Final Jeopardy! Round clues (8985 clues archived)

#9151, aired 2024-07-22AUTHORS: "Love" is within the titles of 3 of his most famous books; a fourth, "The Rainbow", calls love "the flower of life" (D.H.) Lawrence
#9150, aired 2024-07-1919th CENTURY WOMEN: The National Park Service says there are more statues of her, often with her infant son, than any other American woman Sacagawea
#9149, aired 2024-07-18SHOW BIZ MARRIAGES: Married since 1977, the year of this band's 1st album, 2 members referenced another album with their 2023 "Remain in Love" tour Talking Heads
#9148, aired 2024-07-17LITERARY CHARACTERS: In a 1980 National Book Award winner, we learn this title character gets his name from the rank of his late dad--technical sergeant (T.S.) Garp
#9147, aired 2024-07-161960s PEOPLE: He said that California prison psych tests he took were ones he had designed, so he made himself look docile & unlikely to escape; then he did Dr. Timothy Leary
#9146, aired 2024-07-15NEWER WORDS: Philosophers use it for language that accompanies an action, like "I dub thee knight"; it also means done for show or signal performative
#9145, aired 2024-07-12NAMES IN MEDICINE: He got a special presidential citation in 1955, passed away in 1995 & was dubbed "the man who saved the children" (Dr. Jonas) Salk
#9144, aired 2024-07-11COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Until 1991 this country named for a river had a capital whose name means "lakes" in Portuguese Nigeria
#9143, aired 2024-07-10FAMOUS AMERICANS: In his 1999 memoir he wrote, "I had been shot down a short walk's distance from the French-built prison, Hoa Lo" (Senator John) McCain
#9142, aired 2024-07-09LITERATURE: In one story he is enslaved by the Old Man of the Sea & uses apes to pick fruit so he can afford his fare back to Baghdad Sinbad (the Sailor)
#9141, aired 2024-07-08OPERA: The melody of a traditional piece for the koto called "Echigo-Jishi" is used in Act 1 of this opera Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly)
#9140, aired 2024-07-05WORLD LANGUAGES: The flag of Aruba features a 4-pointed star symbolizing its 4 major languages: the local Papiamento & these 3 imported ones Dutch, English & Spanish
#9139, aired 2024-07-04TECH TALK: In 1992 Jean Polly told new web users to do this & later explained they "need some skill... never know if there are going to be sharks" surf the web
#9138, aired 2024-07-03HISTORIC WOMEN: In the 16th century, she changed the "EW" in her family name to a "U" to help her new French in-laws spell it more easily Mary, Queen of Scots (Mary Stuart)
#9137, aired 2024-07-02STAGE & MOVIE CHARACTERS: Acquitted of shooting her lover in 1924, Beulah Annan was the inspiration for this character in a play, film & musical Roxie Hart
#9136, aired 2024-07-01GERMAN BOOKS: First published in 1812, this anthology included "The Water Nymph" & "The Booted Tom Cat" Grimms' Fairy Tales
#9135, aired 2024-06-28NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: In her autobiography she tells of a rather "singular coincidence", that one of her Swiss ancestors was a teacher of the deaf Helen Keller
#9134, aired 2024-06-27BUSINESSMEN: After joining the Army at 16 in 1906 for a brief stint, he received a much higher honorary rank from the governor of his state 29 years later Colonel Sanders
#9133, aired 2024-06-26LITERATURE: The British Library says of this 19th c. man, "One of his most famous poems... is a warning about the arrogance of great leaders" (Percy Bysshe) Shelley
#9132, aired 2024-06-25NATIONAL MONUMENTS: From its ramparts, you can see the mouth of the Patapsco River as it flows into Chesapeake Bay Fort McHenry
#9131, aired 2024-06-24NAMES IN THE HEAVENS: When this body was discovered in 1978, Persephone was suggested as its name Charon
#9130, aired 2024-06-21SPORTS: 50 years ago Vin Scully announced he got "a standing ovation in the Deep South" for breaking a longtime record Hank Aaron
#9129, aired 2024-06-20AUTHORS' WIVES: When asked if she was the inspiration for the wife in a 1922 novel, this woman replied, "No. She was much fatter" Nora Joyce
#9128, aired 2024-06-19BRANDS: In 1978 a new cologne for men came out called this, what's being played in the company's iconic logo Polo
#9127, aired 2024-06-18GEOGRAPHIC NAME'S ALMOST THE SAME: Legend says in 1876 a dragon built for the first "Ring" cycle had its neck sent to this Mideast capital, not the right German city Beirut
#9126, aired 2024-06-172 LAST NAMES, SAME FIRST LETTER: Born 344 years apart, they are the 2 real people mentioned by name in the titles of 1990s Best Picture Oscar winners Shakespeare & Schindler
#9125, aired 2024-06-141960s AMERICA: Helping draft an executive order in 1961, Hobart Taylor Jr. almost used the word "positive", but instead chose this alliterative phrase affirmative action
#9124, aired 2024-06-131960s BRITISH NOVELS: The author of this novel said of the last chapter left off U.S. editions, "My young thuggish protagonist grows up" A Clockwork Orange
#9123, aired 2024-06-12FAMOUS NAMES: Vying with Eiffel, this engineer wanted to create big; an admiring account said the obelisk of Luxor is too short to be a spoke (George) Ferris
#9122, aired 2024-06-11U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Of the 10 U.S. states with 2-word names, this one stretches the farthest south New Mexico
#9121, aired 2024-06-10NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWS: In 1958 a review of this book now considered a classic called it repulsive, disgusting & "highbrow pornography" Lolita
#9120, aired 2024-06-07WORLD LEADERS: During a 1972 presidential visit, Richard Nixon discussed a poem by this leader called "Ode to the Plum Blossom" Chairman Mao Zedong
#9119, aired 2024-06-06U.S. HISTORY: Challenged in a courtroom that same year, 1925's Butler Act in Tennessee outlawed this activity & wasn't repealed until 1967 teaching evolution
#9118, aired 2024-06-05BRITISH PLACES: This city owes much of its early history to a temple dedicated to Sulis Minerva & a "sacred spring" found there Bath
#9117, aired 2024-06-04FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: This character in a series of popular books begun in 1934 promises, "I'll stay till the wind changes" Mary Poppins
#9116, aired 2024-06-03COLLEGES: Of the Seven Sisters colleges, this one located in a place of the same name is the farthest south Bryn Mawr
#9115, aired 2024-05-31HISTORIC PEOPLE: An island near Cebu City has a statue of Lapulapu & a monument to this man that Lapulapu is said to have killed in 1521 Magellan
#9114, aired 2024-05-30AMERICAN BANKING: Around 1930 a bank named for this NYC area known as a slum was the USA's largest savings bank by total deposits the Bowery
#9113, aired 2024-05-29HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: This city attracted thousands of visitors even before a new shrine to a murder victim was dedicated there July 7, 1220 Canterbury
#9112, aired 2024-05-28EUROPEAN SCIENTISTS: On the 2022 Bicentennial of his birth, the body of this man was exhumed & DNA used to determine his genetic afflictions Gregor Mendel
#9111, aired 2024-05-27FEMALE SINGERS: In December 2023 she became the oldest solo artist, at 78, to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart, with a song she recorded in 1958 Brenda Lee
#9110, aired 2024-05-24LITERATURE: Preserved in a single manuscript called Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, this epic begins with the word "Hwæt", often translated as listen Beowulf
#9109, aired 2024-05-23ARTWORK: Rembrandt's only seascape is set here, where the main figure once said, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" the Sea of Galilee
#9108, aired 2024-05-22COUNTRIES' LANGUAGES: About 70% of its people can speak Portuguese; about 20% can speak Umbundu, 8% Kikongo & 8% Kimbundu Angola
#9107, aired 2024-05-21THE MOVIES: Louise & Lisa Burns, twins featured in this 1980 film, told a magazine, "We're naturally spooky!" The Shining
#9106, aired 2024-05-20THE THEATER: Of the 14 roles in a production of this play that opened on Broadway on October 28, 2004, none were played by females 12 Angry Men
#9105, aired 2024-05-17BOOK & MOVIE TITLE REFERENCES: The title of this 2001 book, also a 2003 film, forms a partial border between Boston, Chelsea, Medford & Everett Mystic River
#9104, aired 2024-05-16THE EARLY 20th CENTURY: Before entering history, this man visited the grave of Bogdan Zerajic, who had died just a few years earlier Princip
#9103, aired 2024-05-1519th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: John Elwes, a millionaire Member of Parliament who would go to bed before dusk to save on candles, inspired this character (Ebenezer) Scrooge
#9102, aired 2024-05-14BUSINESS LOGOS: Early 1900s labels for this beverage brand featured a beaver sitting on a log at the top of a map Canada Dry
#9101, aired 2024-05-13CINEMA HISTORY: Films made outside the U.S. in the '50s like "3 Coins in the Fountain" & "Quo Vadis" led to an era dubbed "Hollywood on" this river the Tiber
#9100, aired 2024-05-1020th CENTURY BOOKS: A review said this 1966 book about real events "will cause a good deal of myopic squabbling about just what a novel is" In Cold Blood
#9099, aired 2024-05-091980s FADS: A November 29, 1983 N.Y. Times article about these used "near-riot", "adoptable", "waiting for 8 hours" & "my life (is) in danger" Cabbage Patch Kids
#9098, aired 2024-05-08RHYME TIME: OPERA VERSION: Telling the story of a duke, a jester & the jester's daughter, it was written by poet Francesco Maria Piave the Rigoletto libretto
#9097, aired 2024-05-07FAMOUS CHARACTERS: She's introduced in an 1845 novella in which she wears a short skirt with her mantilla thrown back to show her shoulders Carmen
#9096, aired 2024-05-06HISTORIC GROUPS: Like their uniform, the flag of this group created in 1506 has stripes of red, blue & yellow, the colors of the Medici family the Swiss Guard
#9095, aired 2024-05-031990s NO. 1 SONGS: This title character of the top song from 1996 can't stand her boyfriend Vitorino & spurns him to be with his 2 friends Macarena
#9094, aired 2024-05-02COUNTRIES WITH SPACE PROGRAMS: It launched its first satellite, Asterix, in 1965 France
#9093, aired 2024-05-01EXECUTIVE ORDERS: On Nov. 15, 1961 JFK suspended the 8-hour workday at this agency, saying its work needed to proceed "with all possible speed" NASA
#9092, aired 2024-04-30FICTIONAL GROUPS: Maybe because he was too Baroque, Bernini was rejected as a name for a member of this group created in 1983 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
#9091, aired 2024-04-29NICKNAMES: Surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku has been called by this 2-word nickname that describes any dominant person or expert Big Kahuna
#9090, aired 2024-04-26U.S. GEOGRAPHY: At 14,410', it's one of North America's highest volcanoes; a Puyallup name for it can be translated to "bring the water" Mount Rainier
#9089, aired 2024-04-25STATUES: The 42-foot-high statue of Athena in this state capital is the tallest indoor statue in the United States Nashville
#9088, aired 2024-04-24HISTORIC TRANSPORTS: Decorated with an illustration of the Montgolfiers' craft, the smoking room aboard this could be accessed only via an airlock the Hindenburg
#9087, aired 2024-04-23BUSINESS: In the 1850s the .925 sterling silver standard was instituted by this company, the first American one to do so Tiffany
#9086, aired 2024-04-2220th CENTURY AUTHORS: Best known for a novel, she wrote at least 6 full-length plays & collaborated with Moms Mabley on a 1931 Broadway revue Zora Neale Hurston
#9085, aired 2024-04-19COMIC BOOK CHARACTERS: Featured in a 2020 film, she gets her name from a 16th c. Italian stock character who often wore diamond-patterned outfits Harley Quinn
#9084, aired 2024-04-18ALPHABETICAL AMERICA: Until Alabama became the 22nd state, this one was first alphabetically Connecticut
#9083, aired 2024-04-17ORGANIZATIONS: The press called the donations received after this org.'s 1938 founding "a silver tide which actually swamped the White House" the March of Dimes
#9082, aired 2024-04-16WORDS & THEIR MEANINGS: Churchill gave a word a new meaning when he called for a "talk with Soviet Russia upon the highest level... a parley at" this the summit
#9081, aired 2024-04-15GREAT BRITS: From 1689 to 1690 & 1701 to 1702, he served as a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Cambridge University (Isaac) Newton
#9080, aired 2024-04-12AUTHORS' AFTERLIVES: After his death his son Michel reworked & published manuscripts like one about a meteor made of gold heading for Earth Jules Verne
#9079, aired 2024-04-11SPACE SHUTTLES: 2 space shuttles were named for craft commanded by this man who died far from home in 1779 (Captain) Cook
#9078, aired 2024-04-10ANIMATED FILM CHARACTERS: In this 2017 film Dante is a hairless breed known as a Xolo dog Coco
#9077, aired 2024-04-09BODIES OF WATER: The smallest inland sea in the world, it's completely within the territory of a single country & connects 2 other larger seas the Sea of Marmara
#9076, aired 2024-04-08MYTHOLOGY: A peasant who became the king of Phrygia created this intricate problem that was solved in 333 B.C. the Gordian Knot
#9075, aired 2024-04-05U.S. GOVERNMENT: The formation of the Brownell Committee out of concern over U.S. communications intelligence led to the 1952 creation of this body the NSA
#9074, aired 2024-04-04STATE CAPITALS: It was named for a nearby river that explorer Gabriel Moraga named for one of a religious grouping of 7 Sacramento
#9073, aired 2024-04-03PHYSICISTS: This man with a force named after him published an 1835 scientific treatise on the physics of billiard balls (Gaspard-Gustave de) Coriolis
#9072, aired 2024-04-02HISTORIC GROUPS: The Kipchak Khanate is another name for this group that was eventually defeated by Tamerlane in 1395 the Golden Horde
#9071, aired 2024-04-01NOVEL TITLE OBJECTS: A girl in a 1950 novel walks into this & "got in among the coats and rubbed her face against them" a wardrobe
#9070, aired 2024-03-29U.S.S.R.I.P.: Of the 15 countries formed by the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this one is alphabetically last Uzbekistan
#9069, aired 2024-03-2820th CENTURY BOOKS: TIME mentioned "cruelty & enforced conformity" when summing up this novel with a "stonily silent narrator" One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#9068, aired 2024-03-27OLD WORDS: First appearing in an English dictionary in 1623, mesonoxian means pertaining to this word midnight
#9067, aired 2024-03-26ELEMENTS: In his "Natural History" Pliny described it as "argentum vivum" mercury
#9066, aired 2024-03-25NOTORIOUS FIGURES: Never even a soldier, this man lied that his nickname came from a shrapnel wound while fighting in the Argonne Al Capone
#9065, aired 2024-03-22FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD: "Captured in Egypt by the British Army 1801" is painted on the side of this artifact named for the city where it was found the Rosetta Stone
#9064, aired 2024-03-2120th CENTURY NOVELS: Virginia Woolf disliked this book that was "cutting out the explanations and putting in the thoughts between dashes" Ulysses
#9063, aired 2024-03-20TRAILBLAZERS: The foremost member of the "Sochi Six", which was similar to a previous U.S. group, he died in a plane crash in 1968 (Yuri) Gagarin
#9062, aired 2024-03-19THE HUMAN BODY: This glandular organ that starts to shrink at puberty is known for being where the cells key to adaptive immunity develop the thymus
#9061, aired 2024-03-18EURASIA: Zvartnots International Airport serves this capital & has the code EVN, all letters found in the city's name Yerevan, Armenia
#9060, aired 2024-03-15HISTORIC AMERICANS: Near Kirkbean on Solway Firth, U.S. Vice Admiral Jerauld Wright presented a memorial plaque honoring this man John Paul Jones
#9059, aired 2024-03-14THE UNITED NATIONS: Of the 9 countries that have produced a U.N. Secretary-General, this nation is the only one from its hemisphere Peru
#9058, aired 2024-03-13BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: This book is named for a tribe of Israel that carried out judgment of the idolaters of the golden calf Leviticus
#9057, aired 2024-03-12WORLD THEATER: This 1867 play has a reindeer hunt & a king dwelling in snowy mountains but its title character also spends time in Morocco & Egypt Peer Gynt
#9056, aired 2024-03-11WORD ORIGINS: A radical in an 1833 failed uprising in Germany, Ludwig von Rochau coined this term for acts taken for practical reasons not ethics Realpolitik
#9055, aired 2024-03-08LITERATURE & RELIGION: This city now in Turkey is the addressee of one of the New Testament epistles & the setting for "The Comedy of Errors" Ephesus
#9054, aired 2024-03-07ANCIENT DRAMA: From the 470s B.C., Aeschylus' earliest surviving work has this title; he'd fought them repeatedly in the preceding years The Persians
#9053, aired 2024-03-06AMERICAN LITERARY HISTORY: "The country is celebrating 100 years of freedom 100 years too soon", says "The Fire Next Time", published in this year 1963
#9052, aired 2024-03-05CHEMICAL ELEMENTS: Isolated in 1945 during uranium fission research, it was named for an ancient deity to suggest humans gaining a new power promethium
#9051, aired 2024-03-04POETS OF ANCIENT ROME: Far from Rome, this first century poet wrote, "The leader's anger done, grant me the right to die in my native country" Ovid
#9050, aired 2024-03-01COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Fearful of independence in 1975, around 120,000 of this country's people, a third of the population, fled to the Netherlands Suriname
#9049, aired 2024-02-29WORLD TRAVEL: The name of this service that began Nov. 14, 1994 echoes the Étoile du Nord, which linked Paris, Brussels & Amsterdam from 1927 Eurostar
#9048, aired 2024-02-281950s POLITICS: In 1959 Bob Bartlett & Hiram Fong each won a coin flip to gain this alliterative title senior senator
#9047, aired 2024-02-27MILITARY HISTORY: A prototype of this craft was deployed in August 1955; it made headlines in May 1960 the U-2
#9046, aired 2024-02-26ART HISTORY: The Royal Academy of Arts has this man's "La Fornarina" & in the 1800s the RAA's love of him made some artists retreat to an earlier style Raphael
#9045, aired 2024-02-23FRENCH AUTHORS: Trained as a priest & a physician, in 1532 he published his first novel under the pen name Alcofribas Nasier (François) Rabelais
#9044, aired 2024-02-22ON VACATION IN ITALY: About 30 miles from Florence, a little hill gives this tiny Tuscan town its name, familiar to American visitors Monticello
#9043, aired 2024-02-2119th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1896, 15 years after a famous showdown, this man was accused of fixing a championship boxing match Wyatt Earp
#9042, aired 2024-02-20PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: He's the most recent presidential candidate to have officially declared his opponent in that campaign the victor Al Gore
#9041, aired 2024-02-19CANADIAN MEDICINE: Nova Scotian William Knapp Buckley devised a widely used antitussive, meaning a drug used against this cough(ing)
#9040, aired 2024-02-16THEATER: A 1955 play review noted "restless Delta folk" & "lives as uncomfortable & insecure as the proverbial" this title Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
#9039, aired 2024-02-15LANDMARKS: The distance between its 2 legs at ground level is 630 feet, making it as wide as it is tall the Gateway Arch
#9038, aired 2024-02-14BROADWAY PLAYS: Rita Moreno & Sally Struthers were the first to star in the female version of this comedy, their characters becoming Olive & Florence The Odd Couple
#9037, aired 2024-02-13SOUTHERN POLITICIANS: An article written after his 1935 death asked, "Will some crown prince arise to take his place?" Huey Long
#9036, aired 2024-02-12U.S. STAMPS: This Roman numeral appeared on stamps in a 2022 series for the 50th anniversary of an anti-discrimination law IX
#9035, aired 2024-02-09NOVEL CHARACTERS: It's this character who's spoken of in the line "Reader, I forgave him at the moment & on the spot" Mr. Rochester
#9034, aired 2024-02-08COUNTRY MUSIC: "It was kind of a prodding to myself to play it straight", said Johnny Cash of this 1956 hit "I Walk The Line"
#9033, aired 2024-02-07WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD: Achilles Tatius wrote that it "was like a mountain... at the top of this mountain rose a second sun" the Lighthouse at Alexandria
#9032, aired 2024-02-06LITERARY CHARACTERS: A 1902 work says an enigmatic character has a half-English mom & a half-French dad, but this name of his is German for "short" Kurtz
#9031, aired 2024-02-05WORLD FLAGS: The flag of this Asian nation features part of a World Heritage Site built in the 12th century Cambodia
#9030, aired 2024-02-02ARMY TECHNOLOGY: Bearing the name of a man who died in Iowa in 1838, these began service in 1979 & today number in the thousands Black Hawk helicopters
#9029, aired 2024-02-01GEOGRAPHY: The first city in Australia with a municipal government, this state capital bears the name of a queen Adelaide
#9028, aired 2024-01-31AMERICAN MUSICIANS: Also an author, this singer who had 5 Top 40 hits in the 1970s was called the "Pirate Laureate" Jimmy Buffett
#9027, aired 2024-01-30NAMES IN HISTORY: The scientific name of Jamaica's ackee fruit honors this captain who brought it to England in 1793 Captain Bligh
#9026, aired 2024-01-29HISTORICAL FICTION: Stan Lee said the alias-using title character of this novel set during the French Revolution "was the 1st superhero I... read about" The Scarlet Pimpernel
#9025, aired 2024-01-26LEADING LADIES: NEXT IN LINE: Janet Gaynor, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, her Lady Gaga
#9024, aired 2024-01-25CLASSIC LITERATURE: An intended sequel to this 1869 work centered on the Decembrists, a group of veterans who largely served in the Napoleonic Wars War and Peace
#9023, aired 2024-01-241980s MOVIE CHARACTERS: Oliver Stone, screenwriter of this 1983 movie, named its main character to honor the Super Bowl-winning QB from 1982 Scarface
#9022, aired 2024-01-23U.S. BUSINESS FOUNDERS: A 1934 note to him: "Received hunting clothes... and thank you for those wonderful shoes they fit perfect... your friend, Babe Ruth" L.L. Bean
#9021, aired 2024-01-22PRESIDENTS & VICE PRESIDENTS: The first vice president & the first president not born in one of the original 13 states were both born in this state Kentucky
#9020, aired 2024-01-19AMERICAN ARTISTS: In the 1920s he used wire, string & other materials to fabricate "models in motion" for a miniature circus scene (Alexander) Calder
#9019, aired 2024-01-1820th CENTURY HISTORY: After the Vietnam War, Vietnam got bogged down in a campaign against this leader whom it managed to overthrow in 1979 Pol Pot
#9018, aired 2024-01-1719th CENTURY AMERICA: An 1884 article calls this newly completed structure "the highest work of man" & disagrees with those who call it "a great chimney" the Washington Monument
#9017, aired 2024-01-16NEW NATIONS: In September 2023 the U.S. recognized 2 new nations in free association with New Zealand: Niue & this archipelago the Cook Islands
#9016, aired 2024-01-15ON THE STAGE: Paul Robeson said that even as this character "kills, his honor is at stake... the honor of his whole culture is involved" Othello
#9015, aired 2024-01-12RIVERS: A European capital got its name as a consequence of flooding on this river the Amstel River
#9014, aired 2024-01-11BRAND NAMES: Originally called Fruit Scones, the name of this food brand introduced in 1964 was influenced by an art movement of that time Pop-Tarts
#9013, aired 2024-01-10SPACE: Since it has caused spacecraft to malfunction, a region called the South Atlantic Anomaly is known as this area "of space" Bermuda Triangle
#9012, aired 2024-01-09THE ANCIENT WORLD: This text helped the soul, or ka, navigate a journey into a region called Amenti the Book of the Dead
#9011, aired 2024-01-08STATE CAPITALS: The 2 closest state capitals, at about 40 miles apart, one was founded by someone no longer allowed in the other Providence & Boston
#9010, aired 2024-01-05CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A 2020 edition of this beloved 1911 novel came with a glossary of horticultural terms & a location guide The Secret Garden
#9009, aired 2024-01-04HISTORIC AMERICANS: They went their separate ways in 1806 & both became territorial governors: one of Upper Louisiana, the other of Missouri Lewis & Clark
#9008, aired 2024-01-03FROM THE FRENCH: With murder, shadows, a nosy reporter & Peter Lorre, 1940's "Stranger on the Third Floor" is the first example of this, some say film noir
#9007, aired 2024-01-02LANDMARKS: During Pope John Paul II's 1987 visit to Los Angeles, pranksters covered up this letter in a local landmark L
#9006, aired 2024-01-01LANDMARKS: 213 feet wide, this late 18th c. European structure has 5 portals, the middle of which was--at first--for royals only the Brandenburg Gate
#9005, aired 2023-12-29FAMOUS NAMES: In 2023, shortly after his death, his name was added to a Brazilian dictionary to describe one who's superior or out of the ordinary Pelé
#9004, aired 2023-12-28THOSE ZANY ANCIENT ROMANS: In the 20s B.C. the emperor's sister Octavia had a sitcom-worthy home including the boy & girl twin children of this man & woman Antony & Cleopatra
#9003, aired 2023-12-27AMERICANA: After "Black Monday" in 1987, sculptor Arturo Di Modica put a statue of one of these in Manhattan to symbolize strength & power a bull
#9002, aired 2023-12-26BOOK CHARACTERS: Early on in a 1966 novel, this title character beats the protagonist in maze races; later on he bites him Algernon
#9001, aired 2023-12-25FAMOUS NAMES IN AMERICA: The name of this animal that died in 1885 after being struck by a train that subsequently derailed lives on as an adjective Jumbo
#9000, aired 2023-12-22THE 20th CENTURY: On July 19, 1940 Hitler called this man a warmonger & wrongly predicted he would flee to Canada Winston Churchill
#8999, aired 2023-12-21FROM PAGE TO STAGE: The opera based on this 1993 memoir was staged at a prison for the first time in 2023, at Sing Sing with a chorus of 14 inmates Dead Man Walking
#8998, aired 2023-12-20COUNTRIES: Of the 14 countries that border China, it's the only monarchy & the only one with a population under 1 million Bhutan
#8997, aired 2023-12-19INVENTIONS: Invented in 1816, it takes its name from Greek for "chest" & "observe" a stethoscope
#8996, aired 2023-12-18NATIONAL MONUMENTS: Designated in 2016, a New York City monument named for this place of business includes nearby Christopher Park (the) Stonewall (Inn)
#8995, aired 2023-12-15THE WILD WEST: In 1888's "Ranch Life & the Hunting-Trail" Teddy Roosevelt wrote his 2 ranch hands were "able to travel" like this animal a bull moose
#8994, aired 2023-12-14BUSINESS: Of the Big 4 U.S. airlines, the 4 that each have over 15% of the domestic market, it's the youngest Southwest
#8993, aired 2023-12-13MOVIE MUSICALS: Of the musicals to win an Oscar for Best Picture, 1 of the 2 with one-word titles based on & named for literary characters (1 of) Gigi or Oliver!
#8992, aired 2023-12-12AMERICAN LITERATURE: Chapter 100 of this novel introduces the one-armed Captain Boomer of the Samuel Enderby Moby-Dick
#8991, aired 2023-12-1120th CENTURY LITERATURE: Thomas Pynchon wrote that this novelist "in 1948 understood that despite the Axis defeat... fascism had not gone away" Orwell
#8990, aired 2023-12-08ANCIENT HISTORY: Before visiting Achilles' tomb, this man threw his spear onto the ground in Asia & declared the continent "spear-won" Alexander the Great
#8989, aired 2023-12-07LANGUAGES: Since it can make someone "Japanese laugh as heartily as a Dane", Lillian Gish saw film as an aesthetic this, the name of a language Esperanto
#8988, aired 2023-12-06FAMOUS NAMES: Subject of a 2003 film, his 1947 obituary said he fathered at least 100 & died of a heart attack at 14, at a California ranch Seabiscuit
#8987, aired 2023-12-052020s TELEVISION: The title locale of this series is really the Belnord, dating to 1908 & located at 86th & Broadway on NYC's Upper West Side Only Murders in the Building
#8986, aired 2023-12-0420th CENTURY NOVELS: The Atlanta History Center says this novel was "both beloved & condemned from almost the moment of its publication" in 1936 Gone with the Wind
#8985, aired 2023-12-01BODIES OF WATER: The Goshute, a Western people, called this vast body of water Teittse Paa, meaning "bad water" the Great Salt Lake
#8984, aired 2023-11-30AMERICAN HISTORY: Established in 1963, this group had its conclusions questioned in books, reports & a special 1970s congressional committee the Warren Commission
#8983, aired 2023-11-29A BIT OF BRITAIN: In disarray, it was sold at auction in 1915 to a local Wiltshire man, who would donate it to the British government 3 years later Stonehenge
#8982, aired 2023-11-28LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: This state university's Writers' Workshop has had famous alumni who wrote about the state, like Jane Smiley & W.P. Kinsella the University of Iowa
#8981, aired 2023-11-27BRITISH CITIES: Over the motto "Fortis est Veritas", the coat of arms of this city features a beast of burden crossing over some water Oxford
#8980, aired 2023-11-24BUSINESS: This company announced, "On September 29th, 2023, we will send out the last red envelope" Netflix
#8979, aired 2023-11-23SCIENCE ETYMOLOGY: First detected in the Sun's atmosphere in 1868, it got its name from an old word for sun helium
#8978, aired 2023-11-22MUSICIANS: An Esquire profile said, "The most distinguishing thing" about the face of this singer "are his eyes, clear blue & alert" Frank Sinatra
#8977, aired 2023-11-21TELEVISION: This series grew out of a screenplay titled "Murdoch" Succession
#8976, aired 2023-11-20U.S. PRESIDENTS: 7 U.S. presidents were born in the state of Ohio, beginning with this man who entered West Point in 1839 Ulysses Grant
#8975, aired 2023-11-17LITERARY CHARACTERS: In his first appearance in 1902, he was described as "betwixt-and-between" a boy & a bird Peter Pan
#8974, aired 2023-11-16POETS: 1793 reports of the killing of Hector Munro by a wild animal in India may have inspired one of this man's best-known poems William Blake
#8973, aired 2023-11-15WASHINGTON, D.C.: It was proposed in Congress in 1926 in honor of a big 150th anniversary; it opened 17 years later the Jefferson Memorial
#8972, aired 2023-11-14HISTORIC OBJECTS: The inscription on this, made in 1753, concludes, "unto all the inhabitants thereof" the Liberty Bell
#8971, aired 2023-11-13ICONIC BRANDS: In 1916 it began packaging its flagship product in a variety of glass called Georgia green Coca-Cola
#8970, aired 2023-11-10THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: The 1456 posthumous annulment of this woman's sentence by the Church was witnessed by her mother Isabelle Joan of Arc (Joan, Jeanne)
#8969, aired 2023-11-09AMERICAN AUTHORS: In 1950 the Swedish Academy said this Nobel Prize winner "is a regional writer" but called "his regionalism universal" William Faulkner
#8968, aired 2023-11-08EXPLORERS: Perhaps inspiring a line 2 centuries later, in 1774 he wrote that he was headed "farther than any other man has been before me" Captain James Cook
#8967, aired 2023-11-07WORLD HISTORY: This African capital renamed an area Mexico Square to honor Mexico's WWII-era support of its sovereignty during Italian occupation Addis Ababa
#8966, aired 2023-11-06MUSIC & LITERATURE: John Steinbeck called this "one of the great songs of the world" & wanted the music & lyrics printed in one of his novels "The Battle Hymn Of The Republic"
#8965, aired 2023-11-03BRITISH HISTORY: At Leicester Cathedral in March 2015, the Archbishop of Canterbury led a religious ceremony for this deceased English monarch Richard III
#8964, aired 2023-11-02ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY: Britain became an island less than 10,000 years ago, as warming weather & melting ice filled in this sea the North Sea
#8963, aired 2023-11-0121st CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: It was the first election since 1952 in which neither the incumbent president nor the incumbent vice president was a candidate 2008 (Barack Obama & John McCain)
#8962, aired 2023-10-31NAME'S THE SAME: This first name is shared by a character introduced in 1941 & a member of royalty who is sixth in line to the British throne Archie
#8961, aired 2023-10-30DRIVING THE USA: It's the state with the most miles of Interstate Highway, more than 3,200; one Interstate accounts for 1/4 of that mileage Texas
#8960, aired 2023-10-27FAMOUS AMERICANS: On March 23, 1779 he became the first U.S. diplomat to serve overseas by presenting his credentials to a foreign government Benjamin Franklin
#8959, aired 2023-10-26FAMOUS FAMILIES: In 2020 a former U.S. ambassador to Ireland, the last of 9 siblings in this dynastic family, died at 92 Kennedy
#8958, aired 2023-10-25HISTORIC LETTERS: A letter from him begins, "On the thirty-third day after I had left Cadiz, I reached the Indian Ocean" (Christopher) Columbus
#8957, aired 2023-10-24AWARDS & HONORS: As of 2023 the only 2 to win a Nobel Prize in Literature & an Academy Award were George Bernard Shaw & this singer-songwriter Bob Dylan
#8956, aired 2023-10-23MUSIC MEN: Before creating this record label in 1959, its founder worked on a Lincoln-Mercury assembly line Motown
#8955, aired 2023-10-20LANGUAGES OF ASIA: Meaning "palace", this word in the name of a UNESCO World Heritage Site follows Jal & Lal in the names of other historic structures Mahal
#8954, aired 2023-10-19NAMES: The name Jennifer is an alteration of this name that in early Welsh literature belonged to the "first lady of the island" Guinevere
#8953, aired 2023-10-18NATURAL LANDMARKS: The Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition happened upon it in 1870 & named it for the regularity of its activity Old Faithful
#8952, aired 2023-10-17MILITARY HISTORY: A 1918 article titled "Do Not Shoot at" these said hunters were interfering with the U.S. Signal Corps' training of them (carrier or homing) pigeons
#8951, aired 2023-10-16THE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS: Barry Barish, who shared the 2017 Prize for detecting gravitational waves, called his award "a win for" this predecessor (Albert) Einstein
#8950, aired 2023-10-13ROYALTY: Before his death in 2005, he said he was "probably the last head of state to be able to recognize all his compatriots in the street" Prince Rainier (III of Monaco)
#8949, aired 2023-10-12WORD ORIGINS: Though it meant "seasickness" in Latin, this 6-letter word now refers to a more general feeling of sickness nausea
#8948, aired 2023-10-11FINE ART: An early owner of this 1889 painting full of blue & green noted how well the artist "understood the exquisite nature of flowers!" Irises
#8947, aired 2023-10-10NEW ZEALAND: Christchurch is the largest city in this New Zealand region that shares its name with an English city known for a church begun in the 6th century Canterbury
#8946, aired 2023-10-09WOMEN AUTHORS: In "A Room of One’s Own", the "four famous names" are Austen, 2 Brontës & this author who died closest to Virginia Woolf’s own time George Eliot
#8945, aired 2023-10-06COMPOSERS: He was given piano lessons by Madame Mauté de Fleurville, the mother-in-law of Paul Verlaine, whose poetry he would later set to music (Claude) Debussy
#8944, aired 2023-10-05GLOBAL GEOLOGY: In this nation of 360,000 people, you can walk along the boundaries of the Eurasian & North American tectonic plates Iceland
#8943, aired 2023-10-04AMERICAN IMMIGRANTS: His 1904 will stipulated that "all the sums hereinbefore specified for prizes shall be used for prizes only" Joseph Pulitzer
#8942, aired 2023-10-03THE 1500s: In the early 1500s he produced a codex in words & pictures on the flight of birds, one of many subjects that interested him Leonardo da Vinci
#8941, aired 2023-10-02PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS: Both issued in April, 80 years apart, the first proclamations by these 2 presidents each declared national days of mourning Andrew Johnson & Harry Truman
#8940, aired 2023-09-29U.S. SENATE HISTORY: In 1805, after 4 years presiding over the Senate, he left the chamber, calling it "a sanctuary; a citadel of law, of order" Aaron Burr
#8939, aired 2023-09-28SYMPHONIES: Debuting at Carnegie Hall in 1893, it was written by a European living in New York & partly inspired by "The Song of Hiawatha" the New World Symphony
#8938, aired 2023-09-27MYTHOLOGY: Chrysomallus was the name of the creature that was the source of this sought-after item, vellus aureum in Latin the Golden Fleece
#8937, aired 2023-09-26PUBLICATIONS: A collection of achievements bearing this name was established in the early 1950s to help resolve pub disputes The Guinness Book of World Records (The Guinness Book of Records)
#8936, aired 2023-09-25SCIENTISTS: A 1953 article by this pair says, "The specific pairing we have postulated... suggests a... copying mechanism for the genetic material" (James) Watson & (Francis) Crick
#8935, aired 2023-09-22COMPOSERS: A fireworks display followed the April 27, 1749 premiere of a work by this man that had been commissioned by George II (George Frideric) Handel
#8934, aired 2023-09-21FIRST NAMES IN SCIENCE: First name of the paleontologist who in 1990 noticed some large vertebrae jutting from an eroding bluff in South Dakota Sue
#8933, aired 2023-09-2020th CENTURY PEOPLE: In 2022 the Dept. of Energy noted "a flawed process" & vacated a 1954 commission's decision "in the matter of" this man (J. Robert) Oppenheimer
#8932, aired 2023-09-19HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: Of Spain's colonial possessions in the Americas, this 3,400 square mile one in the Antilles never gained independence, but did change hands Puerto Rico
#8931, aired 2023-09-18AUTHORS: He dedicated books to each of his 4 wives, including Hadley Richardson & Martha Gellhorn Ernest (Papa) Hemingway
#8930, aired 2023-09-15ASTRONOMY: The only dwarf planet located in the inner Solar System, it's named for an ancient deity of planting & harvests Ceres
#8929, aired 2023-09-14WORLD CAPITALS: In English, name of 1 of the 2 4-letter capitals with the same first & last letter, one in the N. & one in the S. Hemisphere Apia or Oslo
#8928, aired 2023-09-13ARTISTS: On October 26, 1886 he said, "The dream of my life is accomplished... I see the symbol of unity & friendship between 2 nations" Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
#8927, aired 2023-09-12MYTHOLOGICAL PLACES: "Paradise Lost" says it's "abhorred" & "the flood of deadly hate" & in Dante's "Inferno" it's fed by a "gloomy brook" the River Styx
#8926, aired 2023-09-11BRITISH MONARCHS: The most recent British monarch not to succeed a parent or a sibling was this ruler who succeeded an uncle Queen Victoria
#8925, aired 2023-07-28WORD ORIGINS: Theories on the origin of this, a style of journalism, include Cajun slang for unhinged jazz & Boston slang for a person on a bender gonzo
#8924, aired 2023-07-27FIGHTING FORCES: Formed in 1831 to help with the conquest of Algeria, its ranks have included Germans, Turks & Chinese the French Foreign Legion
#8923, aired 2023-07-26OPERA SOURCE MATERIAL: Henri Murger, who was broke & lived in a freezing attic apartment in Paris, wrote the source material for this 1896 opera La bohème
#8922, aired 2023-07-25COMPOUND WORD ORIGINS: This compound word meant an astronomical object of exceptional brightness in 1910; it was soon applied to actors & athletes superstar
#8921, aired 2023-07-24AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: The only country in Africa with Spanish as an official language, it lies mostly between 1 & 2 degrees north latitude Equatorial Guinea
#8920, aired 2023-07-21NUMBERS OLD & NEW: Expressed in today's numbers, it's the sum total if you add the 7 Roman numerals together 1,666
#8919, aired 2023-07-2019th CENTURY BRITISH POEMS: The author of this unfinished epic poem was unsure if he wanted the title character to "end in Hell--or in an unhappy marriage" Don Juan
#8918, aired 2023-07-19FAMOUS PAINTINGS: A German guidebook to a 1937 World's Fair dismissed it as a "hodgepodge of body parts that any four-year-old could have painted" Guernica
#8917, aired 2023-07-18MAN-MADE OBJECTS: Around since 1998, it's now roughly the length of a football field & travels at about 5 miles per second the International Space Station (the ISS)
#8916, aired 2023-07-17GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: In 1867 he wrote to General Rousseau, "on arriving at Sitka... you will receive from the Russian commissioner the formal transfer" (William) Seward
#8915, aired 2023-07-14BOOKS & AUTHORS: In 1930 this author wrote "Murder at Full Moon", a horror-mystery novel set in a fictional town in Central California (John) Steinbeck
#8914, aired 2023-07-13FAMOUS SHIPS: This first U.S. battleship ever built was launched in 1889 but lasted less than 9 years the Maine
#8913, aired 2023-07-12NAME'S THE SAME: A 1931 Charlie Chaplin film & a West Coast bookstore open since 1953 both bear this name City Lights
#8912, aired 2023-07-11OLYMPIC TEAMS: A city of about 2.5 million people, since 1984 for political reasons it has been in the name of an Olympic team Taipei
#8911, aired 2023-07-10ART HISTORY: At the 1865 Paris Art Salon, the elder of these 2 men said if the younger were successful, it would be "because his name sounds like mine" Manet & Monet
#8910, aired 2023-07-07HISTORY & NATURE: In March 1519, these were again seen in mainland North America for the first time in 10,000 years with the arrival of 16 of them horses
#8909, aired 2023-07-0620th CENTURY LIT: Squashing the allegory theory, the daughters of the author of this novel say it's "just a story about rabbits" Watership Down
#8908, aired 2023-07-05AFRICAN COUNTRIES: Nicknamed "the Kingdom in the Sky", this landlocked nation is the only country in the world to lie entirely above 4,000 feet Lesotho
#8907, aired 2023-07-04CLASSICAL MUSIC: Composed around 1720, this group of instrumental works was dedicated to a younger brother of Prussian king Frederick I the Brandenburg Concertos
#8906, aired 2023-07-03FASHION: The name of these items that became a 1940s fad derives in part from a word meaning "to cut short" bobby socks
#8905, aired 2023-06-30NATIONAL ANTHEMS: The name of this country's national anthem translates as "His Majesty's Reign" & its lyrics come from a 1,000-year-old poem Japan
#8904, aired 2023-06-29THE MOVIES: Centenarian ceramic artist Beatrice Wood helped inspire one of the main characters & the narrator of this film from the 1990s Titanic
#8903, aired 2023-06-28THE MEDICAL WORLD: He created a chest drain valve that aided breathing in wounded soldiers in Vietnam but is better known for a lifesaving measure (Henry) Heimlich
#8902, aired 2023-06-2719th CENTURY LITERATURE: In 1896 new spider species were named for a wolf, a panther & a snake from a work published 2 years earlier by this man (Rudyard) Kipling
#8901, aired 2023-06-2620th CENTURY EVENTS: It was immediately reported, "The flames are still leaping maybe 30, 40 feet from the ground the entire 811 feet length of" this the Hindenburg
#8900, aired 2023-06-23FEMALE AUTHORS: At age 9 in 1883 she moved west, where she met Annie Pavelka, a young pioneer on whom she would later model a title character Willa Cather
#8899, aired 2023-06-22THE 19th CENTURY: In 1823 he wrote, "In the war between those new governments and Spain we declared our neutrality" (James) Monroe
#8898, aired 2023-06-21WORLD OF WATER: The Bass Strait divides Tasmania & mainland Australia & hydrographers have disputed which of these 2 larger bodies it's part of the Indian & Pacific Oceans
#8897, aired 2023-06-20THE OLYMPICS: This sport that made its Olympic debut in 1988 has a playing surface of only about 45 square feet table tennis
#8896, aired 2023-06-19ENTERTAINERS: In 2022 Jeff Bezos awarded her $100 million to give to charitable causes because "she gives with her heart" Dolly Parton
#8895, aired 2023-06-16AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: Native Americans called it Okwa-ta, or "wide water"; Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville would rename it for a countryman Lake Pontchartrain
#8894, aired 2023-06-15THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: Established in 1938, this congressional group was still issuing subpoenas in 1969 & finally ceased to exist 6 years later the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
#8893, aired 2023-06-14TV & FILM CHARACTERS: He debuted on TV in 1967; the show's creator wanted someone from behind the Iron Curtain to be on "our side" Chekov
#8892, aired 2023-06-13ACTORS: He starred in the 2 films whose soundtracks were the top 2 bestselling albums of 1978 John Travolta
#8891, aired 2023-06-12WOMEN IN MYTHOLOGY: The name of this woman, the product of an incestuous union, means "against birth" Antigone
#8890, aired 2023-06-09BRITISH NOVELS: Midway through this 1928 novel, the title character briefly takes "their" instead of his or her Orlando
#8889, aired 2023-06-08BUSINESS HISTORY: What is dubbed "the world's first initial public offering" took place in 1602 in this current European capital Amsterdam
#8888, aired 2023-06-07EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: Of all the nations that border Italy, the one that didn't exist in 1990 Slovenia
#8887, aired 2023-06-06HISTORIC ORGANIZATIONS: A senator called the 1949 pact that formed this a "fraternity of peace" that "makes the obligation plain... for us & others" NATO
#8886, aired 2023-06-05ACRONYMS: It was originally a code word used by telegraph operators; Barack Obama used it in his Twitter handle POTUS
#8885, aired 2023-06-0220th CENTURY AMERICA: In bold letters, it was the 2-word historic N.Y. Times headline for August 9, 1974, followed by "He urges a time of 'healing"' "Nixon Resigns"
#8884, aired 2023-06-01COUNTRY NAMES: The first current country to include its particular religion in its full name, it also has that religion in the name of its capital Pakistan
#8883, aired 2023-05-31SPORTS & THE MOVIES: A Geena Davis Institute study found shortly after a 2012 franchise film's release, women's participation in this sport rose 105% archery
#8882, aired 2023-05-30LITERARY GROUPS: Windermere, Thirlmere & Grasmere are 3 of the sites that helped give a 19th century literary group this name the Lake Poets
#8881, aired 2023-05-29MEMORIALS: The Vietnam War crypt at this memorial has been empty since the remains once there were identified & moved to St. Louis the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
#8880, aired 2023-05-26GROUPS IN HISTORY: The third-most famous group that invaded Britain in the 5th century, they gave their name to the continental part of Denmark the Jutes
#8879, aired 2023-05-25ASIA: Trained as an engineer, premier Li Peng championed this in 1992; it would ultimately displace over a million people the Three Gorges Dam
#8878, aired 2023-05-24CLASSICAL MUSIC: When the opera "Lohengrin" premiered in 1850, this man, a future in-law of the composer, was the conductor Franz Liszt
#8877, aired 2023-05-23SHAKESPEARE'S CHARACTERS: Both of the names of these 2 lovers in a Shakespeare play come from Latin words for "blessed" Beatrice & Benedick
#8876, aired 2023-05-22CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The original 1900 printing of this book was in a pale green dust jacket stamped in a vivid jewel tone of green The Wizard of Oz (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
#8875, aired 2023-05-19THE USA: People going north on this route say they're traveling "GAME", an acronym regarding their beginning & ending points the Appalachian Trail
#8874, aired 2023-05-18BILLBOARD NO. 1 HITS: Billy Joel said, "I think the one time I didn't write the music" before the lyrics was for this 1989 hit, "and I think it shows" "We Didn't Start The Fire"
#8873, aired 2023-05-17U.S. NATIONAL MEMORIALS: Efforts recently began to reintroduce 2 species of oyster to help restore the contaminated waters of this, a national memorial Pearl Harbor
#8872, aired 2023-05-16AUTHORS: In 1960 Jean-Paul Sartre wrote of this man's "victorious attempt... to snatch every instant of his existence from his future death" (Albert) Camus
#8871, aired 2023-05-15PUBLICATIONS: The co-founder of this magazine that began in 1967 said its name comes primarily from a song title but noted a band name as well Rolling Stone
#8870, aired 2023-05-12NEW WORDS IN THE 18th CENTURY: Describing these, Captain Cook wrote, "The manner in which" they're done "must certainly cause intollerable pain" tattoos
#8869, aired 2023-05-11HISTORY: His epitaph, in a church in England, reads, "Sometime general in the army of George Washington" Benedict Arnold
#8868, aired 2023-05-10INTERNATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC: In 1901 6 colonies joined together to form this nation, today the sixth largest in area Australia
#8867, aired 2023-05-09ACTRESSES & THEIR ROLES: She made her big screen debut as a teen named Laurie in a 1978 film & in 2022 she played that role for the 7th & last time Jamie Lee Curtis
#8866, aired 2023-05-08NUMERICAL BOOK TITLES: This 2007 bestselling novel takes its title from a line in the poem "Kabul" by the 17th century Persian poet Saib A Thousand Splendid Suns
#8865, aired 2023-05-05TEAM NAMES: An MLB team got this name in 1902 after some of its players defected to a new crosstown rival, leaving young replacements the (Chicago) Cubs
#8864, aired 2023-05-04BODIES OF WATER: Formed some 10,000-15,000 years ago & with an average depth of only about 150 feet, it's named for a man who sailed through it in 1728 the Bering Strait
#8863, aired 2023-05-03BUSINESS & SOCIAL MEDIA: On Twitter in 2023, this food franchise followed an exact total of 11 accounts that included Victoria Beckham, Mel B & Herb Alpert KFC
#8862, aired 2023-05-02MEDICAL HISTORY: A vaccine against this respiratory illness came out in the U.S. in 1914 & eventually combined with 2 other vaccines whooping cough (pertussis)
#8861, aired 2023-05-0118th CENTURY LITERATURE: The first name of this title character is from Hebrew for "devoted to God"; his last name suggests he can be easily duped (Lemuel) Gulliver
#8860, aired 2023-04-28U.S. LANDMARKS: In April 1975, to symbolize the start of America's Bicentennial, President Ford lit a third lantern at this landmark the Old North Church
#8859, aired 2023-04-27HISTORIC FIGURES: Dante gives him, born to a Kurdish family in the 12th century, a place of honor in limbo along with the war heroes of Rome & Troy Saladin
#8858, aired 2023-04-26HOLLYWOOD HISTORY: Last name of 3 men who missed the 1927 premiere of "The Jazz Singer" because a 4th of that name had died hours before Warner
#8857, aired 2023-04-25TV HISTORY: The 1980s "Magnum, P.I." used a soundstage of this long-running drama that had just ended, & even referred to its lead character Hawaii Five-O
#8856, aired 2023-04-24U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Interstate 25 connects these 2 state capitals, 1st & 2nd in elevation, & in between runs through No. 3, Denver Cheyenne & Santa Fe
#8855, aired 2023-04-21HISTORIC GROUPS: Originally a term for security escorts for commanders, in 27 B.C. this group was designated an official imperial force the Praetorian Guard
#8854, aired 2023-04-20MODERN WORDS: Neal Stephenson coined this word in his 1992 novel "Snow Crash"; it was later shortened by a company to become its new name metaverse
#8853, aired 2023-04-19LIVES OF THE POETS: At a seminary that classified students' degree of faith, Emily Dickinson was "without" this, which she compares to a bird in a poem hope
#8852, aired 2023-04-18THE OSCARS: Born in 1932 & the son of a percussionist in the CBS Radio Orchestra, he's been nominated for 53 Oscars John Williams
#8851, aired 2023-04-17ENGLISH LITERATURE: It says, "The mind is its own place, & in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. What matter where, if I be still the same" Paradise Lost
#8850, aired 2023-04-14WRITERS' LESSER-KNOWN WORKS: Known for more philosophical works, he wrote the play "La Mandragola", in which Florentines are rewarded for immoral actions (Niccolò) Machiavelli
#8849, aired 2023-04-13EXPLORATION: James Cook's account of a 1774 visit here records an object "near 27 feet long, and upwards of 8 feet over the breast or shoulders" Easter Island
#8848, aired 2023-04-12THE BILL OF RIGHTS: England's "Bloody Assizes" & a 1685 life sentence for perjury were 2 main origins of this amendment to the U.S. Constitution the 8th Amendment
#8847, aired 2023-04-11NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS: At times they each lived on Vilakazi St. in Soweto, so it claims to be the world's only street home to 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela & Archbishop Desmond Tutu
#8846, aired 2023-04-10FAMOUS NAMES: In 1966, the year of his death, he shared plans for an experimental prototype community in Florida Walt Disney
#8845, aired 2023-04-07GEOGRAPHY: Of the 13 nations through which the equator passes, it's the only one whose coastline borders the Caribbean Sea Colombia
#8844, aired 2023-04-06FASHION HISTORY: These decorative items get their name from their origin in the port city of Strasbourg, on the border of France & Germany rhinestones
#8843, aired 2023-04-05MOVIES OF THE '80s: Based on an off-Broadway play with just 3 characters, it won the Best Picture Oscar & the actors in all 3 roles were nominated Driving Miss Daisy
#8842, aired 2023-04-04NOVELISTS: A 2012 book review noted subjects that "sparked his ire": capital punishment, big tobacco & "the plight of the unjustly convicted" John Grisham
#8841, aired 2023-04-0320th CENTURY EPONYMS: A 1940 headline about this included "failure", "liability when it came to offense" & "stout hearts no match for tanks" the Maginot Line
#8840, aired 2023-03-31CITY HISTORY: Over 700 years after its traditional 1252 founding date, this port city became associated with a psychological response Stockholm
#8839, aired 2023-03-30BRAND NAMES: The success of this brand has its roots with a hydrotherapy pump its cofounder created for his son, who had arthritis Jacuzzi
#8838, aired 2023-03-29AMERICAN AUTHORS: In a periodical in 1807, he called New York City "Gotham, Gotham! most enlightened of cities" Washington Irving
#8837, aired 2023-03-28TRANSPORTATION USA: This public agency runs the USA's busiest bus terminal, opened in 1950 for commuters awed by its polished steel & stone the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
#8836, aired 2023-03-27CHEMICAL NAMES: The name of this pungent gaseous compound is ultimately derived from the top god of the ancient Egyptians ammonia
#8835, aired 2023-03-24SYMBOLS: In math, it's a rotated V; in society, it's a feeling of some marginalized or underrepresented people less than
#8834, aired 2023-03-23MOVIE THEME SONGS: Monty Norman, the composer of this character's theme, said the staccato riff conveyed sexiness, mystery & ruthlessness (James) Bond
#8833, aired 2023-03-22AMERICAN NOVELISTS: He served with an airman named Yohannan in World War II & despite what readers might think, he said he enjoyed his service (Joseph) Heller
#8832, aired 2023-03-21MEDIEVAL PLACES: One of the participants in an 1170 event at this place said, "Let us away, knights; he will rise no more" Canterbury Cathedral
#8831, aired 2023-03-20COUNTRIES OF AFRICA: At one time a province of the Roman Empire, this kingdom is known to Arabic scholars as Al-Maghrib Al-Aqsa, "the far west" Morocco
#8830, aired 2023-03-17STATEHOOD: Congress relented in 1890 after this prospective state said it would wait 100 years rather than come in without the women Wyoming
#8829, aired 2023-03-161980s MOVIES: A writer & producer of this movie said he wanted it to be like a Western or James Bond film, "only it takes place in the '30s" Raiders of the Lost Ark
#8828, aired 2023-03-15ART EXHIBITIONS: In 1898 what's been called the first blockbuster art show was devoted to him & put on for Queen Wilhelmina's coronation Rembrandt
#8827, aired 2023-03-14COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Part of the largest contiguous land empire during the 1200s & 1300s, today it's the world's second-largest landlocked country Mongolia
#8826, aired 2023-03-13LITERATURE: A 2006 book was titled "The Poem That Changed America:" this "Fifty Years Later" "Howl"
#8825, aired 2023-03-10INVASIONS: Backed by 14,000 troops, he invaded England to restore, in his words, its "religion, laws, and liberties" William of Orange
#8824, aired 2023-03-09LANDMARKS: After its completion in the late 19th c., it was called a "truly tragic street lamp" & a "high & skinny pyramid of iron ladders" the Eiffel Tower
#8823, aired 2023-03-08GEOGRAPHIC NAME'S THE SAME: The busiest passenger port in the U.K., it shares its name with a capital of one of the original 13 states Dover
#8822, aired 2023-03-07NAMES IN THE BOOKSTORE: This man made lists, perhaps to cope with depression; a set of lists he published in 1852 made his name synonymous with a type of book (Peter Mark) Roget
#8821, aired 2023-03-06U.S. HISTORY: An 1869 presidential pardon was granted to this man, due in part to a plea by the Medical Society of Harford County, Maryland Dr. Samuel Mudd
#8820, aired 2023-03-03AMERICAN LITERATURE: Letters, pocket knives, C rations & steel helmets are among the tangible items referred to in the title of this modern war classic The Things They Carried
#8819, aired 2023-03-02NONFICTION: It has the line, "The discovery of America... opened up fresh ground for the rising bourgeoisie" The Communist Manifesto
#8818, aired 2023-03-01LAWS IN U.S. HISTORY: A Radical Republican championed this 1875 act but the Supreme Court struck it down in 1883; a new version was passed 81 years later the Civil Rights Act
#8817, aired 2023-02-28NAMES OF MYTH: Her brothers, Castor & Pollux, saved her after Theseus stole her away as a kid; a larger force would seek her later in life Helen of Troy
#8816, aired 2023-02-27AFRICAN COUNTRIES: Once Africa's largest country in area, it dropped to third in 2011 when a portion of it declared independence Sudan
#8815, aired 2023-02-24THE ANCIENT WORLD: The ancient writer Galen said books on ships arriving to this city's port were seized, originals kept & copies returned Alexandria
#8814, aired 2023-02-23FAMOUS NAMES: For a special 1970s cookbook, he provided one simple recipe--a can of Campbell's tomato soup & 2 cans of milk Andy Warhol
#8813, aired 2023-02-22PEOPLE & PLACES: Thought to descend from people of Southeast Asia, the Chamorro make up this U.S. territory's largest ethnic group Guam
#8812, aired 2023-02-21CURRENT WORLD LEADERS: In office from 2022, the president of this country has taken so many foreign trips a play on his name is "Ferdinand Magellan Jr." the Philippines
#8811, aired 2023-02-20WRITERS & THE SOUTH: In 1939 he lived on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter & chose the professional name that bonded him to the South Tennessee Williams
#8810, aired 2023-02-17NATIONAL PARKS: It's named for a river indigenous people called Mi tse a-da-zi, translated by French-speaking trappers as "Pierre Jaune" Yellowstone
#8809, aired 2023-02-16SPORTS: In 2010 they introduced the 4-point shot, 35 feet from the basket the Harlem Globetrotters
#8808, aired 2023-02-15THE U.S. MILITARY: Losses over Asia in the 1960s led to the establishment of the program known as this at a San Diego naval base in 1969 Top Gun
#8807, aired 2023-02-14ART & SCIENCE: A craft that visited it was named for Giotto, based on the story that 680 years earlier, the painter depicted it as the Star of Bethlehem Halley's Comet
#8806, aired 2023-02-13WORDS FROM WORLD WAR I: "Cistern" & "reservoir" were suggested names for a secret invention, but the British preferred this less clumsy monosyllable a tank
#8805, aired 2023-02-10EUROPEAN HISTORY: Until 1806, some German nobles included among their honors the title of "Elector" for their role in selecting this personage Holy Roman Emperor
#8804, aired 2023-02-09THEATER HISTORY: In 1904, wearing a harness, actress Nina Boucicault became the first to play this character onstage Peter Pan
#8803, aired 2023-02-08EUROPEAN CITIES: Alphabetically the first German city in encyclopedias, it was also the first one taken by the Allies in World War II Aachen
#8802, aired 2023-02-07WORD ORIGINS: This Sanskrit word referring to a spoken word or phrase comes from a word for "to think" mantra
#8801, aired 2023-02-06INVENTIONS: 1917's "Elements of Trench Warfare" said this Old West item was "difficult to destroy" & "difficult to get through" barbed wire
#8800, aired 2023-02-03WORLD WAR II: Mimi Reinhard, who never learned to type using more than 2 fingers, produced this with 1,100 names, including hers Schindler's List
#8799, aired 2023-02-02MYTHOLOGY: Poseidon carried off the maiden Theophane & turned her into a ewe; their offspring was the source of this mythical object the Golden Fleece
#8798, aired 2023-02-01LITERATURE: Published in 2011, P.D. James' final novel, "Death Comes to Pemberley", was a sequel to this novel from 200 years earlier Pride and Prejudice
#8797, aired 2023-01-31U.S. STATE NAMES: 5 U.S. states have 6-letter names; only these 2 west of the Mississippi River border each other Oregon & Nevada
#8796, aired 2023-01-30WORD ORIGINS: Originally relating to a story of suffering, this word now more commonly refers to strong emotion of any kind passion
#8795, aired 2023-01-27WORLD CINEMA: The 2007 biopic called "La Môme" in France, meaning "The Kid", was released in the U.S. under this other French title La Vie en rose
#8794, aired 2023-01-26HISTORY: Returning home in 1493, Columbus stopped in the Azores at an island with this name, also something he'd lost off the Haiti coast Santa Maria
#8793, aired 2023-01-25LANDMARKS: Pskov & Nizhny Novgorod are 2 of the cities that have a fortress called this the Kremlin
#8792, aired 2023-01-24FOREIGN-BORN AUTHORS: In the 1950s the New York Times said this author "is writing about all lust" & his lecherous narrator "is all of us" (Vladimir) Nabokov
#8791, aired 2023-01-23ASTRONOMY & GEOGRAPHY: At the winter solstice, the Sun is in Sagittarius; it once appeared in this constellation, giving a geographic feature its name Capricorn
#8790, aired 2023-01-20TELEVISION: Mike Post combined the sound of a slamming jail door, an anvil & 100 men stomping on a floor for this series that debuted in 1990 Law & Order
#8789, aired 2023-01-19BRITISH LANDMARKS: Like Sir Thomas More, 3 16th century English queens are buried at this location the Tower of London
#8788, aired 2023-01-18EARLY AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1692 Increase Mather wrote, "It were better that ten suspected" these "escape, than that one innocent person... be condemned" witches
#8787, aired 2023-01-17GEOGRAPHY MNEMONICS: MIMAL, sometimes said to be the silhouette of a chef or elf, stands for Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, these 2 states Arkansas & Louisiana
#8786, aired 2023-01-16BUSINESS MILESTONES: These were first sold in 1908, at a price equivalent to about $27,000 today Ford Model T
#8785, aired 2023-01-13IN THE BOOKSTORE: The name of this author dead since 2013 now appears on books written by a former U.S. marshal & a former Apache helicopter pilot Tom Clancy
#8784, aired 2023-01-12HISTORIC ART: The artwork once known in France as "la tapisserie de la reine Mathilde" is better known as this the Bayeux Tapestry
#8783, aired 2023-01-11POP STARS: In 2022 she became the first woman to have a Billboard Top 10 album in 5 decades starting with the 1980s Madonna
#8782, aired 2023-01-10CLASSIC TALE CHARACTERS: In one 19th century translation, she "perceived the dawn of day and ceased" speaking nearly 1,000 times Scheherazade
#8781, aired 2023-01-09USA: Ironically, though this company founded in the 1860s is Moore county, Tennessee's largest employer, Moore is a dry county Jack Daniel's
#8780, aired 2023-01-06HISTORIC PEOPLE: After a 1789 event, he wrote, "My first determination was to seek a supply of... water at Tofoa, & afterwards to sail for Tongataboo" (Captain) Bligh
#8779, aired 2023-01-05THE MOVIES: Laurence Olivier & Ernest Borgnine were considered for the lead role & Sergio Leone to direct for this film that turned 50 in 2022 The Godfather
#8778, aired 2023-01-04CONTINENTAL GEOGRAPHY: Until a 1903 secession, this country's contiguous territory spanned 2 continents Colombia
#8777, aired 2023-01-03FOREIGN-BORN AUTHORS: Early in her career she translated romance novels into Spanish, often changing the dialogue to make the heroines smarter (Isabel) Allende
#8776, aired 2023-01-02HISTORIC CRIMES: Saying it was stolen by Napoleon, self-styled Italian patriot Vincenzo Peruggia took it in 1911 the Mona Lisa
#8775, aired 2022-12-30U.S. BODIES OF WATER: Continuing a downward trend, in July 2022 it was at 27% capacity, its lowest level since 1937 when it was first being filled Lake Mead
#8774, aired 2022-12-29GODS & GODDESSES: Each morning she began her ride in her chariot across the sky ahead of her brother Sol, or Helios Eos (Aurora)
#8773, aired 2022-12-28AMERICA AT WAR: Until the Civil War, the January 8 date of this battle of dubious military importance but big morale value was a national holiday the Battle of New Orleans
#8772, aired 2022-12-27CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Its title character is told "By the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off... your eyes drop out & you get... shabby" The Velveteen Rabbit
#8771, aired 2022-12-26TV FINALES: In a reunion over 40 years in the making, Dolly Parton appeared as an angel named Agnes in the final episode of this comedy in 2022 Grace and Frankie
#8770, aired 2022-12-23AMERICAN POEMS: In an 1847 poem this character sees her town of Grand-Pré burned, but finally reunites with her beau for a kiss before his death Evangeline
#8769, aired 2022-12-22FAMOUS NAMES: In 2001 he published a book called "Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall"; in 2002, "Existencilism" Banksy
#8768, aired 2022-12-21CHILDREN'S LIT: The title object of this book "never looked more beautiful... each strand held dozens of bright drops of early morning dew" Charlotte's Web
#8767, aired 2022-12-20CLASSIC SONGS: The shouts of excited children at a 1946 holiday parade are said to have inspired this perennial favorite "Here Comes Santa Claus"
#8766, aired 2022-12-19BRAND NAMES: Unable to make these candies perfectly round, the confectioner embraced this flawed name for the product Milk Duds
#8765, aired 2022-12-16COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: It's home to 58 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, more than any other country; the sites include a volcano & a lagoon Italy
#8764, aired 2022-12-15ACTION MOVIES: Its last line is "If this is their idea of Christmas, I gotta be here for New Year's" Die Hard
#8763, aired 2022-12-14PRESIDENTIAL FACTS: Only 3 presidents have married while in office--John Tyler was the first & he was the last (Woodrow) Wilson
#8762, aired 2022-12-1319th CENTURY AMERICANS: Demonstrating the dignity & humanity of Black Americans, he sat for 160 known photographs, the most of any American in the 19th century Frederick Douglass
#8761, aired 2022-12-12LATIN PHRASES: Originally, this 3-word phrase referred to when a doctor or apothecary substituted one medicine for another quid pro quo
#8760, aired 2022-12-091970s MOVIES: A 1975 premiere of this comedy advertised free coconuts for the first thousand in the audience Monty Python and the Holy Grail
#8759, aired 2022-12-08NAME'S THE SAME: A cocktail, an island & a WWII venture originally called "Development of Substitute Materials" all bear this name Manhattan
#8758, aired 2022-12-07U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was sworn in twice as president within 2 years, first by his father & then later by a former U.S. President (Calvin) Coolidge
#8757, aired 2022-12-06PLAYS: A 1609 story in which an exiled king of Bulgaria creates a sea palace with his magic may have inspired the plot of this play The Tempest
#8756, aired 2022-12-05LANDMARKS: In 2009, during a 20th anniversary celebration, it was called "an edifice of fear. On November 9, it became a place of joy" the Berlin Wall
#8755, aired 2022-12-02WORLD CAPITALS: Among its nicknames are the "City of Classical Music" &, possibly in honor of a famous resident from 1860 to 1938, the "City of Dreams" Vienna
#8754, aired 2022-12-01LANGUAGE & ITS MEANINGS: Now meaning someone with nocturnal habits, it catches a sleeping dove in Shakespeare's "The Rape of Lucrece" a night owl
#8753, aired 2022-11-30FLAGS OF OUR HEMISPHERE: The stars on this country's flag represent states, 26 of them; unlike the USA's, its "federal district" gets its own 27th star Brazil
#8752, aired 2022-11-29NAMES IN U.S. HISTORY: This father was the only man among the 13 plaintiffs in a class-action case filed in 1951 Brown
#8751, aired 2022-11-28CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: Reversing the story of this heroine she created, Patricia MacLachlan was born on the prairie but spent much of her life in New England Sarah (Wheaton)
#8750, aired 2022-11-25STATES & THE CENSUS: The 2020 Census gave Montana a second U.S. House seat; its most populous county, this one that attracts tourists, grew 11% Yellowstone
#8749, aired 2022-11-24SOUTHERN COLLEGES: To aid transport in poorer nations, in the 1920s grads of this college built makeshift buggies celebrated in their fight song Georgia Tech
#8748, aired 2022-11-23SECONDS IN HISTORY: The Fortune, the 2nd ship to land at this harbor, disappointed those already there, carrying 35 new residents & "not so much as bisket-cake" Plymouth
#8747, aired 2022-11-22MUSICAL THEATER: The pair at the center of tumult in this long-running show were originally to be a Jewish girl & a Catholic boy West Side Story
#8746, aired 2022-11-21PLAYS: The January 12, 1864 Washington Evening Star reported on a performance of this "dashing comedy" to "a full and delighted house" Our American Cousin
#8745, aired 2022-11-18ENGLISH CITIES: William the Conqueror's son built a fortress on a key northern river in 1080, giving this city its name Newcastle (upon Tyne)
#8744, aired 2022-11-17MOVIES & LITERATURE: Ridley Scott's first feature film, "The Duellists", was based on a story by this author to whom Scott's film "Alien" also pays tribute Joseph Conrad
#8743, aired 2022-11-16THE NEW TESTAMENT: Paul's letter to them is the New Testament epistle with the most Old Testament quotations Hebrews
#8742, aired 2022-11-15NAME'S THE SAME: Name shared by a Victorian novelist & an 1805 flagship captain whose name is heard in a famous phrase (Thomas) Hardy
#8741, aired 2022-11-14GEOGRA-FLEE: In July 2022 the ousted president of this country fled west across the Indian Ocean to the Maldives Sri Lanka
#8740, aired 2022-11-11LONDON LOCALES: To fight malaria, this former royal estate helped move quinine-producing cinchona plants from South America to India Kew Gardens
#8739, aired 2022-11-10GEOGRAPHIC PAIRS: By ferry, the distance between these 2 paired Mediterranean islands is about 40 miles from Alcudia to Ciutadella Mallorca (Majorca) & Menorca (Minorca)
#8738, aired 2022-11-09CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS: A trip to El Paso with his young son & wondering what the city might look like years in the future inspired a novel by this author Cormac McCarthy
#8737, aired 2022-11-08CHEMICAL ELEMENT NAMES: The 3 elements whose names begin with 2 vowels are iodine & these 2, one synthetic & one natural einsteinium & europium
#8736, aired 2022-11-07PHRASES FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD: Cicero wrote that a tyrant ordered this to be hung from the ceiling "by a horse-hair"; his guest begged to leave the sword of Damocles
#8735, aired 2022-11-04WORLD CITIES: The name of this city may come from "dur", meaning water, a reference to the Helvetian people's settlement on a lake Zurich
#8734, aired 2022-11-03NOVEL LOCALES: This place from a 1933 novel lies in the Valley of Blue Moon, below a peak called Karakal Shangri-La
#8733, aired 2022-11-02PHRASES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Andrew Johnson vetoed a bill that gave reparations to formerly enslaved people, hence this phrase for an unfulfilled promise forty acres and a mule
#8732, aired 2022-11-01POETS: Inspired by stories from his grandfather, his "Battle of Lovell's Pond" appeared in the Portland Gazette in 1820 when he was 13 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
#8731, aired 2022-10-31PLACES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: A Native American story says this creek got its name from an injury suffered by a Sioux warrior in a fight with the Crow Wounded Knee
#8730, aired 2022-10-28ARTISTS: Sabena Airlines commissioned a painting by this artist, "L'Oiseau de Ciel", a bird whose body is filled with clouds in a blue sky René Magritte
#8729, aired 2022-10-27AMERICAN COMPOSERS: He turned to opera with the 1903 work "Guest of Honor", likely inspired by Booker T. Washington's dinner at the White House (Scott) Joplin
#8728, aired 2022-10-26CHARITY: A Catholic charity called Caritas Rome is the beneficiary of money collected from here, over the years averaging about $3,500 daily the Trevi Fountain
#8727, aired 2022-10-25BODIES OF WATER: The Kattegat & Skagerrak Straits separate these 2 seas the Baltic & North Seas
#8726, aired 2022-10-24AUTHORS: When Esquire began as a men's lifestyle magazine in the 1930s, he was asked for manly content & wrote in 28 of the first 33 issues (Ernest) Hemingway
#8725, aired 2022-10-2119th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: This character from an 1859 novel symbolizes the Fates, who in mythology spin the web of life, measure it & cut it off Madame Defarge
#8724, aired 2022-10-20INTERNATIONAL BORDERS: 2 of the 3 countries that share land borders with Russia & China (2 of) Kazakhstan, Mongolia, or North Korea
#8723, aired 2022-10-19AMERICAN HISTORY: Ben Franklin, John Adams & John Jay succeeded as a trio in this city, though Adams wrote of fearing the other 2 would gang up on him Paris
#8722, aired 2022-10-18LANDMARKS OF SCIENCE: Clones of an original one of these grow outside the math faculty at Cambridge University & in the President's Garden at M.I.T. an apple tree
#8721, aired 2022-10-17FAMOUS ANIMALS: In September 1964 the New York Times announced the passing of this pet, a gift, "used as symbol of honesty in 1952" Checkers
#8720, aired 2022-10-14AUTHORS: Featuring a statue of a man escaping his grave, his tomb in Amiens contrasts with the title of his 1864 adventure novel (Jules) Verne
#8719, aired 2022-10-13DOCUMENTARIES: In this 1970 film, Max Yasgur says, "I'm a farmer... I don't know how to speak to 20 people... let alone a crowd like this" Woodstock
#8718, aired 2022-10-1220th CENTURY LEADERS: In a September 3, 1939 speech, he said, "Everything that I have worked for... has crashed into ruins" Neville Chamberlain
#8717, aired 2022-10-11FAMOUS SHIPS: Its wreck was discovered in 1989, 48 years after it had been sunk & 91 years after the man it was named for had died the Bismarck
#8716, aired 2022-10-10BRAND NAMES: A neighbor's charcoal drawing of Ann Turner Cook at age 4 or 5 months won a 1928 contest to appear in ads for this brand Gerber
#8715, aired 2022-10-07COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: It has the most water area of any country, nearly 350,000 square miles, about 9% of its total area Canada
#8714, aired 2022-10-06NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS: He served as Bishop of Lesotho from 1976 to 1978 (Archbishop Desmond) Tutu
#8713, aired 2022-10-05TRAVEL: The 1948 edition of this publication said, "There will be a day... in the near future when this guide will not have to be published" the Green Book
#8712, aired 2022-10-04ASIAN COUNTRY NAMES: Like the T-U-V in Tuvalu, this landlocked country has 3 consecutive letters in its English name in alphabetic sequence Afghanistan
#8711, aired 2022-10-0320th CENTURY POEM ENDINGS: These 5 words that end a poem are also a proverb; one citation across the centuries includes a reminder not to make the wall too high Good fences make good neighbors
#8710, aired 2022-09-30BEFORE THEY WERE AUTHORS: While working for British naval intelligence during World War II, he was code-named 17F Ian Fleming
#8709, aired 2022-09-29INNOVATIONS: Seen by a worldwide audience in 1970, black pentagons were added to these to help viewers follow them better on TV soccer balls
#8708, aired 2022-09-28WORLD RIVERS: These 2 rivers share the names of countries, end with the same 4 letters & both join up with the Paraná River Paraguay & Uruguay
#8707, aired 2022-09-27WORLD AIRPORTS: Africa's 2 busiest passenger airports are in these 2 countries; it's an 8-hour flight between them Egypt & South Africa
#8706, aired 2022-09-26MAGAZINES: A now-annual issue of this magazine was inspired by the high society parties of Caroline Astor, whose ballroom fit about 400 people Forbes
#8705, aired 2022-09-23LITERARY CHARACTERS: In a later part of the epic named for him, this character becomes king after his cousin Heardred dies in battle Beowulf
#8704, aired 2022-09-22POP CULTURE: In 2011 Leland, Mississippi, where Jim Henson grew up, honored Henson & his Muppets by renaming a bridge this, also a song title Rainbow Connection
#8703, aired 2022-09-21FAMOUS NAMES: Perhaps the most famous picture of him was taken in New Jersey in 1951 as he was annoyed by paparazzi on his 72nd birthday (Albert) Einstein
#8702, aired 2022-09-20AMERICAN GOVERNMENT: Delivered on January 8, 1790, the first of these was also the shortest, at 1,089 words the State of Union Address
#8701, aired 2022-09-19HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: The governor of Massachusetts wrote, it "is a poor document, but a mighty act... wrong in its delay till January, but grand & sublime after all" the Emancipation Proclamation
#8700, aired 2022-09-16DISNEY SONGS: "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from "Encanto" is the first song from an animated Disney film to hit No. 1 since this duet in 1993 "A Whole New World"
#8699, aired 2022-09-15U.S. COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Founded as a technical institute in 1900, its sports teams are the Tartans & its official mascot is a Scottish Terrier Carnegie Mellon
#8698, aired 2022-09-14ARTISTS: He said, "The Seine! I have painted it all my life, at all hours, in all seasons, from Paris to the sea" (Claude) Monet
#8697, aired 2022-09-13THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY: Prince Philip's titles included Baron Greenwich & Duke of Edinburgh, but not Prince Consort, last used by this royal Prince Albert
#8696, aired 2022-09-1219th CENTURY NOVELS: "This bell was named Marie... alone in the southern tower, with her sister Jacqueline, a bell of lesser size", says this novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame
#8695, aired 2022-07-29TECH HISTORY: For about 20 years after its invention, it had few practical uses; then suddenly it revolutionized grocery checkouts & home audio the laser
#8694, aired 2022-07-28COUNTRIES OF EUROPE: It's the only independent survivor of the Spanish March, buffer states created to protect Christian Europe from the Moors Andorra
#8693, aired 2022-07-27REAL PEOPLE IN POETRY: Milton wrote of this contemporary: "When by night the glass of" him "observes imagined lands and regions in the Moon" Galileo
#8692, aired 2022-07-26LITERARY ANIMALS: This children's book character, introduced in 1926 & a friend of the title creature, gets his name from the sound he might make Eeyore
#8691, aired 2022-07-25THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Honored in 1998 as part of a rock group & in 2019 as a solo artist, this singer was the first woman to be inducted into the Hall twice Stevie Nicks
#8690, aired 2022-07-22INAUGURAL BALLS: At the 1993 Tennessee Inaugural Ball, Paul Simon performed this song, his most recent Top 40 hit "You Can Call Me Al"
#8689, aired 2022-07-21CONSTELLATIONS: The brightest star of this constellation is Deneb Algedi, or "Kid's Tail" Capricorn
#8688, aired 2022-07-20HISTORIC AMERICAN ROADS: Originally a Native American trail, the Dutch made it a main road & today it runs 33 miles from State Street to Sleepy Hollow Broadway
#8687, aired 2022-07-19OPERA: An aria from this opera says, "Put on your costume & apply make-up to your face. The people pay & they want to laugh" Pagliacci
#8686, aired 2022-07-18ART & THEATRE: Asked to design a new set for a restaging of this 1952 play, Alberto Giacometti came up with one scraggly plaster tree Waiting for Godot
#8685, aired 2022-07-15MORE THAN ONE MEANING: Its definitions include containing the metallic element No. 22, pertaining to a group of Greek gods & having great strength or size titanic
#8684, aired 2022-07-14THE 20th CENTURY: Maybe surprisingly, in 1918 this new leader was the first to recognize the independence of Finland Lenin
#8683, aired 2022-07-13STATE MOTTOS: This motto is the name of a city in that state & is a famous quote by an ancient Greek from the 3rd century B.C. Eureka
#8682, aired 2022-07-12PAIRS IN ASTRONOMY: Discovered in 1877, they were named for siblings of the Greek god of love Phobos & Deimos
#8681, aired 2022-07-11MUSICAL THEATER: It's one of the most revived shows in Broadway history & in 2001 it was designated the state opera of South Carolina Porgy and Bess
#8680, aired 2022-07-08SCIENCE & THE BIBLE: A 2021 study suggested that an asteroid that struck the Jordan Valley c. 1650 B.C. gave rise to the story of this city in Genesis 19 Sodom
#8679, aired 2022-07-07LITERARY CHARACTERS ON SCREEN: Per Guinness, this character who debuted in 1887 is the most portrayed human literary character in film & television Sherlock Holmes
#8678, aired 2022-07-06AGRICULTURE: Being brought to the U.S. by a ship docking at San Francisco in 1851 helped lead to it now being a major crop in the Midwest soybeans
#8677, aired 2022-07-05NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES: Less than 100 yards north of the J. Edgar Hoover Building is this notorious location Ford's Theater
#8676, aired 2022-07-04THE EASTERN U.S.: At its peak, this state had 6 seats in the House of Representatives; since the 1930s, it has had just 1 Vermont
#8675, aired 2022-07-01WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Mont Bellevue de l'Inini is the highest point in this European possession largely covered by the Amazon rainforest French Guiana
#8674, aired 2022-06-30U.S. CITIES: This U.S. city now has 10 times the population of the other U.S. city for which it was named in 1845 Portland, Oregon
#8673, aired 2022-06-29TELEVISION HISTORY: In the opening scene of its July 21, 1969 pilot episode, a man carves the letter D into wet cement Sesame Street
#8672, aired 2022-06-28POETS' CORNER AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY: At his 1892 burial, fit for a baron, the organist put music to his words, "I hope to see my Pilot face to face, when I have crost the bar" Alfred, Lord Tennyson
#8671, aired 2022-06-27THE WORLD OF TODAY: Partly because it was a monosyllable, this word was chosen as "a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission" meme
#8670, aired 2022-06-24OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS: Each of the 3 films for which he won an Oscar, from 1975, 1983 & 1997, also garnered a Best Lead Actress Oscar Jack Nicholson
#8669, aired 2022-06-23CLASSIC ALBUMS: This classic album by a Southern rocker gets its title from a Civil War quote by a Union admiral Damn the Torpedoes
#8668, aired 2022-06-2219th CENTURY LITERATURE: This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird "equally capable of speech" Edgar Allan Poe
#8667, aired 2022-06-21GEOGRAPHY WORDS: From Greek for "chief" & "sea", this word originally referred to the Aegean, known for its many island groups archipelago
#8666, aired 2022-06-20BRITISH HISTORY: From the Greek for "alone", it was nixed by Parliament in 1649 after being deemed "unnecessary, burdensome & dangerous" the monarchy
#8665, aired 2022-06-1719th CENTURY CONTEMPORARIES: Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, "I have wrought in the day--you in the night" Harriet Tubman
#8664, aired 2022-06-16DEBUT NOVELS: Published in 1991, this novel, the first in a series, has been described as "historical fiction with a Moebius twist" Outlander
#8663, aired 2022-06-15BRANDS: Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Evan Strong & Roy Campanella broke barriers representing this brand Wheaties
#8662, aired 2022-06-141972: In June he said, "Don't lie to them to the extent to say there is no involvement, but just say this is... a comedy of errors" Richard Nixon
#8661, aired 2022-06-13TV LEGENDS: Buster Keaton considered her the tops in her field &, in fact, was one of her early mentors Lucille Ball
#8660, aired 2022-06-10THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Brazil stretches 2,700 miles from the Atlantic in the east to Serra do Divisor National Park on the border with this country in the west Peru
#8659, aired 2022-06-09CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: First published in French in 1943, this book has been called the most translated non-religious work, rendered into more than 300 languages The Little Prince
#8658, aired 2022-06-08AMERICAN HISTORY: A participant in this 1773 event recalled, "Some of our numbers jumped into the hold... I never labored harder in my life" the Boston Tea Party
#8657, aired 2022-06-07WRITING OLD & NEW: This 2013 bestseller shares its title with the first section of a poem from 7 centuries before Inferno
#8656, aired 2022-06-06GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Of the Argonauts seeking the Golden Fleece, these 2 from the same family were from Sparta according to Homer Castor & Pollux
#8655, aired 2022-06-03TECHNOLOGY: Upon the first use of this in 1844, the Baltimore Sun declared that time & space had been annihilated the telegraph
#8654, aired 2022-06-02UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Known as the female Lawrence of Arabia, Gertrude Bell called this place "a fairy tale city, all pink & wonderful" Petra
#8653, aired 2022-06-01THE EARLY 19th CENTURY: Admiral Pierre-Charles Villeneuve signaled "engage the enemy" around noon & surrendered at 1:45 PM during this battle the Battle of Trafalgar
#8652, aired 2022-05-31NOVEL QUOTES: Referring to the book's title, this character says, "I know it's a poem by Robert Burns" Holden Caulfield
#8651, aired 2022-05-30IN MEMORIAM 2022: On the death of this trailblazing man, friend & mentor, Oprah said, "For me, the greatest of the 'great trees' has fallen" Sidney Poitier
#8650, aired 2022-05-27SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT: In 2021 this Hall of Fame athlete launched Omaha Productions Peyton Manning
#8649, aired 2022-05-26HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: A 1946 speech declared the terminuses of the Iron Curtain to be port cities serving these 2 seas the Baltic & Adriatic Seas
#8648, aired 2022-05-25FAMOUS SPEECHES: In a draft of FDR's speech of December 8, 1941, the words "world history" were changed to this one word infamy
#8647, aired 2022-05-24THE MIDDLE AGES: It was the surname of the 2 Scottish brothers who claimed monarchies of 2 different countries in the 13-teens Bruce
#8646, aired 2022-05-23MEDICINE: Post-this disease syndrome affects many survivors, of which the U.S. is estimated to have 300,000, the vast majority over 65 polio
#8645, aired 2022-05-20ON THE MAP: It's referred to as "the blue eye of Siberia" Lake Baikal
#8644, aired 2022-05-19THE ANCIENT WORLD: New research suggests a device now called the Archimedes screw helped maintain this one of the 7 Wonders of the World the Hanging Gardens (of Babylon)
#8643, aired 2022-05-18OSCAR-WINNING SONGS: Johnny Mercer's lyrics to this 1961 Oscar-winning song once began, "I'm Holly" "Moon River"
#8642, aired 2022-05-17LITERATURE: A contemporary review of a novel by this man said he "commands attention as a kind of literary James Dean" (Jack) Kerouac
#8641, aired 2022-05-16THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: The USA's smallest national park is a 91-acre site on the Mississippi River, home to this 630-foot landmark the St. Louis Arch (the Gateway Arch)
#8640, aired 2022-05-13STATE NAMES: This state was named for a man born in Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover in 1683 Georgia
#8639, aired 2022-05-12CONSTITUTIONS OF THE WORLD: Amendments to its 1901 constitution require approval of at least 4 states before receiving royal assent Australia
#8638, aired 2022-05-11SAY IT IN ITALIAN: It's an Italian word for "mercy", but also the name of a movie character who kills Stracci & Carlo clemenza
#8637, aired 2022-05-10LIVE MUSIC: These 2 events held 2 1/2 months & 2,500 miles apart in 1999 were the last of one major music happening & the first of another Woodstock ('99 or 1999) & Coachella
#8636, aired 2022-05-09NOVEL TITLES: A 1590 poem written for the retirement of Queen Elizabeth's champion knight shares its title with this 1929 novel by an American A Farewell to Arms
#8635, aired 2022-05-06USA: These 2 mayors gave their names to a facility built on the site of an old racetrack owned by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler William Hartsfield & Maynard Jackson
#8634, aired 2022-05-0520th CENTURY CINEMA: A black & white newsreel in this film begins: "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree" Citizen Kane
#8633, aired 2022-05-04THE CIVIL WAR: A Union soldiers' song said General McClellan, who let a Confederate Army escape after this battle, "was too slow to beat 'em" Antietam
#8632, aired 2022-05-03NATIONAL ANTHEMS: "Terre de nos aïeux" follows the title in the French version of this anthem "O Canada"
#8631, aired 2022-05-02THEATER: In November 1864 John Wilkes Booth & his brothers were fittingly part of a performance of this Shakespeare play Julius Caesar
#8630, aired 2022-04-29MUSICAL INSPIRATIONS: "Tuileries" & "The Great Gate of Kiev" were 2 of the artworks that inspired this classical work completed in 1874 Pictures at an Exhibition
#8629, aired 2022-04-28BOOKS OF THE 1970s: Aptly, members of a Black family in this novel have biblical names: Pilate, Hagar & the title one, an ancestor of the protagonist Song of Solomon
#8628, aired 2022-04-27POETS: In 1939 he was buried near his last residence in France, but his body arrived in Galway en route to final burial on September 17, 1948 William Butler Yeats
#8627, aired 2022-04-26AFRICAN SURNAMES: Adetokunbo, "the crown has returned from overseas", is fitting for the Adetokunbo family who left Nigeria for this country in 1991 Greece
#8626, aired 2022-04-25NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: Capable of freighting about 180 tons of cargo, in 1624 it was in disrepair & appraised at a total value of 128 pounds the Mayflower
#8625, aired 2022-04-22HISTORIC NAMES: DNA from 2 living descendants of Anne of York was used to identify the remains of this man Richard III
#8624, aired 2022-04-21FILMS OF THE 1950s: The title character of this film has the same name as the Roman goddess of the dawn Sleeping Beauty
#8623, aired 2022-04-20ON THE INTERNET: This website launched in 2015 with 3 offerings, from James Patterson, Dustin Hoffman & Serena Williams MasterClass
#8622, aired 2022-04-19COUNTRIES OF AFRICA: Old maps depicting what's now this 125,000-square-mile country labeled the area with the French word for "teeth" Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
#8621, aired 2022-04-18WORLD LITERATURE: Befitting the title, Antoine Galland, the first Western translator of this collection, worked on it only "after dinner" Arabian Nights (the One Thousand and One Nights)
#8620, aired 2022-04-15ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS: In 2019 he won his first competitive Oscar, 36 years after a Student Academy Award for a film about a Brooklyn barbershop Spike Lee
#8619, aired 2022-04-14WOMEN IN BRITISH HISTORY: The orphaned future Queen Elizabeth I was devoted to this stepmother who died 2 days before Elizabeth's 15th birthday Catherine Parr
#8618, aired 2022-04-13HISTORY: Intimately familiar with World War I, Churchill considered this war from some 150 years before the "first world war" the Seven Years' War
#8617, aired 2022-04-12GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: The 1964 article that gave this term its current use noted the "menace that haunts the Atlantic off our southeastern coast" the Bermuda Triangle
#8616, aired 2022-04-11WORDS OF THE YEAR: Oxford's word of the year for 2021 was this 3-letter one, short for a word that goes back to the Latin for "cow" vax
#8615, aired 2022-04-0819th CENTURY LITERATURE: The Strand Union Workhouse, whose rules prohibited second helpings of food, inspired a setting in this 1838 novel Oliver Twist
#8614, aired 2022-04-07INVENTIONS: Patented in 1955, it did not go over well in the high-end fashion world but the then-new aerospace industry found it very useful Velcro
#8613, aired 2022-04-06SMALL COUNTRIES: French, Italian & Swiss nationals make up about half of its population of 38,000 Monaco
#8612, aired 2022-04-05CLASSIC GAMES: Reuben Klamer, who passed away in 2021 at age 99, developed this game relatable to "literally everyone on Earth" The Game of Life
#8611, aired 2022-04-04CURRENT TELEVISION: Fittingly, the last name of the family at the center of this drama is from French for "king" Succession
#8610, aired 2022-04-01COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Some of this country's indigenous people want its name officially changed from its Dutch-based name to Aotearoa New Zealand
#8609, aired 2022-03-31HISTORIC PLACES: Following a raid at this establishment in 1969, protesters confronted police by forming a Rockette-style kickline the Stonewall Inn
#8608, aired 2022-03-30AMERICANS IN PARIS: In 2021 she became the sixth woman & the first Black woman to be inducted into the Pantheon in Paris Josephine Baker
#8607, aired 2022-03-29SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN: It is said of her, "Infected minds to their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets: more needs she the divine than the physician" Lady Macbeth
#8606, aired 2022-03-28SPORTS HISTORY: Taking the mound for Cleveland in 1948, he was the first African American to pitch in a World Series Satchel Paige
#8605, aired 2022-03-25U.S. CITY NAMES: Adopted in 1845, the name of this state capital is a feminized form of a big body of water Atlanta, Georgia
#8604, aired 2022-03-24DISNEY CHARACTERS: In the source material from more than 3 centuries ago, her name was badr al-budur, "full moon of full moons" (Princess) Jasmine
#8603, aired 2022-03-23POEMS: The title of this poem comes from a 1920 book that refers to its possible "restoration to fruitfulness" The Waste Land
#8602, aired 2022-03-22HISTORIC NICKNAMES: Napoleon's troops gave him this nickname not to mock him but for showing the courage of an infantryman in battle "The Little Corporal"
#8601, aired 2022-03-21SINGERS: In 2021 at age 95, this singer achieved a Guinness World Record for the oldest person to release an album of new material Tony Bennett
#8600, aired 2022-03-18NEWSPAPER TALK: Meaning an important part of a story, this distinctive spelling helped distinguish the word from a substance used in typesetting the lede
#8599, aired 2022-03-17NONFICTION: This 1962 classic was dedicated to Albert Schweitzer, who predicted that man "will end by destroying the earth" Silent Spring
#8598, aired 2022-03-16MOVIE STARS: Matthew McConaughey said, "'Dazed & Confused', the first words I ever said on film were" these "Alright, alright, alright"
#8597, aired 2022-03-15METEOROLOGY: It was feared this word caused panic, but in 1950 the U.S. Weather Bureau ended a ban on it in forecasts, saying prediction wasn't impossible tornado
#8596, aired 2022-03-14WORLD WAR I: Suvla Bay & Cape Helles were major landing sites along this peninsula Gallipoli
#8595, aired 2022-03-11SYMBOLS: This U.S. politician asked for a multicolored pennant for a parade; demand increased after his death in 1978 Harvey Milk
#8594, aired 2022-03-10FAMOUS TRIALS: On her acquittal in 1893, a reporter cited nearby events 2 centuries earlier, saying the days of witch trials are over Lizzie Borden
#8593, aired 2022-03-09EPITAPHS: Her epitaph, from a 1925 poem by her, ends, "She knows that her dust is very pretty"; "dust" was in another she wrote for herself Dorothy Parker
#8592, aired 2022-03-08BROADWAY MUSICALS: Characters Mark, Roger & Maureen in this musical were inspired by Marcello, Rodolfo & Musetta in another work Rent
#8591, aired 2022-03-07CENTRAL AMERICA: A small river connects these 2 lakes that combined form close to 10% of their country's area Lake Nicaragua & Lake Managua
#8590, aired 2022-03-04LITERARY CHARACTERS: Dostoyevsky wrote that this title man in an earlier European novel is "beautiful only because he is ridiculous" Don Quixote
#8589, aired 2022-03-03EUROPEAN CITIES: Pizzo means protection money; the Addiopizzo movement was founded in this city in 2004 Palermo, Sicily
#8588, aired 2022-03-02ART MUSEUMS: Before its 1959 opening, 21 artists protested its design, saying it would make paintings look tilted & askew the Guggenheim
#8587, aired 2022-03-01THE SILVER SCREEN: He was the first actor to star in 3 films that won the Oscar for Best Picture: those of 1934, 1935 & 1939 Clark Gable
#8586, aired 2022-02-28MODERN WAR: Called the longest siege of a capital in modern history, the assault on this city lasted from 1992 to 1996 Sarajevo
#8585, aired 2022-02-25AWARDS: These awards have a retro version & winners include the novel "The Sword in the Stone" & "The War of the Worlds" radio broadcast the Hugo Awards
#8584, aired 2022-02-24FICTIONAL FAMILIES: Introduced in the 1930s in The New Yorker, they've appeared on TV & Broadway & in live action & animated films the Addams Family
#8583, aired 2022-02-23PLAY CHARACTERS: A 1949 review noted the "wrong formulas for success" of this character & "fatal misconceptions about his place in the scheme of things" Willy Loman
#8582, aired 2022-02-22AMERICAN WOMEN: In 1914 she received a patent on a trefoil emblem, which she would transfer to an organization a few years later Juliette Gordon Low
#8581, aired 2022-02-21HISTORIC EUROPEAN FAMILIES: This family has been traced to the Mugello valley around the year 1200 & the name suggests the trade of physician the Medici
#8580, aired 2022-02-18PLAYS: First published in 1602, its title characters are Margaret & Alice The Merry Wives of Windsor
#8579, aired 2022-02-17LONG-RUNNING TV SHOW CHARACTERS: This character who has been on the air for more than 50 years is only 6 1/2 years old Big Bird
#8578, aired 2022-02-1618th CENTURY HISTORY: The stated aim of this period was using violence to achieve political goals; its success aided in its demise in under a year the Reign of Terror
#8577, aired 2022-02-1520th CENTURY AUTHORS: Early in his career he worked for a newspaper whose style guide said, "use short sentences" & "use vigorous English" (Ernest) Hemingway
#8576, aired 2022-02-14THE MIDWEST: At about 90,000 it's the most populous U.S. city on North America's biggest lake Duluth, Minnesota
#8575, aired 2022-02-11INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS: A piece of writing advice from this man who died in 1904 concludes, "Otherwise don't put it there" (Anton) Chekhov
#8574, aired 2022-02-1020th CENTURY PEOPLE: In 1946 she was aboard a train to Darjeeling when she heard what she later described as "the call within a call" Mother Teresa
#8573, aired 2022-02-09AMERICAN CITIES: Recorded on a visit to this California city, YouTube's first video featured a man saying, "They have really, really, really long trunks" San Diego
#8572, aired 2022-02-0820th CENTURY FICTION: The author's foreword to this novel says, "When I read it now I feel myself back again on the steamer from Aswan to Wadi Halfa" Death on the Nile
#8571, aired 2022-02-07TOYS & GAMES: Its co-creator said adding an "L" to the end of the 1st word in the original title of this board game invented in 1979 "made it" Trivial Pursuit
#8570, aired 2022-02-04BEHIND THE DISNEY ATTRACTION: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror utilizes technology developed by this company founded in 1853 the Otis (Company)
#8569, aired 2022-02-03FAMOUS AMERICANS: He was buried in 1969 in one of the World War II uniform jackets named for him Dwight Eisenhower
#8568, aired 2022-02-02RECENT TV: The credits on "The Queen’s Gambit" included this man as "special consultant" (Garry) Kasparov
#8567, aired 2022-02-01HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: This city on the Rhone River that is partly a World Heritage Site was papal property until the French Revolution Avignon
#8566, aired 2022-01-31WOMEN WHO WRITE: Mimicking her style, a 1912 rejection note read: "Only one look, only one look is enough. Hardly one copy would sell here. Hardly one" Gertrude Stein
#8565, aired 2022-01-281970s SINGER-SONGWRITERS: While speaking to Congress in 1985, he explained that his 1973 hit, now a state song, wasn't about drugs John Denver
#8564, aired 2022-01-2718th CENTURY NAMES: In 1793 he left Dublin for the United States, saying, "I expect to make a fortune" off George Washington, & he did Gilbert Stuart
#8563, aired 2022-01-26COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: The only nation in the world whose name in English ends in an H, it's also one of the 10 most populous Bangladesh
#8562, aired 2022-01-25SEA LIFE: In 2018 National Geographic reported that half of this was dead, "akin to a forest after a devastating fire" the Great Barrier Reef
#8561, aired 2022-01-24U.S. MUSEUMS: Named for a benefactor, it was established in 1893 to house artifacts from the nearby World's Columbian Exposition the Field Museum
#8560, aired 2022-01-21MOUNTAINS: First scaled in 1829, this 17,000-foot mountain has caused excitement by the supposed discovery of wood high up on it Mount Ararat
#8559, aired 2022-01-20WORDS IN AMERICAN HISTORY: The 1890 Census reported that "the unsettled area has been so broken into... that there can hardly be said to be a" this frontier
#8558, aired 2022-01-19FILMS OF THE 2000s: One of the screenwriters of this 2001 film described it as "'Clueless' meets 'The Paper Chase"' Legally Blonde
#8557, aired 2022-01-18AWARDS AROUND THE WORLD: France's national theater award, it's named for a man who died in Paris in 1673 the Molière Award
#8556, aired 2022-01-17SCIENTIFIC NAMES: The 1905 paper that gave this its name also referred to it as "Dynamosaurus imperiosus" Tyrannosaurus rex
#8555, aired 2022-01-14CEMETERIES & MEMORIALS: 60,000 are at rest in a National Memorial Cemetery opened in 1949 in the crater of an extinct volcano in this state Hawaii
#8554, aired 2022-01-13THE WORDS OF VICTOR HUGO: This object "is the ultimate expression of law, & its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral" the guillotine
#8553, aired 2022-01-12HISTORIC AMERICANS: In 1838 he took a new last name, of a family in Walter Scott's "The Lady of the Lake"; for distinction he added a 2nd "S" to the end (Frederick) Douglass
#8552, aired 2022-01-11BROADWAY MUSICALS: Each in a show that ran more than 2 years, Ethel Merman & Sarah Jessica Parker played 2 different characters with this first name Annie
#8551, aired 2022-01-1019th CENTURY NOTABLES: On his deathbed in France in 1890, he told his brother, "The sadness will last forever" Vincent van Gogh
#8550, aired 2022-01-0720th CENTURY NONFICTION: "Norwegian Independence Day" & "a vast blue sea" are mentioned in Chapter 1 of a 1948 book by this man (Thor) Heyerdahl
#8549, aired 2022-01-06HISTORIC BUILDINGS: Begun in the 1070s with stone from Caen, it was meant to dominate both a skyline & the hearts & minds of a conquered populace the Tower of London
#8548, aired 2022-01-05THE 1950s: The first TV debate between presidential candidates of the same party involved him & future running mate Estes Kefauver Adlai Stevenson
#8547, aired 2022-01-04WORD ORIGINS: From the Greek for "ring", the first ones were built by the Romans, including one that could hold 250,000 circus
#8546, aired 2022-01-03SCULPTORS: Los Angeles artist George Stanley sculpted this, first handed out at a private banquet on May 16, 1929 the Oscar
#8545, aired 2021-12-31MUSIC LEGENDS: Of their July 1957 first meeting at a church fair, one of this pair recalled: "I was a fat schoolboy and… he was drunk" John Lennon & Paul McCartney
#8544, aired 2021-12-30EXPLORERS: Confirming a theory, fossils found with this explorer in 1912 included a plant from more than 250 million years ago (Robert Falcon) Scott
#8543, aired 2021-12-29THE 20th CENTURY: In the morning of April 15, 1912 officer Charles Lightoller became the last of about 700 people to board this ship the Carpathia
#8542, aired 2021-12-28EUROPEAN RIVERS: The flooding of this river in 1966 destroyed or damaged some 14,000 works of art, many of them priceless the Arno
#8541, aired 2021-12-2720th CENTURY THEATER: In 1955 Peter Hall directed the first production of this play in English without having "the foggiest idea what some of it means" Waiting for Godot
#8540, aired 2021-12-24INTERNATIONAL LANDMARKS: In December 2020 an international agreement added nearly 3 feet to this; one surveyor lost half a toe in the effort Mount Everest
#8539, aired 2021-12-23THE EARLY UNITED STATES: The final piece in this series points out "the analogy of the proposed government to your own state constitution" The Federalist Papers
#8538, aired 2021-12-22SPORTING EVENTS: In 1752 one of the first races in this sport was run--4 miles from Buttevant Church to St. Mary's Doneraile steeplechase
#8537, aired 2021-12-213-NAMED WOMEN: Not primarily known as a suffragist, in 1879 she became the first female resident of Concord, Mass. to register to vote in local elections Louisa May Alcott
#8536, aired 2021-12-20FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Introduced in 1938 & inspired by movie character Torchy Blane of the Morning Herald, she has since gone on to win a fictional Pulitzer Lois Lane
#8535, aired 2021-12-17FRENCH ARTISTS: The catalog of MoMA's first exhibition called this artist who died in 1891 a "man of science" & "inventor of a method" (Georges) Seurat
#8534, aired 2021-12-16WORLD WAR II GEOGRAPHY: Body-of-water battles included the Coral Sea, Philippine Sea & this one that allowed Japan to seize Jakarta the Java Sea
#8533, aired 2021-12-15AWARDS: The Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award honors influential people from this state, including Western author Louis L'Amour North Dakota
#8532, aired 2021-12-1420th CENTURY PHYSICS: Puzzlingly heavy & long-lived particles discovered in the 1940s were dubbed this adjective later applied to even smaller particles strange
#8531, aired 2021-12-13KINGS & QUEENS: Due to legislative action of 1707, she was officially the last monarch of independent Scotland Queen Anne
#8530, aired 2021-12-1019th CENTURY BRITISH AUTHORS: She called herself "the daughter of two persons of distinguished literary celebrity" in an introduction to one of her novels (Mary) Shelley
#8529, aired 2021-12-091950s PUBLIC WORKS: Dubbed "The Greatest Construction Show on Earth", when completed it connected Minnesota to Montreal the St. Lawrence Seaway
#8528, aired 2021-12-0820th CENTURY PEOPLE: Gen. MacArthur said this man's death by "violence is one of those bitter anachronisms that seems to refute all logic" "Mahatma" Gandhi
#8527, aired 2021-12-07OLD GEOGRAPHIC NAMES: This term once used for western North Africa is still used today in the name of a primate from that region Barbary
#8526, aired 2021-12-06AESTHETIC MOVEMENTS: This turn-of-the-century movement was alternately known around the world as Nieuwe Kunst & Modernista Art Nouveau
#8525, aired 2021-12-03ORGANIZATIONS: In the U.S. & its territories, this nonprofit whose roots trace to 1980 fulfills a word in its name every 34 minutes the Make-A-Wish Foundation
#8524, aired 2021-12-02JOURNALISTS IN HISTORY: Bismarck Tribune correspondent Mark Kellogg died June 25, 1876 while on a field assignment covering this man (General George) Custer
#8523, aired 2021-12-01PLANNED CITIES: A recent immigrant, Lady Denman, wife of the governor-general, announced the name of this new national capital at a 1913 ceremony Canberra, Australia
#8522, aired 2021-11-30INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP: The organization these International was founded in 1956; they’re Partnerstädte in Germany & villes jumelées in France Sister Cities
#8521, aired 2021-11-2919th CENTURY LITERATURE: Its first line says, "The good people of Paris were awakened by a grand peal from all the bells in the three districts of the city" The Hunchback of Notre Dame
#8520, aired 2021-11-26FICTIONAL LANGUAGES: Lapine is the name of the language created for this 1972 book beloved by children Watership Down
#8519, aired 2021-11-25FAMOUS DO'S & DON'TS: In 1964 Berkeley alum Jack Weinberg, age 24, told a San Francisco chronicle reporter this now-famous "Don't" "Don't trust anyone over 30"
#8518, aired 2021-11-24AWARDS & HONORS: First awarded in 1731 to electricity pioneer Stephen Gray, the Copley Medal is awarded annually by this organization the Royal Society
#8517, aired 2021-11-23WORLD CAPITALS: An annual event called Winterlude includes skating on the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO world heritage site in this city Ottawa, Canada
#8516, aired 2021-11-2220th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: He won an election in which both he & his Democratic opponent were from Ohio & both were wealthy newspaper publishers (Warren G.) Harding
#8515, aired 2021-11-1920th CENTURY AMERICAN AUTHORS: The Old Courthouse Museum in Monroeville, Alabama has exhibits devoted to these 2 authors & childhood friends (Harper) Lee & (Truman) Capote
#8514, aired 2021-11-18HISTORY: In 1985 the mayor of Rome went to a suburb of Tunis to sign a treaty ending this after more than 2,100 years the (Third) Punic War(s) (Carthaginian Wars)
#8513, aired 2021-11-17FINAL RESTING PLACES: A cemetery on this island has the graves of Robert Fulton & 2 of the first 4 Treasury Secretaries Manhattan
#8512, aired 2021-11-16MOVIE QUOTES: This 3-word phrase was the protagonist's second line of dialogue in a 1962 movie, the first in a 25-film series "Bond, James Bond"
#8511, aired 2021-11-15MYTHS & LEGENDS: This legendary place has been identified as being in Caerleon, Wales & in Winchester, England Camelot
#8510, aired 2021-11-12CONTEMPORARY PLAYWRIGHTS: "The Murder of Gonzago" is used as a play within a 1966 play by this man who was inspired by Shakespeare (Tom) Stoppard
#8509, aired 2021-11-11PRICELESS OBJECTS: It dates back to the "French Blue", which was set in gold & suspended from a neck ribbon when Louis XIV wore it on ceremonial occasions the Hope Diamond
#8508, aired 2021-11-10WORLD POPULATION: This Asian nation is the world's most populous country that lies mostly in the Southern Hemisphere Indonesia
#8507, aired 2021-11-091970s SONGS: In 1976 "Bohemian Rhapsody" was replaced at No. 1 on the U.K. charts by this Europop song whose title is heard in Queen's lyrics "Mamma Mia"
#8506, aired 2021-11-08NAMES IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY: He was Virginia's 1st African-American congressman, whose grandnephew, a famous poet, used his last name as a first name (John Mercer) Langston
#8505, aired 2021-11-05TOYS: Introduced in 1964, he fell out of favor in changing times & in 1970 was marketed as a "Land Adventurer" G.I. Joe
#8504, aired 2021-11-04OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: It's the only U.N. member state outside Europe with Dutch as an official language Suriname
#8503, aired 2021-11-03PAINTINGS: In 2021 experts in Oslo concluded that it was the artist who wrote on this painting, "Could only have been painted by a madman" The Scream
#8502, aired 2021-11-02SCIENTISTS: Galileo thanked this astronomer "because you were... practically the only one, to have complete faith in my assertions" (Johannes) Kepler
#8501, aired 2021-11-011960s HISTORY: After around 8 PM EDT on July 21, 1969 a major part of a transport known by this 1-word name was never seen again Eagle
#8500, aired 2021-10-29SONGS & U.S. HISTORY: Victory in 1805's Battle of Derna on the coast of North Africa inspired a lyric in this song made official in 1929 the "Marines' Hymn"
#8499, aired 2021-10-28WORLD CITIES: From Sydney, Australia go 7,000 miles east & less than 1/2 degree of latitude north to this capital also near the Pacific Santiago, Chile
#8498, aired 2021-10-27LITERARY MOVIE ROLES: Among the actresses who have portrayed her are Greta Garbo twice, Vivien Leigh, Tatiana Samoilova & Keira Knightley Anna Karenina
#8497, aired 2021-10-26AUTHORS: These 2 men who both died in Boston in the mid-20th century each won 4 Pulitzers, one man for Poetry & the other for Drama (Robert) Frost & (Eugene) O'Neill
#8496, aired 2021-10-25NOTABLE WOMEN: Of the 3 pioneering women in their field to be dubbed the "Trimates", this one got her PhD from Cambridge in 1966 (Jane) Goodall
#8495, aired 2021-10-221970s TOP 40 HITS: Seeing a poster for a production of "Cyrano de Bergerac" in a seedy Paris hotel & ladies of the evening nearby inspired this hit "Roxanne"
#8494, aired 2021-10-21WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This country of 16,600 square miles has a possession that's more than 50 times as large Denmark
#8493, aired 2021-10-2019th CENTURY SUPREME COURT DECISIONS: The first "self-evident" truth in the Declaration of Independence was quoted & found not to apply to this plaintiff (Dred) Scott
#8492, aired 2021-10-19CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS: He has studied Cordon Bleu cooking, but is known for his 1981 creation of a character with unconventional taste in cuisine Thomas Harris
#8491, aired 2021-10-18NAMES ON THE MAP: From 1824 to 1825 this hero toured all 24 states & an Indiana city was named for him (the Marquis de) Lafayette
#8490, aired 2021-10-15LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN: These stories got their collective title because little Josephine Kipling insisted they be told exactly the same way each time Just So Stories
#8489, aired 2021-10-14U.S. HISTORY: On Sept. 30, 1788 William Maclay & Robert Morris, both of Pennsylvania, were chosen as the first 2 these (U.S.) senators
#8488, aired 2021-10-13SPORTS LEGENDS: When Johnny Bench broke his record, this man wrote, "I always thought the record would stand until it was broken" Yogi Berra
#8487, aired 2021-10-12PUBLISHING: Last name of brothers James, John, Joseph & Fletcher, whose company published magazines with their name as well as books Harper
#8486, aired 2021-10-11COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Nazi Germany annexed this nation & divided it into regions of the Alps & the Danube; the Allies later divided it into 4 sectors Austria
#8485, aired 2021-10-08THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: British zoologist George Shaw looked for stitches when he first saw this mammal in 1799, thinking he was being tricked (the) duck-bill(ed) platypus
#8484, aired 2021-10-07WINTER OLYMPIC SPORTS: The official Olympic website says this event "has its roots in survival skills" practiced in the snowy forests of Scandinavia biathlon
#8483, aired 2021-10-06HISTORIC CALENDARS: Following Messidor, this summer month in the 18th century French Revolutionary calendar had a name meaning "heat gift" Thermidor
#8482, aired 2021-10-05POPULAR PHRASES: This phrase relating nutrition & health was popularized by fruit scientist J.T. Stinson at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair an apple a day keeps the doctor away
#8481, aired 2021-10-04RENAISSANCE MEN: 10 years before a more famous work, he wrote in 1503 that the way to deal with rebels is to placate them or eliminate them (Niccolò) Machiavelli
#8480, aired 2021-10-01AMERICAN HISTORY: The April 26, 1906 edition of The Call, a newspaper in this city, reported on the heroic death of hoseman James O'Neil San Francisco
#8479, aired 2021-09-30CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A 2000 Library of Congress exhibit called this 1900 work "America's greatest and best-loved homegrown fairytale" The Wizard of Oz
#8478, aired 2021-09-29MYTHOLOGY: The Hippocrene Spring, sacred to the Muses, was so named because this offspring of Medusa brought it into being Pegasus
#8477, aired 2021-09-28THE CONTINENTS: It's the only continent with its mainland lying in all 4 hemispheres as defined by the equator & the prime meridian Africa
#8476, aired 2021-09-27ROCK LEGENDS: A new studio album in 2020 gave him a Top 5 album in 6 consecutive decades, his first in 1975 (Bruce) Springsteen
#8475, aired 2021-09-24HISTORY OF THE 19-TEENS: Saying he ignored warnings of enemy vessels, the British admiralty sought to blame William Turner, this ship's last captain in 1915 the Lusitania
#8474, aired 2021-09-23FOOD & DRINK IN THE BIBLE: In the King James Version, these creatures are a plague in Exodus 10, but deemed okay to eat in Leviticus 11 locusts
#8473, aired 2021-09-22LANDMARKS: 96 miles in total during its 3-decade existence, the most well-known part of this was about the same length as an Olympic marathon the Berlin Wall
#8472, aired 2021-09-21CHILDREN'S BOOKS: A book by her says, "It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is 'soporific'... but then I am not a rabbit" (Beatrix) Potter
#8471, aired 2021-09-201980s MOVIES: The Dip used to kill characters in this 1988 film consisted of acetone, benzene & turpentine, ingredients of paint thinner Who Framed Roger Rabbit
#8470, aired 2021-09-1719th CENTURY U.S. POLITICS: Named after a U.K. political party that helped depose a king, the U.S. Whig Party was formed to oppose this man (Andrew) Jackson
#8469, aired 2021-09-16THE 21st CENTURY: In 2009 this 11-year-old started posting on BBC's Urdu language website under the screen name Gul Makai Malala (Yousafzai)
#8468, aired 2021-09-15AUTHORS: In addition to knowing many languages & making up his own, he also taught language at the universities of Leeds & Oxford J.R.R. Tolkien
#8467, aired 2021-09-14SCIENTIFIC ETYMOLOGY: 2 of the 3 men for whom armalcolite, a dark gray mineral discovered in 1969, is named (2 of) (Neil) Armstrong, (Buzz) Aldrin or (Michael) Collins
#8466, aired 2021-09-13THE 13 COLONIES: Founded by an advocate of religious freedom, it was the site of America's first Baptist church & oldest synagogue Rhode Island
#8465, aired 2021-08-1319th CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN: 2 of the 3 women depicted on the first statue of real women in Central Park, unveiled in August 2020 (2 of) (Sojourner) Truth, (Susan B.) Anthony, or (Elizabeth Cady) Stanton
#8464, aired 2021-08-12BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES: Based on a 1974 novel, this film has been described as combining "An Enemy of the People" & "Moby Dick" Jaws
#8463, aired 2021-08-11WORLD FLAGS: The use of red, yellow & green as Pan-African colors began with the flag of this nation, the continent's oldest independent country Ethiopia
#8462, aired 2021-08-10FICTIONAL PLACES: A savage people called Zapoletes are contrasted with the inhabitants of the title place of this 16th century work Utopia
#8461, aired 2021-08-09BEASTLY EPONYMS: A penguin species found in southern South America is named for this 16th century man whose crew were the first from Europe to see them (Ferdinand) Magellan
#8460, aired 2021-08-06LITERATURE & THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: In 2020 scientists named Trimeresurus salazar, a new species of this, after a character in a book series a snake
#8459, aired 2021-08-051930s AMERICA: Unpopular at the time, the man for whom it is named wasn't invited to the September 30, 1935 dedication of this landmark Hoover Dam
#8458, aired 2021-08-04THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE: The first published announcement of the Declaration was by a Philadelphia paper that reported it in this foreign language German
#8457, aired 2021-08-03ASIA: This country became independent in 1946; in 1964 it officially switched its independence day from July 4 to June 12 the Philippines
#8456, aired 2021-08-02HISTORIC BUSINESSMEN: Born in the village of Waldorf, Germany in 1763, he arrived in the U.S. in 1784 (John Jacob) Astor
#8455, aired 2021-07-30COMEDY & SPORTS: These are the 2 of a reporter's 5 W's that are not on the baseball team in Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?" Where & When
#8454, aired 2021-07-29WORLD CITIES: This Colombian port of 1 million people gets its name from Phoenician for "new town" Cartagena
#8453, aired 2021-07-28SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS: "Let's all sink with the king" is a line from the opening scene of this play The Tempest
#8452, aired 2021-07-27MYTHOLOGICAL ANIMALS: After being born this creature would bring the remains of its forebear to Heliopolis & put them on the altar of the sun god the phoenix
#8451, aired 2021-07-26NOTABLE NAMES: Following his death in 2018, his ashes were interred at Westminster Abbey between the remains of fellow scientists Darwin & Newton Stephen Hawking
#8450, aired 2021-07-23LITERARY CHARACTERS: This owner of a large estate in Derbyshire is described as "proud" at least half a dozen times (Mr. Fitzwilliam) Darcy
#8449, aired 2021-07-221970s MOVIE SCENES: Writer Dan O'Bannon based a scene in this film on his own Crohn's disease, which felt like things inside him fighting to get out Alien
#8448, aired 2021-07-21AFRICAN MONARCHS: Some devotees of this emperor who died in 1975 trace his lineage to King Solomon & the Queen of Sheba Haile Selassie
#8447, aired 2021-07-20THE 20th CENTURY: The code name for a historic meeting at this city was Argonaut, after the heroes who searched for the Golden Fleece on the Black Sea Yalta
#8446, aired 2021-07-19THE 50 STATES: Both in the Pacific, they are the 50 states' 2 biggest islands in area; one is about 40 degrees colder in winter than the other Hawaii & Kodiak
#8445, aired 2021-07-16HISTORY: Completed around 1455, it sometimes gets another name because a famous copy was found in the library of Cardinal Mazarin the Gutenberg Bible
#8444, aired 2021-07-15BOOK CHARACTERS: Trying to emulate the title character, he fails & is told "You lack a set of spinnerets, & you lack know-how" Wilbur
#8443, aired 2021-07-14ANIMATION: These characters first seen onscreen in a 1938 film are known in Spain as Juanito, Jorgito & Jaimito Huey, Dewey & Louie
#8442, aired 2021-07-13INVENTORS & INVENTIONS: In 1899 James Atkinson patented his new & improved one of these, including its spring-powered snapping action a mousetrap
#8441, aired 2021-07-12COLLEGE LIFE: This dish associated with Harvard goes back to the start of the school; the wife of the first headmaster made an awful version hasty pudding
#8440, aired 2021-07-091980s BESTSELLERS: The title of this 1985 novel by a Canadian author partly alludes to the similarly named stories in a 14th century work The Handmaid's Tale
#8439, aired 2021-07-08MUSICAL LANDMARKS: A cleft in limestone in England sheltered Reverend Augustus Toplady from a storm & inspired this popular hymn "Rock Of Ages"
#8438, aired 2021-07-07ROCK BANDS: In 2017 this band whose singer goes by a nickname became the first to have No. 1 albums in the U.S. in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s & 2010s U2
#8437, aired 2021-07-06COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: In 2019 this public university attempted to trademark the word "the" for use on clothing & hats (the) Ohio State University
#8436, aired 2021-07-05WORLD GEOGRAPHY: On either side of Indochina are these 2 gulfs that start with the same letter the Gulf of Tonkin & the Gulf of Thailand
#8435, aired 2021-07-02HIT SONGS: Written in 1930, this song was a No. 1 hit in 1960 & was covered by The Band to support a 1976 presidential candidate "Georgia On My Mind"
#8434, aired 2021-07-01RIVERS: In "Notes on the State of Virginia", Thomas Jefferson said the most beautiful river on Earth is this one no longer in Virginia the Ohio
#8433, aired 2021-06-3020th CENTURY NOVELS: British biochemist J.B.S. Haldane's essay on ectogenesis, birth outside the womb, helped inspire this 1932 novel Brave New World
#8432, aired 2021-06-29COLORS & HISTORY: A blue pigment & a shade of blue popular in shirts are named for these, the 2 opposing nations in an 1870-71 war France & Prussia
#8431, aired 2021-06-28MONARCHIES: The future Charles I suddenly became next in line to the throne of Austria in this year 1914
#8430, aired 2021-06-25NEW YORK CITY: Bright new lighting installed in 1880 on a street that crosses Manhattan diagonally led to this 3-word nickname the Great White Way
#8429, aired 2021-06-24AMERICAN AUTHORS: "Camelot", "The Pilgrims" & "A Postscript by Clarence" are chapters in a classic novel by this author Mark Twain
#8428, aired 2021-06-23FAMOUS WOMEN: In 1983, 20 years after her famous first, she was honored on a one-ruble coin Valentina Tereshkova
#8427, aired 2021-06-2219th CENTURY LITERARY CREATURES: The author said the name of this 10-letter creature in his poem meant "the result of much excited discussion" the Jabberwock
#8426, aired 2021-06-21REFERENCE BOOKS: Emily Dickinson made frequent use of a work by this family friend & said that for several years, it was "my only companion" (Noah) Webster
#8425, aired 2021-06-18FICTION: In a 1915 story by this European, a woman finds a corpse & says, "It's gone & croaked--just lying there, dead as a doornail!" (Franz) Kafka
#8424, aired 2021-06-17COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: On this country's National Day, August 15, all 39,000 residents are invited to Vaduz Castle for festivities & drinks Liechtenstein
#8423, aired 2021-06-16MOVIE CHARACTERS: A character who was going to be called Lunar Larry became him, inspired by the name of a real person Buzz Lightyear
#8422, aired 2021-06-15AMERICAN WOMEN: During her second marriage, she split her time among homes in New York, New Jersey, Paris & Greece & a yacht Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
#8421, aired 2021-06-1419th CENTURY AMERICA: 2-word term for the statement saying U.S. policy is "to leave the parties to themselves, in the hope... other powers will (do) the same" the Monroe Doctrine
#8420, aired 2021-06-11GEOGRAPHY WORDS: From the Latin for "key", this word for a type of isolated country applies to Vatican City, which has keys on its flag an enclave
#8419, aired 2021-06-10THE SUPREME COURT: The 1st justice directly succeeded by his former clerk was Rehnquist by Roberts; the 2nd time was this other alliterative pair (Anthony) Kennedy & (Brett) Kavanaugh
#8418, aired 2021-06-091960s SINGERS: In 2002 Macon, Georgia, where he grew up, unveiled a statue of this man who sits overlooking the water, a nod to his posthumous No. 1 hit Otis Redding
#8417, aired 2021-06-08FOOD & DRINK PHRASES: A 1951 Time article said, "Since the war," this 2-word term for a period of time "has been written into union contracts" coffee break
#8416, aired 2021-06-07GOLDEN AGE ACTRESSES: In 2013 the Victoria & Albert Museum acquired her archives, including letters from Laurence Olivier & Tennessee Williams Vivien Leigh
#8415, aired 2021-06-0417th CENTURY WRITING: This 17th century work quotes the Book of Job, "Behold the giants groan under water, and they that dwell with them" Leviathan
#8414, aired 2021-06-0317th CENTURY FRENCHMEN: Pope Urban VIII once said, "if there is a God," this French minister "will have much to answer for. If not, he had a successful life" (Cardinal) Richelieu
#8413, aired 2021-06-02NEWSPAPER NAMES: Used as a newspaper name from New York to San Diego, it was an ancient Roman official who represented the people's interests Tribune
#8412, aired 2021-06-01AROUND THE WORLD: In the 1860s a zoologist proposed that this island was once part of a lost continent he dubbed Lemuria Madagascar
#8411, aired 2021-05-31THE BUSINESS OF TELEVISION: The day it debuted in 1980, this network with an Italian name aired a Carnegie Hall celebration of Aaron Copland's 80th birthday Bravo
#8410, aired 2021-05-28EUROPEAN BORDERS: It's still there, but none of the countries that bordered this country at the beginning of 1990 exist anymore Poland
#8409, aired 2021-05-27MUSIC & GEOGRAPHY: In a British folk tune, the title lass Maggie May is sentenced to go way down south to this penal colony that rhymes with her name Botany Bay
#8408, aired 2021-05-26CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: Monsieur Crescendo & Signor Vaccarmini ("Mr. Racket") were derisive nicknames for this composer whose last opera dates from 1829 (Gioachino) Rossini
#8407, aired 2021-05-25NOBEL-WINNING NOVELISTS: Falsely accused of murder, a character in his 1948 novel becomes "tyrant over the whole county's white conscience" (William) Faulkner
#8406, aired 2021-05-2420th CENTURY ARTWORK: The artist's wife described the scene of this 1942 painting as "brilliant interior of cheap restaurant" Nighthawks
#8405, aired 2021-05-21AMERICAN AUTHORS: The year before his 1809 birth, his parents acted in "King Lear", leading scholars to believe he was named for a "Lear" character Edgar Allan Poe
#8404, aired 2021-05-20COLONIAL AMERICA: Milestones along the eastern end of the Mason-Dixon line were marked on either side with the crests of these 2 men Lord Baltimore & William Penn
#8403, aired 2021-05-19MIDDLE EASTERN GEOGRAPHY: Of the 6 countries that border the Red Sea, it's last alphabetically Yemen
#8402, aired 2021-05-18ANIMALS: German settlers in Texas called this animal "Panzerschwein" armadillo
#8401, aired 2021-05-17ANCIENT GREEKS: Plutarch quotes this man who sentenced many to death: "Small ones deserve that, and I have no higher for the greater crimes" Draco
#8400, aired 2021-05-14WORLD CAPITALS: A national capital for less than 100 years, it's the westernmost capital in mainland Asia Ankara, Turkey
#8399, aired 2021-05-13CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The last book Dr. Seuss published in his lifetime, it climbs bestseller lists every spring Oh, the Places You'll Go!
#8398, aired 2021-05-12WORLD'S FAIRS: The theme of Seattle's 1962 World's Fair was "Man in the" this era Space Age
#8397, aired 2021-05-11BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: Its last chapter includes wisdom from King Lemuel, taught to him by his mother, as well as the famous "Virtuous Woman" passage Proverbs
#8396, aired 2021-05-10U.S. HISTORY: On April 7, 1789 Charles Thomson & Sylvanus Bourne left New York City to tell these 2 men the results of a vote taken the day before George Washington & John Adams
#8395, aired 2021-05-07SHAKESPEARE & HISTORY: Macbeth has a vision of a line of 8 Scottish kings, the 8th holding a mirror to reflect this 9th in line who may have been in the audience James I of England (James VI of Scotland)
#8394, aired 2021-05-06COUNTRIES' NATIONAL ANTHEMS: With words written by a Bishop of Urgell, its anthem praises Charlemagne & says it "was born a princess... between two nations" Andorra
#8393, aired 2021-05-05CLASSIC ALBUMS: The title of this huge hit 1977 album was the idea of the bass player, who specified it should be spelled the British way Rumours
#8392, aired 2021-05-04WORLD LITERATURE: This 1970s memoir told of harsh places that metaphorically were like an island chain "from the Bering Strait almost to the Bosporus" The Gulag Archipelago
#8391, aired 2021-05-0319th CENTURY AMERICANS: His book "An Overland Journey from New York to San Francisco in the Summer of 1859" shows he heeded his own famous advice Horace Greeley
#8390, aired 2021-04-30BOOKS & AUTHORS: In books by him, the Kingdom of Noland, ruled by an orphan named Bud, borders a country called Ix, where Queen Zixi reigns (Lyman Frank) Baum
#8389, aired 2021-04-29ODD WORDS: A homophone of a letter in the alphabet, this 5-letter word sounds the same if you remove its last 4 vowels queue
#8388, aired 2021-04-28HOLLYWOOD LEGENDS: This director was quoted as saying, "I believe I can take any 60 pages of the Bible and make a great picture" Cecil B. DeMille
#8387, aired 2021-04-27U.S. NATIONAL PARKS: This subtropical region is a biosphere reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, &, as of 1947, a National Park the Everglades
#8386, aired 2021-04-26CITY ORIGIN STORIES: The mythical founder Byzas consulted the Oracle of Delphi before establishing what's now known as this city Istanbul
#8385, aired 2021-04-23MOVIE TITLE CHARACTERS: In this 2012 film set just before the Civil War, a German dentist declares that the title character's surname is Freeman Django Unchained
#8384, aired 2021-04-22CONTINENTAL GEOGRAPHY: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea & Somalia make up this region named for its resemblance to a part of a native animal the Horn of Africa
#8383, aired 2021-04-21AMERICAN BUSINESS: In 2004, after a century as a household name, its last model rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan Oldsmobile
#8382, aired 2021-04-20EUROPEAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: Opened in 1843, it was frequented by Hans Christian Andersen & Walt Disney, who both found inspiration there Tivoli (Gardens)
#8381, aired 2021-04-19PAINTINGS: The New York Times noted "balls of orange-yellow light" & "the town off in the distance" from the artist's window in this piece Starry Night
#8380, aired 2021-04-16AMERICAN NAMES: One of the luminaries who drove in the "Golden Spike" in Utah in 1869 was this man who later founded a university (Leland) Stanford
#8379, aired 2021-04-15PHYSICS: Modern formulations of Newton's 2 most famous equations both begin with this quantity that's measured in newtons force
#8378, aired 2021-04-14SHAKESPEARE: With 4,042 lines, it's Shakespeare's longest play & it's also the one that's been filmed the most Hamlet
#8377, aired 2021-04-13ASTRONOMY: As Huygens observed in 1656, a weapon in this constellation contains a nebula, one of a few that can be seen with the naked eye Orion
#8376, aired 2021-04-12OLYMPIC HOSTS: Aside from the United States, one of the 2 countries with 2 different cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics (1 of) Australia or Germany
#8375, aired 2021-04-09AMERICAN LITERATURE: One edition of this 1930s novella shows a farm within the silhouette of a rabbit Of Mice and Men
#8374, aired 2021-04-08SOUTH AMERICA: 2 of the 3 national capitals on the continent whose metro areas have more than 10 million people (2 of) Buenos Aires, Bogotá, or Lima
#8373, aired 2021-04-07NOTORIOUS: In 1897 she was accused of a much lesser crime, shoplifting in Rhode Island Lizzie Borden
#8372, aired 2021-04-0620th CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY: A biography of him: "In a sweltering, dimly lit cabin, its window shades closed... his first presidential decisions were made" Lyndon Johnson
#8371, aired 2021-04-05DAYTIME TV PERSONALITIES: Accepting a Lifetime Achievement Emmy, he said, "Just take... 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are" Mr. (Fred) Rogers
#8370, aired 2021-04-02EPONYMOUS LANDMARKS: In 1960 the ashes of this aviator were spread over the Venezuela natural wonder he famously sighted decades earlier (James) Angel
#8369, aired 2021-04-01ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM: A real-life antidisestablishmentarian, William Bridgeman opposed the 1920 disestablishment of this in Wales church
#8368, aired 2021-03-31LOGOS: After 9/11, designer Milton Glaser modified this iconic logo of his, adding a bruise & the words "More Than Ever" I Heart New York (I Love New York)
#8367, aired 2021-03-30AMERICAN HISTORY: While performing in Philadelphia, the future father of this man sent a letter threatening to slit Andrew Jackson's throat (John Wilkes) Booth
#8366, aired 2021-03-29AUTHORS: BOOK TO SCREEN: Horrified by the 1964 movie musical from her work, she okayed a U.K. stage version as long as "no Americans" were involved (P.L.) Travers
#8365, aired 2021-03-2619th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1869 he moved to Yosemite Valley & was the first to say the area was formed by glacial erosion, a theory generally accepted today (John) Muir
#8364, aired 2021-03-25LITERARY INSPIRATIONS: The now-debunked theories of Luigi Galvani influenced the science in this 1818 novel Frankenstein
#8363, aired 2021-03-24INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: The "effect" named for this company founded in 1943 refers to increased value of a product to a consumer whose own labor is needed IKEA
#8362, aired 2021-03-23THE OLYMPICS: The "City of Angels" hosted the Olympics twice, the second time this many years after the first 52
#8361, aired 2021-03-22SHAKESPEAREAN REFERENCES: This name given to U.K. labor strife in December 1978 & January 1979 was taken from the first line of a Shakespeare history play the Winter of (our) Discontent
#8360, aired 2021-03-19ARTISTS: The February 17, 1901 death of his friend Carles Casagemas made this grief-stricken artist change his color palette (Pablo) Picasso
#8359, aired 2021-03-18BROADWAY ROLES: Of the more than 15 actors to play the lead in this musical, Howard McGillin holds the record with over 2,500 performances The Phantom of the Opera
#8358, aired 2021-03-17PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: In the 1912 election these 2 parties on the left of the political spectrum finished 2nd & 4th, totaling 1/3 of the votes Bull Moose Progressive & Socialist
#8357, aired 2021-03-16TRIPLE-"A" GEOGRAPHY: Home to the Piazza Alberica, this Italian city is better known for what it supplied to works by Henry Moore & Michelangelo Carrara
#8356, aired 2021-03-15FICTIONAL PLACES: Introduced to readers in 2008, its name comes from a Latin phrase for "bread & circuses", offerings used to appease the masses Panem
#8355, aired 2021-03-12HISTORIC PLACES: 8 presidents have visited this battle site with an Algonquian name about 50 miles from Washington; for McKinley, it was a return visit Antietam
#8354, aired 2021-03-11FOREIGN NEWSPAPERS: Representing its outspoken tone, this newspaper founded in the 19th century has the name of a free-spirited opera character Le Figaro
#8353, aired 2021-03-10LITERARY THRILLERS: The only Ian Fleming James Bond novel not told in the third person, it's narrated by one of 007's paramours The Spy Who Loved Me
#8352, aired 2021-03-09SCIENCE FICTION: In a 1952 sci-fi story, a time traveler returning to the present finds a dead one of these insects on his shoe a butterfly
#8351, aired 2021-03-08RADIO HISTORY: A 1949 broadcast in Spanish of this drama from 11 years before caused mass panic in Ecuador & the destruction of the radio station "The War of the Worlds"
#8350, aired 2021-03-05AMERICAN ROCK BANDS: In 2020 their Greatest Hits, with an optimistic '80s anthem, became only the third album to spend 600 weeks on the Billboard 200 Journey
#8349, aired 2021-03-04U.S. MILITARY EQUIPMENT: The U.S. Army's tradition of naming these began with the Sioux, used in the Korean War helicopters
#8348, aired 2021-03-03EUROPEAN LANDMARKS: Of the principal architects working on it from the mid-1500s to the 1980s, like Pierre Lescot & Hector Lefuel, none were foreigners the Louvre
#8347, aired 2021-03-02WORLD LEADERS ADDRESS CONGRESS: The 2 to address 3 joint sessions are Churchill & this leader, his non-European country's longest-serving PM, in 1996, 2011 & 2015 Benjamin Netanyahu
#8346, aired 2021-03-01GEOGRAPHIC REGIONS: In "Histoire des Navigations aux Terres Australes" Charles de Brosses coined this term for the many islands of the region Polynesia
#8345, aired 2021-02-26EARLY U.S. HISTORY: Elbridge Gerry, Charles Pinckney & John Marshall were the diplomats in this 1797 incident that led to a quasi-war with France the XYZ Affair
#8344, aired 2021-02-25LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES: Losing its ocean access in 1993, this African Union member is the most populous landlocked nation, with 110 million people Ethiopia
#8343, aired 2021-02-24BUSINESS HISTORY: David McConnell's cosmetics & perfume co. was rebranded in 1939 with this name, honoring the home of his favorite playwright Avon
#8342, aired 2021-02-23MOVIE DIRECTORS: Along with his writing partner, this director is the only person to win screenwriting Oscars for both a film & its sequel Francis Ford Coppola
#8341, aired 2021-02-22MUSIC: Just 24 notes, this piece is nicknamed "Butterfield's Lullaby" for the U.S. Army general who arranged it "Taps"
#8340, aired 2021-02-19WORLD SURNAMES: In 2019, for the first time, this nation allowed for non-gendered last names with the suffix -bur Iceland
#8339, aired 2021-02-1819th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS: The first campaign of this man, who at 36 was the youngest major party nominee ever, was supported by the silver mining industry William Jennings Bryan
#8338, aired 2021-02-17WINTER SPORTS: The specific skill that gave this sport its name was eliminated from international competition after the 1990 World Championships figure skating
#8337, aired 2021-02-16GEOGRAPHIC NAMESAKES: In 1857 the former Surveyor-General of India objected to giving his name to this landmark as "the natives could not pronounce" it Mount Everest
#8336, aired 2021-02-15PLAYWRIGHTS: This late writer has had 10 plays on Broadway, most of them set in Pittsburgh like "Jitney", which premiered in 2017 August Wilson
#8335, aired 2021-02-12ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHERS: Asked to describe this 4th century B.C. member of the Cynics, Plato called him "a Socrates gone mad" Diogenes
#8334, aired 2021-02-11THE OSCARS: The first time an individual won 4 awards at a single ceremony was in 1954, when his wins included Best 2-Reel Short Subject Walt Disney
#8333, aired 2021-02-10HISTORIC NAMESAKES: This aircraft was named for the second president of the Weimar Republic Hindenburg
#8332, aired 2021-02-09THE 50 STATES: While it has only 31 miles of coastline on the Atlantic, its shoreline is almost 3,200 miles thanks to a large estuary & its tributaries Maryland
#8331, aired 2021-02-08WORLD LITERATURE: In a classic novel from 1866, the murders of 2 women take place in this city St. Petersburg
#8330, aired 2021-02-05POPES & HISTORY: Late 16th century Pope Sixtus V regarded this invasion force as a crusade & promised indulgences to all who participated the Spanish Armada
#8329, aired 2021-02-04CABLE NETWORKS: In March 1979 Tip O'Neill & then-Representative Al Gore were the first politicians to speak on this new cable channel C-SPAN
#8328, aired 2021-02-03EUROPEAN ROYALTY: In 1653 King Louis XIV performed as this Greco-Roman god in the ballet "de la Nuit" Apollo
#8327, aired 2021-02-02WRITERS FOR CHILDREN: The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine gave "rejoice" as a rhyme for the correct pronunciation of his name Dr. Seuss
#8326, aired 2021-02-01SCIENCE WORDS: This word used to denote an irreversible dispersion of energy was coined in the 1860s to sound a bit like "energy" entropy
#8325, aired 2021-01-29BRITISH ARMY HISTORY: The Army's longest continuous campaign, 1969-2007, began in this Northern Ireland city known by either of 2 different names Londonderry/Derry
#8324, aired 2021-01-2820th CENTURY AUTHORS: In a 1959 article he wrote, "People began to call themselves beatniks, beats... bugniks &... I was called the 'avatar' of all this" Jack Kerouac
#8323, aired 2021-01-27THE WILD WEST: These 2 legends both known for buckskin clothes & long, flowing hair met violent ends 38 days apart, in Montana & South Dakota (George Armstrong) Custer & (Wild Bill) Hickok
#8322, aired 2021-01-26POP MUSIC: First released as a single in 1982, this song was re-released & charted again 17 years later & 17 years after that "1999"
#8321, aired 2021-01-25WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Of the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, these 2 on opposite sides of it are the smallest & largest in area Algeria & Monaco
#8320, aired 2021-01-22STATUES: Statues honoring this man who was killed in 1779 can be found in Waimea, Kauai & in Whitby, England (Captain) Cook
#8319, aired 2021-01-21BRITISH WRITERS: When Agatha Christie disappeared for 11 days in 1926, this British fellow writer tried to find her with the help of a spiritual medium Arthur Conan Doyle
#8318, aired 2021-01-20THE WESTERN U.S.: About 100 miles apart, they were made state capitals 10 years apart in 1854 & 1864 & both grew rapidly due to precious metals Sacramento & Carson City
#8317, aired 2021-01-19THE BUSINESS OF TRAVEL: Adjusted for inflation, the nightly rate this company put in its name in 1962 is now $51 Motel 6
#8316, aired 2021-01-18MOVIE SETTINGS: In 2017 this New York City luxury store opened its first cafe, with truffle eggs, waffles & croissants on the menu Tiffany & Co. (Tiffany's)
#8315, aired 2021-01-15QUEEN ELIZABETH II: Of the last 12 sitting U.S. presidents, the only one Elizabeth never met; she had her youngest child 3 months into his presidency Lyndon Johnson
#8314, aired 2021-01-14CHILDREN'S BOOKS: This 1969 book was first printed in Japan because no U.S. company would then make a book with so many holes in the pages The Very Hungry Caterpillar
#8313, aired 2021-01-13WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The Oyapock River forms part of Brazil's 400-mile border with the territory of this European country France
#8312, aired 2021-01-12FAMOUS ANIMALS: When she first came to the world's attention in 1957, she was dubbed "Muttnik" by U.S. journalists Laika
#8311, aired 2021-01-111960s SONGS: The name of this title song from a 1964 movie can be translated from Spanish as "Long Live The Meadows" "Viva Las Vegas"
#8310, aired 2021-01-08WOMEN & SCIENCE: Dr. Margaret Todd gave science this word for different forms of one basic substance; it's from the Greek for "equal" & "place" isotope
#8309, aired 2021-01-07MUSICALS: 4 songs from this 1968 musical made the Billboard Top 10, including one with an astrological theme that was No. 1 for 6 weeks Hair
#8308, aired 2021-01-06BLOCKBUSTER MOVIES: Released in 2017, this movie is the highest-grossing film in the U.S. that's set during World War I Wonder Woman
#8307, aired 2021-01-05STATE NAME ORIGINS: The names of these 2 states honor a king & his father, who was executed in 1649 North & South Carolina
#8306, aired 2021-01-04LITERARY CHARACTERS OF THE 1600s: When the title character tells him that a great adventure may win him an island he can govern, he leaves his family Sancho Panza
#8305, aired 2020-12-18INNOVATIONS: This company takes credit for inventing modern gift wrap, dating to its sale of fancy decorated envelope linings at Christmas in 1917 Hallmark
#8304, aired 2020-12-17PLAY CHARACTERS: This title character says, "Who find my visage's center ornament a thing to jest at--it is my wont... to let him taste my steel" Cyrano de Bergerac
#8303, aired 2020-12-16ROYALTY: In 1521 this monarch published the theological treatise "Defense of the Seven Sacraments" Henry VIII
#8302, aired 2020-12-15MAGAZINES: This magazine had the same person on its cover since its founding 20 years ago until it chose Breonna Taylor as its September 2020 cover O, The Oprah Magazine (O)
#8301, aired 2020-12-14FAMOUS PLACES: Opened in 1973, it includes the Joan Sutherland Theatre, named for the singer, & the Utzon Room, named for the architect the Sydney Opera House
#8300, aired 2020-12-11BROADWAY REVIVALS: Ads for the 2020 revival of this musical said, "Something's coming. Something good"; a new movie version is also coming West Side Story
#8299, aired 2020-12-10EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY: Once a residence of rulers of Austria, this city on the Danube less than 20 miles from Vienna became a national capital in 1993 Bratislava
#8298, aired 2020-12-09AMERICAN LIT: A book by him says, "From the forest came the call…distinct and definite as never before--a long-drawn howl" Jack London
#8297, aired 2020-12-08THE ANCIENT WORLD: He got to propose his own sentence & joked that since he was actually a benefactor of the state, he should get free meals! Socrates
#8296, aired 2020-12-07FANTASTIC BEASTS: Symbols of strength in the Bible include behemoth & this horned creature, perhaps an extinct wild ox, which the King James Version mentions 9 times a unicorn
#8295, aired 2020-12-04ISLAND NATIONS: What's now this nation resisted naval sieges by the Berbers in 1429, the Ottomans in 1565 & Axis WWII air assaults Malta
#8294, aired 2020-12-0319th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1858 these 2 men faced each other in Alton, Freeport, Galesburg & 4 other nearby towns Lincoln & Douglas
#8293, aired 2020-12-02NOVEL CHARACTERS: This character from an 1851 novel "was intent on an audacious, immitigable, and supernatural revenge" Captain Ahab
#8292, aired 2020-12-01AVIATORS: Roland Garros, for whom the French Open stadium is named, gained fame with the 460-mile 1st solo flight across this body of water the Mediterranean Sea
#8291, aired 2020-11-30COMEDY MOVIES: In the original script for this 1975 film, the title object was finally found in London's Harrods department store Monty Python and the Holy Grail
#8290, aired 2020-11-27WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Of the 6 mainland African countries through which the equator passes, this landlocked nation is last alphabetically Uganda
#8289, aired 2020-11-26RELIGIOUS WORDS: This sacred syllable is sometimes said to be composed of sounds representing Vishnu, Shiva & Brahma om
#8288, aired 2020-11-25SINGER/ACTRESSES: This California-born woman won a Best Leading Actress Academy Award in 1988, when she had 2 Top 20 hit songs Cher
#8287, aired 2020-11-24HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: One of the liberties listed in this: "No man shall be forced to perform more service for a knight's 'fee'... than is due from it" the Magna Carta
#8286, aired 2020-11-23SECRETARIES OF STATE: Dirk Stikker, Dutch foreign minister 1948-1952, wrote, "Churchill's words won the war"; this American's "words won the peace" (George) Marshall
#8285, aired 2020-11-20MUSICAL THEATER: The word "Practical" was dropped from the title of this hit musical not long before it premiered in 1981 on London's West End Cats
#8284, aired 2020-11-19DOG BREEDS: Alpendog was a proposed name for this dog breed St. Bernard
#8283, aired 2020-11-18COUNTRY NAME ORIGINS: This island country was named for a 16th century Spanish king whose name comes from the Greek for "lover of horses" the Philippines
#8282, aired 2020-11-17FRENCH LITERATURE: An 1862 novel says this character "would have arrested his own father... and would have denounced his mother" Javert
#8281, aired 2020-11-1618th CENTURY AMERICANS: One eulogizer of this man noted, he "was able to restrain thunderbolts & tyrants" Benjamin Franklin
#8280, aired 2020-11-13U.S. MONUMENTS: More than 100 years after it was first proposed, this monument was dedicated by President Chester Arthur the Washington Monument
#8279, aired 2020-11-12WORLD FLAGS: Both Wales & Bhutan have flags bearing one of these mythical creatures a dragon
#8278, aired 2020-11-11HISTORY OF MEDICINE: 2020 marks the 55th birthday of the first piece of equipment dedicated to this process, now used for regular screenings mammogram
#8277, aired 2020-11-10HISTORY IN THE MOVIES: Vehicles in "2001: A Space Odyssey" featured this airline's logo, but the company went bankrupt in 1991 Pan Am
#8276, aired 2020-11-09WORD ORIGINS: This word for a type of building or institution comes from Greek for a place sacred to a mythical group of 9 museum
#8275, aired 2020-11-06FAIRY TALE CHARACTERS: In French, this fairy tale character is La Petite Poucette, in Spanish, Pulgarcita & in English, this Thumbelina
#8274, aired 2020-11-05FOREIGN WORDS IN ENGLISH: The first use of this Spanish term in English was by Wellington referring to partisans in the Peninsular Wars guerrillas
#8273, aired 2020-11-04COUNTRY NAMES: 5 U.N. member countries have one-syllable names: Chad, Laos & these 3 in Europe Spain, France & Greece
#8272, aired 2020-11-03AFRICA: After the removal of the dictator, in 2011 3 broad colored stripes & 2 white symbols were restored to this country's flag Libya
#8271, aired 2020-11-02POLITICAL SPEECHES: At the 2004 DNC, Barack Obama used a fairly new metaphor, saying, "Pundits... slice & dice our country into" these 2 types of states red & blue
#8270, aired 2020-10-30PHRASES OF THE 1950s: A 1954 book review said of this colorful 2-word term, also applied to the post-WWI era, "the underlying hysteria lives on" Red Scare
#8269, aired 2020-10-29LEAD SINGERS: The New York Times said this late Brit's multi-octave range & operatic quality made "even paeans to bicycle riding sound emotional" Freddie Mercury
#8268, aired 2020-10-28AWARDS & HONOREES: He used his 1983 Pritzker Prize money on a scholarship fund for Chinese students to study their profession in the United States I.M. Pei
#8267, aired 2020-10-27THE 13 COLONIES: Pride in the document under which this future state was governed from 1639 to 1662 led to its official state nickname Connecticut
#8266, aired 2020-10-26ANCIENT TEXTS: Developed in the 18th century B.C. & named for a ruler, it aimed to "settle all disputes & heal all injuries" the Code of Hammurabi
#8265, aired 2020-10-2319th CENTURY SUPREME COURT CASES: Part of the dissent in this 1896 landmark case read, "In respect of civil rights, all citizens are equal before the law" Plessy v. Ferguson
#8264, aired 2020-10-2220th CENTURY ART: In occupied Paris, a German officer asked Picasso if he had done this masterpiece; he replied, "No, you did" Guernica
#8263, aired 2020-10-21SCREENWRITERS: This once-blacklisted screenwriter of "Spartacus" got a posthumous credit & an Oscar for a 1953 film Dalton Trumbo
#8262, aired 2020-10-20CLASSICAL MUSIC: Part of this famous 12-minute opening piece is called "March of the Swiss Soldiers" "William Tell Overture"
#8261, aired 2020-10-19PHRASES FROM LITERATURE: This 2-word phrase in "The Arabian Nights" may have come from an herb bearing seed pods that burst when ripe "Open, Sesame!"
#8260, aired 2020-10-1620th CENTURY AMERICAN MUSIC: The composer of this 1944 ballet piece said it "concerned a pioneer celebration... around a newly built farmhouse in the... hills" Appalachian Spring
#8259, aired 2020-10-15PSYCHOLOGICAL TERMS: Physician "Cannonball Mike" Friedman defined this behavioral type & admitted the term applied to himself Type A personality
#8258, aired 2020-10-14MOVIE APPEARANCES: Not an actor, this man who died in 2018 appeared briefly in some 40 mainly action films with a combined $30 billion worldwide gross Stan Lee
#8257, aired 2020-10-13LITERARY PRONOUNS: Thanks to a horror film, this novel returned to the bestseller lists in 2017, some 30 years after reaching No. 1 It
#8256, aired 2020-10-12WORLD LICENSE PLATES: Around 2010 the state license plate for Michoacan, Mexico featured these insects (monarch) butterflies
#8255, aired 2020-10-09BOOKS OF THE 1950s: A special edition of this 1953 novel came with an asbestos binding Fahrenheit 451
#8254, aired 2020-10-08THE AMERICAS: Home to more than 20 million people & 3 different official languages, this island is about 600 miles from the continental U.S. Hispaniola (Hispañola)
#8253, aired 2020-10-07WHO SAID IT IN THE BIBLE?: He tells his son not to worry about the lamb for the burnt offering--God will provide it Abraham
#8252, aired 2020-10-06GEOGRAPHY FUN: It's the largest country in area that begins & ends with the same letter Australia
#8251, aired 2020-10-05FAMOUS AMERICANS: Will Smith & Lennox Lewis were pallbearers at this man's 2016 funeral Muhammad Ali
#8250, aired 2020-10-02ARCHITECTURE: Begun in the 1170s on former marshland, it has been called a "perfect imperfection" & a "legendary mistake" the Leaning Tower of Pisa
#8249, aired 2020-10-01LITERARY TERMS: In medieval times it was a long tale of a hero like Gisli or Njall; today it means any story of epic length saga
#8248, aired 2020-09-30HISTORIC FIGURES: In a 1912 telegram to his wife, he said, "Am feeling fine. Have bullet in chest, but...talked for hour and half after being shot" Teddy Roosevelt
#8247, aired 2020-09-29THE GREAT LAKES: An 1855 poem gives us this Native American name for the 1 Great Lake not known to us today by a Native American word or a tribe's name Gitche Gumee
#8246, aired 2020-09-28ON THE OLD MAP: On the U.N. website's map of the world in 1945, these 2 initials of a member state appear 13 times on continental Africa U.K.
#8245, aired 2020-09-25HIGHEST-PAID ATHLETES: On Forbes' 2020 list of the 100 Highest-Paid Athletes, at age 50 this active individual sportsman is the oldest Phil Mickelson
#8244, aired 2020-09-24ASTRONOMY: Discovered in 1967, the 1st of these stars was dubbed LGM-1--the perceived signal was jokingly thought to be from little green men pulsars
#8243, aired 2020-09-23AMERICAN AUTHORS: Reluctant to write what became her most famous novel, she said, "Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters" (Louisa May) Alcott
#8242, aired 2020-09-22DIPLOMACY: The book "The Eagle & the Elephant" is about the relationship between the U.S. & this Asian country beginning in 1833 Thailand (Siam)
#8241, aired 2020-09-21PIONEERING EDUCATORS: Before going into education, she graduated from the University of Rome in 1896 & was named assistant doctor at its psych clinic (Maria) Montessori
#8240, aired 2020-09-18ENGLISH POETS: An 1816 poem by him says, "That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, That sunny dome!" Coleridge
#8239, aired 2020-09-1720th CENTURY ARTISTS: "Los Tres Grandes" were José Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros & him Diego Rivera
#8238, aired 2020-09-1619th CENTURY AMERICANS: Obituaries called this man who died in 1820 a celebrated colonel, the first settler in Kentucky & a man who delighted in perils & battle Daniel Boone
#8237, aired 2020-09-15THE MUSIC BIZ: In 2019, at a 60th anniversary event in Detroit, this producer announced his retirement saying he had "come full circle" Berry Gordy
#8236, aired 2020-09-14FAMOUS BUILDINGS: This Rome building with a name from the Greek was described by Michelangelo as coming from "angelic and not human design" the Pantheon
#8235, aired 2020-06-12AUTHORS: On this woman's passing in 2019, Oprah Winfrey called her "a magician with language, who understood the power of words" Toni Morrison
#8234, aired 2020-06-11MEDICAL HISTORY: One of the first recorded autopsies was performed on this man & revealed 23 puncture marks Julius Caesar
#8233, aired 2020-06-10NOTABLE BRITISH NAMES: Published in 1881, "The Formation of Vegetable Mould, Through the Actions of Worms" was his last & one of his bestselling books Charles Darwin
#8232, aired 2020-06-09PRE-CIVIL WAR PRESIDENTS: Encyclopedia Britannica says of him: "After an extended tour of Europe he retired to Concord...& he died in obscurity" Franklin Pierce
#8231, aired 2020-06-0820th CENTURY AMERICA: 10-year-old Martin Luther King Jr. sang with his church's choir at the celebrated premiere of this film Gone with the Wind
#8230, aired 2020-06-0518th CENTURY NOVELS: The title character of this 1726 novel reaches 4 different lands as a result of a shipwreck, a storm at sea, pirates & a mutiny Gulliver's Travels
#8229, aired 2020-06-04NOTABLE BRITS: On this man's death in a 1935 motorcycle accident, Churchill said, his "pace of life was faster & more intense than the ordinary" Lawrence of Arabia
#8228, aired 2020-06-03EUROPEAN LANDMARKS: As described in an 1831 book, it has "three recessed and pointed doorways... immense central rose window... two dark and massive towers" Notre-Dame
#8227, aired 2020-06-02AMERICAN FIRSTS: John Ledyard, sailing on Captain Cook's last voyage in search of the NW Passage, was the 1st American to land at what are now these 2 states Hawaii & Alaska
#8226, aired 2020-06-01EUROPEAN HISTORY: Once Europe's leading military power & later the largest state in Germany, it was abolished by the Allies in 1947 Prussia
#8225, aired 2020-05-29PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARIES & MUSEUMS: Of the 15 U.S. presidential libraries or museums, 3 are in this state, more than any other Texas
#8224, aired 2020-05-28WORD ORIGINS: P.T. Barnum, whose traveling shows carried musicians, coined this word that now represents something growing in popularity bandwagon
#8223, aired 2020-05-27FAIRY TALES: A familiar chant in this fairy tale continues, "Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread" "Jack and the Beanstalk"
#8222, aired 2020-05-2620th CENTURY METAPHORS: If it had physically existed, it would have stretched some 500 miles from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic Sea the Iron Curtain
#8221, aired 2020-05-25U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Touching Canada at Boundary County, the northern part of this state's panhandle has been referred to as "The Chimney" Idaho
#8220, aired 2020-05-22IVY LEAGUE GEOGRAPHY: This state borders 3 other states with Ivy League schools, but doesn't have one itself Vermont
#8219, aired 2020-05-21MILITARY SLANG: This word for high-ranking officials comes from a metal used in 19th century military insignia brass
#8218, aired 2020-05-20CLASSIC TV SITCOMS: "I Love Lucy" used the French word "enceinte" in a 1952 episode title because CBS didn't want this word used pregnant
#8217, aired 2020-05-19ADVENTURE NOVELS: In this novel the surname of a pastor, his wife & 4 sons is not given in the text; the title was meant to evoke a 1719 novel The Swiss Family Robinson
#8216, aired 2020-05-18AMERICA IN THE 1700s: "Every state shall always keep up a well regulated and disciplined militia, sufficiently armed and accoutred" is in No. 6 of these the Articles of Confederation
#8215, aired 2020-05-01NATIONS OF THE WORLD: On the English-language list of member states at un.org, it's the only nation with a Spanish-language article in its name El Salvador
#8214, aired 2020-04-30ADVERTISING: Copywriter Keith Goldberg wrote this question in 1999 for a financial services company; they're still using it What's in your wallet?
#8213, aired 2020-04-2919th CENTURY NOVELS: Its first line ends, "the period was so far like the present period... for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only" A Tale of Two Cities
#8212, aired 2020-04-281950s FILMS: The last line of this epic film was "Go--proclaim liberty throughout all the lands unto all the inhabitants thereof" The Ten Commandments
#8211, aired 2020-04-27CIVIL WAR PEOPLE: Before they were photographed together in 1862, Lincoln wryly noted this general "should have no problem" sitting still for it George McClellan
#8210, aired 2020-04-24MEN & MACHINES: John Moore-Brabazon, the first pilot licensed by England, had learned about engines working for this man, first half of a famous pair (Charles) Rolls
#8209, aired 2020-04-23STATESMEN: The first Asian to accept the Nobel Peace Prize was the prime minister of this country who in 1967 renounced use of nuclear weapons Japan
#8208, aired 2020-04-22WORLD ELECTIONS: In 2014 this democratic nation broke the record for total turnout in a single election with more than 500 million voters India
#8207, aired 2020-04-21CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS: Publishers Weekly has dubbed this former middle school English teacher turned bestselling author "Storyteller of the Gods" Rick Riordan
#8206, aired 2020-04-20RECENT MOVIE SONGS: In October 2019 this song, a duet, was still in the Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart after spending a year on the chart "Shallow"
#8205, aired 2020-04-17HISTORIC FIGURES: In legend, this real European leader fielded an elite corps called the 12 Peers that included Oliver & Roland Charlemagne
#8204, aired 2020-04-16SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS: An account of a deposed Duke of Genoa in a 1549 "History of Italy" is a presumed source for this play The Tempest
#8203, aired 2020-04-15PRESIDENTIAL GEOGRAPHY: This Midwest city is the burial place of one 19th century president & was named for a relative of another Cleveland, Ohio
#8202, aired 2020-04-14COUNTRY NAMES: The cartographic feature from which this country gets its name passes near the town of Guayllabamba Ecuador
#8201, aired 2020-04-13RELIGIOUS WORDS: This word for a concept in Eastern religions comes from Latin roots for "made in flesh" & "again" reincarnation
#8200, aired 2020-04-10WORDS IN THE NEWS: On September 25, 2019, searches on merriam-webster.com for the definition of this 3-word Latin term increased by 5,500% quid pro quo
#8199, aired 2020-04-09EUROPEAN BORDERS: Barely changed since a 1297 agreement, the border between these 2 countries is called La Raya on one side & A Raia on the other Spain & Portugal
#8198, aired 2020-04-08AMERICAN AUTHORS: She published under her middle name; her first name was Nelle, Ellen backward in honor of her grandmother Ellen Finch Harper Lee
#8197, aired 2020-04-07AMERICAN HISTORY: A 1711 bill cleared the names of 22 people who were tried in this town, including Rebecca Nurse, Giles Corey & John Proctor Salem, Massachusetts
#8196, aired 2020-04-06WONDERS OF THE MODERN WORLD: Nicknamed "The Big Ditch", in 2014 this modern wonder celebrated its 100th anniversary the Panama Canal
#8195, aired 2020-04-03HISTORIC AMERICANS: In 1904 this Hungarian-born newspaper publisher wrote, "Our republic and its press will rise or fall together" Joseph Pulitzer
#8194, aired 2020-04-02CLASSIC AMERICAN NOVELS: Lady Duff Twysden was the basis for a character in this 1926 novel set partly in Spain The Sun Also Rises
#8193, aired 2020-04-01CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY: Canada's Four Corners monument marks the junction of the Northwest Territories, Nunavut & these 2 Prairie provinces Saskatchewan & Manitoba
#8192, aired 2020-03-31GEOGRAPHIC NAMESAKES: A county in England has an ocean coastline roughly twice as long as the 18 miles of this U.S. state named for it New Hampshire
#8191, aired 2020-03-30ADVERTISING CHARACTERS: Jack Keil's team created this animal character rolled out in 1980, the year of the USA's highest recorded murder rate McGruff (the Crime Dog)
#8190, aired 2020-03-27PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY: He was the first president to deliver the State of the Union Address on television Harry Truman
#8189, aired 2020-03-26WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: The Yucatan Peninsula is shared by these 3 countries Mexico, Guatemala & Belize
#8188, aired 2020-03-25ALLITERATIVE LEGISLATION: Signed into law in March 1941, House Resolution 1776 was this act that provided aid to a foe from 1776 the Lend-Lease Act
#8187, aired 2020-03-24AMERICAN POETS: This New York woman died in 1887, the year after the subject of her most famous poem was unveiled Emma Lazarus
#8186, aired 2020-03-231970s SITCOMS: A warning on early episodes said this show "seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices and concerns" All in the Family
#8185, aired 2020-03-20WOMEN AUTHORS: 2 events figure prominently in her 2003 memoir: a coup in Chile on September 11, 1973 & the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 Isabel Allende
#8184, aired 2020-03-1920th CENTURY HISTORY: 1946 was the last year this place, now a country, was represented in the U.S. House of Representatives the Philippines
#8183, aired 2020-03-18FAIRS & EXPOSITIONS: To celebrate the 500th anniversary of a major event, Seville, Spain & Genoa, Italy both had expositions in this year 1992
#8182, aired 2020-03-17U.N. MEMBERS: It incorporated the "one country, two systems" principle in its constitution in 1982 & put it into practice after a 1997 reunification China
#8181, aired 2020-03-16MOVIE MUSICALS: Water pressure issues in Culver City, home to MGM, impacted the filming of an iconic scene in this 1952 movie musical Singin' in the Rain
#8180, aired 2020-03-13BIRDS: Black-footed & black-browed are 2 species of this seabird whose name was influenced by the Latin word for "white" albatross
#8179, aired 2020-03-12ACTORS: Speaking of his role in a 1964 film, he apologized for "the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema" Dick Van Dyke
#8178, aired 2020-03-11BOOK WORDS: A 1964 essay coined this 2-word term for "artistically serious" comic books & endorsed it over "illustories" & "picto-fiction" graphic novels
#8177, aired 2020-03-1019th CENTURY PLAYS: From the title of a British-set comedy, it completes the final line "I've now realized for the first time in my life the vital..." The Importance of Being Earnest
#8176, aired 2020-03-09RELIGION: These 2 countries that border each other are second & third in worldwide population of Muslims India & Pakistan
#8175, aired 2020-03-0621st CENTURY MOVIES: After its initial release in 2016, it became the first major motion picture to be dubbed in Tahitian Moana
#8174, aired 2020-03-05BRITISH NOVELS: A laboratory known as the House of Pain is on Noble's Isle, the title setting of this novel The Island of Doctor Moreau
#8173, aired 2020-03-0420th CENTURY ARTISTS: This artist who lived from 1904 to 1989 had a first name that means "savior" in Spanish (Salvador) Dali
#8172, aired 2020-03-03CHILDREN'S BOOKS: This book was published in Latin as "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" Green Eggs and Ham
#8171, aired 2020-03-02FROM THE DESK OF THE POPE: A 1919 letter quotes Jesus, "Go into the whole world and preach the gospel" & notes the vigilance, energy & hardships of these workers missionaries
#8170, aired 2020-02-28THE CIVIL WAR: The Chicago Tribune called Clement Vallandigham, an anti-war Ohio Democrat, a "traitor" & a "hissing" one of these creatures Copperhead
#8169, aired 2020-02-2718th CENTURY AMERICA: The first Census, in 1790, listed 24 urban places; this port was the most populous one in the South Charleston
#8168, aired 2020-02-26SCIENCE WORDS: In 1611 Kepler used this word from the Latin for "attendant" to describe the discoveries of Galileo satellite
#8167, aired 2020-02-25FAST FOOD: This sandwich was 1st sold in 1962 as an attempt to give the many Catholics of Cincinnati something to eat on Fridays during Lent Filet-O-Fish
#8166, aired 2020-02-24MUSIC STARS: On July 26, 1972 he testified before a Senate subcommittee on national penitentiaries Johnny Cash
#8165, aired 2020-02-21INTERNATIONAL AWARD TROPHIES: La Maison Chopard crafts this annual award’s crystal base & 118-gram, 18-carat frond Palme d'Or
#8164, aired 2020-02-20THE RACE TO SPACE: In the 1960s this Mideast country had a space program & one of its rocket launches, the Cedar IV, is commemorated on a stamp Lebanon
#8163, aired 2020-02-19INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: It’s the only country that has played in every FIFA World Cup tournament, winning 5 times Brazil
#8162, aired 2020-02-18AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: This West African country of 12 million doesn't border the 1,200-mile-wide gulf of the same name Guinea
#8161, aired 2020-02-17FROM SCREEN TO STAGE: This 2007 movie came to Broadway with an all-female creative team including book & direction and with songs by pop star Sara Bareilles Waitress
#8160, aired 2020-02-14FAMOUS FIRST LINES: These 7 words precede, "The rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals" "It was a dark and stormy night"
#8159, aired 2020-02-13INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: There are reminiscences of branding cattle & lassoing steers in “Martín Fierro”, the national poem of this Western Hemisphere country Argentina
#8158, aired 2020-02-1220th CENTURY EUROPEAN LEADERS: In a 1930s broadcast, this man spoke of “A quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing” Neville Chamberlain
#8157, aired 2020-02-11AMERICAN HISTORY: After statesman & banker Robert Morris turned down a job offer from George Washington, this man took the job Alexander Hamilton
#8156, aired 2020-02-10SPORTS TERMS: A member of the British Amateur Athletic Club wrote this 1867 set of 12 regulations whose name honors nobleman John Sholto Douglas the 12 rules of Queensberry
#8155, aired 2020-02-07QUOTES ABOUT 19th CENTURY AUTHORS: This author "showed that abysses may exist inside a governess", a heroine who was a "commonplace spinster" Charlotte Brontë
#8154, aired 2020-02-06RANKS & TITLES: Canada, Belgium & the U.S. are among nations that bestow this artistic title that dates to the Greeks & a tree sacred to Apollo (Poet) Laureate
#8153, aired 2020-02-05AMERICAN HISTORY: At Harpers Ferry, John Brown & his rebels were defeated by troops commanded by this man who 2 years later led a rebel army himself Robert E. Lee
#8152, aired 2020-02-04WORLD MAMMALS: A drawing of it by John Hunter, naturalist & governor of New South Wales, published in 1802 labels it Ornithorhyncus paradoxus a (duck-billed) platypus
#8151, aired 2020-02-03ASIAN GEOGRAPHY: This 150- by 2.5-mile area created in 1953 is now home to more than 100 endangered & protected species DMZ (the demilitarized zone between North & South Korea)
#8150, aired 2020-01-31FRENCH TOWNS: Legend says local farm wife Marie Harel & a priest from Brie created the famous product of this Normandy village Camembert
#8149, aired 2020-01-30ADVERTISING & MUSIC: In 2008, 34 years after it made Billboard’s Top 10, this song title was used by a southern state in a tourism campaign "Sweet Home Alabama"
#8148, aired 2020-01-2921st CENTURY OSCAR WINNERS: This man won Best Supporting Actor twice, both for films that won Best Picture Mahershala Ali
#8147, aired 2020-01-28WORLD CAPITALS: Sharing its name with another ancient city on the sea, this African capital is called "Bride of the Mediterranean" Tripoli
#8146, aired 2020-01-27POETS: A Dartmouth dropout, he received 2 honorary degrees from Dartmouth--in 1933 & 1955 Robert Frost
#8145, aired 2020-01-24BESTSELLING AUTHORS: Now in her 70s, this author splits her time between Paris & San Francisco, often writing 20 to 22 hours a day on an old typewriter Danielle Steel
#8144, aired 2020-01-23FAMOUS NAMES: A new Election Day ritual is leaving “I Voted” stickers on the headstone of this historic woman at a Rochester, New York cemetery Susan B. Anthony
#8143, aired 2020-01-22U.S. TERRITORIES: Of the 5 inhabited U.S. territories, this is the only one where cars drive on the left U.S. Virgin Islands
#8142, aired 2020-01-21CLASSIC MOVIES: This 1939 film was loosely based on Senator Burton Wheeler, victim of a sham investigation for looking into the Justice Department Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
#8141, aired 2020-01-20CABINET POSITIONS: Of the 4 jobs in George Washington’s cabinet, the 2 that have been filled by women in the 230 years since Secretary of State & Attorney General
#8140, aired 2020-01-17DNA MAKES NEWS: In 1993 remains of the Russian Royal Family killed in 1918 were confirmed by comparing their DNA to this member of the British Royal Family Prince Philip
#8139, aired 2020-01-16WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: It's the easternmost capital city in Central America Panama City
#8138, aired 2020-01-15CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Einstein's theory of relativity & Max Planck's quantum theory inspired this book that won a 1963 Newbery Medal A Wrinkle in Time
#8137, aired 2020-01-14WORLD GEOGRAPHY: About the size of West Virginia, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world & a possession of this country Canada
#8136, aired 2020-01-13THE BIBLE: This book of the Bible ends with "fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys" Exodus
#8135, aired 2020-01-10CONSTITUTIONS OF THE WORLD: This country's 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion Iran
#8134, aired 2020-01-09LAW ENFORCEMENT: In 1892 Francisca Rojas became the world's first person convicted on the basis of this kind of evidence fingerprint
#8133, aired 2020-01-08EUROPEAN HISTORY: It took the French army until 1995 to declare him innocent, 101 years after he was convicted of treason (Alfred) Dreyfus
#8132, aired 2020-01-07INTERNATIONAL SPORTS STARS: Now with over 185 million followers, he surpassed Selena Gomez in 2018 to become the most followed person on Instagram (Cristiano) Ronaldo
#8131, aired 2020-01-061960s NOVELS: This book defines its own title as "concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers... was the process of a rational mind" Catch-22
#8130, aired 2020-01-03CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor income tax
#8129, aired 2020-01-02SCIENTISTS: About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name "Homo" (Carolus) Linnaeus
#8128, aired 2020-01-01SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS: The last single-named actress to win an Oscar was this woman who won for her supporting role in "Precious" Mo'Nique
#8127, aired 2019-12-31BUSINESS & INNOVATION: Stuck with 260 tons of unused turkey in late 1953, this company ordered aluminum trays & sold 10 million units of a new item in 1954 Swanson
#8126, aired 2019-12-301950s PEOPLE: In a New Yorker profile, he said, "Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris" Ernest Hemingway
#8125, aired 2019-12-27ART FIRSTS: The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901 Impressionist
#8124, aired 2019-12-2619th CENTURY HISTORY: Wanting more French influence in the area he called Latin America, Napoleon III installed an emperor in this country Mexico
#8123, aired 2019-12-25ORGANIZATIONS: Founded by students at William & Mary in 1776; its members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 Supreme Court Justices & more than 140 Nobel laureates Phi Beta Kappa
#8122, aired 2019-12-24HISTORIC AMERICAN CITIES: Damage from Hurricane Matthew in this city in 2016 revealed a plot of colonist graves from perhaps as long as 430 years ago St. Augustine, Florida
#8121, aired 2019-12-23BRITISH AUTHORS: In 2016 the OED celebrated his 100th birthday by adding words connected to his writings, including scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl
#8120, aired 2019-12-20CLASSIC FICTION: A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, "We penetrated deeper and deeper into" this, the work's title Heart of Darkness
#8119, aired 2019-12-19SCIENCE & INNOVATION: In her 20+ years working for this company, Audrey Sherman of Saint Paul has been granted more than 130 patents 3M
#8118, aired 2019-12-18PLANTS & TREES: One of Britain's few native evergreen trees, it's prized for bringing color to winter, & its foliage is often hung in homes holly
#8117, aired 2019-12-17MILESTONES IN U.S. HISTORY: Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870 voted
#8116, aired 2019-12-16TV THEME MUSIC: A short piece for 2 guitars called "Strange No. 3" was the first part of the theme music for this drama series that debuted in 1959 The Twilight Zone
#8115, aired 2019-12-13BUSINESS NAMESAKES: It's the last name of the man who said, "Our whole concept was based on speed, lower prices & volume...my God, the carhops were slow" McDonald
#8114, aired 2019-12-12WOMEN AUTHORS: In 1947 she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on how the film "Song of Russia" was Communist propaganda Ayn Rand
#8113, aired 2019-12-11NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKS: Established in 2015, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has sites in Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, N.M. & this Tennessee city Oak Ridge
#8112, aired 2019-12-10OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: The first words spoken in this 1970 Best Picture Oscar winner are "Ten-hut!" "Be seated" Patton
#8111, aired 2019-12-09VICE PRESIDENTS: George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the first sitting vice president to be elected to the top job since this man 152 years before Martin Van Buren
#8110, aired 2019-12-06EUROPE: A tourism website for this country noted its colorful history "filled with barbarians", royalty, "& even a movie star" Monaco
#8109, aired 2019-12-05HOLIDAY SONGS: This song had its beginnings as a book handed out to children at Christmas at Montgomery Ward "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
#8108, aired 2019-12-04OPERA TITLE NAMES: Before being consumed in flames, he flirts with a bride on her wedding day & a list of his amorous conquests is sung Don Giovanni
#8107, aired 2019-12-03LITERARY NEW YORK CITY: An insider described the scene there: "Just...loudmouths showing off, saving their gags for days, waiting to spring them" Algonquin Round Table
#8106, aired 2019-12-02HISTORIC LISTS: "Why does not the Pope... build the basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?" is one of these Luther's theses
#8105, aired 2019-11-29CLASSIC BRITISH NOVELS: The title character of this novel says of his home, "The wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements" Dracula
#8104, aired 2019-11-28WORD ORIGINS: From a Sanskrit word for "descent", it's the form a god takes upon descending to Earth avatar
#8103, aired 2019-11-27MOVIE QUOTES: The 2 single-word quotes on AFI's list of the top 100 movie quotes; 1 is from 1941, the other from 1967 "Rosebud" and "Plastics"
#8102, aired 2019-11-26POLITICAL PHRASES: Speechwriter Samuel Rosenman said FDR "attached no importance to" this phrase, "two monosyllables" in a 1932 speech New Deal
#8101, aired 2019-11-25BUSINESS 2019: The New York Stock Exchange allowed jeans on the trading floor for the initial public offering of the stock with this 4-letter symbol LEVI
#8100, aired 2019-11-22HOME & GARDEN: In 1847 eccentric horticulturalist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremberg garden gnomes
#8099, aired 2019-11-21AMERICAN HISTORY: One a Civil War hero & one a U.S. Senator, brothers with this last name were both considered for the 1884 Republican presidential nomination Sherman
#8098, aired 2019-11-20MOVIE & BOOK TITLES: This title of a 1962 novel & 1975 film refers to the direction the last of 3 geese took in an old nursery rhyme One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#8097, aired 2019-11-19BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Peaking at 9,000 locations in 2004, this chain of stores was down to one in 2019, located in Bend, Oregon Blockbuster
#8096, aired 2019-11-18U.S. CITIES: Celebrating electricity & technology, an exposition in this U.S. "City of Light" in 1901 was overshadowed by another major event Buffalo
#8095, aired 2019-11-15INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES: A dispute over Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri & Shikotan has kept these 2 countries from ever signing a WWII peace treaty Japan & Russia
#8094, aired 2019-11-14OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS: By Hebrew word count, the longest book bears this name that led to a word for a long complaint or rant Jeremiah
#8093, aired 2019-11-13ITALIAN INVENTORS: In a 1644 letter he wrote, "We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air", which is what his invention measures Torricelli
#8092, aired 2019-11-12U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS: In 2018 Forbes said this "Belt's Demographic Delight is" this other "Belt's Demographic Dilemma" the Sun Belt & the Rust Belt
#8091, aired 2019-11-11FAMOUS PHRASES: In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow "How the" Other Half Lives
#8090, aired 2019-11-08LITERARY CHARACTERS: From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to "tiger king" Shere Khan
#8089, aired 2019-11-0720th CENTURY ART: A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting "Houses at l'Estaque" gave this art style its name Cubism
#8088, aired 2019-11-0620th CENTURY AMERICA: In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer's yearly concert Marian Anderson
#8087, aired 2019-11-05THE 50 STATES: In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100 Massachusetts
#8086, aired 2019-11-04ANCIENT HISTORY: According to Herodotus, a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, just before this 490 B.C. battle the Battle of Marathon
#8085, aired 2019-11-01RELIGION: This denomination takes its name from the day, as told in the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles Pentecostalism
#8084, aired 2019-10-31NOVELISTS: In a 1952 novel, he wrote, "But there were dry years too, & they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle" John Steinbeck
#8083, aired 2019-10-30WORLD CAPITALS: In 1865 this city named for an early 19th century British hero became a British colonial capital Wellington
#8082, aired 2019-10-291950s CINEMA: Objects of attention in this suspenseful film include a digging dog, a scantily clad dancer & a possible murderer Rear Window
#8081, aired 2019-10-2819th CENTURY AMERICA: Before its official opening on May 24, 1883 Emily Roebling became the first person to cross it in a carriage the Brooklyn Bridge
#8080, aired 2019-10-25BRITISH HISTORY: In 2018 Parliament Square got its first statue of a woman, Millicent Fawcett, a founding member of the London Society for Women's this Suffrage
#8079, aired 2019-10-24THE HISTORY OF FRANCE: This modern regime that lasted 4 years changed the national motto to "Travail, Famille, Patrie"--"Work, Family, Fatherland" Vichy France
#8078, aired 2019-10-231930s NOVEL CHARACTERS: Prior to a murder in a 1934 book, he says he hasn't been a detective since 1927 & that his wife inherited a lumber mill Nick Charles
#8077, aired 2019-10-22FEMALE MUSIC SUPERSTARS: With more than 30 Top 10 albums since 1963, this singer-actress ranks No. 1 among the Billboard 200's Greatest Women Artists of All Time Barbra Streisand
#8076, aired 2019-10-21U.S. CITIES: Named for the ore once mined there, this city at an altitude of 10,152 feet is home to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Leadville
#8075, aired 2019-10-18THE POSTCOLONIAL WORLD: This African nation left the British Commonwealth in 2003 over sanctions on its undemocratic government; in 2018 it applied to rejoin Zimbabwe
#8074, aired 2019-10-17MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: The soundtrack of this 2018 film has "Material Girl" & "Money (That's What I Want)" in Chinese & English Crazy Rich Asians
#8073, aired 2019-10-16WORLD LEADERS: This man who ruled from 1949 to 1976 was sometimes called "the Red Sun" Mao Zedong (Mao)
#8072, aired 2019-10-1520th CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN: In her only kids' book, she says, "There was Rose. Rose was her name & would she have been Rose if her name had not been Rose" Gertrude Stein
#8071, aired 2019-10-14CHEMICAL SYMBOL WORDPLAY: Fittingly, the symbols for the 4 elements in sodium citrate, which can make cheese melt easier, spell this 5-letter food nacho
#8070, aired 2019-10-11AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS: In 1963 the Pulitzer Advisory Board vetoed his controversial play & gave no award; he would go on to win 3 Pulitzers Edward Albee
#8069, aired 2019-10-10ENGLISH HISTORY: In 1600 a royal charter authorized it to set forth to "parts of Asia and Africa" in search of "trade and traffic" British East India Company
#8068, aired 2019-10-09HIT 1980s ALBUMS: This American singer-songwriter briefly landed on the U.N.'s apartheid blacklist for his 1986 multi-platinum album Paul Simon
#8067, aired 2019-10-08LAST WORDS: In 1876 in the Dakotas this American said, "The old duffer broke me on the last hand" Bill Hickok
#8066, aired 2019-10-07OBSERVANCES: Washington made the very first presidential proclamation in response to a request for "a day of public" this Thanksgiving
#8065, aired 2019-10-04WORLD LITERATURE: Some parts were translated from a 15th century Syrian manuscript when this work was introduced to Europe around 1700 One Thousand and One Nights
#8064, aired 2019-10-03PHRASE ORIGINS: The OED's first citation for this phrase referring to a region of the U.S. is from a Durant, Oklahoma newspaper in 1936 Dust Bowl
#8063, aired 2019-10-02ANIMAL AKAs: It's also called the czar fish sturgeon
#8062, aired 2019-10-01MOUNTAIN RANGES: A chain of volcanoes is named for this mountain range where the continental USA's deadliest eruption took place Cascades
#8061, aired 2019-09-30SYMBOLIC OBJECTS: To complete one of its regular trips, in 1948 it took a boat across the English Channel; in 1952 it took a plane en route to Finland Olympic torch (Olympic flame)
#8060, aired 2019-09-27EPITAPHS: From his own 1898 poem, the epitaph of this Irish-born man ends, "his mourners will be outcast men, & outcasts always mourn" Oscar Wilde
#8059, aired 2019-09-26WORLD LANDMARKS: "The Eighth Wonder", by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973 the Sydney Opera House
#8058, aired 2019-09-25NATURAL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES: Timely for 2018, in 1866 Mark Twain wrote of this landmark's "sputtering jets of fire" & "heat from Pele's furnaces" Mount Kīlauea
#8057, aired 2019-09-24AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these land-grant universities (land-grant colleges)
#8056, aired 2019-09-23MUSICAL THEATRE INSPIRATIONS: The title of this musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 was inspired by a Marc Chagall painting Fiddler on the Roof
#8055, aired 2019-09-20U.S. CURRENCY: In 1929 Alexander Hamilton became the new face of the $10 bill, replacing this foe of his legacy, who got moved to another denomination Andrew Jackson
#8054, aired 2019-09-19TOYS & GAMES: Invented in 1974 as a model to teach 3-D problems, it became one of the bestselling toys of all time Rubik's Cube
#8053, aired 2019-09-18THE 1940s: This nickname for a history-changing weapon of 1945 came from a character in "The Maltese Falcon" Fat Man
#8052, aired 2019-09-17NATIONAL ANTHEMS: With lyrics by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, it debuted on June 24, 1880, at a celebration of St. Jean Baptiste Day "O Canada"
#8051, aired 2019-09-16EUROPEAN AUTHORS: When he didn't win the inaugural 1901 Nobel Prize, 42 of his peers apologized to him, calling him "the most revered patriarch of today's literature" Leo Tolstoy
#8050, aired 2019-09-13PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: This is the most recent presidential election year when both major presidential candidates were residents of the same state 2016
#8049, aired 2019-09-12AMERICAN MUSEUMS: President Johnson signed a law that added 2 words to the name of this museum established in 1946, D.C.'s most popular the Air & Space Museum
#8048, aired 2019-09-11CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The original title of this 1900 classic included a gem; another working title mentioned a Plains state The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
#8047, aired 2019-09-101960s TV HISTORY: The 1967 finale of "The Fugitive" drew in 78 million viewers, surpassing the 73 million who tuned into this show Sunday, February 9, 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show
#8046, aired 2019-09-09BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: A site excavated since 1899, Tell es-Safi has been identified as this Philistine city, home to a giant warrior Gath
#8045, aired 2019-07-26HISTORIC SHIPS: 215 passengers were rescued when it sank in July 1918, about 500 fewer than it had rescued 6 years earlier the Carpathia
#8044, aired 2019-07-251970s ALBUM REVIEWS: Rolling Stone said this 1976 album had "the best & worst tendencies of L.A.-situated rock" & was an "unflattering portrait of the milieu" Hotel California
#8043, aired 2019-07-24CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: This author & illustrator who won the 1964 Caldecott Medal was dubbed the "Picasso of children's books" Maurice Sendak
#8042, aired 2019-07-23TOYS & GAMES: The prototype for this game that was introduced in 1948 was called Lexiko Scrabble
#8041, aired 2019-07-22LANDMARKS: David Livingstone wrote of this discovery of his, "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight" Victoria Falls
#8040, aired 2019-07-19STATES' GOVERNORS: It's the only state to have had 4 female governors, 3 of whom served consecutively between 1997 & 2015 Arizona
#8039, aired 2019-07-18NOTORIOUS: The death penalty has been carried out only once under Israeli law--in 1962, for this man Adolf Eichmann
#8038, aired 2019-07-1717th CENTURY NAMES: In the 1670s English author Charles Cotton built a fishing cabin on the banks of the River Dove to honor this friend & author Izaak Walton
#8037, aired 2019-07-16EUROPEAN COUNTRY NAMES: Resolving a decades-long dispute with its neighbor to the south, in 2019 this 28-year-old republic added "North" to its name North Macedonia
#8036, aired 2019-07-15WOMEN AUTHORS: An award for works of horror, dark fantasy & psychological suspense honors this author who came to fame with a 1948 short story Shirley Jackson
#8035, aired 2019-07-12WORD ORIGINS: 19th c. boots made with India rubber made one quieter, leading to this slang term for one whose job involves surveillance a gumshoe
#8034, aired 2019-07-11WOMEN ON TV: This character featured in a 1992 Time magazine cover story on "Hollywood & Politics" returned to television in 2018 Murphy Brown
#8033, aired 2019-07-10BESTSELLING NOVELS: For help with research, the author of this 2003 novel acknowledged the Louvre, Catholic World News & "five members of Opus Dei" The Da Vinci Code
#8032, aired 2019-07-09ANCIENT TIMES: In 1955 King Paul of Greece unveiled a statue of this hero near the cliffs where he died in the 5th century B.C. Leonidas
#8031, aired 2019-07-08NORTH AMERICAN CITIES: In 2017 this city celebrated its 375th birthday & the 50th anniversary of an event that made it an international tourist destination Montreal
#8030, aired 2019-07-0516th CENTURY NAMES: Hoping to stop Dominican friar Johannes Tetzel from preaching for indulgences, in 1517 he wrote a series of debate topics Martin Luther
#8029, aired 2019-07-04ON BROADWAY: This play opens in Vienna in 1823, 32 years after the death of its title character Amadeus
#8028, aired 2019-07-03MYTHOLOGY: In Homer there's only one of these, from the Greek for "terrible"; later they became 3 scary sisters the Gorgons
#8027, aired 2019-07-02WORD ORIGINS: Meaning cobbled together, it once referred to a temporary fix replacing a broken mast on a ship jury-rigged or jerry-rigged
#8026, aired 2019-07-01ON THE MAP: 9-letter name for an area of 10 million square miles--4/5 the size of Africa--but only about 120,000 square miles of it is dry land Polynesia
#8025, aired 2019-06-28PLACES OF LORE: The first mention of this locale is in Chretien de Troyes' 12th century poem "Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart" Camelot
#8024, aired 2019-06-27INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: The first time this organization invoked Article 5 was on September 12, 2001 NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
#8023, aired 2019-06-2619th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: "Hard and sharp as flint... he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas" Ebenezer Scrooge
#8022, aired 2019-06-25OTHER NATIONS' PRESIDENTS: This nation's 1st 8 presidents were all born in the U.S.; the 1st local-born president came in 1884, 37 years after independence Liberia
#8021, aired 2019-06-24COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Starting a university after his only son died in 1884, this man said, "The children of California shall be our children" Leland Stanford
#8020, aired 2019-06-21COMPOUND WORDS: This 8-letter word can follow nuclear to refer a dangerous accident, or mean a total loss of emotional control meltdown
#8019, aired 2019-06-2018th CENTURY AMERICANS: "Essays to Do Good" by Cotton Mather inspired Silence Dogood, the newspaper pseudonym of this man Benjamin Franklin
#8018, aired 2019-06-19ANCIENT LITERATURE: If you were using an alternate name, the title of this work could be translated as "Troy Story" the Iliad
#8017, aired 2019-06-18KINGS, QUEENS & PRESIDENTS: 17 U.S. presidents served all or part of their terms during the reign of this British monarch Queen Victoria
#8016, aired 2019-06-17NEW ENGLAND: Neighborhoods in this city include Federal Street, Gallows Hill & Witchcraft Heights Salem, Massachusetts
#8015, aired 2019-06-14MEDICAL NEWS 2018: For the first time, the FDA approved a drug for the treatment of this, though there hadn't been a new case in 40 years smallpox
#8014, aired 2019-06-13WORD HISTORY: This word for a bug or malfunction was popularized in the 1962 book "Into Orbit" by the Mercury astronauts glitch
#8013, aired 2019-06-12POPULAR PRODUCTS: This product that brought virtual tourism into homes in 1939 introduced its first virtual reality device in 2015 View-Master
#8012, aired 2019-06-11LANDMARKS: Poet Rabindranath Tagore compared this landmark to a teardrop glistening on the cheek of time the Taj Mahal
#8011, aired 2019-06-1020th CENTURY THEATER: The final scene of this play takes place by a grave & includes the line "He had the wrong dreams" Death of a Salesman
#8010, aired 2019-06-07CANADIAN CITIES: City Hall in this Western provincial capital is on Victoria Avenue near the corner of Albert Street Regina
#8009, aired 2019-06-06AMERICAN MUSIC LEGENDS: Steinbeck called him "just a voice and a guitar" but said his songs embodied "the will of a people to endure and fight against oppression" Woody Guthrie
#8008, aired 2019-06-05THE NATO PHONETIC ALPHABET: This discovery of November 8, 1895 by a German physicist represents a letter in the NATO phonetic alphabet X rays
#8007, aired 2019-06-04WORLD TIME ZONES: This European country is still an hour ahead of GMT, a move made in 1940 to be on the same time as Nazi Germany Spain
#8006, aired 2019-06-03SHAKESPEARE'S TIME: The line "a great reckoning in a little room" in "As You Like It" is usually taken to refer to this author's premature death Christopher Marlowe
#8005, aired 2019-05-31OSCAR-NOMINATED FAMILIES: It's the last name of Alfred, Lionel, David, Emil, Thomas & Randy, who with 90 nominations, are the most Oscar-nominated family Newman
#8004, aired 2019-05-30NATIONAL ANTHEMS: Its anthem was adopted in 1947 to replace one by Joseph Haydn that had been tainted by association with Nazis Austria
#8003, aired 2019-05-2919th CENTURY NOVELS: The author of this tale dedicated the novel to British philosopher William Godwin, her father Frankenstein
#8002, aired 2019-05-28ANIMATED CHARACTERS: This cartoon character was based on a character in the educational comic "The Intertidal Zone" SpongeBob SquarePants
#8001, aired 2019-05-27GAMES: When this game was introduced in 1860, it had squares like Intemperance & Poverty & if you hit the Suicide square your game was over The Game of Life
#8000, aired 2019-05-24AROUND THE USA: Astronomy buffs visit Idaho for the USA's first dark sky reserve; oddly, part of it is this resort area with a bright name Sun Valley
#7999, aired 2019-05-23JAZZ CLASSICS: In one account, this song began as directions written out for composer Billy Strayhorn to Duke Ellington's home in Harlem "Take The 'A' Train"
#7998, aired 2019-05-2219th CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1832, by a narrow margin, this state's legislature rejected considering abolition; a split was completed in 1863 Virginia
#7997, aired 2019-05-21POETRY & THE MOVIES: Robert Lowell's "For the Union Dead" honored the 54th Massachusetts, the infantry unit in this 1989 film that won 3 Oscars Glory
#7996, aired 2019-05-20NAME THE FRENCH AUTHOR: "I am making myself liable to Articles 30 & 31 of the law of 29 July 1881 regarding the press, which make libel a punishable offense" Émile Zola
#7995, aired 2019-05-17PHOTO SHARING: Publishing its first photo in 1889, today it has more than 4 billion likes & 100 million followers on Instagram National Geographic
#7994, aired 2019-05-1620th CENTURY BESTSELLING AUTHORS: He once said, "In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage...who we are and where we have come from" Alex Haley
#7993, aired 2019-05-15RUSSIAN COMPOSERS: A 1913 piece by him was conceived of as the symphonic equivalent of a pagan ritual, to be titled "Great Sacrifice" Igor Stravinsky
#7992, aired 2019-05-14AMERICAN WOMEN: In 2006 Arizona State University renamed its college of law in honor of this history-making woman & longtime Arizona resident Sandra Day O'Connor
#7991, aired 2019-05-13AMERICANA: John & Priscilla Alden lie in the USA's oldest maintained cemetery, which like a poem about the couple, is named for this person Myles Standish
#7990, aired 2019-05-10U.S. STATES: This state entered the Union in 1820 after separating from another state that began with the same 2 letters Maine
#7989, aired 2019-05-09THE COLD WAR: The Cold War became entrenched in the mid-1950s after the formation of these 2 rival military alliances NATO and the Warsaw Pact
#7988, aired 2019-05-08WORDS FROM THE COMICS: Used to describe secrecy during WWII, this 2-word term had its psychological meaning popularized by Charles Schulz security blanket
#7987, aired 2019-05-07TEACHERS: As a teenager this woman regained her sight thanks to 2 surgeries in 1881 & 1882 Annie Sullivan
#7986, aired 2019-05-06POETS: A poem by him includes, "It was grassy and wanted wear;/ though...the passing there/ had worn them really about the same" Robert Frost
#7985, aired 2019-05-03WORDS OF THE 2000s: In 2008 Time magazine described this new practice as "one part social networking and one part capital accumulation" crowdfunding
#7984, aired 2019-05-02AMERICAN PLAYS: A character in this 1944 play is said to be like a piece in her own collection, "too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf" The Glass Menagerie
#7983, aired 2019-05-01THE KING JAMES BIBLE: Of the 4 riders mentioned in Revelation 6, only this one is explicitly named Death
#7982, aired 2019-04-30EUROPEAN CITIES: Founded, according to tradition, in 11 B.C., this former capital lies about halfway between Paris & Berlin Bonn
#7981, aired 2019-04-29ORGANIZATIONS: The oldest of these business booster groups, formed in Marseille in 1599, uses "de" instead of "of" in the name a chamber of commerce
#7980, aired 2019-04-2619th CENTURY NOVELS: The title character of this 1841 novel says he got his name because he kills bucks & does, but not people The Deerslayer
#7979, aired 2019-04-25THE ELEMENTS: Oddly, mining of this rare earth element with a geographic name, atomic no. 63, is mostly in Asia & with some in South America & Australia europium
#7978, aired 2019-04-24GEOGRAPHIC NICKNAMES: This term for an area of the Atlantic originated in 1964 in Argosy, a pulp magazine the Bermuda Triangle
#7977, aired 2019-04-23AMERICAN HISTORY: On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them Ulysses S. Grant & Robert E. Lee
#7976, aired 2019-04-2219th CENTURY BRITS: In a poem Lord Byron, a lover of Greece, calls this diplomat & fellow lord a "plunderer" (Lord) Elgin
#7975, aired 2019-04-19BRITISH MONARCHS: A "VI" has followed these 3 royal names of English kings George, Edward & Henry
#7974, aired 2019-04-18COMIC BOOK SUPERHEROES: During his years with the Justice League of America, this superhero sometimes used the secret identity "C. King" Aquaman
#7973, aired 2019-04-1720th CENTURY LITERARY CHARACTERS: His first name refers to the ancient district in which you'd find the Greek capital; his surname is a bird Atticus Finch
#7972, aired 2019-04-16INTERNATIONAL NEWS: In 2014 this 10,000-square-mile region moved its clocks forward 2 hours to Moscow Standard Time Crimea
#7971, aired 2019-04-15STAMPS: Living people are rarely seen on a stamp, but in July 1945 the USPS issued one depicting this military event raising the flag on Iwo Jima
#7970, aired 2019-04-12LITERARY ADAPTATIONS: The director of the 2018 TV version of this 1953 classic said, yes, books were harmed in the making of this motion picture Fahrenheit 451
#7969, aired 2019-04-11CELEBRITIES: This inductee into the Video Hall of Fame sold 17 million copies of a videocassette she released in 1982 Jane Fonda
#7968, aired 2019-04-10EUROPEAN HISTORY: In 2000 the Russian Orthodox church canonized 7 members of this family, 82 years after their deaths the Romanovs
#7967, aired 2019-04-09PHYSICS TERMS: Ironically, it's a metaphor meaning a huge step forward, but this 2-word process only occurs on a subatomic scale a quantum leap
#7966, aired 2019-04-08HOLLYWOOD HISTORY: On June 6, 2018 the Chinese Theatre dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group the Munchkins
#7965, aired 2019-04-05EUROPEAN CAPITALS: Remove 2 letters from within the 6-letter name of this capital & you get the name of a capital from a neighboring country Berlin
#7964, aired 2019-04-04U.S. BODIES OF WATER: The Jordan, Bear & Weber Rivers deposit over a million tons of minerals into it annually, much of that chloride & sodium the Great Salt Lake
#7963, aired 2019-04-03INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: From the name of the world capital it serves, DEL is the 3-letter code for the Asian airport named for her Indira Gandhi
#7962, aired 2019-04-02MUSIC LEGENDS: These 2 “monarchs” of popular culture both passed away on August 16, one in 2018, the other 41 years earlier Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin
#7961, aired 2019-04-01FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: In a 1947 collection he solved 12 mysteries, including "The Cretan Bull" & "The Girdle of Hyppolita" Hercule Poirot
#7960, aired 2019-03-29CHILDREN'S BOOKS: This 1883 classic ends with the words "A well-behaved little boy!" Pinocchio
#7959, aired 2019-03-28FAMOUS PHRASE ORIGINS: One theory says a phrase for euphoria comes from plate No. 9 in an 1896 meteorological "atlas" of these clouds
#7958, aired 2019-03-27WORLD WAR II: In 1943 millions of matchbooks were distributed in the Philippines with this 3-word quote to boost morale "I shall return"
#7957, aired 2019-03-2619th CENTURY AMERICANS: Though he became a Cabinet secretary & chief justice, once he wanted to change his name because of its "awkward, fishy" sound Salmon Chase
#7956, aired 2019-03-25FOREIGN TRANSPORTATION: Operating for only one week a year, a train line to this city moves over half a million people a day Mecca
#7955, aired 2019-03-22HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: This day created in the U.S. in 1872 is observed in Florida & Louisiana in January, but Maine & Alaska hold it in May Arbor Day
#7954, aired 2019-03-21AMERICAN AUTHORS: Alfred Hitchcock wrote, "It's because I liked" his "stories so much that I began to make suspense films" Edgar Allan Poe
#7953, aired 2019-03-20ROYAL HOUSES: Family name of Bonnie Prince Charlie's brother Henry, whom his supporters called Henry IX of England Stuart
#7952, aired 2019-03-19COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Because its overseas empire was dwindling, Spain declared war on this much closer country across the water on October 22, 1859 Morocco
#7951, aired 2019-03-18BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS: These 2 films, recent back-to-back winners, both have 9 letter titles that end with the same 5 letters Moonlight & Spotlight
#7950, aired 2019-03-1519th CENTURY NAMES: In 1854 he became official musical instrument maker to Emperor Napoleon III; an instrument he invented is named for him Adolphe Sax
#7949, aired 2019-03-14STATE CAPITALS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI: The last 2 letters of this city's name are the U.S. postal abbreviation for the state that it's the capital of Albany
#7948, aired 2019-03-13NOVEL QUOTES: A boy at the end of this 1952 novel says to the main character, "Say it ain't true, Roy" The Natural
#7947, aired 2019-03-1220th CENTURY HISTORY: Constructed in the 1930s, it extended from La Ferté to the Rhine River, though it also had sections along the Italian frontier Maginot Line
#7946, aired 2019-03-11PLAYWRIGHTS: Before his death in 2018 at age 91, he received 4 Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize & was nominated for 4 Oscars Neil Simon
#7945, aired 2019-03-0820th CENTURY NEWSMAKERS: In 1982 a probate judge in his home state of Michigan declared him legally dead Jimmy Hoffa
#7944, aired 2019-03-07ART: This famous work of art was damaged in 1652 when a door was cut into a wall, removing Jesus' feet The Last Supper
#7943, aired 2019-03-06WORD ORIGINS: This 8-letter word for a reaction against a trend comes from an engineering term for a jolt caused by a gap in machine parts backlash
#7942, aired 2019-03-05CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT MATH: Total of the numbers of the amendments banning state-sponsored official religion, ending slavery & repealing Prohibition 35
#7941, aired 2019-03-04ANCIENT WRITINGS: Its principles still used today, this treatise has chapters called "Weak Points & Strong" & "Tactical Dispositions" The Art of War
#7940, aired 2019-03-01PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION YEARS: Prior to 2016 it was the last election year in which the winning candidate had never held public elected office 1952
#7939, aired 2019-02-28BRITISH LITERATURE: A chapter of "The Jungle Book" has this double-talk title, echoing the opening line of a Brit's poem some 100 years prior "Tiger! Tiger!"
#7938, aired 2019-02-2720th CENTURY HISTORY: Interpreting for Vaclav Havel, future ambassador Rita Klimova gave us this phrase for a smooth change of government the velvet revolution
#7937, aired 2019-02-26EUROPEAN ARTISTS: His seldom-used last name reflects his birth near the mouth of a river that flows from the Alps to the North Sea Rembrandt van Rijn
#7935, aired 2019-02-22WOMEN IN U.S. HISTORY: In 1901 this activist was jailed for inspiring the assassination of William McKinley, but the charge was later dropped Emma Goldman
#7934, aired 2019-02-21AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: The 7-letter names of these western- & easternmost mainland countries begin with the same letter Senegal & Somalia
#7932, aired 2019-02-19BROADWAY MUSICALS: The title of this musical that opened in 1956 came from the last line of a nursery rhyme about a structure that spanned the Thames My Fair Lady
#7931, aired 2019-02-18BRITISH AUTHORS: Born in 1866, he has been called "the Shakespeare of science fiction" H.G. Wells
#7930, aired 2019-02-1519th CENTURY INVENTORS: He spent his life improving a plant-based substance he described as a "vegetable leather" or "elastic metal" Charles Goodyear
#7929, aired 2019-02-14COLORFUL GEOGRAPHY: Named for a soldier killed in 1846 at the start of a war, it was in the news again as a port of entry to the U.S. in 2018 Brownsville
#7928, aired 2019-02-13POETS: He gave his pets names like Wiscus, Pettipaws, George Pushdragon & Jellylorum, the last of which he used in a poem T.S. Eliot
#7927, aired 2019-02-12ISLANDS: 650 miles off the U.S., it was the site of a 1609 shipwreck of colonists bound for Jamestown that may have inspired "The Tempest" Bermuda
#7926, aired 2019-02-11PRIMETIME TV: "Complications" was a suggested title for this ABC drama that was renewed for a 15th season in 2018 Grey's Anatomy
#7925, aired 2019-02-08SHAKESPEARE COMEDIES: At the end of this play: "Why are our bodies soft & weak... but that our... hearts should well agree with our external parts?" The Taming of the Shrew
#7924, aired 2019-02-07PRESIDENTS & THE MOVIES: 3 presidential films, all directed by Oliver Stone, have a total of only 9 letters in their titles--"Nixon" & these 2 W and JFK
#7923, aired 2019-02-06INTERNATIONAL BORDERS: Germany has land borders with 9 countries & only maritime boundaries with 2 countries, the U.K. & this one across the Baltic Sweden
#7922, aired 2019-02-05THE 19th CENTURY: In his autobiography, Buffalo Bill Cody remembered this venture as "a relay race against time" the Pony Express
#7921, aired 2019-02-04THE U.S. SENATE: An 1890 resolution by Senator Aldrich was killed by this, the very technique it sought to limit; a 1917 rule set some boundaries on it the filibuster
#7920, aired 2019-02-01THE SOLAR SYSTEM: For a while in the 1840s, the French wanted to name this new discovery "Le Verrier" & the British wanted "Oceanus" Neptune
#7919, aired 2019-01-31FEMALE SINGERS: In the 1990s this New York native had 8 of her first 10 Billboard Top 40 hits reach No. 1 Mariah Carey
#7918, aired 2019-01-30WOMEN WRITERS: One of her circle described her as "a lacy sleeve with a bottle of vitriol concealed in its folds" Dorothy Parker
#7917, aired 2019-01-2920th CENTURY DISASTERS: On the radio in 1937 this 3-word exclamation came after "the smoke and the flames now...not quite to the mooring mast" "Oh, the humanity!"
#7916, aired 2019-01-2819th CENTURY NOVELS: Ambrose Bierce, a Civil War veteran, said of this 1895 book, the author "knows nothing of war, yet he is drenched in blood" The Red Badge of Courage
#7915, aired 2019-01-25LAW ENFORCEMENT HISTORY: This U.S. group was formed to protect settlers in an area that had recently gained independence from Spain the Texas Rangers
#7914, aired 2019-01-24U.K. PRIME MINISTERS: He was the first U.K. prime minister born after Elizabeth II became queen Tony Blair
#7913, aired 2019-01-2320th CENTURY LITERATURE: The writing of this novel, the author's first with no Canadian setting, appropriately began in 1984 The Handmaid's Tale
#7912, aired 2019-01-22COMIC STRIP TITLE CHARACTERS: These 2 were named for a European "theologian who believed in predestination" & a "philosopher with a dim view of human nature" Calvin & Hobbes
#7911, aired 2019-01-21BROADWAY MUSICALS: Premiering in 2005, its story is divided into spring, summer, fall & winter, each narrated by one of the 4 male leads Jersey Boys
#7910, aired 2019-01-18TV PERSONALITIES: In 2000 this man was the host of a No. 1 rated network show & a No. 2 rated syndicated talk show Regis Philbin
#7909, aired 2019-01-17CONTEMPORARY ART: After it was auctioned in 2018, a work by this artist was renamed "Love is in the Bin" Banksy
#7908, aired 2019-01-16PEOPLE & PLACES: In 1790 Thursday October Christian became the first child whose birth was recorded on this remote island Pitcairn Island
#7907, aired 2019-01-15PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES: He said, "Victory over (the) Depression will be... by the resolution of our people to fight their own battles in their own communities" Herbert Hoover
#7906, aired 2019-01-14FAMILIAR PHRASES: Originally a folk term for a chronic rash, this phrase got a new meaning as a title for a 1952 stage comedy & later a movie seven year itch
#7905, aired 2019-01-11FAMOUS DOCTORS: Not an artist himself, he inspired the Surrealists but thought them "absolute cranks" until he met Dali in London in 1938 Sigmund Freud
#7904, aired 2019-01-10AMERICAN LANDMARKS: Eyewitness Jose Marti wrote, "Luckless Irishmen, Poles, Italians... run toward the wharves" to see its dedication the Statue of Liberty
#7903, aired 2019-01-09TV DRAMAS: So that viewers wouldn't think it was about opera, the "R" in this show's logo was turned into a gun The Sopranos
#7902, aired 2019-01-081950s TRAVEL: In March 1958 Hilton opened a hotel in this Western Hemisphere capital but 2 1/2 years later was out of business there Havana
#7901, aired 2019-01-0719th CENTURY NOTABLES: When he died in Samoa in 1894 his obituary said, "He loved Samoa better than any other place, except Scotland" Robert Louis Stevenson
#7900, aired 2019-01-04TRANSPORTATION: Carretera Transistmica, AKA the Boyd-Roosevelt highway, runs parallel to this waterway the Panama Canal
#7899, aired 2019-01-031940s HISTORY: Air Force pilot Gail Halvorson earned the nickname "Candy Bomber" for his actions during this 1948-49 event the Berlin airlift (or Berlin air drop)
#7898, aired 2019-01-02BRITISH MEMOIRS: Before his death in 1996, this famous son wrote the memoirs "The Enchanted Places" & "The Hollow on the Hill" Christopher Robin Milne
#7897, aired 2019-01-01U.S. NAVY SHIPS: "Peace through strength" is the motto of the U.S. aircraft carrier named for this man who professed the same policy Ronald Reagan
#7896, aired 2018-12-3121st CENTURY OSCARS: Before she was 25, she became the youngest performer to receive a second Best Actress nomination Jennifer Lawrence
#7895, aired 2018-12-28AUTHORS: The first novelist on Forbes' list of billionaires, this author fell off in 2012 after giving an estimated $160 mil. to charity J.K. Rowling
#7894, aired 2018-12-27COASTLINES: At 3,700 miles, the longest ocean trench is named for these 2 nations that share most of South America's Pacific coast Chile and Peru
#7893, aired 2018-12-26HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY: Most of the land fighting in the first Punic war between Rome & Carthage was on this island Sicily
#7892, aired 2018-12-25THE SUPREME COURT: Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes once referred to this 1857 decision as the court's first self-inflicted wound the Dred Scott decision (Dred Scott v. Sanford)
#7891, aired 2018-12-24BRITISH NAMES: The last name of this 17th c. baronet who held many offices is synonymous with the govt. & especially the PM's residence (Sir George) Downing
#7890, aired 2018-12-21GEOGRAPHY & THE MOVIES: Named the first U.S. national monument in 1906, it was featured prominently in a blockbuster movie 71 years later Devils Tower
#7889, aired 2018-12-20THE WORKS OF MOZART: Composed in 1791, the year he died, & last in the Kochel catalog of all his works, K. 626 is this work Requiem
#7888, aired 2018-12-19POETS' BIRTHPLACES: 5 Cwmdonkin Drive was the address of the family home where he was born in 1914 Dylan Thomas
#7887, aired 2018-12-18U.S. LANDMARKS: The 1st segment of this was dedicated on July 4, 1930; the next, August 30, 1936; section 3, on September 17, 1937 & the last, on July 2, 1939 Mt. Rushmore
#7886, aired 2018-12-17NORSE MYTHOLOGY: After turning himself into a mare, he gave birth to an 8-legged horse that was later the prized steed of Odin Loki
#7885, aired 2018-12-14BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: After it stopped U.S. operations in 2018, its website said, "Promise us just this one thing: don't ever grow up" Toys"R"Us
#7884, aired 2018-12-1319th CENTURY AUTHORS: In the preface to a book of his stories, he thanks a herpetologist of upper India & an elephant named Bahadur Shah Rudyard Kipling
#7883, aired 2018-12-12SCI-FI TV: One of the twin planets this alien race called home was Remus the Romulans
#7882, aired 2018-12-11BIBLE BOOKS: The title of this Old Testament book is from the Greek for "song sung to a harp" Psalms
#7881, aired 2018-12-102-WORD WORLD CAPITALS: From 1936 to 1941 this city was the capital of Italian East Africa Addis Ababa
#7880, aired 2018-12-07OPERA: In Act I of this opera, a messenger says, "Barbarous Ethiopians" have invaded & "are already marching on Thebes" Aida
#7879, aired 2018-12-06WORLD AFFAIRS 2018: An Arab League summit final statement rejected "interference" by this country often mistakenly called an Arab land itself Iran
#7878, aired 2018-12-05NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1999 the U.S. government was ordered to pay his family $16 million for less than 30 seconds of film Abraham Zapruder
#7877, aired 2018-12-04THE NFL: For the 2018 draft this team tried to use a parrot to make a pick; the bird got stage fright the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#7876, aired 2018-12-03AMERICAN BUSINESS: Last name of John, Daniel, Elisha & Edward, whose firm turned 200 in 2018 & has dressed 40 U.S. presidents Brooks
#7875, aired 2018-11-30THE OLD WEST: On October 27, 1881 this town's local newspaper reported on "a day when blood flowed as water" Tombstone, Arizona
#7874, aired 2018-11-29CATHOLICISM: A liturgical year begins on the first Sunday of Advent, which is the Sunday closest to the feast day of this "first apostle" St. Andrew
#7873, aired 2018-11-28HISTORICAL FIRSTS: In a tribute with no precedent, the band played this at the Buckingham Palace changing of the guard on September 13, 2001 "The Star-Spangled Banner" (or the U.S. national anthem)
#7872, aired 2018-11-27ACTRESSES: In 1997 she became the first to win an Oscar for a film directed by her husband; her brother-in-law produced the film Frances McDormand
#7871, aired 2018-11-26AMERICAN AUTHORS: The 1877 novel "Garth", about a New Hampshire family cursed by an ancestor's crime, is by Julian, son of this novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne
#7870, aired 2018-11-23OLYMPIC CITIES: Of the 4 "M" cities that consecutively hosted Summer Olympics in the 20th century, these 2 aren't national capitals Munich and Montreal
#7869, aired 2018-11-221980s MOVIES: Ebert: This film "works as science fiction, it's sometimes as scary as a monster movie & at the end...not a dry eye in the house" E.T.
#7868, aired 2018-11-21PRESIDENTIAL IRONY: 1 of the 2 presidents who offered Daniel Webster the VP slot; he declined both, thinking the job went nowhere Zachary Taylor or William Henry Harrison
#7867, aired 2018-11-20AMERICANA: It's the official fruit of the District of Columbia cherry
#7866, aired 2018-11-19AMERICAN WRITERS: In a twist of irony, he accidentally set fire to some 300 acres of woods at Fair Haven Pond near the Concord River in 1844 Henry David Thoreau
#7865, aired 2018-11-16MAMMALS: Scientific name Mellivora capensis, this 2-word weasel family member was named "most fearless mammal" a honey badger
#7864, aired 2018-11-15THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ERA: She was disowned by the Quakers after marrying an Episcopalian upholsterer in 1773 & later took over his business Betsy Ross
#7863, aired 2018-11-1419th CENTURY NAMES: In the 1870s he wrote that "man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits" Charles Darwin
#7862, aired 2018-11-1320th CENTURY LITERATURE: Chapter 1 of this 1954 British novel is entitled "The Sound of the Shell" Lord of the Flies
#7861, aired 2018-11-12INTERNATIONAL GROUPS: The economic bloc known as the G8 became the G7 in 2014 upon the expulsion of this country Russia
#7860, aired 2018-11-09HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Puebla is the only Mexican state that officially celebrates this spring holiday that is now more popular in the U.S. Cinco de Mayo
#7859, aired 2018-11-08HISTORIC LEADERS: One of his many horses was named Roitelet & was ridden on the way home from Russia in 1812 Napoleon Bonaparte
#7858, aired 2018-11-07BROADWAY MUSICALS: Winner of 6 Tonys in 2017, it's the first Broadway musical to focus on the subject of teens & social media Dear Evan Hansen
#7857, aired 2018-11-06ALPHANUMERIC ANATOMY: Alphanumerically, it's at the top of the spine & lets you nod C1
#7856, aired 2018-11-05CHARACTERS IN CHILDREN'S LIT: Memories of refugees in British train stations before & after WWII helped inspire the creation of this character Paddington Bear
#7855, aired 2018-11-02SURNAMES: Evoking speed & luxury, this one of the 10 most common Italian surnames goes back to the Latin word for iron Ferrari
#7854, aired 2018-11-01HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: A northern limit of the Roman Empire was a fortified road in Germany stretching 350 miles between these 2 rivers the Danube and the Rhine
#7853, aired 2018-10-311960s FILMS: Chocolate syrup, casaba melon & Playboy model Marli Renfro were enlisted to create an iconic scene in this film Psycho
#7852, aired 2018-10-30TODAY'S INNOVATORS: The Ballbarrow was an early invention by this British man who's had greater success with sophisticated household devices James Dyson
#7851, aired 2018-10-29SHAKESPEARE: Aptly, Shakespeare used "moon" & "moonlight" more times in this play than in any other A Midsummer Night's Dream
#7850, aired 2018-10-26EUROPEAN HISTORY: Legend says this, weighing 336 lbs., came from the Holy Land & Kenneth MacAlpin brought it to Perthshire c. 840 the Stone of Scone
#7849, aired 2018-10-25STATE BIRDS: The 2-word name of this black & orange or black & golden state bird derives in part from the Latin for "golden" Baltimore oriole
#7848, aired 2018-10-24AFRICAN CITIES: Also a judicial capital, this aptly named city is known for an annual rose festival that began in 1976 Bloemfontein
#7847, aired 2018-10-23OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE: This "creature of evil, grim and fierce, was quickly ready, savage and cruel, and seized from their rest thirty thanes" Grendel
#7846, aired 2018-10-22PLACES IN THE NEWS: In a hint of the future, in 1973 Marjorie Post gave it to the U.S. govt. as a warm-weather presidential retreat, but it was returned Mar-a-Lago
#7845, aired 2018-10-19SPORTS: A low center of gravity is a key to success in this sport with moves including gaburi-yori & uwate-dashinage sumo wrestling
#7844, aired 2018-10-18CHARACTERS IN CHILDREN'S LIT: This winged character from an early 20th century work is so named "because she mends the pots and kettles" Tinker Bell
#7843, aired 2018-10-17WORLD CITIES: The northernmost city with a population over 5 million, it was founded in 1703 & its name was changed 3 times in the 20th century St. Petersburg
#7842, aired 2018-10-16THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Features on this body include Tombaugh Regio & Sleipnir Fossa, named for a horse that carried Odin to the underworld Pluto
#7841, aired 2018-10-15AMERICA IN THE 1930s: In March 1933 CBS Radio's Robert Trout said, "The president wants to come into your home... for a little" this a fireside chat
#7840, aired 2018-10-12CHARLES DICKENS: Both "Barnaby Rudge" & this other famous Dickens novel begin in 1775 & deal with mob violence A Tale of Two Cities
#7839, aired 2018-10-11BROADWAY MUSICALS: The title of this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical may come from the construction seen here Brigadoon
#7838, aired 2018-10-10MYTHOLOGICAL HEROES: The second half of his service to Eurystheus took him to 6 different places, like Crete, Thrace & the Underworld Hercules
#7837, aired 2018-10-09WORLD LEADERS: He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice & the Literature Prize 7 times, winning for the latter in 1953 Winston Churchill
#7836, aired 2018-10-08U.S. CAPITOL ART: Of the 23 lawgivers depicted on marble portraits over doors in the U.S. House chamber, he's the only one in the Bible Moses
#7835, aired 2018-10-05MILITARY HISTORY: Prepared by the Chief of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander, the "COSSAC Plan" outlined the details of this D-Day
#7834, aired 2018-10-04INTERNATIONAL CRIME: Italy's agromafia enriches itself through counterfeit versions of this "liquid gold" mentioned by Homer & Plato olive oil
#7833, aired 2018-10-03CITIES IN HISTORY: The Cathedral of St. Pierre was the center of the Calvinist Reformation in this lakeside city Geneva
#7832, aired 2018-10-02OSCAR HYPHENATES: This actor has never been nominated for acting--he won, though, as a writer for 1997 & as a producer for 2012 Ben Affleck
#7831, aired 2018-10-01WORLD LITERATURE: In a recent poll of 125 authors, this long 1870s novel about a woman ranked as the greatest work of fiction of all time Anna Karenina
#7830, aired 2018-09-28CLASSIC FILMS: In this '70s Oscar-winning film, the title character's 1st words are "Why did you go to the police? Why didn't you come to me first?" The Godfather
#7829, aired 2018-09-27U.S. LANDMARKS: In 1883 a Catholic diocese sold this to the state of Texas for $20,000 the Alamo
#7828, aired 2018-09-26AUTHORS: After this woman's death, her daughter wrote, "As far as we in the family are concerned, the alphabet now ends at Y" Sue Grafton
#7827, aired 2018-09-2520th CENTURY PLAYS: From its preface: "It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman...hate him" Pygmalion
#7826, aired 2018-09-24BRITISH ROYALTY: In Sept. 2017 Prince Charles became the longest-serving Prince of Wales, passing the man who became this king Edward VII
#7825, aired 2018-09-21COLOR ETYMOLOGY: This word for a gem & a shade of blue derives from the name of a Eurasian country from which gems came to Western Europe turquoise
#7824, aired 2018-09-20FOLKLORE: In legend, he called all the animals together but only 12 came, including a rat & a dragon the Buddha
#7823, aired 2018-09-1918th CENTURY AMERICANS: In a famous 1775 speech, he said, "Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!" Patrick Henry
#7822, aired 2018-09-18ANIMAL CHARACTERS: Items bought by this predator: iron bird seed, an iron carrot, earthquake pills & dehydrated boulders Wile E. Coyote
#7821, aired 2018-09-1720th CENTURY NOVELS: "I've killed my brother" is said near the end of this 1952 book with a Biblical title & a plot echoing a Biblical story East of Eden
#7820, aired 2018-09-14SPORTS HALLS OF FAME: Posthumously, Axel Paulsen was among the first group of inductees into the World Hall of Fame for this in 1976 figure skating
#7819, aired 2018-09-13BEFORE THEY WERE PRESIDENT: On October 4, 1940, for the premiere of what's been called his most famous movie role, Ronald Reagan was in this city South Bend, Indiana
#7818, aired 2018-09-1218th CENTURY NAMES: In 1789 this doctor proposed 6 articles on penal reform to the French Assembly, including one on capital punishment Joseph Guillotin
#7817, aired 2018-09-11DESIGN: Switching the syllables in the German word for building of a home gave this design & architecture school its name Bauhaus
#7816, aired 2018-09-10THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: To set a record for longest solo journey by kayak, 2,010 miles, Helen Skelton traveled through this nation for a month Brazil
#7815, aired 2018-07-27AMERICAN HISTORY: The last survivor of this battle that started a war died in 1854 & more men marched at his funeral than fought with him the Battle of Lexington
#7814, aired 2018-07-26FAMOUS NAMES: Almost 100 when he died in 2018, this North Carolina man became just the 4th private citizen to lie in honor at the U.S. Capitol Billy Graham
#7813, aired 2018-07-25BRIDGES: In 1990 the Yalu River Bridge was renamed the "Friendship Bridge" between these 2 nations; one is the other's best friend North Korea and China
#7812, aired 2018-07-24FASHION: Debuting in 1946, it was deemed "four triangles of nothing"; some critics even found it sinful a bikini
#7811, aired 2018-07-23FRENCH PHRASES: Paramnesia is another term for this French-named phenomenon--sound familiar? déjà vu
#7810, aired 2018-07-20FUTURISTIC FICTION: Fear of the social reorganization represented by an auto tycoon's innovations inspired this 1932 novel Brave New World
#7809, aired 2018-07-191970s MOVIES: Earning its director the first of many Oscar nominations, this 1977 film had the working title "Watch the Skies" Close Encounters of the Third Kind
#7808, aired 2018-07-1820th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: The last election in which both major party candidates were former state governors was in this year 1980
#7807, aired 2018-07-17WORLD CAPITAL SIGHTSEEING: The unfinished Victory over America Palace & the rundown Victory over Iran Palace are in this city Baghdad
#7806, aired 2018-07-16EXPLORERS: In 1513 the son of a local chief told this man, when you cross the mountains, "You shall see another sea" Vasco Núñez de Balboa
#7805, aired 2018-07-13MODERN LANGUAGE: This slang term for an environmentalist is literally true of groups that used passive resistance vs. deforestation, as in India in 1973 a tree hugger
#7804, aired 2018-07-121970s BESTSELLERS: The author of this novel thought of calling it "Silence in the Water" Jaws
#7803, aired 2018-07-11FROM BOOKS TO BROADWAY: "Son of a Witch” & “A Lion Among Men” are sequels to the book that inspired this musical Wicked
#7802, aired 2018-07-10AGRICULTURE: Turkey is the world's largest producer of these fruits; its town of Cerasus was famous for them cherries
#7801, aired 2018-07-09PRESIDENTS: Of the presidents who served more than 4 years, but less than 2 full terms, he served the longest: 7 years, 9 months, 8 days Harry Truman
#7800, aired 2018-07-06BUSINESS: Promising "value", which partly gives it its name, this Pennsylvania-based retailer did $7,400 in sales on its opening day in 1986 QVC
#7799, aired 2018-07-05AMERICAN AUTHORS: Her 1896 New York Times obituary called her "the writer of probably the most widely read work of fiction ever penned" Harriet Beecher Stowe
#7798, aired 2018-07-04CLASSIC ROCK: 25 years after these 3 men played a huge festival, they went to play again & ended the set with a tune about the 1st show Crosby, Stills and Nash
#7797, aired 2018-07-03THE EUROPEAN UNION: Like UNESCO, the EU has heritage sites; 2 of the first 4, a WWII internment camp & a Peace Palace, were in this occupied country the Netherlands
#7796, aired 2018-07-0220th CENTURY NOVELS: In a 1989 novel, Jing-Mei Woo says, "My father has asked me to be the fourth corner" in this title group the Joy Luck Club
#7795, aired 2018-06-2918th CENTURY NOTABLES: Researchers in London & Vienna now speculate that his 1791 death was due to a strep infection, not poisoning Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
#7794, aired 2018-06-28SHAKESPEARE: The prologue of this tragedy is a sonnet whose rhymes include dignity & mutiny; scene & unclean; & life & strife Romeo and Juliet
#7793, aired 2018-06-27SPORTING EVENTS: This annual event first held in 1934 includes play in areas named Pink Dogwood, Flowering Peach & Azalea the Masters Tournament
#7792, aired 2018-06-26INTERNATIONAL CINEMA: Getting its nickname from a capital, Dhallywood is the name for the film industry in this Asian country Bangladesh
#7791, aired 2018-06-25STATE NAME ORIGINS: Though it doesn't have "island" in its name, it's named after a European island New Jersey
#7790, aired 2018-06-22MEDICINE & THE MOVIES: Vestibular rehabilitation is one treatment for a condition that is also the title of this 1958 suspense film Vertigo
#7789, aired 2018-06-21WORLD GEOGRAPHY: Australia's fourth-largest city, it's at the southern end of the road called Indian Ocean Drive Perth
#7788, aired 2018-06-20CLASSICAL MUSIC: Not in the initial score, the feature giving this symphony its byname was a whim added by the composer close to its 1792 debut the "Surprise" Symphony
#7787, aired 2018-06-1920th CENTURY AMERICAN HISTORY: On Nov. 3, 1948 he sent a congratulatory telegram, then told reporters, "I was just as surprised as you" Thomas Dewey
#7786, aired 2018-06-18CLASSIC TOYS: This toy was patented in the 1960s as a "liquid filled die agitator" Magic 8-Ball
#7785, aired 2018-06-15ISLAND NAMES: A Portuguese explorer gave this name to an island he sighted off Africa's coast 40 days after Easter Ascension Island
#7784, aired 2018-06-14CONSTELLATIONS: This Zodiac constellation includes 2 lines (or strings) that terminate in a star called Alrescha, the knot Pisces
#7783, aired 2018-06-131990s ANIMATED FILMS: Though it draws elements from "Hamlet", Disney says this was their first all-animated feature based on an original story The Lion King
#7782, aired 2018-06-12CHILDREN'S LIT: In 2017 the Maine farm & barn that inspired this classic 1952 novel were put up for sale Charlotte's Web
#7781, aired 2018-06-11BRASS INSTRUMENTS: In playing this instrument whose early version was called a sackbut, it's about 6" from A to B, about 7" from C to D a trombone
#7780, aired 2018-06-08LITERARY SETTINGS: Ashdown Forest in Sussex inspired this fictional setting for a 1926 collection of stories for children the Hundred Acre Wood
#7779, aired 2018-06-07MEDIEVAL SCIENCE: 13th c. Emperor Frederick II's "De Arte Venandi cum Avibus" was the first work written about this -ology ornithology
#7778, aired 2018-06-06GAMES: Names used in other languages for this chess piece include malka, rainha & rouva the queen
#7777, aired 2018-06-05FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: He got a real N.Y. Times obit in 1975; it said he wore "false mustaches to mask signs of age that offended his vanity" Hercule Poirot
#7776, aired 2018-06-04AMERICAN QUOTES: In a 1789 letter, Benjamin Franklin relates the durability of the new Constitution to these 2 things death & taxes
#7775, aired 2018-06-01PRESIDENTS: BORN & DIED: Born the farthest west in the continental U.S. of any president, he would later die farthest from his birthplace Richard Nixon
#7774, aired 2018-05-31CURRENCY: 20-euro notes available in 2015 fittingly feature this mythological mother to some of Zeus' kids Europa
#7773, aired 2018-05-30AMERICAN COMPOSERS: His works are the only ones in the National Recording Registry that are preserved on piano rolls Scott Joplin
#7772, aired 2018-05-29BRITISH COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES: Of the 16 Commonwealth nations with Queen Elizabeth II as head of state, this one is farthest from the United Kingdom New Zealand
#7771, aired 2018-05-2819th CENTURY AUTHORS: This author whom Helen Keller could identify by his cigar scent was the first to call Anne Sullivan a "miracle worker" Mark Twain
#7770, aired 2018-05-25OSCAR-NOMINATED ACTORS: He was nominated twice for playing Oscar winners--a real one in a 1992 biopic & a fictional one in a 2008 combat comedy Robert Downey Jr.
#7769, aired 2018-05-24GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: For a link between oceans, the U.S. signed an 1859 treaty with Mexico giving us rights to this 2-syllable strip of land "of Tehuantepec" isthmus
#7768, aired 2018-05-23GREEK MYTHOLOGY: This pair who accompanied their father into battle were called Timor & Formido, "Fear" & "Terror", by the Romans Phobos & Deimos
#7767, aired 2018-05-22FAMOUS RUSSIANS: In November 1836 this writer got a letter naming him to the Most Serene Order of Cuckolds; in February 1837 he was dead Alexander Pushkin
#7766, aired 2018-05-21U.S. GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY: In 1794 George Washington selected this spot, where today 3 states meet, for the site of a new armory Harpers Ferry
#7765, aired 2018-05-18GEOGRAPHIC HISTORY: 230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics the Mason-Dixon line
#7764, aired 2018-05-17SCHOOL SUPPLY WORDS: Adding "P" to a word for a chronic back condition gets you this synonym for graphite or pencil lead plumbago
#7763, aired 2018-05-16MYTHOLOGY: Ulysses & Menelaus were among those who emerged from the "womb" of this, called "tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine" the Trojan Horse
#7762, aired 2018-05-15U.N. LANGUAGES: Of the 6 official U.N. languages, it's the one that is written in a cursive form only Arabic
#7761, aired 2018-05-14CITIES IN LITERATURE: In "Gone With the Wind", Rhett Butler says this city named for a monarch "is the South, only intensified" Charleston
#7760, aired 2018-05-11U.S. POLITICAL HISTORY: President Madison is credited with the 1st of these 2-word actions; he didn't sign an 1812 bill after Congress had adjourned a pocket veto
#7759, aired 2018-05-10WOMEN WRITERS: On her 2012 passing this Oscar nominee was described as "an essayist and humorist in the Dorothy Parker mold" (but funnier) Nora Ephron
#7758, aired 2018-05-09OPERA: A 12-minute piece of music from this opera depicts Alpine dawn, a storm & the calm, & ends in a section called a galop William Tell
#7757, aired 2018-05-08LONDON LANDMARKS: Built in the 1990s, it's the only permanent structure permitted in London with a thatched roof since the Great Fire of 1666 the Globe Theatre
#7756, aired 2018-05-07U.S. CITIES: This city, also the title of a film that won 2 Oscars, was named for a businessman known for 19th c. transportation Fargo
#7755, aired 2018-05-04LITERARY HELPERS: Passepartout, whose name means "go everywhere", is the fittingly named aide in an 1873 tale by this author Jules Verne
#7754, aired 2018-05-03FILM & WAR: The New York premiere of this film was on Thanksgiving, 15 days after the liberation of its title place Casablanca
#7753, aired 2018-05-0219th CENTURY AMERICANS: On July 10, 1804 he wrote a letter of goodbye, just in case, to "my dearest Theodosia"; he lived until 1836 Aaron Burr
#7752, aired 2018-05-01FASHION BRANDS: Translated from Roman numerals, "55" appears in luggage & watch product names from a company founded by this man Louis Vuitton
#7751, aired 2018-04-30AUTHORS ON AUTHORS: Whitman said this man's poetry has "a propensity toward nocturnal themes, a demoniac undertone behind every page" Edgar Allan Poe
#7750, aired 2018-04-27LEGENDARY PEOPLE: Leodegrance, king of Cameliard, gave the newlyweds a piece of furniture on the marriage of this daughter Guinevere
#7749, aired 2018-04-26SPORTS IN COURT: This athlete lost a 1931 lawsuit against the Curtiss Candy Company Babe Ruth
#7748, aired 2018-04-25GEOGRAPHY: In 1871 the official addition of this as a province gave Canada coasts on both the Atlantic & the Pacific Oceans British Columbia
#7747, aired 2018-04-24AFRICA: Markers for this geog. designation are on Lake Victoria's Lwaji Island & at Mbandaka in the Democratic Republic of the Congo the Equator
#7746, aired 2018-04-2318th CENTURY AMERICA: Congress met in June 1778 to sign these but found errors in the official copy; it had to reconvene with a new set in July the Articles of Confederation
#7745, aired 2018-04-20CLASSIC LITERARY CHARACTERS: He declares that one of the people he is trying to emulate is a medieval knight known as Amadís of Gaul Don Quixote de la Mancha
#7744, aired 2018-04-19U.S. HISTORIC SITES: Its official seal includes the year 1864 for when it was established, a folded flag & a scroll inscribed "our most sacred shrine" Arlington National Cemetery
#7743, aired 2018-04-18THE LATIN VULGATE BIBLE: In Latin Jesus says, I am "via et veritas et vita"--in English, these 3 words way, truth, life
#7742, aired 2018-04-17RUSSIAN CULTURE: This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944 The Nutcracker
#7741, aired 2018-04-16GREEK MYTHOLOGY: In one version Thetis killed 6 of her children in her attempts to make them immortal; this warrior was her seventh Achilles
#7740, aired 2018-04-13U.S. PLACE NAMES: It's the only state named for a woman & whose capital is also named for a woman Maryland
#7739, aired 2018-04-12LANDMARKS: In 1546 architect Pierre Lescot began rebuilding King Francis I's palace, which is now this museum the Louvre
#7738, aired 2018-04-11EXPLORATION NAME'S THE SAME: The deepest part of the Mariana Trench & a submersible that went there share the name of this space shuttle Challenger
#7737, aired 2018-04-10U.S. CABINET DEPARTMENTS: This Cabinet department traces its roots back to the Manhattan Project & efforts to develop the atomic bomb the Department of Energy
#7736, aired 2018-04-0920th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: He took the Oath of Office twice 14 months apart Lyndon B. Johnson
#7735, aired 2018-04-06CENTRAL AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: One active, one dormant, Madera & Concepcion are volcanoes in this body of water that shares its name with a country Lake Nicaragua
#7734, aired 2018-04-05FILMS OF THE 1990s: Tommy Lee Jones won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this movie based on a TV series that premiered in 1963 The Fugitive
#7733, aired 2018-04-0419th CENTURY CLASSICAL MUSICIANS: The father of this future composer was a French teacher at the Warsaw Lyceum, where the child would later attend Frederic Chopin
#7732, aired 2018-04-03AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1899, a reunion of this alliterative squad took place, with the governor of New York fittingly on horseback the Rough Riders
#7731, aired 2018-04-02U.S. GOVERNMENT: The portrait here hangs in the building of this Cabinet department & depicts a man who once ran it the Department of Justice
#7730, aired 2018-03-30U.S. STATE HISTORY: During Ulysses Grant's 2-term presidency, only one state joined the Union: this one Colorado
#7729, aired 2018-03-29AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS: In 2017 this govt. agency dedicated a new computational facility named in honor of 99-year-old ex-employee Katherine Johnson NASA
#7728, aired 2018-03-28MUSICAL THEATER: This show has songs that weren't in the 1992 film it's based on, like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" & "How Will I Know" The Bodyguard
#7727, aired 2018-03-271960s NO. 1 SONGS: Complaints about heavy workloads inspired the titles of 2 songs by this group, No. 1 hits 7 months apart The Beatles
#7726, aired 2018-03-26MEDIEVAL LITERATURE: The illustration seen here appeared in the second printed edition of this book, published in England in 1483 The Canterbury Tales
#7725, aired 2018-03-23UNREAL ESTATE: Some of the features of this title place of an 1883 novel are Mizzen-Mast Hill & Captain Kidd's Anchorage Treasure Island
#7724, aired 2018-03-22WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The Greek islands of Lesbos & Rhodes are each about 10 miles from the mainland of this other country Turkey
#7723, aired 2018-03-21FILMS OF THE 1960s: Bernard Herrmann scored this 1960 black & white thriller using only the string section of an orchestra Psycho
#7722, aired 2018-03-20ROMAN HISTORY: Of this battle in 31 B.C., Virgil wrote, "Neptune's fields grow red with fresh slaughter" the Battle of Actium
#7721, aired 2018-03-19THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: Before signing the bill creating this, President George W. Bush noted its "nearly 170,000 employees" & "a new kind of war" the Department of Homeland Security
#7720, aired 2018-03-16MYTHOLOGICAL BEASTS: Hesiod said it fawns on all who enter "with actions of... tail & both ears", but when people try to exit it "eats them up" the hound of Hades (or Cerberus)
#7719, aired 2018-03-15EUROPEAN RIVERS: Of the 10 countries the Danube touches, this one is alphabetically last & is the only one that doesn't end in "Y" or "A" Ukraine
#7718, aired 2018-03-14THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE: Each state has as many electors as its total of senators & reps.; D.C. has this many, the minimum for any state 3
#7717, aired 2018-03-131950s FICTION: The New York Times called this 1,000-page novel by a woman "one of the most influential business books ever written" Atlas Shrugged
#7716, aired 2018-03-12FIRST LADY FACTS: In 1982, when Bess Truman died, she had been enrolled in this government program for about 17 years, longer than anyone else Medicare
#7715, aired 2018-03-09BIG BUSINESS: Bill Fernandez, who in 1971 introduced to each other the 2 founders of this California company, became its first full-time employee in 1977 Apple
#7714, aired 2018-03-08BESTSELLING NOVELS: This 1990 novel made into a blockbuster film says the Hammond Foundation "has spent $17 million on amber" Jurassic Park
#7713, aired 2018-03-07COUNTRIES OF THE U.N.: The 3 U.N. member states that begin with the letter "J"; 2 are island nations & one is nearly landlocked Jamaica, Japan, and Jordan
#7712, aired 2018-03-06CLASSIC BRITISH NOVELS: A preface to this novel calls it "a loud hee-haw at all who yearn for utopia...& a pretty good fable in the Aesop tradition" Animal Farm
#7711, aired 2018-03-05OSCAR HISTORY: In the 1940s he became the first person to receive nominations as actor, director & writer for the same film Orson Welles
#7710, aired 2018-03-02SPORTS TEAM MASCOTS: Echoing a rock band with 8 platinum albums, the teams of the Ark. School for the Deaf are named for this animal a leopard
#7709, aired 2018-03-01EUROPEAN ISLANDS: Once known as the Norman Isles, per the British government this group is "not part of the U.K." & has "never been colonies" the Channel Islands
#7708, aired 2018-02-28WOMEN IN MYTHOLOGY: Poet & translator Anne Carson addresses her: "Your name in Greek means something like 'against birth'" Antigone
#7707, aired 2018-02-27AMERICANA: A 1931 story in the New Yorker said this "weighs 600,000,000 pounds (&)... contains 37,000,000 cubic feet" the Empire State Building
#7706, aired 2018-02-26NAME THE NOVEL: "I collected the instruments of life around me, that I might infuse a spark of being into the lifeless thing that lay at my feet" Frankenstein
#7705, aired 2018-02-23MODERN WORDS: In 1994 Wired magazine described this 4-letter word as an idea leaping "from mind to mind... as viruses leap from body to body" a meme
#7704, aired 2018-02-22ACTRESSES: Already an Emmy winner, in 2017 she won an Oscar for the same role that had won her a Tony Viola Davis
#7703, aired 2018-02-21WORLD WAR I: Site of an arduous WWI campaign, this town on the Dardanelles gets its name from the Greek for "beautiful city" Gallipoli
#7702, aired 2018-02-20THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: In Portuguese this bird is known as beija flor, or "flower kisser" a hummingbird
#7701, aired 2018-02-19THE SUPREME COURT: In the 1966 case of this man, Earl Warren wrote of eliminating "evils in the interrogation process" Ernesto Miranda
#7700, aired 2018-02-16FICTIONAL PLACES: Some residents of the place with this name came from Kensington Gardens, where they had fallen out of their perambulators Never Never Land
#7699, aired 2018-02-15MEDIEVAL ASIA: Though it means "one who serves", in medieval Japan it was a property holder who received rent from serfs samurai
#7698, aired 2018-02-14HIT SONGS OF THE '90s: The title of this dance hit, No. 1 for 14 weeks in the '90s, can refer to a Seville, Spain neighborhood or a woman from there "Macarena"
#7697, aired 2018-02-13CLASSIC TV HOMES: In 2017 the Bel-Air estate used in this '60s TV show was listed for $350 million The Beverly Hillbillies
#7696, aired 2018-02-12AMERICAN BUSINESS: A 2007 headline said after being ridiculed since the 1950s, it "takes its victory lap" & noted the auction of one for $184,000 the Edsel
#7695, aired 2018-02-0920th CENTURY BOOKS: An "ineffable quality", this 3-word title represents "the ability to go up in a hurtling piece of machinery" day after day The Right Stuff
#7694, aired 2018-02-08UNIVERSITIES: Famed for its health care system & medical school, it also sold 15 acres for $10 in 1947 to build CDC headquarters Emory University
#7693, aired 2018-02-07FLAG COLORS: They're the 3 colors of New York City's flag & of the Knicks & Mets teams; 2 are on the Dutch flag & 1 used to be blue, white & orange
#7692, aired 2018-02-06PHILOSOPHY: Despite the title, in this Plato work, Socrates says, "I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times" the Apologia or Apology
#7691, aired 2018-02-05CABLE TV HISTORY: "You need us... for everything you do" was a slogan used by this channel, one of the first to customize content by location The Weather Channel
#7690, aired 2018-02-02OFFICIAL STATE STUFF: Composers of this state's various official songs include Richard Rodgers & Woody Guthrie Oklahoma
#7689, aired 2018-02-01U.S. AUTHORS: In his 1958 essay "Essentials of Spontaneous Prose", he compared a writing technique to a jazz musician's style Jack Kerouac
#7688, aired 2018-01-31FOOD BRANDS: Seen here is the location of the first plant of this company Ore-Ida
#7687, aired 2018-01-30LITERATURE & MYTHOLOGY: The "very name embodies the idea of flight", says one analysis of a 20th century novel in describing this main character Stephen Dedalus
#7686, aired 2018-01-29THE 1960s: It was already a crime to alter one of these; a 1965 law passed 393-1 in the House criminalized burning one too a draft card
#7685, aired 2018-01-26CHILDREN'S LIT: Introduced in 1945, she claimed to have the middle names Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim's Daughter Pippi Longstocking
#7684, aired 2018-01-2519th CENTURY EUROPEANS: In an 1889 letter to his brother, he wrote, “I wouldn’t exactly have chosen madness if there had been a choice” Vincent van Gogh
#7683, aired 2018-01-24BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: This company's first mailers in 1953 offered 20 different magazine subscriptions--prizes came 14 years later Publishers Clearing House
#7682, aired 2018-01-23LITERARY BROTHERS: This character first appeared in "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter", an 1893 story in London's Strand Magazine Mycroft Holmes
#7681, aired 2018-01-22WORLD CITY NAMES: Novosibirsk, the 3rd-largest city in Russia, translates as this "city": the 1st word for its more recent founding, the 2nd for its location New Siberia
#7680, aired 2018-01-19WORLD CAPITALS: It's the only world capital whose name is derived from an Algonquin word Ottawa
#7679, aired 2018-01-18SNACK FOODS: The name of this cracker that's been around since 1903 suggests that it was baked 3 times Triscuit
#7678, aired 2018-01-17SPECIAL DAYS: A 1954 act amended a 1938 one by striking out this word & replacing it with "Veterans" armistice
#7677, aired 2018-01-16NOVELS OF THE 1960s: The line "Once when you are born & once when you look death in the face" follows this title of a 1964 novel & an action-packed 1967 film You Only Live Twice
#7676, aired 2018-01-15THE THEATER: In 1915 this play opened for the last time on Broadway, ironically at the Booth Theatre Our American Cousin
#7675, aired 2018-01-12AFRICAN COUNTRIES: With more than 90 million people it's Africa's third most populous country, though it's more than 90% desert Egypt
#7674, aired 2018-01-11THE MOVIES: It's the first Oscar nominee for Best Picture to be produced by an internet streaming service Manchester by the Sea
#7673, aired 2018-01-10SENATORS: The last names of these 2 current senators, one from Virginia & one from Massachusetts, are anagrams of each other Elizabeth Warren & Mark Warner
#7672, aired 2018-01-09THE FIRST CENTURY A.D.: Letters written by this Roman recount the events of a natural disaster, like the death of his uncle, a famous scholar Pliny the Younger
#7671, aired 2018-01-08U.S. PRESIDENTS: He became an ex-president while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri Richard Nixon
#7670, aired 2018-01-05COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS: In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this "Comics", incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero Archie Comics
#7669, aired 2018-01-04CARS: When it was introduced in 1953, this car model's emblem had a checkered flag & a red flag with a fleur-de-lis a Chevrolet Corvette
#7668, aired 2018-01-03OPERA: This character's famed entrance aria actually introduces him as a handyman, repeats his name & adds "la-la-la-la-las" Figaro
#7667, aired 2018-01-02NOVELISTS: A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941 Virginia Woolf
#7666, aired 2018-01-01PLACES IN 1950s NEWS: Pravda reported that Khrushchev, on his way to lunch, announced his decision to give this region to Ukraine Crimea
#7665, aired 2017-12-29BROADWAY: Following a show's success in 2011, this group began advertising, "You've seen the play... now read the book" the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
#7664, aired 2017-12-28TRADITIONS: This list of 12 may have been inspired by a Biblical garment decorated in 4 rows, the top being sardius, topaz & carbuncle birthstones
#7663, aired 2017-12-27PRESIDENTIAL HOMES: Originally called Rural Retreat, this 19th century presidential home has a name that's a synonym for "retreat" Hermitage
#7662, aired 2017-12-26CANADA: As a response to new developments there, this territory was carved out of the Northwest Territories in 1898 the Yukon Territory
#7661, aired 2017-12-25AUTHORS: A prefatory poem he wrote to one of his novels tells of "the dream-child moving through a land of wonders wild and new" Lewis Carroll
#7660, aired 2017-12-22RECORD LABELS: This label, home to U2 & Bob Marley, was created, fittingly, in Jamaica with an investment of 1,000 pounds sterling Island Records
#7659, aired 2017-12-21ADVERTISING CHARACTERS: This brand was looking for a Hemingway type when it hired Jonathan Goldsmith for its commercials Dos Equis
#7658, aired 2017-12-20EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: This country's last 3 queens abdicated in favor of their children the Netherlands
#7657, aired 2017-12-19WORLD WAR II: The book "From the Volcano to the Gorge" tells the story of this World War II battle Iwo Jima
#7656, aired 2017-12-18ART: Perhaps bought from a Sears catalog, a window for an 1880s farmhouse inspired the name of this 1930 painting American Gothic
#7655, aired 2017-12-15MOVIE SETTINGS: The setting for this 1994 Oscar-winning animated film was inspired by Kenya's Hell's Gate National Park The Lion King
#7654, aired 2017-12-14AMERICANA: In 2016 the Wingfoot Two, one of these, was christened near Akron a blimp
#7653, aired 2017-12-13WORLD LITERATURE: In a 1967 novel this Nobel Prize winner wrote, "The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude" Gabriel García Márquez
#7652, aired 2017-12-12FRENCH CITIES: The name of this city in the Département du Nord comes from the Flemish for "church of the dunes" Dunkirk
#7651, aired 2017-12-11ANCIENT SYMBOLS: Taiji, the Great Ultimate, is the source of this pair that's represented by the colors orange & azure respectively yin & yang
#7650, aired 2017-12-08PRIMETIME TV ACTRESSES: On the beat since 1999, she plays the longest-running female character currently on TV in a primetime non-animated series Mariska Hargitay
#7649, aired 2017-12-07TIME MAGAZINE'S PERSON OF THE YEAR: Since "Man of the Year" became "Person of the Year" in 1999, only 1 individual woman has won: this European for 2015 Angela Merkel
#7648, aired 2017-12-06REFERENCE BOOKS: This manual resulted from a military engineer's attendance at an unruly 1860s church meeting Robert's Rules of Order
#7647, aired 2017-12-0519th CENTURY EUROPE: This 1814-1815 gathering of leaders prompted Beethoven to compose the cantata "The Glorious Moment" the Congress of Vienna
#7646, aired 2017-12-04CHILDREN'S BOOKS: For this series of picture books that started in 1987, each crowd scene takes about 8 weeks to illustrate Where's Waldo?
#7645, aired 2017-12-01HISTORIC WORLD BUILDINGS: Rome's Colosseum may have gotten its name because of a colossal circa 65 A.D. statue of this emperor erected nearby Nero
#7644, aired 2017-11-30WORLD FLAGS & THE BIBLE: The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in I Kings 5 Lebanon
#7643, aired 2017-11-29FAMILIAR PHRASES: In the 1870s this phrase meant a hairdo, using a British word for bangs; now it's an extreme group on the edge of a cause a lunatic fringe
#7642, aired 2017-11-28VIDEO GAMES: The desire in his childhood to catch every insect inspired Satoshi Tajiri to create this 1996 game Pokémon
#7641, aired 2017-11-27GERMAN GEOGRAPHY: Of Germany's 16 states, these 2 at opposite ends of the country begin with the same letter & are the largest & smallest Bavaria & Bremen
#7640, aired 2017-11-24NOVEL TITLE CHARACTERS: One orphan arriving before him was given the surname Swubble; some arriving later were to be Unwin & Vilkins Oliver Twist
#7639, aired 2017-11-23TURKEY WITH THE TRIMMINGS: Of the 8 countries that border Turkey, these 2 extend the farthest east & west Iran & Greece
#7638, aired 2017-11-22THE CALENDAR: November 2017 is in the year 1439 AH in the calendar that dates from an action of this religious figure Muhammad
#7637, aired 2017-11-21CLASSIC ALBUMS: Hailed as the "greatest album of all time", in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
#7636, aired 2017-11-20FAMOUS NAMES: She declared, "By blood, I am Albanian... as to my calling, I belong to the world" Mother Teresa
#7635, aired 2017-11-17STATE CAPITALS: A state capital since 1805, its name begins with the last 4 letters of the state's name Montpelier
#7634, aired 2017-11-16INVENTIONS: When Time magazine named it Invention of the Year in 2007, it was described as too slow, too big, pretty & touchy-feely the iPhone
#7633, aired 2017-11-15HISTORIC NAMES: In 2013 the village of Belrain renamed the last street in France that bore the name of this hero who became a traitor Maréchal Philippe Petain
#7632, aired 2017-11-14THEATRE: Despite objections from the playwright's estate, a 1991 French production of this 1952 play had a small all-female cast instead of male Waiting for Godot
#7631, aired 2017-11-13VICE PRESIDENTS: A biography of this 19th century VP traces his family to a German town made famous in a folk tale about children Hannibal Hamlin
#7630, aired 2017-11-10AWARDS & HONORS: The Victoria Cross is for military bravery; this cross first given in 1940 & named for Victoria's great-grandson is for civilian bravery the George Cross
#7629, aired 2017-11-09THE GREAT DEPRESSION: A street-corner occupation that saved many in the Depression was aided by a 1930 tops-in-the-U.S. crop in this state Washington
#7628, aired 2017-11-0819th CENTURY POETS: In 1824 he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey for "questionable morality"; in 1969 he got a memorial stone there Lord Byron
#7627, aired 2017-11-07LANDLOCKED COUNTRIES: South of the Tropic of Capricorn, this kingdom is the world's southernmost landlocked country Lesotho
#7626, aired 2017-11-06MUSIC & HISTORY: This 1880 piece was written more than 6 decades after the Battle of Borodino, the conflict it commemorates the 1812 Overture
#7625, aired 2017-11-03WORLD CAPITALS: The world's highest international airport, at an elevation of over 13,000', serves this South American capital city La Paz, Bolivia
#7624, aired 2017-11-02U.S. HISTORY: Only 4 men have been both VP & president & served in both houses of Congress; 2 of them shared this last name Johnson
#7623, aired 2017-11-01THE OSCARS: For 1992, this New Yorker was the first man with 2 acting Oscar nominations in the same year for different films Al Pacino
#7622, aired 2017-10-31LETTER PERFECT: George Eastman called it "a strong, incisive sort of letter" K
#7621, aired 2017-10-3019th CENTURY LITERATURE: This 1870 novel has a ship whose name is from the Greek for "sailor" & a captain whose name is Latin for "no one" Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
#7620, aired 2017-10-27THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: The Mopan River flows about 20 miles from the capital of this country Belize
#7619, aired 2017-10-26BOARD GAMES: An early edition of this game that debuted in 1949 says that it's "the great new Sherlock Holmes game" Clue
#7618, aired 2017-10-25AMERICANA: The tiny town of Cayce, Kentucky was the home & supplied the nickname of a man famous in this job an engineer
#7617, aired 2017-10-24ETYMOLOGY: This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept highbrow
#7616, aired 2017-10-23ENGLISH LITERATURE: Much of this novel takes place on the island of Despair, off the coast of South America, from 1659 to 1686 Robinson Crusoe
#7615, aired 2017-10-20BRITISH MONARCHS: Her marriage to a European crown prince in the 16th century added Queen of Naples & Queen of Jerusalem to her titles Queen Mary I
#7614, aired 2017-10-19OSCAR WINNERS: He's the only actor to win 3 Best Actor Oscars, the most recent for his portrayal of a U.S. president Daniel Day-Lewis
#7613, aired 2017-10-18HISTORIC CONNECTIONS: A 1796 medical experiment with an English farm girl ultimately led to this breakthrough announced in Geneva May 8, 1980 the eradication of smallpox
#7612, aired 2017-10-17ASIAN GEOGRAPHY: It's the only country that borders both the Caspian Sea & the Persian Gulf Iran
#7611, aired 2017-10-16BIG BUSINESS: In 2000 this company reported revenues of more than $100 billion; in 2001 it was bankrupt Enron
#7610, aired 2017-10-13FLAGS OF THE WORLD: The flag of Laos shows the white circle of the moon over the blue band, representing this river the Mekong River
#7609, aired 2017-10-12MOVIE HISTORY: A 1947 FBI study chided this holiday film's "attempt to discredit bankers ...a common trick used by Communists" It's A Wonderful Life
#7608, aired 2017-10-11VISUAL VOCABULARY: A Latin word for a sea creature, in photography, it's a color that conveys nostalgia sepia
#7607, aired 2017-10-1020th CENTURY NOVELS: The protagonist of this novel "was fairly sure that his age was 39, and he believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945" Nineteen Eighty-Four
#7606, aired 2017-10-09HISTORICAL AREAS: An ancient quote mentions this area & 3 population groups, the Belgae, Aquitani & Celts Gaul
#7605, aired 2017-10-06COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: They begin with the same 3 letters: the most densely populated country in Europe & the least densely populated in Asia Monaco and Mongolia
#7604, aired 2017-10-05ACTORS & THEIR MOVIE ROLES: He played Shakespearean title characters 4 times, receiving Best Actor Oscar nominations each time Laurence Olivier
#7603, aired 2017-10-04AMERICAN PLAYS: The latitude & longitude given by the narrator of this 1938 play would set it in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire Our Town
#7602, aired 2017-10-0320th CENTURY WORLD LEADERS: He said, "Never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another" Nelson Mandela
#7601, aired 2017-10-02AMERICAN ARTISTS: This artist from Iowa once said, "All the really good ideas I'd ever had came to me while I was milking a cow" Grant Wood
#7600, aired 2017-09-2919th CENTURY PEOPLE: On June 28, 1838 an archbishop jammed a ring made for her little finger onto her 4th; she had to soak it in ice water to get it off Queen Victoria
#7599, aired 2017-09-28THE NORTHEASTERN U.S.: Once its own city, it joined with a neighbor in 1898; today on its own it would be the 4th most populous city in the U.S. Brooklyn, New York
#7598, aired 2017-09-27AMERICAN WOMEN: A collection of her writings includes letters to her famous husband & articles like "Eulogy on the Flapper" Zelda Fitzgerald
#7597, aired 2017-09-26FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: At the Women in I.T. Awards in 2017, the head of MI-6 said today the real version of the character known by this letter is female Q
#7596, aired 2017-09-25BRITISH POETS: The statue of a sailor seen here in Watchet, England is based on a famous poem by this man Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#7595, aired 2017-09-22POETS: In an 1855 poem he wrote, "I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven" Walt Whitman
#7594, aired 2017-09-21COMIC BOOKS: Told to create a character called this, Len Wein learned the real animal is short, hairy & will attack an enemy 10 times its size Wolverine
#7593, aired 2017-09-20U.S. POSTAL ABBREVIATIONS: In 1969 the "B" in this state's abbreviation was changed to an "E" to avoid confusion with a Canadian province Nebraska
#7592, aired 2017-09-19POTENT & NONPOTENT POTABLES: Reverse the 2 words in the name of this Canadian whisky brand & you get the name of a cola Crown Royal or Royal Crown
#7591, aired 2017-09-18THE OLD TESTAMENT: Consisting of 21 verses, the book of this minor prophet, whose name means "servant of God", is the shortest Obadiah
#7590, aired 2017-09-15GLOBAL ORGANIZATIONS: "Connecting police for a safer world" is the motto of this 190-member organization Interpol
#7589, aired 2017-09-14BUSINESSMEN: The corporation of this British man got its name from his early inexperience in business Richard Branson
#7588, aired 2017-09-13ANCIENT HISTORY: Battles at Trebbia & Trasimene were among the victories of this man who was born in Africa & died near the Black Sea Hannibal
#7587, aired 2017-09-1221st CENTURY GRAMMYS: This singer has won Album, Record & Song of the Year twice, the only artist to do so Adele
#7586, aired 2017-09-11ARTISTS & AUTHORS: In 1929 Georgia O'Keeffe painted the tree in New Mexico under which this British-born author used to write D.H. Lawrence
#7585, aired 2017-07-2821st CENTURY THOUGHT: The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it's a state emblem the black swan
#7584, aired 2017-07-27THE OSCARS: This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films Anthony Hopkins
#7583, aired 2017-07-26NOVELS: "A man can be destroyed but not defeated" is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film The Old Man and the Sea
#7582, aired 2017-07-25EUROPE: Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet Andorra
#7581, aired 2017-07-24COLLEGES: When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam the U.S. Naval Academy
#7580, aired 2017-07-21AMERICANA: This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan "Hail To The Chief"
#7579, aired 2017-07-20STATE CAPITALS: In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its "small" name was moved to city hall Little Rock
#7578, aired 2017-07-19HISTORIC EVENTS: In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before London
#7577, aired 2017-07-1820th CENTURY FAMOUS NAMES: In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, "We have made the acquaintance of a man of God" Rasputin
#7576, aired 2017-07-17DEADLY CREATURES: The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal a jellyfish
#7575, aired 2017-07-14CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN AUTHORS: This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist's dummy Cormac McCarthy
#7574, aired 2017-07-13THE ACADEMY AWARDS: He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films Sylvester Stallone
#7573, aired 2017-07-12WORLD LEADERS: A landmark 1957 New York Times story called him "a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned...with a straggly beard" Fidel Castro
#7572, aired 2017-07-11LANDLOCKED COUNTRY NAMES: One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4 Switzerland and Swaziland
#7571, aired 2017-07-10THE HUMAN BODY: Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face dimples
#7570, aired 2017-07-07PEOPLES OF THE WORLD: Living from Norway to Russia, they've been called the only indigenous people of the European Union the Laplanders (or Lapps or Sami)
#7569, aired 2017-07-06SPORTS TRADITIONS: Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life Wimbledon
#7568, aired 2017-07-05SMALL COUNTRIES: This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister Seychelles
#7567, aired 2017-07-04CLASSIC CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: A 2016 biography of a children's author is titled "In the Great Green Room", a line from this classic book Goodnight Moon
#7566, aired 2017-07-0320th CENTURY TRANSPORTATION: The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970 the 747
#7565, aired 2017-06-30PLANTS: Made famous by a 1959 musical, the flower seen here graces a coin of this European country Austria
#7564, aired 2017-06-29NATIONS OF THE WORLD: Its contiguous territory covers 36 degrees of latitude, the longest stretch of any country not in the top 10 in area Chile
#7563, aired 2017-06-28ENTREPRENEURS: In the 1960s M.T. Lott was one of the fictitious names he used to buy 27,000 acres in Florida Walt Disney
#7562, aired 2017-06-27LITERARY REFERENCES: An homage to a 1953 novel, this number appears as an error code when a user tries to access a web page with censored content 451
#7561, aired 2017-06-26OSCAR WINNERS: Later an Oscar winner, she appeared as the child baptized towards the end of "The Godfather" Sofia Coppola
#7560, aired 2017-06-23BOOKS OF THE 1960s: "Wherever I sat...I would be sitting under the same glass" this, the title of the author's only novel The Bell Jar
#7559, aired 2017-06-22EUROPE 1962: Rudolf Abel & this American are most associated with Germany's Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962 Francis Gary Powers
#7558, aired 2017-06-21SPORTS & POLITICS: After moving to Johannesburg in 1903, he formed the Passive Resisters Soccer Club Mohandas 'Mahatma' Gandhi
#7557, aired 2017-06-20SHAKESPEARE TITLES: The verse from the Sermon on the Mount following "Judge not, that ye be not judged" inspired this Bard comedy title Measure for Measure
#7556, aired 2017-06-19AIRLINES: On June 17, 1929 this airline's first passenger flight left Dallas, making stops at Shreveport, Monroe & Jackson Delta
#7555, aired 2017-06-16CLASSICAL MUSIC: Scholars think this 1810 piano piece was dedicated to Elisabeth Röckel or Therese Malfatti, a student of the composer "Für Elise"
#7554, aired 2017-06-15RECENT OSCAR WINNERS: For his portrayal of a famous man born in the 1940s, he was the first actor born in the '80s to win the Best Actor Oscar Eddie Redmayne
#7553, aired 2017-06-14BOOKS & AUTHORS: His first novel, from 1920, incorporated some of his pieces from The Nassau, a Princeton literary magazine F. Scott Fitzgerald
#7552, aired 2017-06-1316th CENTURY NAMES: In his 1557 almanac this French doctor predicted, "Immortal I shall be in life, and in death even more so" Nostradamus
#7551, aired 2017-06-12GEOGRAPHY: Cross the Strait of Bonifacio & you go between the 2nd- & 4th-largest Mediterranean islands & between these 2 countries Italy & France
#7550, aired 2017-06-09CONSTELLATIONS: The brightest star in Scorpius is named this, meaning "rival" of the god equivalent to Mars Antares
#7549, aired 2017-06-08WORLD WAR II HEROES: Credited with saving thousands of lives before his disappearance, in 2016 he was officially declared dead by Sweden Raoul Wallenberg
#7548, aired 2017-06-07BRITISH KINGS: Bearing Roman numeral I, he subdued Wales & was called the "English Justinian" for his legal reforms Edward I
#7547, aired 2017-06-06THE OSCARS: This man received 2 honorary Oscars in his career, & the actor who played him on film received a 1992 nomination for the role Charlie Chaplin
#7546, aired 2017-06-05WORLD TRANSPORTATION: It traverses hundreds of bridges, the longest stretching 2 miles across the Amur River the Trans-Siberian Railroad
#7545, aired 2017-06-02SOCIAL & SPORTS BARRIERS: Condoleezza Rice & South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first female members of this in 2012 Augusta National Golf Club
#7544, aired 2017-06-01AFRICAN CAPITALS: This port city on the Congo River was founded in 1883 & is named for a European explorer Brazzaville
#7543, aired 2017-05-31COMMUNICATION: Shigetaka Kurita designed the original set of 176 of these, which included the zodiac glyphs, hearts & a pair of googly eyes emojis
#7542, aired 2017-05-30THE CIVIL WAR ERA: The USA's largest state school in 1861, by 1862 its enrollment had dropped by 90% the University of Virginia
#7541, aired 2017-05-2919th CENTURY BRITISH AUTHORS: Cliffs Notes says a book by this man "was the work of a mathematician and logician who wrote as both a humorist and as a limerist" Lewis Carroll
#7540, aired 2017-05-26ANCIENT AUTHORS: His famous work culminates in accounts of Xerxes' invasion & Greek victories at Salamis & Plataea Herodotus
#7539, aired 2017-05-25ART & POP CULTURE: The Brooklyn mural seen here is an homage to this fictional group whose first appearance came in 1984 the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
#7538, aired 2017-05-24DOG BREEDS: This popular small dog breed is named for the man who was the Vicar of Swimbridge for almost 50 years, beginning in 1832 the Jack Russell Terrier
#7537, aired 2017-05-23CLASSIC ROCK SONGS: Jonathan Cain was a struggling musician when his father told him to keep at it & never give up, inspiring this 3-word 1981 title "Don't Stop Believin'"
#7536, aired 2017-05-22THE BRITISH EMPIRE: The city that some 19th century Englishmen called "Caranjee" is now the biggest city in this country Pakistan
#7535, aired 2017-05-19U.S. CITIES: In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities, 10 years after dropping off New Orleans
#7534, aired 2017-05-18WOMEN AUTHORS: A 1936 New York Times review called the debut novel by this author "in all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages" Margaret Mitchell
#7533, aired 2017-05-17ERAS IN U.S. HISTORY: On April 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of "the mode, manner, and means of" this, which he would not live to see Reconstruction
#7532, aired 2017-05-16SCULPTURE: The book "From Marble to Flesh" is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504 David
#7531, aired 2017-05-15THE PULITZER PRIZES: In 1947 a journalist from the Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for national reporting by this means telegraph (or telegram)
#7530, aired 2017-05-12PLACE NAMES: A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it's also the name of a college in New Hampshire Dartmouth
#7529, aired 2017-05-11FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES: Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France avant-garde
#7528, aired 2017-05-1020th CENTURY BOOKS: "I felt his spurs in my side & I heard his battle cry" is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie War Horse
#7527, aired 2017-05-09FAMOUS TEACHERS: W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man's high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again John Scopes
#7526, aired 2017-05-08A YEAR OF FIRSTS: Year in which the Department of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st president was sworn in under a nickname 1977
#7525, aired 2017-05-05MONARCHS: In 2016 Elizabeth II became the world's longest-reigning living monarch when this country's king died after a 70-year reign Thailand
#7524, aired 2017-05-04NOVELS: In a Spanish translation of this novel, Chapter 1 begins, "Era el mejor de los tiempos, era el peor de los tiempos" A Tale of Two Cities
#7523, aired 2017-05-03MOVIE MUSIC: Since 1999 many Warner Bros. movies open with the studio's logo & a snippet of this song made famous in a 1942 film "As Time Goes By"
#7522, aired 2017-05-02MYTHOLOGY: This woman was created & given to Epimetheus as punishment for his brother's actions Pandora
#7521, aired 2017-05-01THE SUPREME COURT: Only 5 of the 17 chief justices previously served as associate justice on the Supreme Court; he was the last William Rehnquist
#7520, aired 2017-04-28HISTORIC WORKS' FIRST LINES: "The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life" The Wealth of Nations
#7519, aired 2017-04-27TOYS: When it was first marketed in the late 1970s, this toy was given the Hungarian name "Buvos Kocka" Rubik's Cube
#7518, aired 2017-04-26HISTORIC HOMES: While the White House was being built, George Washington's executive mansion was in this city Philadelphia
#7517, aired 2017-04-25NUMERIC GROUPS: This numeric group was the subject of an April 20, 1959 Time magazine article titled "Rendezvous with Destiny" the Mercury Seven
#7516, aired 2017-04-24U.S. PRESIDENTS: Though he graduated from high school in 1901 & later graduated to the presidency, he never graduated from college Harry Truman
#7515, aired 2017-04-2119th CENTURY EUROPE: Published in L'Aurore on January 13, 1898, it caused its author to be convicted of libel J'accuse
#7514, aired 2017-04-20ACTRESSES: Forbes says Jennifer Lawrence was the highest-paid actress in 2016; this alliterative woman was second Melissa McCarthy
#7513, aired 2017-04-19HISTORIC U.S. LAWS: By barring holding positions at competing firms, 1914's Clayton Act plugged gaps in this law the Sherman Anti-Trust Act
#7512, aired 2017-04-18MILITARY INNOVATIONS: The U.S. Navy's photonics mast has replaced this familiar device a periscope
#7511, aired 2017-04-17UNIVERSITIES: This university on John C. Calhoun's former plantation is named for Calhoun's son-in-law, who gave the land Clemson
#7510, aired 2017-04-14COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: A 2010 study of this country is subtitled "Inside the Land of Milk and Money" Switzerland
#7509, aired 2017-04-13INTERNATIONAL SYMBOLS: Now representing an organization, it was formally adopted in Article 7 of the 1864 Geneva Convention the Red Cross
#7508, aired 2017-04-12SCARY MOVIES: A remake of this scary movie was released on 6/6/2006, 30 years to the day after the release of the original The Omen
#7507, aired 2017-04-11AMERICANA: There are rest stops named for Edison, Lombardi & Woodrow Wilson on this road mentioned in the 1968 song "America" the New Jersey Turnpike
#7506, aired 2017-04-10AMERICAN AUTHORS: Leviathan is a journal put out 3 times a year by an organization dedicated to this author & his works Herman Melville
#7505, aired 2017-04-07BRITISH NOVELS: The title of this 1908 novel is an allusion to the hotel in Florence where the novel starts & ends the next year A Room with a View
#7504, aired 2017-04-06FAMILIAR PHRASES: Old circuses like "Gentry's Equine & Canine Paradox" gave rise to this idiom referring to any elaborate presentation a dog and pony show
#7503, aired 2017-04-05SPORTS MASCOTS: The animal on this NBA team's primary logo peaked about 75 million years ago the Toronto Raptors
#7502, aired 2017-04-04CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS: Raised in industrial Yorkshire, he moved to L.A. in 1964 & thought, "This is the place to be--in the land of swimming pools" David Hockney
#7501, aired 2017-04-03COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: In 1947 these 2 nations became the first new members of the British Commonwealth since the original group in 1931 India and Pakistan
#7500, aired 2017-03-31FAMOUS BRITISH NAMES: He used the coat of arms granted to his father in 1596; it depicts a long-shafted weapon, a visual pun on the family name William Shakespeare
#7499, aired 2017-03-30MUSICAL THEATRE: One of the world's longest-running musicals, in 2015 it celebrated "30 years of revolution!" Les Misérables
#7498, aired 2017-03-29WORDS IN THE NEWS 2016: NASA wished John Glenn this 8-letter word when he made the 1st U.S. manned orbital flight in 1962 & again upon his passing in 2016 godspeed
#7497, aired 2017-03-28HISTORIC ANNIVERSARIES: In July 1938 about 2,000 people with an average age of 94 gathered at this site for a 75th & final reunion Gettysburg
#7496, aired 2017-03-27SCIENTISTS: This European's 1751 "Philosophia Botanica" gave rules of nomenclature & said don't change generic names Carl Linnaeus
#7495, aired 2017-03-24NATIVE AMERICAN PLACE NAMES: You have to go through military security to reach this town with a Marine base on 3 sides & the Potomac on the other Quantico
#7494, aired 2017-03-23FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: The word that gave us "picaresque" may also have inspired the name of this clever valet featured in a 1786 opera Figaro
#7493, aired 2017-03-22BUSINESS: This company founded in 1945 offers a special deal on the last day of January, March, May, July, August, October & December Baskin-Robbins
#7492, aired 2017-03-21FASHION HISTORY: These pants first became popular when Pratap Singh, a maharaja's son, visited Queen Victoria with his polo team in 1897 jodhpurs
#7491, aired 2017-03-20PAPAL NAMES: From the mid-20th century, it's the most recent papal name that's the same in Latin & in English Pius
#7490, aired 2017-03-1720th CENTURY BOOKS: William Goldman asked his daughters what he should write about; they said these 2 things, which he combined The Princess Bride
#7489, aired 2017-03-16INTERNATIONAL BEVERAGE BRANDS: The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century Dos Equis
#7488, aired 2017-03-15WORLD AIRPORTS: This city's international airport is named for Antonio Carlos Jobim, who co-wrote a 1964 hit song Rio de Janeiro
#7487, aired 2017-03-14CAPITAL CITIES: This is the most populous city on the world's most populous island; both begin with the same letter Jakarta
#7486, aired 2017-03-13BIBLICAL WHO'S WHO: Among the places he visited on his second missionary journey were Galatia & Corinth St. Paul (or Saul)
#7485, aired 2017-03-10TV CHARACTERS: Oxford Dictionaries lists his name as a verb meaning to "make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way" MacGyver
#7484, aired 2017-03-09NATIONS OF THE WORLD: A 2011 report said the citizenry of this country included a total of 32 women the Vatican
#7483, aired 2017-03-08CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: "The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots", written by her in 1914, was first published in 2016 Beatrix Potter
#7482, aired 2017-03-07YEARS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY: The representative body called the Estates-General met in 1614 & didn't meet again until this year 1789
#7481, aired 2017-03-06EUROPE: These 2 countries whose names start with the same 4 letters were part of different countries until the 1990s Slovakia and Slovenia
#7480, aired 2017-03-03AUTHORS' EPITAPHS: His tombstone in a Hampshire churchyard reads, "Knight, patriot, physician & man of letters" & "22 May 1859-7 July 1930" Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
#7479, aired 2017-03-02SIGNERS OF THE CONSTITUTION: The name of this first Maryland signer is also on a national monument completed in 1803 James McHenry
#7478, aired 2017-03-01THE OSCARS: Jimmy Stewart starred in 3 of the 6 films for which this Italian immigrant was nominated for Best Director Frank Capra
#7477, aired 2017-02-28RELIGION: Famous Catholics who've publicly answered this question include Susan Boyle (sweets) & Paul Ryan (beer) What did you give up for Lent?
#7476, aired 2017-02-27U.S. LANDMARKS: In 1942 a Maryland area was named for the Tibetan paradise in "Lost Horizon" but in 1953 was renamed this, for a young boy Camp David
#7475, aired 2017-02-2417th CENTURY GERMANS: Astronomer who began his epitaph, "I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth" Johannes Kepler
#7474, aired 2017-02-23SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS: About himself he says, "Since the heavens have shap'd my body so, let hell make crook'd my mind to answer it" Richard III
#7473, aired 2017-02-22PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN YEARS: Year the New York World lamented, "The age of statesmen is gone... The age of rail-splitters and tailors... has succeeded" 1864
#7472, aired 2017-02-21WORLD POLITICS: In August 2015 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. flag in this city where they'd hauled it down 54 years earlier Havana, Cuba
#7471, aired 2017-02-20WORD ORIGINS: The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002 selfie
#7470, aired 2017-02-17WORLD LANDMARKS: Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this the Eiffel Tower
#7469, aired 2017-02-16SOUTH AMERICA: This capital's name is a Latinized form of the name of its country Brasilia
#7468, aired 2017-02-15U.S. POLITICAL PARTIES: Shortly before its demise, it had split into "Conscience" & "Cotton" factions the Whig Party
#7467, aired 2017-02-14WRITERS: A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest Tennessee Williams
#7466, aired 2017-02-13BOOKS OF THE BIBLE: It begins with God saying, "Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel" Numbers
#7465, aired 2017-02-10LITERARY CHARACTERS: When we first meet her in the novel, she's wearing a green dress with 12 yards of fabric & matching slippers from Atlanta Scarlett O'Hara
#7464, aired 2017-02-09THE OSCARS: Since "The Godfather Part II", this film has been the only sequel to win Best Picture Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
#7463, aired 2017-02-08NATIONAL ANTHEMS: In her memoirs Queen Liliuokalani tells us that before Hawaii had its own national anthem, it used this one "God Save The Queen"
#7462, aired 2017-02-07THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: Sawyers are an important part of the work force of this agency founded in 1905 the Forest Service
#7461, aired 2017-02-06MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES: With depths of up to 30,000 feet, ocean trenches make up a zone named for this brother of Poseidon & his domain Hades
#7460, aired 2017-02-03CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS: His official website says, "It is forty years since I hung up my cloak and dagger" John le Carré
#7459, aired 2017-02-02THE U.S.A.: The Empire State Building says that on a clear day you can see 5 states from the top: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & these 2 Pennsylvania & Massachusetts
#7458, aired 2017-02-01DUAL-USE TERMS: In 1812 the U.S. endured a literal one of these 2-word terms & beginning in 1964 enjoyed a musical one a British invasion
#7457, aired 2017-01-31ACTRESSES: From 1959 to 1968, she made only 4 films but received Oscar nominations for Best Actress for all 4 Katharine Hepburn
#7456, aired 2017-01-30NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: He headed a British committee on prison reform, which gave him the idea for founding a colony in America in 1732 James Oglethorpe
#7455, aired 2017-01-27AFRICAN CITIES: The coat of arms of this South African city shows 2 cornucopias, pouring out flowers & water Bloemfontein
#7454, aired 2017-01-2620th CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS: He said of his 1949 play & its main character, "I could write about failure only because I could deal with it...I knew how he felt" Arthur Miller
#7453, aired 2017-01-25RELIGIOUS GROUPS: Their name comes from the Greek word for "Egyptian" the Copts (or Coptics)
#7452, aired 2017-01-24MEDALS & DECORATIONS: Her husband won in 1927; in 1934 she was the 1st woman to win the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal for exploration Anne Morrow Lindbergh
#7451, aired 2017-01-23ANIMAL SONGS: The title of this hit from a 1933 Disney "Silly Symphony" inspired a Tony-winning 1962 drama & an Oscar-nominated 1966 film "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?"
#7450, aired 2017-01-20WOMEN SINGERS: What she calls her "Love of Many Colors Album", a 2016 release by this singer is her first No. 1 country album in 25 years Dolly Parton
#7449, aired 2017-01-1920th CENTURY ARTISTS: A 1910 magazine article asked this groundbreaking artist if he used models; he grinned & said, "Where would I get them?" (Pablo) Picasso
#7448, aired 2017-01-18U.S. HISTORY: On Dec. 7, 1787 30 delegates at Battell's Tavern gathered & made history in what's now this state capital Dover
#7447, aired 2017-01-17PLAYS: This play was derived from a 1565 story, "Un Capitano Moro" Othello
#7446, aired 2017-01-1620th CENTURY HISTORY: Villages like Zalesye, Kopachi & Lubyanka remain abandoned 3 decades after this event nuclear disaster at Chernobyl
#7445, aired 2017-01-13EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: Once the center of an empire, it didn't exist as an independent nation from 1938 to 1955 Austria
#7444, aired 2017-01-12RELIGIOUS TERMS: Unlike newer Bibles the King James version usually translates pneuma hagion as this, which can lead to unnerving images Holy Ghost
#7443, aired 2017-01-11SHAKESPEARE: With a backdrop of war, the 1609 play titled "The History of" this pair takes place earlier than any Shakespeare history play Troilus and Cressida
#7442, aired 2017-01-10BEATLES SONGS: Of the Beatles songs on which Ringo Starr sang lead, this one charted the highest, reaching No. 2 "Yellow Submarine"
#7441, aired 2017-01-0919th CENTURY NOTABLES: Calling him a red-headed madman, in 1889 a group of his neighbors signed a petition to ban him from his home in Arles, France Vincent van Gogh
#7440, aired 2017-01-06NAME THE 19th CENTURY WORK: "Modern bourgeois society... is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the powers... called up by his spells" The Communist Manifesto
#7439, aired 2017-01-05MEN OF SCIENCE: Him vs. him: "The Life-Long Feud That Electrified the World" is a book about these 2 men Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison
#7438, aired 2017-01-04CLASSIC MOVIE ROLES: A letter to the director that said, "Dear sir, I am fat & wear spectacles" got a young actor a role in this 1963 film Lord of the Flies
#7437, aired 2017-01-03WORLD CITIES: Named for a saint & built in 1348, Vaclavske Namesti is the main square & center of cultural life in this capital city Prague
#7436, aired 2017-01-02INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: Between 1920 & 1939 its presidents included Leon Bourgeois, Tevfik Aras & Carlos Saavedra Lamas the League of Nations
#7435, aired 2016-12-30OSCAR-WINNING TITLE SUBJECTS: The only Nobel Prize winner to be the title subject of a Best Picture Oscar winner is this man John Nash
#7434, aired 2016-12-29COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Of the 5 countries with the lowest population density, this U.N. member is the only one named for a desert Namibia
#7433, aired 2016-12-28FICTIONAL PLACES: This land is described as "all that lies between the lamp-post and the great castle of Cair Paravel on the Eastern Sea" Narnia
#7432, aired 2016-12-27THE CIVIL WAR: Made from a boiler at a Mobile, Alabama machine shop, it was deemed a success though it went down off Charleston 3 times the Hunley
#7431, aired 2016-12-26MOONS & PLANETS: The name of this moon refers to the mythical group that its planet’s name belonged to Titan
#7430, aired 2016-12-23RECORDING HISTORY: Guinness recognizes his 1902 version of Leoncavallo's "Vesti La Giubba" as the 1st million-selling record Enrico Caruso
#7429, aired 2016-12-22LITERARY INSPIRATIONS: Seen here, the White City built for Chicago's 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it L. Frank Baum
#7428, aired 2016-12-21LITTLE COUNTRIES: It's the closest nation to the mainland U.S. where cars customarily drive on the left the Bahamas
#7427, aired 2016-12-202016 U.S. OLYMPIANS: If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the top 10 in gold medals with 14--9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman Maryland
#7426, aired 2016-12-19WORDS WITH MULTIPLE MEANINGS: Found in a 1970 Tom Wolfe book title, it's a chemistry term, a math quantity & a drastic word in politics radical
#7425, aired 2016-12-16WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: The 2 Central American nations that border only one ocean Belize & El Salvador
#7424, aired 2016-12-15NYC TV: In 2010, in its fourth season, this TV show shifted its primary setting to 6th Avenue, 2 blocks west Mad Men
#7423, aired 2016-12-14AMERICAN AUTHORS: Nominated 8 previous times, he finally won a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962, 6 years before his death John Steinbeck
#7422, aired 2016-12-13CITY NAMES: Cuba's second-most populous city & a South American capital share this name that refers to St. James Santiago
#7421, aired 2016-12-12SCIENTISTS: In a 1694 Royal Society lecture, he suggested an astronomical cause for the biblical flood in Genesis Edmond Halley
#7420, aired 2016-12-09WORLD CAPITALS: Ruled at times by Persians, Mongols & Russians, Baku is the only capital that borders this body of water the Caspian Sea
#7419, aired 2016-12-08PRINTING: The 3 major Western typefaces are Gothic, Roman & this one first used in an entire book in 1501 for a work by Virgil italics
#7418, aired 2016-12-07PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: 1 of 2 states whose first-ever electoral votes were cast for Woodrow Wilson (1 of) Arizona & New Mexico
#7417, aired 2016-12-06AUTHORS: Asked if he read novels, philosopher Gilbert Ryle said, "Yes, all six, every year", referring to this British author Jane Austen
#7416, aired 2016-12-05NAME'S THE SAME: Name shared by one of a trio of young chums in a popular book series & the daughter of Menelaus & Helen of Troy Hermione
#7415, aired 2016-12-02MODERN MYTHOLOGY: A purported image of this subject of legend was published in the Daily Mail newspaper on April 21, 1934 the Loch Ness monster
#7414, aired 2016-12-01THE DECORATIVE ARTS: In the early 1700s in Dresden, King Augustus locked up a chemist until he found how to make this product dubbed "white gold" porcelain
#7413, aired 2016-11-30ENTERTAINMENT AWARD WINNERS: She won a Comedy Grammy in the 1980s, a Supporting Actress Oscar in the 1990s & a Daytime Emmy in the 2000s Whoopi Goldberg
#7412, aired 2016-11-29LITERATURE: In 2009 Amazon remotely deleted unauthorized copies of this 1949 novel from some customers' Kindles 1984
#7411, aired 2016-11-28WORLD FLAGS: Peter the Great designed Russia's flag based on the tricolor flag of this nation where he'd gone to learn shipbuilding the Netherlands
#7410, aired 2016-11-25ENTERTAINERS: He won a Tony & later an Oscar for the same role & decades later, published a memoir called "Master of Ceremonies" Joel Grey
#7409, aired 2016-11-24FOOD HISTORY: In 1525 Spanish New World official Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, "The flesh of these peacocks is very good" turkeys
#7408, aired 2016-11-23NAMES IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: A newspaper announcing his death in 1801 said he died in England & was "notorious throughout the world" Benedict Arnold
#7407, aired 2016-11-22EARLY AMERICA: William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the "mutinous speeches" of some passengers the Mayflower Compact
#7406, aired 2016-11-21FAMOUS NAMES: At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a bachelor of laws correspondence degree in absentia Nelson Mandela
#7405, aired 2016-11-18SCIENCE & MATH VOCABULARY: These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point vertex & vortex
#7404, aired 2016-11-17FAMOUS BUILDINGS: Completed in 1943, this "city within a city" has outer walls over 900 feet long the Pentagon
#7403, aired 2016-11-16FICTIONAL CHARACTERS' LAST WORDS: In a British novel this young character's last words are, "Which is better--to have rules & agree, or to hunt & kill?" Piggy
#7402, aired 2016-11-15MEN OF SCIENCE: The symbols for 6 chemical elements spell out his name, beginning with cobalt, phosphorus & erbium Copernicus
#7401, aired 2016-11-14HISTORY REPEATS: This practice officially began in Pakistan in 1977, 44 years after an amendment ended it in the United States Prohibition
#7400, aired 2016-11-11FAMOUS FIRST NAMES: This first name of a 21st century activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc Malala
#7399, aired 2016-11-10NATURAL WONDERS: Roughly half the size of Texas, it's the largest structure made by living creatures & can even be seen from space the Great Barrier Reef
#7398, aired 2016-11-09AMERICANA: It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884 the Statue of Liberty
#7397, aired 2016-11-08COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES: The constitution of this country came into effect on Feb. 4, 1997 & by 2016, 13 parties were represented in its parliament South Africa
#7396, aired 2016-11-07STATE BIRDS: Oddly, the California gull is the state bird of this landlocked state Utah
#7395, aired 2016-11-04HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: William Seward objected to its timing, saying "it may be viewed as the last measure of an exhausted government" the Emancipation Proclamation
#7394, aired 2016-11-03LITERARY ANIMALS: In a 1926 book, he "is in a very sad condition, because it's his birthday, & nobody has taken any notice of it, & he's very gloomy" Eeyore
#7393, aired 2016-11-02EW's 50 GREATEST MOVIE DIRECTORS: He "inaugurated a new depth--both visually... and emotionally... and (had) a voice that paid the bills until he died" Orson Welles
#7392, aired 2016-11-01EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: This nation joined the Warsaw Pact in 1955 & NATO in 2009, & was alphabetically first in each Albania
#7391, aired 2016-10-31TECHNOLOGY: In 2005 Steve Jobs used "It's sort of like TiVo for radio" to describe this new form podcasting
#7390, aired 2016-10-28SHAKESPEARE: These 2 title characters who have the same pair of initials both die by stabbing Juliet Capulet & Julius Caesar
#7389, aired 2016-10-27BRITISH POP MUSIC: This song released on July 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 mission was used in the BBC's coverage of the Moon landing "Space Oddity" (by David Bowie)
#7388, aired 2016-10-26NOTABLE WOMEN: On her passing in 1913, Booker T. Washington called her heroic, "not unlike some of the heroic figures... in the Bible" Harriet Tubman
#7387, aired 2016-10-25WORDS IN THE NEWS 2016: The Centre for European Reform is one of the sources credited with coining this new 6-letter portmanteau word Brexit
#7386, aired 2016-10-24ANIMALS: In Greek myth she was a half-serpent & mother of the Sphinx; in zoology it's a weird mammal that lays eggs Echidna
#7385, aired 2016-10-21EUROPEAN ANNIVERSARIES: In 2006 for the 500th anniversary of this group, members trekked from the Canton of Ticino to St. Peter's Square the Swiss Guard
#7384, aired 2016-10-20QUOTABLE NOTABLES: She once said that death "is no more than passing from one room into another" but "in that other room, I shall be able to see" Helen Keller
#7383, aired 2016-10-191960s SCIENCE BOOKS: Keats' line "The sedge is withered from the lake, and no birds sing" inspired the title of this groundbreaking book Silent Spring (by Rachel Carson)
#7382, aired 2016-10-18FUNNYMEN: He's won 4 Emmys, 3 Grammys, an Oscar & 3 Tonys, & 3 of his films rank on AFI's list of funniest movies of all time Mel Brooks
#7381, aired 2016-10-17HISTORIC RELATIVES: In the same year as Waterloo, the Duke of Wellington's brother-in-law Gen. Edward Pakenham died in this battle in North America the Battle of New Orleans
#7380, aired 2016-10-1419th CENTURY LITERATURE: This character says, "Let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee" Captain Ahab
#7379, aired 2016-10-13THE OSCARS: In 2005 he lost for Best Actor but won for directing, at 74 becoming the oldest winner ever in that category Clint Eastwood
#7378, aired 2016-10-12STATE SONGS: The first line of its state song, "Eight stars of gold on a field of blue", refers to the star group on its flag Alaska
#7377, aired 2016-10-11GEOGRAPHY & LANGUAGE: The world's busiest container port, its name is also an English verb with criminal overtones Shanghai
#7376, aired 2016-10-10INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: One of his addresses used the term "security shield" about international affairs as well as "golden years" President Ronald Reagan
#7375, aired 2016-10-07TELEVISION: The focus of a 1970s miniseries & its recent remake, he arrived at Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship the Lord Ligonier Kunta Kinte
#7374, aired 2016-10-06SECRETARIES OF STATE: The 2 Secretaries of State who received B.A.s in political science from Wellesley, 10 years apart Madeleine Albright & Hillary Clinton
#7373, aired 2016-10-05THE ECONOMY: "Systemically important financial institution" is an official status known more informally by these 4 words too big to fail
#7372, aired 2016-10-04IN THE NOVEL: The 1st scene in this book: "With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene" Fahrenheit 451
#7371, aired 2016-10-03CHRISTIANITY: A 4th century traveler gave one of the first descriptions of this day: "All the children... are carried... bearing branches" Palm Sunday
#7370, aired 2016-09-30CORPORATE LOGOS: Created in 1971, this company's logo has been likened to a wing & was supposed to connote motion Nike
#7369, aired 2016-09-29MYTHOLOGY: Banished from Athens, this inventor found trouble on Crete too, but escaped Daedalus
#7368, aired 2016-09-28HISTORIC HOMES: Also known as the "House of His Majesty", Fairfield House in England was the home of this African leader from 1936 to 1941 Haile Selassie
#7367, aired 2016-09-2721st CENTURY MUSIC: The title of a Frida Kahlo painting inspired the 3-word name of this 2008 No. 1 hit by a British group "Viva La Vida"
#7366, aired 2016-09-26INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS: This European company uses about 1% of the world's lumber each year; it aims to make that 100% sustainable by 2020 IKEA
#7365, aired 2016-09-23AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: The Zambezi River reaches the ocean in this country that lends its name to the body of water where it happens Mozambique
#7364, aired 2016-09-22OPERA: The heroine of this opera sings, “If you come to give me, so cruel, your last goodbye, the dark vortex of the Nile will be my grave” Aida
#7363, aired 2016-09-21COLLEGE DISCIPLINES: Embracing the future & new technology in 1962, Purdue established the 1st college dept. in the U.S. for this 2-word discipline computer science
#7362, aired 2016-09-20POP CULTURE CHARACTERS: In 2015 this character was made an honorary citizen of Japan after over 60 years of residence there Godzilla
#7361, aired 2016-09-19AUTHORS: In 1948 he wrote he had an idea for a novel in which 2 guys hitchhike to California "in search of something they don't really find" Jack Kerouac
#7360, aired 2016-09-16FILM ADAPTATIONS: In a 2011 slate.com survey of movie credits, of the top 25 most adapted writers, this novelist is the only one living Stephen King
#7359, aired 2016-09-15DANTE'S INFERNO: During the journey, Dante encounters Homer, Socrates & Cicero, who bide their time in the first circle, aka this limbo
#7358, aired 2016-09-1420th CENTURY SCIENCE TERMS: This 4-letter word was introduced in London in 1905 by Dr. H.A. des Voeux of the Coal Smoke Abatement Society smog
#7357, aired 2016-09-1319th CENTURY MILITARY MEN: In 1895 he wrote to his family that with "superhuman strength" he would "discover the truth... on the tragic affair" Alfred Dreyfus
#7356, aired 2016-09-12ASIAN ISLANDS: Phuket, the largest island of this country, has regained its tourism industry after a natural disaster in 2004 Thailand
#7355, aired 2016-07-29COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: This Catholic university gets its name from the Latin for “new” & “house” & was in the news in Spring 2016 Villanova
#7354, aired 2016-07-28NAMES IN THE NEWS: This 52-year-old went through a temporary growth spurt, growing 2 inches in less than a year, as revealed by a 2016 physical Scott Kelly
#7353, aired 2016-07-2720th CENTURY ENGLISH NOBILITY: In Africa on Nov. 26, 1922, he anxiously asked Howard Carter, “Can you see anything?” Lord Carnarvon
#7352, aired 2016-07-26AMERICAN AUTHORS: On his 1849 death, it was said he was "regarded rather with curiosity than admiration" & "few will be grieved" Edgar Allan Poe
#7351, aired 2016-07-25U.S. MONUMENTS: Tuskegee Institute president Robert Moton couldn't sit with the other speakers at its 1922 dedication the Lincoln Memorial
#7350, aired 2016-07-22PAINTED LADIES: She's been called the "Mona Lisa of the North" & the poster girl for the Dutch Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague the Girl with the Pearl Earring
#7349, aired 2016-07-21RELIGION: Letters mailed to "God, Jerusalem" are placed in this alliterative landmark the Wailing Wall
#7348, aired 2016-07-20COMMUNICATION: A 1978 presidential statement recognized October 4 as a day celebrating this communication system CB radio
#7347, aired 2016-07-19JUDGES: Before he headed up the Supreme Court, he argued only 1 case before it--a 1796 case he ironically argued on states' rights grounds John Marshall
#7346, aired 2016-07-18INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: Established in 1903, this European event was originally touted in a newspaper printed on yellow paper the Tour de France
#7345, aired 2016-07-15THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: A quartet inducted in 2010 & a trio inducted in 2004, they’re the first & last inductees alphabetically ABBA & ZZ Top
#7344, aired 2016-07-14CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Of the 4 prewar states that permitted slavery but did not secede, it was the largest in area & latest to join the Union Missouri
#7343, aired 2016-07-13THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Discovered in 1535, this island group on the equator got perhaps its most famous visitor exactly 300 years later the Galapagos Islands
#7342, aired 2016-07-12POLITICAL WORDS: Hamilton began & ended the Federalist Papers warning of this type of person, Greek for "people's leader" a demagogue
#7341, aired 2016-07-11SHAKESPEARE: This comedy whose title aims to please says, "I charge you, o men... that between you and the women the play may please" As You Like It
#7340, aired 2016-07-08TRANSPORTATION: The Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world's longest, spans 5,770 miles from Moscow to this port city on the Sea of Japan Vladivostok
#7339, aired 2016-07-07BRITISH LITERARY CHARACTERS: In an 1887 novel this narrator's old wartime injury is in his shoulder; in an 1890 novel by the same author, it's in his leg Dr. Watson
#7338, aired 2016-07-06COMPOSERS: Brought to our attention by a 1984 film, this Italian had success with the 1780s operas "Tarare" & "Les danaides" Antonio Salieri
#7337, aired 2016-07-05FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1902, 25 years after his death, a New York Times article about a family reunion listed his direct descendants at more than 1,000 Brigham Young
#7336, aired 2016-07-04DISNEYLAND: This attraction was originally built for the New York World's Fair in 1964, with proceeds going to UNICEF It's a Small World
#7335, aired 2016-07-01BUSINESSES: An 1860 ad for this business that only lasted 19 months sought "ten or a dozen men, familiar with the management of horses" the Pony Express
#7334, aired 2016-06-30INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS: Released in 2011, it's the only film that has won both the Oscar & France's Cesar for Best Film of the Year The Artist
#7333, aired 2016-06-29U.S. STATE GEOGRAPHY: Of the contiguous states, these 2 coastal states have elevation changes within them of more than 14,000 feet California & Washington
#7332, aired 2016-06-28AMERICAN INVENTORS: Before his death in 1932, he donated over $100 million, including $50 million to the University of Rochester George Eastman
#7331, aired 2016-06-27FRENCH MONARCHS: His reign was interrupted for "100 days" in the 19th century before he was restored & reigned for 9 years more Louis XVIII
#7330, aired 2016-06-24ALLITERATIVE AMERICANS: In 1932 he & several San Francisco colleagues formed Group f/64 to promote greater realism in their art Ansel Adams
#7329, aired 2016-06-23ACTRESSES: She won a 2006 Oscar & a 2015 Tony for playing the same monarch, though in different productions Helen Mirren
#7328, aired 2016-06-22EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY: Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles Norway
#7327, aired 2016-06-21BEATLES SONGS: Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds "Helter Skelter"
#7326, aired 2016-06-20EUROPEAN LITERATURE: "Episodes" in this 1922 work include the Lotus Eaters & Ithaca Ulysses (by James Joyce)
#7325, aired 2016-06-17GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS: Mexico's Programa Frontera Sur aims to secure its 600-mile-long border with this country Guatemala
#7324, aired 2016-06-16BOOK TITLES: A Pulitzer winner in 1947 & Best Picture Oscar winner in 1949, its title is also a line from Lewis Carroll All the King's Men
#7323, aired 2016-06-15CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES: The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2015 Psycho
#7322, aired 2016-06-14CONTEMPORARIES: In an 1864 letter, he congratulated Abraham Lincoln on reelection on behalf of "the workingmen of Europe" Karl Marx
#7321, aired 2016-06-13BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPERS: This singer's first studio album came out in 1955, but a 2011 duets release was his first album to hit No. 1 Tony Bennett
#7320, aired 2016-06-10FAMOUS AMERICANS: Of his greatest accomplishment, he humbly remarked, "Pilots... take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle" Neil Armstrong
#7319, aired 2016-06-0919th CENTURY NONFICTION: A 2014 bestseller, in 1853 it was called "more extraordinary" than "Uncle Tom's Cabin" because "it is only a simply unvarnished tale" Twelve Years a Slave
#7318, aired 2016-06-08STATE CAPITALS: This Midwestern capital was named for a man who was born in what is now Turkey over 2,000 years ago St. Paul
#7317, aired 2016-06-07HISTORIC TV: An authentic Bell H-13 Sioux air ambulance was used in the opening credits of this television series M*A*S*H
#7316, aired 2016-06-0618th CENTURY NAMES: From the Latin, it's one of the middle names of an 18th century luminary & means lover of or loved by God Amadeus
#7315, aired 2016-06-03BUSINESS: This alliterative beverage chain says it gets its name from an African word meaning "to celebrate" Jamba Juice
#7314, aired 2016-06-0220th CENTURY NOTABLES: Despite protests in 2009 some of his personal effects as seen here were sold at auction Mohandas Gandhi
#7313, aired 2016-06-01COLLEGE TEAM SPORTS: The USA's first intercollegiate athletic event was in 1852 in this, which as a sport goes back to at least the Middle Ages rowing
#7312, aired 2016-05-31WORLD FAUNA: Platypuses are to this Pacific island what alligators are to Florida Tasmania
#7311, aired 2016-05-30PLAYWRIGHTS: An 1892 Punch cartoon depicts him lounging with a cigarette & holding a fan with a name written on it Oscar Wilde
#7310, aired 2016-05-2719th CENTURY NOVELS: "The Gold Bug", Edgar Allan Poe's story about the search for Captain Kidd's buried loot, helped inspire this 1883 novel Treasure Island
#7309, aired 2016-05-26ART HISTORY: "Escalier" is in the original title of a work by this artist that scandalized New York City's International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913 Marcel Duchamp
#7308, aired 2016-05-25ADVERTISING ICONS: This spokes-animal created in 1951 got a wife & a daughter, Antoinette, in the 1970s Tony the Tiger
#7307, aired 2016-05-2419th CENTURY NOTABLES: He died in New Orleans on December 6, 1889, a little over 20 years after his treason case had been dropped Jefferson Davis
#7306, aired 2016-05-23U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Of the 8 states that touch the Great Lakes, it's the smallest in area Indiana
#7305, aired 2016-05-20U.S. HISTORY: In 1790 a deal made Washington the nation's capital; the room where it happened was at Jefferson's house & negotiators included Madison & this Cabinet member Alexander Hamilton
#7304, aired 2016-05-19THE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE: In 2013 President Obama was sworn in on 2 Bibles--one was Lincoln’s & one belonged to this man who died 103 years after Lincoln Martin Luther King, Jr.
#7303, aired 2016-05-18THE SUPREME COURT: With the passing of Antonin Scalia, this Reagan appointee became the longest-tenured justice on the court Anthony Kennedy
#7302, aired 2016-05-17COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: This country's 2 main ethnic groups are Punjabi (who are also found in India) & Pashtun (also living in Afghanistan) Pakistan
#7301, aired 2016-05-16POLITICAL TERMS: Officials called tribunes sat at Rome's Senate door & if they didn't like what was going on, shouted this Latin word veto
#7300, aired 2016-05-1320th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: He was awarded a DFC in WWII for a combat mission as pilot of the B-24 bomber he named the "Dakota Queen" George McGovern
#7299, aired 2016-05-12AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: After the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011, this became the largest country in Africa by area Algeria
#7298, aired 2016-05-11STATE SONGS: Its state song rhymes "patriotic gore" with the name of its largest city Maryland
#7297, aired 2016-05-10ART MODELS: Seen here in 1942 are the real-life models for this painting American Gothic
#7296, aired 2016-05-09LEGISLATION: The original law called this was passed in 1944; today, there's a "Post-9/11" version that also pays for 36 months of university education the G.I. Bill
#7295, aired 2016-05-06AUTHORS: She wrote in her journal in 1867 that a publisher "asked me to write a girls book. Said I'd try." Louisa May Alcott
#7294, aired 2016-05-0519th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1855 he wrote, "The public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived" P.T. Barnum
#7293, aired 2016-05-04THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Its surface features include ones named for Margaret Mead, Josephine Baker & Cleopatra Venus
#7292, aired 2016-05-03U.S. MEMORIALS: Symbolic bookends, these 2 neighboring memorials mark the beginning & end of U.S. involvement in World War II the Arizona & the Missouri
#7291, aired 2016-05-02WORD ORIGINS: From the Greek for "all views", this word was 1st used to describe a large 1787 painting of Edinburgh by artist Robert Barker panorama
#7290, aired 2016-04-29LITERARY CHARACTERS: In 1929 London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital was given all rights to this character created 27 years earlier Peter Pan
#7289, aired 2016-04-28ISLANDS: The Spanish name of these islands is Islas de Sotavento; their French name is Iles Sous-le-Vent the Leeward Islands
#7288, aired 2016-04-27AMERICAN HISTORY: "A stimulus to the courageous", the $25,000 Orteig Prize offer of 1919 resulted in his success 8 years later Lindbergh
#7287, aired 2016-04-26LITERARY QUOTES: More than once this 1897 novel quotes from Deuteronomy, "The blood is the life" Dracula
#7286, aired 2016-04-25METAPHORICAL PHRASES: In the late 1800s Clark Stanley was a notorious seller of this 2-word product, which he advertised as a curative liniment snake oil
#7285, aired 2016-04-2219th CENTURY BRITS: In May 1810 during one of his more famous exploits, he employed the breaststroke Byron
#7284, aired 2016-04-21CITY NAME ORIGINS: This city that's home to an NFL team is named for an 18th century British prime minister Pittsburgh
#7283, aired 2016-04-20AT THE OLD BALLGAME: This word dates back to the 19th century & referred to what the Sun did to roofless seating bleachers
#7282, aired 2016-04-1918th CENTURY BRITISH SCIENTISTS: In 1705 he wrote, "And, if it should then return, we shall have no reason to doubt but the rest must return too" (Edmond) Halley
#7281, aired 2016-04-18AMERICAN ICONS: This WWII icon was created in a 1943 song that says, "That little frail can do more than a male can do" Rosie the Riveter
#7280, aired 2016-04-15CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AUTHORS: A critic said that this bestselling author "makes me wish there were more than 26 letters" Sue Grafton
#7279, aired 2016-04-14NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: Far from New England, it's the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles Idaho
#7278, aired 2016-04-13FAMOUS HOTELS: The painting seen here, "A Vicious Circle", hangs in this hotel in the room that's portrayed in the painting the Algonquin Hotel
#7277, aired 2016-04-12THE 1960s: In 1963 he wrote to MLK seeking a united front of "all Negro factions" against "a common problem posed by a common enemy" Malcolm X
#7276, aired 2016-04-112015 MOVIES: Jazz musician Trombone Shorty performed the "voices" of just the adults in the movie about this title group the Peanuts
#7275, aired 2016-04-08SPORTS MASCOTS: This Major League team has no mascot today, but from 1979 to 1981 used a mustachioed fella named Dandy the Yankees
#7274, aired 2016-04-07BRITISH HISTORY: On January 1, 1801, George III relinquished this royal title claimed by English monarchs since the Hundred Years' War King of France
#7273, aired 2016-04-06ASTRONOMY: Its name means "fear", & this moon orbits closest to a planet's surface of any moon in the solar system Phobos
#7272, aired 2016-04-05FOOD & DRINK: This cereal brand that's been with us since the 1920s teamed up with a brewer in 2015 to create a Hefeweizen Wheaties
#7271, aired 2016-04-04BRITISH NOVELS: Local legend says that Top Withens, the Yorkshire farmhouse seen here, may have been an inspiration for this novel Wuthering Heights
#7270, aired 2016-04-01ASIAN CITIES: Of Asia's 10 most populous urban areas, this city on an island is the only one south of the equator Jakarta (in Indonesia)
#7269, aired 2016-03-31THE OSCARS: Since 1998 this actress has received 7 Oscar nominations, the most earned after age 60 by any performer Dame Judi Dench
#7268, aired 2016-03-30OBITUARIES: On his death in 2015, his New York Times obit said he "built his stardom 90 percent on skill and half on wit" Yogi Berra
#7267, aired 2016-03-29STATE CAPITAL GEOGRAPHY: Of the 5 U.S. state capitals that begin with the letter "A", the one that is farthest north Augusta
#7266, aired 2016-03-28TEXTILES: In 1939 this new product was touted as being strong as steel, fine as a spider's web & more elastic than natural fibers nylon
#7265, aired 2016-03-2520th CENTURY INVENTIONS: In the 1950s physicist Louis Essen built the 1st practical one of these, noting that it wouldn't give you the time of day an atomic clock
#7264, aired 2016-03-2419th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1872 he wrote his thesis "Diseases of the Teeth" & soon after moved west to a drier climate for his health Doc Holliday
#7263, aired 2016-03-2321st CENTURY NEWS: Russia took out $200 million in insurance, anticipating any damage that might be caused by this in 2001 the crash of the Mir space platform
#7262, aired 2016-03-22CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOK CHARACTERS: The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn Bambi
#7261, aired 2016-03-21WORLD HERITAGE SITES: The 14th century Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in this country was added to the World Heritage List in 2011 Vietnam
#7260, aired 2016-03-18LITERARY DETECTIVES: His creator sometimes found him a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature" Hercule Poirot
#7259, aired 2016-03-17GREAT BRITONS: A pair of shoes that he wore when making history in 1954 sold at auction in 2015 for more than $400,000 Roger Bannister
#7258, aired 2016-03-16THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: The last prisoner moved before the Bastille was stormed, this nobleman left behind the manuscript for his most infamous work the Marquis de Sade
#7257, aired 2016-03-15BUSINESS NEWS 2015: In July it replaced Toyota as the world's largest automaker; in September its stock price fell by one-third Volkswagen
#7256, aired 2016-03-14THE NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE: A 2013 Laureate, this British man wrote a 1954 thesis on "Problems in the Theory of Molecular Vibrations" Peter Higgs
#7255, aired 2016-03-1119th CENTURY DOCUMENTS: Its preamble substituted the words "a permanent federal government" for "a more perfect union" the Confederate Constitution
#7254, aired 2016-03-10WORDS & THEIR USE: Originally an electronics word for an output signal returning as input, today it means "criticism" or "evaluation" feedback
#7253, aired 2016-03-09LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: Shelley subtitled a poem named for this famous geographic feature "Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni" Mont Blanc
#7252, aired 2016-03-08THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: 2 U.S. state capitals & 2 major Panamanian ports are named after this European Christopher Columbus
#7251, aired 2016-03-07SPORTS NICKNAMES: Collective nickname for the group who "formed the crest of the South Bend Cyclone" the Four Horsemen
#7250, aired 2016-03-04POP MUSIC MILESTONES: In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist "I Am Woman"
#7249, aired 2016-03-03AMERICAN HISTORY: In the 1690s its legislature referred to this place as "his Majesty's ancient colony and dominion" Virginia
#7248, aired 2016-03-02STATE CAPITALS: Settled in the 1780s, it's the only state capital without a McDonald's Montpelier, Vermont
#7247, aired 2016-03-0120th CENTURY POETS: It was said "his accent which started out as pure American Middle West" became "quite British U" T.S. Eliot
#7246, aired 2016-02-29WORLD LEADERS: In 2006 a former llama herder became president of this country Bolivia
#7245, aired 2016-02-26CLASSICAL MUSIC: This title of a British ceremonial march comes from a line in Shakespeare that continues "of glorious war!" "Pomp and Circumstance"
#7244, aired 2016-02-25MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS: This 1,400-square-mile tourist destination's name comes from a Latin word for "greater" Majorca
#7243, aired 2016-02-24LEGENDARY WOMEN: Early British literature refers to her as "the first lady of the island" Guinevere
#7242, aired 2016-02-23SHAKESPEARE: After a royal passing in January 1820, this tragedy that had been little performed got 2 new London productions in April King Lear
#7241, aired 2016-02-22PHRASE ORIGINS: Widely parodied today, this 5-word phrase originally appeared on motivational posters in England during WWII Keep calm and carry on
#7240, aired 2016-02-19LATE ENTERTAINERS: In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor Sammy Davis Jr.
#7239, aired 2016-02-18PEN NAMES: This children's author considered using the anagrams Edgar Cuthwellis & Edgar U.C. Westhill for his pen name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
#7238, aired 2016-02-17THE AFI's 100 YEARS... 100 MOVIES: This man who was in "The Godfather" & "Apocalypse Now" is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list Robert Duvall
#7237, aired 2016-02-16HISTORIC OBJECTS: Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, it was the centerpiece in a 1999 exhibition called "Cracking Codes" the Rosetta Stone
#7236, aired 2016-02-15FAMOUS PHRASES: In one version of a 19th century quote, "There is room and health... away from the crowds" so you're urged to do these 2 words Go West
#7235, aired 2016-02-12THE U.S. SENATE: During his Senate service, which lasted from 1973 to January 2009, this man cast 12,810 votes Joe Biden
#7234, aired 2016-02-11NAMES IN THE NEWS: When this man joined Twitter in September 2015, his first follow was the National Security Agency's account Edward Snowden
#7233, aired 2016-02-10CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: At 24 he began a verse retelling the Cupid & Psyche myth, including a character named Caspian C.S. Lewis
#7232, aired 2016-02-09WORLD LITERATURE: It was originally published in 1915 under the German title "Die Verwandlung", meaning "The Transformation" The Metamorphosis (by Franz Kafka)
#7231, aired 2016-02-08ROYALTY: In 1604, for a special project, he approved a list of scholars to work at Westminster, Cambridge & Oxford James I
#7230, aired 2016-02-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was the only 20th century president who never delivered an inaugural address President Ford
#7229, aired 2016-02-0419th CENTURY BOOKS: "Instinct", "Hybridism" & "Geographical Distribution" are chapters in this book The Origin of Species (by Charles Darwin)
#7228, aired 2016-02-03MOMENTS IN HISTORY: This word follows January (China, 1967); March (Germany, 1848); July (France, 1830) & famously, October Revolution
#7227, aired 2016-02-02ETYMOLOGY: This word referring to someone who is not an expert is from the Latin for "love" amateur
#7226, aired 2016-02-01U.S. NATURAL WONDERS: Teddy Roosevelt called it "the one great sight which every American should see" the Grand Canyon
#7225, aired 2016-01-29THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: He wrote, "As life and fortune are risked by serving his majesty, it is necessary that the latter shall be secured" Benedict Arnold
#7224, aired 2016-01-28BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE: A critic said, "I doubt if there is a single joke in" this 1885 work "that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes... fit the English" The Mikado
#7223, aired 2016-01-27THE EMMYS: It's the first show nominated for both Outstanding Comedy Series (2014) & Outstanding Drama Series (2015) Orange is the New Black
#7222, aired 2016-01-2620th CENTURY AMERICA: The 1970 follow-up line "We've had a main B bus undervolt" was addressed to a listener in this city Houston
#7221, aired 2016-01-25FICTIONAL COUPLES: Among the guests attending their anniversary party in 2005 celebrating 75 years were Dick Tracy, Dilbert & Dennis the Menace Dagwood & Blondie
#7220, aired 2016-01-22ANCIENT HISTORY: Pantites, sent to recruit troops, & Aristodemus, sent off to treat his eye disease, were the only known Greeks to survive this event the Battle of Thermopylae
#7219, aired 2016-01-21FAMOUS BRITS: Growing up, her favorite literary heroine was Jo March; they shared a name & a hot temper & they both wanted to write J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling)
#7218, aired 2016-01-20WORLD RELIGION: From a word meaning "tradition", this branch has over a billion followers, many in the Middle East Sunni
#7217, aired 2016-01-19U.S. STATES: In 1721 explorer Charlevoix called a point at the border of these 2 states "the finest confluence in the world" Missouri & Illinois
#7216, aired 2016-01-18STATE CAPITALS: A 1957 event led to the creation of a National Historic Site in this city, signed into law by a president whose library is now there too Little Rock, Arkansas
#7215, aired 2016-01-15WESTERN HEMISPHERE FLAGS: This country whose name contains a religious order founded in the 1200s has a Bible on its flag the Dominican Republic
#7214, aired 2016-01-14ADVENTURE LITERATURE: In Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth", explorers enter an Icelandic volcano & emerge on this island off Sicily Stromboli
#7213, aired 2016-01-1320th CENTURY LITERATURE: For factual details, the author of this 1972 tale drew on a book called "The Private Life of the Rabbit" Watership Down
#7212, aired 2016-01-12HYMNS: Slave trader turned minister John Newton wrote this hymn that 1st appeared in 1779 as "Faith's Review And Expectation" "Amazing Grace"
#7211, aired 2016-01-11AMERICANA: This poem includes the line “But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all” "Casey at the Bat"
#7210, aired 2016-01-08SOCIOLOGY: Often applied to athletes, this 2-word term popularized by Robert K. Merton refers to an example we aspire to a role model
#7209, aired 2016-01-07PLACES ON THE MAP: Thanks to John Cabot, 16th century French documents included this island designated as "Terre Neuve" Newfoundland
#7208, aired 2016-01-06SITCOMS: When it premiered in 1974, this TV show used a 1955 No. 1 hit as its opening song Happy Days
#7207, aired 2016-01-05BRITISH NOVELS: In some countries the subtitle "A Contemporary Satire" was used for this 1945 parable Animal Farm
#7206, aired 2016-01-04MILESTONES IN U.S. HISTORY: This president began a State of the Union Address by congratulating the historic 100th Congress Ronald Reagan
#7205, aired 2016-01-01THE 18th CENTURY: In 1765 Britain's PM said, after all we've done for the colonies, if they whine about this law, they'll whine about anything the Stamp Act
#7204, aired 2015-12-31AFRICAN ANIMALS: This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need a gnu
#7203, aired 2015-12-30GERMAN SCIENTISTS: Best known for his theories about planetary orbits, in 1604 he became the first to explain how eyeglasses correct vision Johannes Kepler
#7202, aired 2015-12-29FAMOUS LAST NAMES: The first woman space shuttle pilot shares this surname with a man on the 1st manned lunar landing 26 years earlier Collins
#7201, aired 2015-12-28TOP 40 SONGS: The first 2 Top 40 hits for this late singer--one in 1971, the other in 1973--ended up becoming official state songs John Denver
#7200, aired 2015-12-25PLAYWRIGHTS: He wrote the line "Our home has been nothing but a playroom" Henrik Ibsen
#7199, aired 2015-12-24AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN: Ironically, this man worth tens of millions when he died in 1990 said his parents named him with a socialist logo in mind Armand Hammer
#7198, aired 2015-12-23BABY GIRLS' NAMES: In 2014 it was No. 1 in Sweden &, thanks to an animated movie, in the top 300 for U.S. baby girls for the first time in decades Elsa
#7197, aired 2015-12-22THE ANCIENT WORLD: Dedicated to a female, it's among the few of the 7 Ancient Wonders whose ruins you can visit the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
#7196, aired 2015-12-21PUBLISHING: In 1927 the publishers of the Modern Library widened its scope and took this name, meant as a joke about how it would select titles Random House
#7195, aired 2015-12-18AMERICANA: While working for a plastics company, Don Featherstone created this iconic lawn decor, basing it on photos in National Geographic a pink flamingo
#7194, aired 2015-12-17LANDMARKS: Jacques-Germain Soufflot, who designed this Paris landmark, was interred there 49 years after dying the Panthéon
#7193, aired 2015-12-1619th CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE: The theft alluded to in the title of this 1844 Poe story is committed by a government minister "The Purloined Letter"
#7192, aired 2015-12-15DYSTOPIAN AUTHORS: The author of his own dystopian classic in 1932, this man taught a young George Orwell at Eton Aldous Huxley
#7191, aired 2015-12-14HISTORIC PLACES: In 1761 he started running a ferry where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah Robert Harper
#7190, aired 2015-12-11HISTORIC NAMES: The only time the pope & the U.S. president shared a name ended when both died in this year 1963
#7189, aired 2015-12-10LITERARY BRITAIN: After her death in 1943, the farmland & cottages of this author & animal lover were bequeathed to the National Trust Beatrix Potter
#7188, aired 2015-12-09DOG BREEDS: This small breed is named for a member of the 17th century House of Stuart the King Charles spaniel
#7187, aired 2015-12-08STATE CAPITALS: It's the only capital named for a signer of the Constitution Madison
#7186, aired 2015-12-07U.S. LEGISLATION: The website for this '60s act says, "First look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available" the Freedom of Information Act
#7185, aired 2015-12-04RELIGION IN AMERICA: The Dakotas & Minnesota are the 3 states with the largest % of residents identifying as this denomination Lutherans
#7184, aired 2015-12-03SONGS FROM MUSICALS: This song from a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was once simply titled "First Singing Lesson" "Do-Re-Mi"
#7183, aired 2015-12-02NEWLY INDEPENDENT NATIONS: Prior to South Sudan, this European country was the most recent one to gain independence & be recognized by the United States Kosovo
#7182, aired 2015-12-01THE MOVIES: The title of this 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominee alludes to the left tackle's job in a football game The Blind Side
#7181, aired 2015-11-30U.S. HISTORY: It's the only odd-numbered year in which a U.S. presidential election has been held 1789
#7180, aired 2015-11-27AUTHORS: In 1990 he said, "I would like to do what Faulkner did; carve out a little piece of Mississippi territory & claim it for my own" John Grisham
#7179, aired 2015-11-26NATO COUNTRIES: With a population of under 400,000, this founding member of NATO remains the smallest of the member nations Iceland
#7178, aired 2015-11-25DAYS OF THE WEEK: To the ancient Greeks, this day of the week was Hemera Aphrodites Friday
#7177, aired 2015-11-24THE OSCARS: For films of 2005 through 2012, he received nominations for Best Picture, Director, Writing & Acting George Clooney
#7176, aired 2015-11-23THE 16th CENTURY: In 1521 he was the credited author of "Defense of the 7 Sacraments" against Martin Luther's attacks Henry VIII
#7175, aired 2015-11-20PHILOSOPHERS: His last name means a type of burial place & in 1855 that's where he went Søren Kierkegaard
#7174, aired 2015-11-19FRENCH NOVEL TITLE HEROES: He "looked as if he had been shut up for a long time in a tomb and... been unable to recover the... complexion of the living" the Count of Monte Cristo
#7173, aired 2015-11-18SPACE EXPLORATION: The first man to travel into space began his journey on that fateful day in what is today this country Kazakhstan
#7172, aired 2015-11-17AFRICAN COUNTRIES: These 2 6-letter rhyming countries both derive their names from rivers & were both once controlled by Great Britain Zambia & Gambia
#7171, aired 2015-11-16CITIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: A Hanseatic city, this port of 1.8 million is the largest European Union city that's not a capital Hamburg, Germany
#7170, aired 2015-11-13GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Famous mother of Pyrrha, who survived the Great Flood & with her husband repopulated the Earth Pandora
#7169, aired 2015-11-12ARTISTS' SUBJECTS: The woman seen here, who was born in North Carolina & died in England in 1881, was the subject of this painting Whistler's Mother (Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1)
#7168, aired 2015-11-11ABBREVIATIONS: Its meaning as an individual product dates to 1977; its meaning as conforming to orthodox opinion dates to 1986 PC
#7167, aired 2015-11-10INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: His first address spoke of "the present happy state", "our peculiar felicity" & our "happy government" James Monroe
#7166, aired 2015-11-09AMERICAN AUTHORS: He was the first to have both fiction & nonfiction No. 1 New York Times best sellers; the latter featured his beloved poodle John Steinbeck
#7165, aired 2015-11-06CHILDREN'S LIT: As she arrived at the house of her new employer, "the wind seemed to catch her up into the air and fling her" at the door Mary Poppins
#7164, aired 2015-11-05ART HISTORY: Although it's a statue of a giant's foe, an observer who saw its 1504 unveiling called it "the marble giant" David (Michelangelo's statue)
#7163, aired 2015-11-04INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: Its name refers to safety efforts that currently restrict cylinder capacity & prohibit supercharging Formula One
#7162, aired 2015-11-0320th CENTURY BUSINESSMEN: In 1915 he dropped bomb-shaped cardboard leaflets on Seattle to promote military aviation Boeing
#7161, aired 2015-11-02WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This country has 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks Nepal
#7160, aired 2015-10-30COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Founded in 1873, it was endowed by & named for the richest man in America Vanderbilt University
#7159, aired 2015-10-29AFRICA: On the Horn of Africa, it's the only country whose name in English begins with a silent letter Djibouti
#7158, aired 2015-10-28POPULAR PSYCHOLOGY TERMS: Anna Freud wrote, "The infantile ego resorts to" this behavior "in order not to become aware of some painful impression" denial
#7157, aired 2015-10-27THE FOUNDING FATHERS: On an alphabetical list of Declaration of Independence signers, he comes between Lyman Hall & Benjamin Harrison John Hancock
#7156, aired 2015-10-26POP MUSIC HISTORY: Appropriately, this 1984 blockbuster was the first music CD mass-produced in the United States Born in the U.S.A.
#7155, aired 2015-10-23FLOWERS: The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left a bleeding heart
#7154, aired 2015-10-22THE CIVIL WAR: There were about 900 casualties in the 1862 Battle of Secessionville, fought in this state South Carolina
#7153, aired 2015-10-21THE PRIME MERIDIAN: Besides the U.K., it's the only country that the Prime Meridian touches that starts with a vowel Algeria
#7152, aired 2015-10-2020th CENTURY NOVELS: A line from this 1995 novel is "The infant glistened a scandalous shade of pale emerald" Wicked
#7151, aired 2015-10-19TODAY'S INTERNATIONAL FILM STARS: The first 2 Spanish actors to win acting Academy Awards, they got married soon after they both had won Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem
#7150, aired 2015-10-16BASEBALL TEAMS: When translated, the full name of this Major League Baseball team gets you a double redundancy the Los Angeles Angels
#7149, aired 2015-10-15THE MIDDLE EAST: With an area of 4,000 square miles, it's the only primarily Arabic-speaking country in the Middle East that has no desert Lebanon
#7148, aired 2015-10-14U.S. LANDMARKS: For its 50th anniversary in 2012, the roof of this landmark was temporarily repainted its original color, Galaxy Gold the Space Needle (in Seattle)
#7147, aired 2015-10-13MODERN AMERICAN POETRY: A critic said this 1956 poem was "a tirade... against those who do not share the poet's... sexual orientation" "Howl" (by Allen Ginsberg)
#7146, aired 2015-10-12HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS: Its restitchings over the centuries helped perpetuate the story of King Harold II being struck in the eye with an arrow the Bayeux Tapestry
#7145, aired 2015-10-09VIDEO GAMES: As part of its 30th anniversary celebration in 2014, this video game used the slogan "We all fit together" Tetris
#7144, aired 2015-10-08THE EUROPEAN UNION: Since Bulgaria joined in 2007, the E.U.'s 3 official alphabets have been our Latin one & these 2 Greek & Cyrillic
#7143, aired 2015-10-07MOVIE CHARACTERS: Charlton Heston's wardrobe in 1954's "Secret of the Incas" inspired the clothes worn by this adventurous character 27 years later Indiana Jones
#7142, aired 2015-10-06EUROPEAN AUTHORS: "To explain... Harry by the artless division into wolf and man is a hopelessly childish attempt", he wrote in 1927 Hermann Hesse
#7141, aired 2015-10-05WORD HISTORY: From the Latin for "buy back", it once referred to buying a slave's freedom & today can refer to being saved from sin redeem (or redemption)
#7140, aired 2015-10-02NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: U.N. delegate was one role of this woman who wrote, "I could not... be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside" Eleanor Roosevelt
#7139, aired 2015-10-01SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS: 8-letter name shared by a tragic heroine & Uranus' innermost known moon Cordelia
#7138, aired 2015-09-30UNITED NATIONS NATIONS: This nation of 55 million is the only one to provide a secretary-general but never to have a seat on the Security Council Burma (or Myanmar)
#7137, aired 2015-09-29EUROPEAN MUSEUMS: In one of her last official acts before abdicating, Queen Beatrix reopened this museum after a 10-year renovation the Rijksmuseum (in Amsterdam)
#7136, aired 2015-09-28ROCK & ROLL: The group Nazareth took its name from the first line of a 1968 song from this other group The Band
#7135, aired 2015-09-25EUROPEAN CITIES: National Geographic says the site of this city is "the largest wetland in the Mediterranean" Venice
#7134, aired 2015-09-24FOREIGN PHRASES: This French phrase refers to part of the Order of the Holy Ghost; its knights became known for serving superb dinners Cordon Bleu
#7133, aired 2015-09-23HISTORIC LEGISLATION: In 1820 Jefferson called this bill "the knell of the Union," saying "a geographical line... will never be obliterated" the Missouri Compromise
#7132, aired 2015-09-22PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: The only election year since 1952 in which neither major-party candidate had been president or vice president 2008
#7131, aired 2015-09-21WORLD OF BOOKS: Mussolini considered this book written during the Renaissance "the statesman's supreme guide" The Prince (by Machiavelli)
#7130, aired 2015-09-18ALPHABETS: It's the only letter of the Greek alphabet whose English spelling could also be identified as a number in Roman numerals Xi
#7129, aired 2015-09-17CONTEMPORARIES: On an 1851 visit to Europe, Mathew Brady had hoped to meet this man who inspired him, but he died just as Brady set sail Louis Daguerre
#7128, aired 2015-09-16OSCAR-NOMINATED SONGS: This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored from its Oscar performance "Blame Canada" (from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
#7127, aired 2015-09-15GREAT THINKERS: 239 years ago he wrote of "the enormous debts which... will in the long run probably ruin all the great nations of Europe" Adam Smith
#7126, aired 2015-09-14AMERICAN POEMS: The title of this poem that begins the 1916 book "Mountain Interval" was inspired by long country walks "The Road Not Taken" (by Robert Frost)
#7125, aired 2015-07-31CELEBRITIES IN SONG LYRICS: In a song, Weird Al says, "I know a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows" him Kevin Bacon
#7124, aired 2015-07-30MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: This major league team's official colors are Sedona red, Sonoran sand & black the Arizona Diamondbacks
#7123, aired 2015-07-29WOMEN AUTHORS: This woman who passed away in 2015 wrote what is billed as Australia's "Gone with the Wind" Colleen McCullough
#7122, aired 2015-07-28TELEVISION IN THE 2000s: Blanco is the last name of the main character in "Metástasis", a Colombia-set version of this show Breaking Bad
#7121, aired 2015-07-27CLASSICAL MUSIC: The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her is titled "The Sea and Sindbad's Ship" Scheherazade
#7120, aired 2015-07-24NATIONAL AIRLINES: This small land's airline advertises a "stopover": 7 nights at no extra travel charge to break up a Boston-Brussels trip Iceland
#7119, aired 2015-07-23COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: The mission of this Western university founded in 1875 is "to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life" Brigham Young University
#7118, aired 2015-07-22MILITARY HISTORY: This country smaller than England was a colonial rival with which England fought 4 wars, the last from 1780 to 1784 the Netherlands
#7117, aired 2015-07-21HISTORIC NAMES: In 1909 this Oxford student surveyed Crusader castles in the Mideast; a few years later he returned for less peaceful activities T.E. Lawrence
#7116, aired 2015-07-20POETRY: Wagner's line "Oed' und leer das Meer", meaning "Waste and empty the sea", is quoted in a poem by this American-born man T.S. Eliot
#7115, aired 2015-07-1719th CENTURY AMERICANS: An account of her historic trial noted, "It was conceded that the defendant was, on the 5th November 1872, a woman" Susan B. Anthony
#7114, aired 2015-07-16EUROPEAN NOVELISTS: Alfred Dreyfus was among the thousands who marched through the streets of Paris in his 1902 funeral procession Émile Zola
#7113, aired 2015-07-15LANDMARKS: On the completion of this in 1937, its chief engineer wrote, "At last the mighty task is done; Resplendent in the western sun" the Golden Gate Bridge
#7112, aired 2015-07-14HISTORIC AMERICANS: The debate team at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire is named for this man who entered the academy in 1796 Daniel Webster
#7111, aired 2015-07-13AMERICAN PRODUCTS: In 1913 this cleaning item was born when its creators named it from a word meaning "bright" or "shining" Brillo
#7110, aired 2015-07-1019th CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE: "I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel" is spoken to this title character by his creation Frankenstein
#7109, aired 2015-07-09SCRABBLE & CHEMISTRY: As a word used in Scrabble, this longest-named one of the 6 noble gases would give you the highest score krypton
#7108, aired 2015-07-08THE THOMAS JEFFERSON ADMINISTRATION: Of this agreement, Thomas Jefferson said he "stretched the Constitution until it cracked" the Louisiana Purchase
#7107, aired 2015-07-07INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS: Due to developments in 2012, this annual summer contest now lists no winner from the years 1999-2005 the Tour de France
#7106, aired 2015-07-06THE OSCARS: "Gladiator" is close, but this film has the earliest historical setting of any Best Picture Oscar winner Ben-Hur
#7105, aired 2015-07-03NORTH AMERICAN RIVERS: At about 100 miles it's not one of Canada's 100 longest rivers, but in the 1890s it became perhaps the most famous the Klondike River
#7104, aired 2015-07-02EUROPEAN ARTISTS: In 1890 a critic said this artist "directs his brush with enormous dabs of impasto of very pure color in sinuous trails" Vincent van Gogh
#7103, aired 2015-07-01DOING BUSINESS INTERNATIONALLY: This U.S. retailer's 133 Canadian stores closed in 2015; its CEO said, "We missed the mark... by taking on too much too fast" Target
#7102, aired 2015-06-30FAMOUS WOMEN: On January 5, 1939, in a Los Angeles probate court, this national heroine was declared legally dead Amelia Earhart
#7101, aired 2015-06-29POETIC INSPIRATIONS: One summer day in 1797 this British poet fell asleep reading a book that adapted the writings of Marco Polo Samuel Taylor Coleridge
#7100, aired 2015-06-26NOVEL CHARACTERS: This lawyer from a famed 1960 novel shares a name with an ancient Roman renowned for his wisdom Atticus Finch (from To Kill a Mockingbird)
#7099, aired 2015-06-25POP STARS: She won the 1984 Grammy for Best New Artist & in 2013 became the first solo woman to win a Tony Award for Best Score Cyndi Lauper
#7098, aired 2015-06-24WORLD LEADERS IN THE NEWS: In 2014 CNN declared Zambia's Guy Scott the first white president in Sub-Saharan Africa since this man in 1994 F.W. de Klerk
#7097, aired 2015-06-23FUN & GAMES: A standard chessboard has this many perimeter squares 28
#7096, aired 2015-06-22THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION: This live-action TV show about a family debuted in 1965 & was set in 1997 Lost in Space
#7095, aired 2015-06-1920th CENTURY SCIENTISTS: Everything changed in 1924 after he observed, "I have found a Cepheid variable in the Andro