In what year was the first-ever Wimbledon Championship held?
On July 9th, 1877, the Wimbledon tournament begins when the All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club begins its first lawn tennis tournament at Wimbledon, then an outer suburb of London. Twenty-one amateurs showed up to compete in the Gentlemen's Singles tournament, the only event at the first Wimbledon. The winner took home a 25-guinea trophy.
Tennis has its origins in a 13th-century French handball game called jeu de paume, or "game of the palm", from which developed an indoor racket-and-ball game called real, or "royal" tennis. Real tennis grew into lawn tennis, which was played outside on grass and enjoyed a surge of popularity in the late 19th century.
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What substance are our nails made of?
Keratin is one of a family of fibrous structural proteins known as scleroproteins, a-Keratin is a type of keratin found in vertebrates. It is the key structural material making up scales, hair, nails, feathers, horns, claws, hooves, calluses and the outer layer of skin among vertebrates. Keratin also protects epithelial cells from damage or stress.
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Added note 6-4-21: Anni from Hootin' Anni's Day Trippin' gave us extra trivia, and I am including part of her comment below.
"Did you know fingernails and toenails are one of the first things to develop in embryos?"
That's very interesting Anni, thank you :)
What was the first state (U.S.)?
Delaware. Statehood was granted December 7th, 1787. Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House.
Maps of Delaware
Ethiopia. Ethopia emerged as an empire under the Aksumites, to its current form as the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, as well as the history of other areas in what is now Ethiopia, such as the Afar Triangle. The Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression) is a geological depression called by the Afar Triple Junction, which is part of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. The region has disclosed fossil specimens of the very earliest hominins; that is, the earliest of the human clade; and it is thought by some paleontologists to be the cradle of the evolution of humans. You can read more here.
In which European City would you find Orly Airport?
Paris. Orly is an international airport located partially in Orly and partially in Villeneuve-le-Roi, 8.1 miles (13 km) south of Paris, France. Orly remains the busiest French airport for domestic travel and the second busiest French airport overall in passenger traffic. You can read more information here.
Map of Orly Airport...
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