“The Naked City” was New York City, where the ABC police drama was set and shot from 1958 to 1963.
- Why are Oklahomans called Sooners? According to Oklahoma history, it is in honor of the state's first settlers. They crossed the border into Oklahoma Territory sooner than the rest and obtained the choicest pieces of land. In 1889,…
- What is the name of the minor-league team in Mark Harris’s Bang the Drum Slowly (1956)? The name of the minor-league team in Mark Harris's Bang the Drum Slowly is The New York Mammoths. The novel's narrator is Henry Wiggen, star pitcher for the Mammoths.
- What were the real names of the characters nicknamed “Tenspeed and Brown Shoe” on the TV series (ABC, 1980)? Tenspeed was con artist E. L. Turner (Ben Vereen) and Brown Shoe was Lionel Whitney (Jeff Goldblum). The two ran a Los Angeles detective agency on the TV series "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe".
- Is it true that Manhattan Island was bought from the Indians for $24? What Peter Minuit gave the Manhattoe tribe was a package of trinkets and cloth valued at 60 guilders, roughly equivalent to $24.
- How much has the U.S. National Debt increased over the nation’s history? In 1800, the national debt was $83 million. In 1988, it was $2.6 trillion.
- Which U.S. state has the highest per-capita personal income? Connecticut was number one in 1987 with $20,980. At the bottom was Mississippi with $10,204. The average per-capita personal income in the United States as a whole was $15,340.