In 1944, Major Clark Gable's army discharge papers were signed by president-to-be Ronald Reagan, then a captain.
More Daily Trivia
In order to become an astronaut, applicants to NASA's Mercury Space program in 1959 were required to be in a branch of the military; be under 40 years old and shorter than 5 feet, 11 inches; demonstrate perfect eyesight ...Read More
Notre Dame de Paris ranks as one of the greatest achievements of Gothic architecture. The famous cathedral was begun in 1163 and completed around 1345; the massive interior can accommodate over 6,000 worshippers. Its ...Read More
Chocolate has over 500 flavor components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry and vanilla.
The familiar red triangle of Bass Brewery (Bass Ale) is actually one of the world's oldest trademarks, registered in 1875. The triangle continues to be used to this day. However The oldest brewery still in operation is ...Read More
Using chemicals to get "high" isn't as new as one may think. Nitrous oxide was discovered in 1800. When inhaled, it was found to give a giddy, intoxicated feeling and to release the emotions. People laughed inanely, so it ...Read More
The Peanuts were first animated in 1957 for a Ford Fairlane automobile commercial. Snoopy stood on two legs for the first time in a 1958 strip. Snoopy and Charlie Brown appeared together on the March 17th, 1967 cover of ...Read More