In 1920, the Yankees paid the Boston Red Sox $125,000 for the Babe.
- What were the names of the pigeons played by Red Skelton on "The Red Skelton Show" (CBS, NBC, 1951-71)? Gertrude and Murgatroyd were the names of the pigeons played by Red Skelton on "The Red Skelton Show" (CBS, NBC, 1951-71).
- Who wrote "O, my luve's like a red, red rose/That's newly sprung in June"? Robert Burns wrote "O, my luve's like a red, red rose/That's newly sprung in June" in "A Red, Red Rose" (1796).
- To what war did Decoration Day pay homage? The holiday Decoration Day, which was first widely celebrated on May 30, 1868, was originally meant to remind citizens to decorate with wreaths the graves of soldiers…
- Was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for the baseball player? No, the Baby Ruth candy bar was named for Ruth Cleveland. Ruth Cleveland was the oldest daughter of President Grover Cleveland.
- How much money did Charles Lindbergh receive for flying nonstop from New York to Paris? By crossing the Atlantic on May 20-21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh won the $25,000 award offered by a New York hotel owner.
- How much did a night in a New York hotel cost fifty years ago? In 1939, a night at the Essex House on Central Park South cost $6. Today, a night in the same hotel starts at $185.