In the movie Babette’s Feast (1987), the spread included, among other things, fresh terrapin soup, quail in vol-au-vents, blinis, caviar, and baba au rhum.
- What are the executive departments represented in the president’s cabinet? In alphabetical order, the executive departments are: Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs.
- What was the time setting of the last episode of “The Waltons” (CBS, 1972-81)? The last episode of "The Waltons" (CBS, 1972-81) was set on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The series began with a pilot film, "The Homecoming" (CBS, 1971), set during Christmas, 1933.
- What was the name of the first commercially available oral contraceptive pill? The first commercially available oral contraceptive "pill" was introduced in August 1960, by Chicago-based pharmaceutical company G. D. Searle. It contained synthetic progesterone and estrogen and was named Enovid 10.
- When was Mafia boss Paul Castellano killed? The 71-year-old head of the Gambino crime family Paul Castellano was shot dead on December 16, 1985, on 46th Street near Third Avenue in New York City. His successor, John Gotti, reputedly masterminded…
- What action by Pancho Villa spurred the U.S. to invade Mexico in 1916? In 1916, the rebel leader Pancho Villa raided Columbus, New Mexico, and killed 18 people. Villa opposed U.S. influence in Mexico and was seeking to overthrow the Mexican government. In response, President Woodrow…
- Who was the first president to have a veto overridden by Congress? John Tyler was the first president to have a veto overridden by Congress in 1845.