Sargent Shriver, director of the Peace Corps during John F. Kennedy’s term (1961-63), was Kennedy’s brother-in-law.
- What were dish houses during the great depression? During the Depression, dish houses were movie houses that offered dishes as inducement for attending the shows.
- Which of Marilyn Monroe’s marriages lasted the longest? The Hollywood screen goddess Marilyn Monroe (1926-62) was married three times: to aircraft plant worker James Dougherty, baseball hero Joe DiMaggio, and playwright Arthur Miller. The marriage to Miller lasted the longest, nearly…
- Who was the first president born in the 20th century? John F. Kennedy was the first president born in the 20th century, on May 29, 1917.
- How did William Burroughs kill his wife? The author of Naked Lunch (1959) William Burroughs unsuccessfully attempted to shoot a glass off his wife's head.
- For how many of the Hundred Days did President Franklin Roosevelt order the U.S. banks closed? President Franklin Roosevelt ordered U.S. banks closed March 6-9, 1933 during The Hundred Days .
- How did the term Minutes of a meeting originate? Rather than measuring the time that passes during a meeting, the word minutes refers to the Latin minutus, or "small." This is because the occurrences of the meeting are meant to be noted…