In 1963, unemployed twenty-two-year-old Ernesto Miranda was arrested for stealing $8 from a bank employee in Phoenix, Arizona. While in custody, he was picked from a lineup by a young woman who said he had kidnapped and raped her. After two hours of interrogation, the police gained a confession from Miranda. The U.S. Supreme Court […]
Leonard Nimoy appeared in the science-fiction TV series Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) before “Star Trek” (NBC, 1966-69). Nimoy played Narab, a Martian.
In 1975, physicians at New York City hospitals engaged in a work slowdown to request shorter hours, in the first U.S. strike by doctors.
The applicant must have obtained a public school diploma, must have resided in the United States for the past six months, and must pay a $1.50 initiation fee for membership in the Raccoon lodge on “The Honeymooners”. Ed Norton (Art Carney) objects that because of the residency rule, Anthony Eden could not become a Raccoon.
The Ponderosa ranch in “Bonanza” (NBC, 1959-73) was near Virginia City, Nevada. The age order of the Cartwright sons from oldest to youngest were: Adam (Pernell Roberts) Eric “Hoss” (Dan Blocker) Joseph “Little Joe” (Michael Landon)
Natalie Wood had a walk-on part in the 1979 pilot of husband Robert Wagner’s TV mystery “Hart to Hart” (ABC, 1979-84). She was billed in the closing credits as Natasha Gurdin, her real name.
Native to New Mexico and Arizona, both tribes, the Apache and Navajo, are members of the Athapascan language family. This language family also includes the Kiowa-Apache of the Southwest and several tribes in Alaska and western Canada.
Troy was located in present-day Turkey at the mound now called Hissarlik, about 4 miles from the mouth of the Dardanelles. Also known as Ilium, hence the Greek epic set during the Trojan War is called The Iliad, Troy was destroyed at the end of that war (c. 1200 B.c.). It was first excavated by […]
John McLaughlin’s sign-off line on “The McLaughlin Group” was “Bye-bye.”
Shays’s Rebellion (with the apostrophe after Shays) was named for army veteran Daniel Shays, who led an uprising against the Massachusetts state government in 1786. This action was one of a series of protests in 1786-87 by American farmers and workers throughout the young nation against state and local enforcement of tax collection and judgments […]