The emergency communications link, also called “hot line”, between Washington and Moscow was installed in 1963 to reduce the possibility of accidental nuclear war.
- What did Americans use before toilet paper was introduced? Until the late 19th century, Americans used sales catalogues, newspapers, pamphlets, fliers, or whatever other paper they could find for toilet paper. The materials were kept in the bathroom or outhouse, where they…
- How big is the moon? The moon's diameter is 2,160 miles. The earth's diameter at the equator is 7,926.68 miles.
- Who moved like “Jell-O on springs” and in what movie? According to Jerry/Daphne (Jack Lemmon), it was Marilyn Monroe as Sugar who moved like "Jell-O on springs, in Some Like It Hot (1959).
- How many “Banks of the United States” have there been? There have been two "Banks of the United States", both chartered by Congress and both allowed to expire after 20 years. The First Bank of the United States lasted from 1791 to 1811,…
- When was the first meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court? The first meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court was on February 2,1790, in New York City. John Jay presided as the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court from 1789 to 1795.
- When was Adlai Stevenson vice-president of the U.S.? The grandfather and namesake of 1950s Democratic Presidential candidate Adlai Stevenson served as vice-president from 1893 to 1897 under Grover Cleveland.