1. Uther Pendragon was the father of King Arthur of Camelot.
2. Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism during the Raj, preached passive resistance.
3  Transuranic elements are those with atomic numbers greater than 92.  They are unstable and decay radioactively into other elements.  There are over 2 dozen, the first 6 of which are neptunium, plutonium, americium, curium, berkelium and californium.  First created in the laboratory, they were later discovered in nature.
4.  The container ship Yong Sheng is en route from Dallan, in northern China to Rotterdam in the Netherlands via the Arctic Ocean,  Travel time is expected to be about 35 days compared to the average of 48 days it would normally take via the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea, over more than 2,000 nautical miles shorter.
5.  Roberto Luongo is still with the Vancouver Canucks hockey team – he was not traded as expected.  Instead, the whiz Cory Schneider goes to the New Jersey Devils