The World War II anthem “Praise the Lord, and Pass the Ammunition” was written by Frank Loesser.
He was the Broadway composer whose musicals include Guys and Dolls (1950) and The Most Happy Fella (1956).
- Who wrote, “To err is human, to forgive divine”? Alexander Pope's expression of charity, "To err is human, to forgive divine" appears in An Essay on Criticism (1711).
- In what Alexander Pope poem is reference made to “damning with faint praise”? In the "Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot" (1735), reference is made to "damning with faint praise". In the satiric poem, Alexander Pope wrote: "Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer,/And, without sneering, teach…
- What was the first minimum wage? When the first minimum wage was instituted in 1938, it was 25 cents per hour.
- When was “The Star-Spangled Banner” first played at a sporting event? The Star-Spangled Banner was played in 1862 at a baseball game in Brooklyn at a field built by sports developer William Commeyer.
- What day was observed as Adam and Eve Day on the medieval church calendar? Christmas Eve, December 24 was observed as Adam and Eve Day on the medieval church calendar. One element has survived from the medieval plays put on that day depicting Adam and Eve's fall:…
- Who played Ahab in the original film version of Moby Dick (1930)? John Barrymore played Ahab in the original film version of Moby Dick. No one played Ishmael. The character was cut out of the screenplay, which differed heavily from Herman Melville's novel.