Oliver Hazard Perry said, “We have met the enemy, and they are ours” at the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813, during the War of 1812.
- Who created Charlie Chan? Ohio-born writer Earl Derr Biggers invented the portly Honolulu detective Charlie Chan. The first book about Chan was The House Without a Key (1925).
- What won Charles Lindbergh the Pulitzer Prize? The transatlantic flier and isolationist won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 for his autobiography, The Spirit of St. Louis. The book was made into a movie starring James Stewart in 1957.
- In how many movies did Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck appear together? Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck appeared together in three movies: His Brother's Wife (1936), This Is My Affair (1937), and The Night Walker (1965). The two were married in 1939 and divorced in…
- In how many movies did Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet star together? Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Sydney Greenstreet star together in two movies, The Maltese Falcon (1941) and Across the Pacific (1942). Both were directed by John Huston.
- How many U.S. presidents have been assassinated? Four presidents have been assassinated. Abraham Lincoln in 1865, James A. Garfield in 1881, William McKinley in 1901, and John F. Kennedy in 1963.
- What biography for children did Alice Walker write? Alice Walker wrote the biography for children Langston Hughes: American Poet (1974). In it, poet and novelist Walker told the story of her predecessor in the African-American literary tradition. Hughes was at the…