The first leap year was 46 B.C. It was then that the Julian calendar of 365.25 days was adopted. The calendar required that an extra day be added every fourth year.
Franklin Roosevelt first used it in his acceptance speech for the presidential nomination at the 1932 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
The Hotel Pennsylvania was located at Seventh Avenue and Thirty-third Street in Manhattan. It was built in 1918. The phone number Pennsylvania 6-5000 was that of the hotel’s Club Rouge, where Miller and his band often appeared. The hotel is now the New York Penta Hotel.
A company of French and Caughnawaga Indians killed about 50 of the 300 residents of the English colonial village of Deerfield, Massachusetts. It was a predawn raid on February 29, 1704, during Queen Anne’s War. Almost 100 settlers were taken to Canada as prisoners.
The title character in the TV series “My Mother the Car” was a 1928 Porter with Ann Sothern’s voice. The “Porter” is a fictitious make.
The hands in poker in order of value, from highest to lowest: Royal Flush Straight Flush Four of a Kind Full House Flush Straight Three of a Kind Two Pairs One Pair High Card (No Pair)
Cary Grant had five wives: Virginia Cherrill, Barbara Hutton, Betsy Drake, Dyan Cannon, and Barbara Harris.
A wave breaks when the water that supports a wave is only about 1.3 times as deep as the wave is high. At that point, the water at the crest is moving faster than the water below. This condition commonly occurs in shallow water at the shore, but it may occur farther off if the […]
What is now the magazine TV Guide with the largest national circulation first appeared on April 3, 1953. It had editions in ten cities and an initial circulation of 1,560,000.
In a 1961 speech, Newton Minow, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced that television was a “vast wasteland” because it was a “procession” of formulaic and violent programs and endless commercials.