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Abel Tasman Lands in New Zealand

Dutch seafarer and explorer Abel Tasman was the first European to land on New Zealand. His discovery was accidental, because he was aiming for the southern coast of Australia, but he sailed too far east and missed it. Later, he established the continuity of land from the Gulf of Carpentaria to the northwest coast of Australia at the Tropic of Capricorn. Tasman was the first European to see Tasmania, which he named what?



Black Watch

The Black Watch is a Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army whose first companies were originally raised in 1725 to occupy and watch the rebellious Scottish highlands. It became known as the Black Watch because of the dark colors of the regimental tartan. In 2006 a military reorganization made the Black Watch the 3d Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. What is the regiment's motto?

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Paul Klee

Klee was a prolific Swiss painter, graphic artist, and art theorist whose works are neither abstract nor figurative, but have strong elements of both approaches. Traveling through Europe, he was impressed by the works of a number of artists, such as Cezanne, Goya, and Blake. He met Kandinsky in Munich, where he settled, and became associated with the Blue Rider group in 1911. The quality of light in what country inspired him to write, "Color has taken possession of me"?

Last updated on Monday, 18th December 2006

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