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American forces won the Revolutionary WarBattle of Bennington.
Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the Warof 1812.
a telegraphed message from Britain’s QueenVictoria to President James Buchanan was transmitted overthe recently laid trans-Atlantic cable.
President Abraham Lincoln issued Proclamation86, which prohibited the states of the Union from engagingin commercial trade with states in rebellion, namely, theConfederacy.
the American Federation of Radio Artists waschartered.
baseball legend Babe Ruth died in New York atage 53.
Adlai E. Stevenson was nominated for presidentat the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Britain ceded control of the crown colony of Cyprus.
The Beatles ﬁred their original drummer, PeteBest, replacing him with Ringo Starr.
Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate inMemphis, Tennessee, at age 42.
156 people were killed when Northwest AirlinesFlight 255 crashed while trying to take off from Detroit; thesole survivor was 4-year-old Cecelia Cichan (SHEE’-an).People worldwide began a two-day celebration of the “har-monic convergence,” which heralded what believers calledthe start of a new, purer age of humankind.
the U.S. version of the quiz show “Who Wants toBe a Millionaire,” hosted by Regis Philbin, began a limitedtwo-week run on ABC. Actress Ann Blyth is 86. Actor Gary Clarke is 81. ActressJulie Newmar is 81. Actor John Standing is 80. CollegeFootball Hall of Famer and NFLplayer Bill Glass is 79.Actress Anita Gillette is 78. Actress Carole Shelley is 75.Country singer Billy Joe Shaver is 75. Movie director BruceBeresford is 74. Actor Bob Balaban is 69. Ballerina SuzanneFarrell is 69. Actress Lesley Ann Warren is 68. Rock singer-musician Joey Spampinato is 64. Actor Reginald VelJohnsonis 62. Rhythm-and-blues singer J.T. Taylor is 61. Actor Jeff Perry is 59. Rock musician Tim Farriss (INXS) is 57. ActressLaura Innes is 57. Actress Angela Bassett is 56. To promote its new Doublemint gumin 1914, the Wrigley Company maileda pack of gum to everyone listed inU.S. phone books.***Aculicidologist studies mosquitoes.***The H. J. Heinz Company startedselling horseradish in 1869. Sold inclear glass bottles, consumers couldsee the purity of the product, unlikecompetitors who sold their horserad-ish in tinted bottles. Heinz’s nextproducts were pickles, sauerkraut andvinegar.***Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks(born 1956) in the movie "ForestGump” (1994), wore Hush Puppiesbrand shoes. After the movie, the old-fashioned shoes had a surge in popu-larity.***Crocodiles and alligators look verysimilar but they have a couple of dis-tinguishing characteristics.Crocodiles have narrow V-shapedsnouts, while alligators have wider U-shaped snouts. Also, the upper jaw of an alligator is wider than the lower jaw, so their lower teeth are hiddenwhen the mouth is closed. Crocodileshave upper and lower jaws that are thesame size.***There are 52 Lego bricks for everyperson on earth.***Acupuncture dates back over 2,000years in China but the medical proce-dure only recently gained the attentionof the American public. In 1971, dur-ing Richard Nixon’s (1913-1994) tripto China, a member of the press corpshad successful pain treatment withacupuncture. Upon return, Nixonestablished relationships betweenAmerican and Chinese medical profes-sionals.***English versions of Scrabble have100 letter tiles. The most common let-ter is E, with 12 tiles. The letters J, K,Q, X and Z each have one tile. Thegame board has 225 squares.***Leading man Robert Redford (born1936) and leading lady BarbraStreisand (born 1942) starred in themovie "The Way We Were” (1973).Can you name the leading men andleading ladies in the followingmovies? "Top Hat” (1935), SouthPacific” (1958), "My Fair Lady”(1964), "When Harry Met Sally”(1989). See answer at end.***According to a poll of 900 women,three out of four respondents wouldrather have a root canal then wear athong bikini in public.***In 1992 Stella Liebeck, a 79-yearold from Albuquerque, N.M., spilled acup of coffee from McDonalds on herlap and suffered third degree burns onher legs. Liebeck sued McDonalds forgross negligence claiming they soldtheir coffee too hot and it was there-fore dangerous. The court awardedLiebeck $640,000. Appeals weremade, but in the end, the two partiessettled out of court for an undisclosedamount.***The onion belongs to the lily fami-ly.***
Answer: “Top Hat” Fred Astaire(1899-1987) and Ginger Rogers(1911-1995). “My Fair Lady” Rex Harrison (1908-1990) and Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993). “South Paciﬁc” Rossano Brazzi (1916-1994) and Mitzi Gaynor (born 1931). “When Harry Met Sally” Billy Crystal (born1947) and Meg Ryan (born 1961).
Know It All is by Kerry McArdle. It runs inthe weekend and Wednesday editions of theDaily Journal. Questions? Comments? E-mail email@example.com or call344-5200 x114.
(Answers Monday)FACETSILKYTYRANTUNTOLDYesterday’sJumbles:Answer:Minnie Mouse was telling Mickey about herday, and Mickey was — ALLEARSNow arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, assuggested by the above cartoon.
THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME
by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek
Unscramble these four Jumbles,one letter to each square,to form four ordinary words.
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The Daily Derby race winners are Eureka,No.7,in ﬁrst place;Hot Shot,No.3,in second place;andCalifornia Classic,No.5,in third place.The racetime was clocked at 1:42.87.
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