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WEDNESDAY 9/20

ON THIS DAY IN 1946, what famous film festival debuted? 

Answer: ?

Wednesday, September 13

ON THIS DATE... in 1986... What television show premiered on CBS that featured a home filled with toys, gadgets, talking furniture and appliances, and puppets?

Answer: "Pee-wee's Playhouse

Tuesday, September 12

ON THIS DATE... in 1992... Saturday mornings were changed forever with one big decision from NBC. What was it?

Answer: Canceled Saturday morning cartoons; aired 'Saved By The Bell', 'California Dreams', NBA Inside Stuff & a weekend version of Today

Monday, September 11

ON THIS DATE... in 1954... The Miss America contest was aired for the first time on television. Who was crowned Miss America that first year?

Answer: Lee Meriwether (from “All My Children”)

Friday, September 8

ON THIS DATE... In 1930... 3M began marketing Scotch transparent tape. What does 3M stand for?

Answer: Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company

Thursday, September 7

ON THIS DATE... In 1979... ESPN debuted. What does ESPN stand for?

Answer: The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network

Wednesday, September 6

ON THIS DATE... In 1901... Which President was shot and killed at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York?

Answer: William McKinley

Tuesday, September 5

ON THIS DATE... In 1966... The first Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon raised $1,002,114. However, the toteboard was only 6 digits, so what did Jerry Lewis do?

Answer: He painted the “1” million spot

Monday, September 4

ON THIS DATE... In 1888... George Eastman patented his 1st roll-film camera and registers that brand name?

Answer: Kodak

Friday, September 1

ON THIS DATE... in 1939... World War II began with German's invasion of who?

Answer: Poland

Thursday, August 31

ON THIS DATE... in 1997... Name one of the 3 people that died in an infamous car crash in Paris.

Answer: Diana, Princess of Wales - Dodi Fayed - Henri Paul (driver)

Wednesday, August 30

ON THIS DATE... in 1967... Who was confirmed as the first African American Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

Answer: Thurgood Marshall

Tuesday, August 29

ON THIS DATE... in 2005... A hurricane devastated the U.S. Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing about 1,836 people. What was the name of this hurricane?

Answer: Katrina

Monday, August 28

ON THIS DATE... in 1898... An American pharmacist named Caleb Bradham invented a carbonated soft drink, that would later be called what?

Answer: Pepsi

Friday, August 25

ON THIS DATE... in 1950... President Harry Truman ordered the U.S. Army to seize control of the country's railroads. Why did he do this?

Answer: To avert a strike

Thursday, August 24

ON THIS DATE... in 1932... Who became the first woman to fly across the United States non-stop, from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey?

Answer: Amelia Earhart

Wednesday, August 23

ON THIS DATE... in 1973... A bank robbery gone wrong in Stockholm, Sweden, turns into a hostage crisis, where the hostages begin to sympathize with their captors. What is this called?

Answer: Stockholm Syndrome

Tuesday, August 22

ON THIS DATE... in 2007... The Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles by scoring the most runs ever by a MLB team. What was the final score?

Answer: 30-3

Monday, August 21

ON THIS DATE... in 1883... An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota. This tragic event lead to the creation of what?

Answer: The Mayo Clinic

Friday, August 18

ON THIS DATE... in 1868... French astronomer, Pierre Janssen, discovered what?

Answer: Helium

Thursday, August 17

ON THIS DATE... in 1978... Double Eagle II became the first what to cross the Atlantic Ocean?

Answer: Balloon

Wednesday, August 16

ON THIS DATE... in 1954... The first issue of what magazine was published?

Answer: Sports Illustrated

Tuesday, August 15

ON THIS DATE... IN 1965... What band played at Shea Stadium in New York? This first major rock concert only had a few hundred watts of sound and the band didn't have monitors to hear each other and they could barely be heard over the 60,000 screaming fans.

Answer: The Beatles

Monday, August 14

ON THIS DATE... in 1975... What movie opened at the USA Theatre in Los Angeles and became the longest-running release in film history?

Answer: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Friday, August 11

ON THIS DATE... in 1929... Babe Ruth became the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at what stadium?

Answer: League Park in Cleveland, OH 

Thursday, August 10

ON THIS DATE... in 1984... Which movie, starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, became the first-ever PG-13 movie to be released in theaters?

Answer: "Red Dawn"

Wednesday, August 9

ON THIS DATE... in 1930... Betty Boop made her debut in what animated cartoon series?

Answer: Dizzy Dishes

Tuesday, August 8

ON THIS DATE... in 1974... President Richard Nixon made a huge announcement in a nationwide television address. What did he say?

Answer: That he was resigning as President

Monday, August 7

ON THIS DATE... in 1909... Alice Huyler Ramsey and 3 other women became the first women to complete a transcontinental automobile trip from New York to San Francisco. How many days did the trip take?

Answer: 59

Friday, August 4

ON THIS DATE... in 1958... The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time. The first #1 song on the Hot 100 was what?

Answer: “Poor Little Fool” by Ricky Nelson

Thursday, August 3

ON THIS DATE... in 1936... Jesse Owens won the 100 meter dash, beating 'the world's fastest man' at the Berlin Olympics. Who was that man?

Answer: Ralph Metcalfe

Wednesday, August 2

ON THIS DATE... in 1870... Tower Subway, the first underground tube railway, opened. What city did it open in?

Answer: London, England

Tuesday, August 1

ON THIS DATE... in 1981... The MTV network debuted on cable television, actually playing music videos 24 hours a day. What was the first video shown?

Answer: “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles

Monday, July 31

ON THIS DATE... in 2006... Which world leader handed over power to his brother, Raul?

Answer: Fidel Castro

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