George Washington. Captain, Cloe, Forester, Lady, Mopsey, Rover, Taster, Tipler, etc. Abraham Lincoln. Jip Franklin D. Roosevelt. Fala and Tiny John F. Kennedy. Charley, Shannon, and Wolf
The real first names of the following musicians are: Duke Ellington—Edward Tommy Dorsey—Francis Glenn Miller—Alton Count Basie—William
Don Corleone’s phone number in The Godfather (1972) was Long Beach 4-5620. Don’t bother calling it; a recording will tell you it’s not in service.
As noted at the end of the film, John Milner (Paul LeMat) was killed by a drunken driver in December, 1964; Terry Fields (Charlie Martin Smith) was reported missing in action near An Loc in December, 1965; Steve Bolander (Ronny Howard) is an insurance agent in Modesto, California; Curt Henderson (Richard Dreyfuss) is a writer […]
New York socialite Samuel Ward McAllister created the term in 1892, when he planned a party to be held in Mrs. William Astor’s ballroom. Since the ballroom held only 400 people, McAllister limited the invitations to those he decided were the inner elite of New York society.
The most destructive air attack of World War II was not the atomic bombing of Hiroshima but the firebombing of Tokyo by 279 Superfortress bombers on March 9-10, 1945. Over 1,650 tons of incendiary bombs were dropped on the city, raising a massive firestorm and killing from 80,000 to 120,000 people. The bombing represented a […]
At its surface, the sun is about 7,640 degrees Fahrenheit. In other words, very hot. In the sun’s interior, temperatures can range above 18 million degrees Fahrenheit.
In Charles Perrault’s original version (1697), the wolf devours Little Red Riding Hood, the “prettiest girl that ever was seen.” In the Brothers Grimm version (1812), called “Little Red Cap,” a hunter cuts open the wolf with a pair of scissors and frees the girl and her grandmother.
Edward Stratemeyer created Nancy Drew, under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene. The prolific author died in 1930.
The male advice columnist Miss Lonelyhearts wrote for the New York Post-Dispatch in Nathanael West’s Miss Lonelyhearts (1946).