The canine silent movie star Rin Tin Tin is buried in Cimetiere du Chiens in Paris, France.
The black onyx tombstone is inscribed “The Greatest Cinema Star”.
- How tall was the Mayor of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz (1939)? The actor who played the Mayor of Munchkinland in The Wizard of Oz (1939), Billy Curtis, was four feet, two inches tall. Curtis (1909-1988) was also the star of the first all-little-people Western…
- Is anyone credited with writing the piano exercise “Chopsticks”? Arthur de Lulli is named as the writer of the 1877 piano exercise. The name is actually a pseudonym for a sixteen-year-old girl named Euphemia Allen.
- When did William C. Durant found the General Motors Corporation? William C. Durant found the General Motors Corporation in 1908, in Flint, Michigan.
- What was the rum ration in the British Navy? The rum ration was an allotment of the liquor apportioned daily to members of the British navy. The practice, introduced in 1731, was discontinued on August 1, 1970.
- Who was the oldest man to be elected as U.S. president? Ronald Reagan, at 69 in 1980 and at 73 in 1984, was the oldest man to be elected president.
- What is the score at the end of the game in “Casey at the Bat”? The score at the end of the game in "Casey at the Bat" was two to four, with the "Mudville nine" losing to an anonymous team thanks to "Mighty Casey" striking out in…