ON THIS DATE... in 1870... U.S. Congress created the U.S. Department of WHAT?
ON THIS DATE... in 1948... Columbia Records introduced the first ever WHAT during a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Answer: Long playing record album
ON THIS DATE... in 1782... Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States. It includes the Bald Eagle clutching an olive branch along with how many arrows?
ON THIS DATE... in 1953... Two U.S. citizens were executed for spying for the Soviet Union. They were convicted of committing espionage by trying to sell the U.S.'s top secret plans for building a nuclear bomb. Who were the 2 people?
Answer: Julius & Ethel Rosenberg
ON THIS DATE... in 1884... The first public roller coaster opened in New York's Coney Island amusement park. What was the name of it?
Answer: Switchback Railway
ON THIS DATE... in 2012... Who became the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls?
Answer: Nik Wallenda
ON THIS DATE... in 1775... The Continental Army was established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of what?
Answer: United States Army
ON THIS DATE... in 1962... A controversial Stanley Kubrick movie, based on a book, was released in theaters. What movie was it?
ON THIS DATE... in 1939... What type of Hall of Fame opened in Cooperstown, New York?
Can you tell me how to make an egg roll?
Answer: Just push it and it'll roll
There was an airplane crash, every single person on board died, but yet two people survived. How is this possible?
Answer: They were married
What looks like half an apple?
Answer: The other half
It took 20,000 workers to build the Taj Mahal in 20 years. How many workers would be required to build it in 10 years?
Answer: Sorry, the Taj Mahal cannot be built again
Name all the numbers from 1 - 100, which have the letter 'A' in their spellings?
ON THIS DATE... in 1865... A Confederate General signed the surrender terms, offered by Union negotiators, to end the U.S. Civil War. Who was that General?
Answer: Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith
ON THIS DATE... in 1967... Which Beatles album was released?
Answer: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
ON THIS DATE... in 2000... What competition reality TV show premiered? There have now been 34 seasons of this show.
ON THIS DATE... in 1911... The inaugural Indianapolis 500 was run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. Who won that first race?
Answer: Ray Harroun
ON THIS DATE... in 1790... Which state was the last of the orginal United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and be admitted as the 13th U.S. state?
Answer: Rhode Island
ON THIS DATE... in 1896... Charles Dow published the first edition of the what?
Answer: The Dow Jones Industrial
ON THIS DATE... in 1977... What movie opened on Memorial Day weekend, marking the biggest entertainment juggernaut in modern popular culture?
Answer: "Star Wars"
ON THIS DATE... in 1884... Samuel F.B. Morse sent the first public telegraph message through the Washington-to-Baltimore telegraph line. What was that message?
Answer: "What Hath God Wrought?"
ON THIS DATE... in 2005... Tom Cruise famously jumped around on Oprah Winfrey's couch, proclaiming his love for who?
Answer: Katie Holmes
ON THIS DATE... in 1992... Johnny Carson hosted 'The Tonight Show' for the last time. Who were his guests on that final show?
Answer: No one
ON MAY 20th... in 1873... What company patented copper-riveted jeans, designed to help prevent tears in the fabric?
Answer: Levi Strauss
ON THIS DATE... in 2001... What movie was released in theaters that was based on William Steig's 1990 children's book?
ON THIS DATE... in 1965... The FBI Laboratory, after a formal investigation that began in 1964, declared the lyrics of what song to be officially "Unintelligible at any speed."
Answer: "Louie Louie"
ON THIS DATE... in 1983... The concert special 'Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever' was broadcast on TV. Michael Jackson performed what dance move for the first time on television?
ON THIS DATE... in 1800... President John Adams ordered the new U.S. federal government to leave what city and move to the nation's new capital in Washington D.C.
ON THIS DATE... in 1993... What ABC TV show, set in the 60's, came to an end?
Answer: The Wonder Years
ON THIS DATE... IN 1947... B.F. Goodrich Co. announced the development of what?
Answer: Tubeless Tire
ON THIS DATE... in 1877... U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes has the White House's first one installed. What is it?
ON THIS DATE... in 1914... Although referred to since the late 1800's, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first of this holiday on this date.
Answer: Mother's Day
ON THIS DATE... in 1963... a certain movie opened in theaters starring Sean Connery. It was to be the first of 24 movies in this series. What movie is it?
Answer: Dr. No
ON THIS DATE... in 1961... the first American astronaut to travel into space was launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule. Who was the astronaut?
Answer: Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Today is STAR WARS DAY... May the FOURTH be with you!
At the beginning of Episode IV: A New Hope, Princess Leia and her ship are carrying what?
Answer: The plans for the Death Star
ON THIS DATE... in 1991... The final episode of what TV show was broadcast on the CBS network? (It was resurrected 21 years later on TNT)
ON THIS DATE... in 1982... What new cable TV channel, dedicated to one topic, began broadcasting in the U.S.?
Answer: The Weather Channel
ON THIS DATE... in 1941... What critically acclaimed movie, directed, produced, written and starring the same person, debuted at the RKO Palace Theater in New York City?
Answer: Citizen Kane
What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night?
Answer: A widow
You draw a line. Without touching it, how do you make the line longer?
Answer: You draw a shorter line next to it, and it becomes the longer line
Can you name three consecutive days without using the words Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday?
Answer: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Who is bigger: Mr. Bigger, Mrs. Bigger, or their baby?
Answer: The baby, because he is a little bigger
My neighbor Bob is a blacksmith. He is 45 years old, 7 ft. tall, and eats all the time. Guess what he weighs?
ON THIS DATE... IN 1986... Geraldo Rivera hosted a live, highly promoted 2-hour syndicated TV special about what?
Answer: The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault. They found nothing.
ON THIS DATE... in 1926... Western Electric and the Warner Brothers film studio officially introduced Vitaphone, a new process that would what?
Answer: Enable the addition of sound to film
ON THIS DATE... in 2009... What TV show about an Italian family owning a bakery premiered on TLC?
Answer: Cake Boss
ON THIS DATE... in 1924... Simon & Schuster published the first of this kind of book.
Answer: Crossword puzzle book
April was formerly the 2nd month in the ancient Roman year, when March began the calendar. The real origin of its name has been lost. The most common theory is that Aprillis is derived from the Latin verb Aperire... which means what?
Answer: To open, as the opening, or blossoming, of trees and flowers
The average American owns how many pairs of blue jeans?
The bikini was named after an island where the U.S. military was testing its bombs in World War II. It was so named because its creator, Louis Reard, believed the revealing suit would create a shock like that of the atomic bomb. Name the island.
Answer: Bikini Atoll
The difference between 2 nominal clothing sizes is about how many pounds?
Answer: 10-15 pounds
Can you name the four major fashion capitals of the world?
Answer: New York, Paris, Milan & London
It's Prom season!
Do you know what "Prom" is short for?
Two planes take off at the same exact moment. They are flying across the Atlantic. One leaves New York and is flying to Paris at 500 miles per hour. The other leaves Paris and is flying to New York at just 450 miles per hour. Which one will be closer to Paris when they meet?
Answer: They'll both be the same distance away when they meet
Thursday, April 6
Fred owns a pet store. He puts one canary per cage, but has one bird too many. If he puts two canaries in each cage, he has one cage too many. How many cages and canaries does he have?
Answer: Fred has 3 cages and 4 canaries
Wednesday, April 5
What is the best month for a parade?
Tuesday, April 4
Pronounced as one letter,
And written with three,
Two letters there are,
And two only in me.
I'm double, I'm single,
I'm black, blue, and gray,
I'm read from both ends,
And the same either way.
What am I?
Monday, April 3
What other letter fits in the following series:
B C D E I K O X?
Answer: The letter H. All the letters in the series flipped vertically remain the same.