When was the first Melbourne Cup run?

When was the first Melbourne Cup run?

The first Melbourne Cup was run in 1861 at Flemington Race Course and was won by Archer, a horse from Nowra, New South Wales, beating the local favourite, Mormon. The prize was a gold watch and 170.

When was Hershey Park built?

People began visiting the grounds of the future park in 1904 and 1905, while the park’s first pavilion was built in the fall of 1905. The park was formally opened on May 30, 1906, when the park opened as Hershey Park. The park slowly added rides until 1923, when the first roller coaster, Wild Cat, was built.

How many states does Mexico have?

Comprised of 31 states and one federal district, the nation of Mexico is home to the world’s largest population of Spanish speakers. From the temples of Chichen Itza, to the beaches of Cancun or the bustle of Mexico City, Mexico boasts a diverse landscape and rich history.

How many songs did Mozart write?

Music in three stages: early 1761-1772 middle 1772-1781 late 1781-1791 best known works Mozart composed over 600 works including: 21 stage and opera works, 15 Masses, over 50 symphonies, 25 piano concertos, 12 violin concertos, 27 concert arias, 17 piano sonatas, 26 string quartets, and many other pieces.

Can a shark blink with both eyes?

Sharks have eyelids, but they do not blink because the surrounding water cleans their eyes. To protect their eyes some species have nictitating membranes. This membrane covers the eyes while hunting and when the shark is being attacked.

How fast does the tube go?

In central London, trains cannot drive faster than 30-40mph because of the short distances between stations. The Victoria line can reach speeds of up to 50mph because the stations are further apart. The Metropolitan line has the fastest train speeds, sometimes reaching over 60mph.

What mammal carries babies the longest?

The longest gestation period known in mammals is that of the African elephant (Loxodonta Africana). These elephants carry their babies in the womb for about 660 days or 22 months. Camels and giraffes carry their babies for about 400 days.

Where does the word robot come from?

The word robot was introduced in 1920 in a play by Karel Capek called R.U.R. , or Rossum’s Universal Robots. Robot comes from the Czech word robota, meaning forced labour or drudgery. In the play, human-like mechanical creatures produced in Rossum’s factory are docile slaves.