of a reflecting telescope.  He ground the mirror, built the tube, and even made his own tools for the job.  This was a real advance in telescope technology, and ensured his election to membership in the Royal Society.  The mirror gave a sharper image than was possible with a large lens because a lens focuses different colors at slightly different distances, an effect called chromatic aberration.  This problem is minimized nowadays by using compound lenses, two lenses of different kinds of glass stuck together, that err in opposite directions, and thus tend to cancel each other’s shortcomings, but mirrors are still used in large telescopes. He was an important figure in scientific and, indeed, human history. He managed to revolutionize the fields of physics, math, astronomy and philosophy. He invented a new branch of calculus , new telescope and penned the laws of motion and the theory of gravitation. WHO IS HE? 

HISTORICAL EVENTS

The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association is played as the Anaheim Amigos lose to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, California.   What year did this occur?  

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