1948. The Tucker Torpedo was the line's model produced in Chicago and released in 1948.
Woodrow Wilson's. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson had sheep instead of maintenance men cut the White House lawn as a gesture of support for the war effort.
France. Orson Welles used the Chartes Cathedral as the backdrop for a scene in his movie "F For Fake".
General Peter Schoomaker. Early in his career, General Peter Schoomaker was a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander.
California. People can access the Presidential papers, photographs, and learn about the museum and air force one at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
Gwendolyn Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks was appointed Poet Laureate to Illinois in 1968.
St. Helena. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled twice, the first time to the Island of Elba.
Kublai Khan. Genghis Khan's cause of death remains a mystery.
December 25, 1066. William the Conqueror was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066.
Status. The purple stripe on a Roman tunic was called a "clavus".
John Quincy Adams. Monrovia, Africa, is named after James Monroe on account of his plan to begin sending slaves back to Africa.
La Brigada. La Brigada was wiped out by Castro's forces.
Tigrone. Tigrone was working right off the Japanese coast.
Lauren Bacall. Harry Truman's wife, Bess, was not pleased with a public performance he gave with Lauren Bacall sitting on his piano.
Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud's studies of the unconscious mind led to the creation of the field of psychoanalysis.
Gerald Ford. Gerald Ford's term was 1974-1977 and Jimmy Carter was President for 20 days in 1980.
Standard Oil. The 1911 Standard Oil antitrust case broke up the 37-firm corporation that controlled almost all U.S. oil.
James Lewis Kraft. James Kraft's processed cheese was a result of his efforts to make cheese last longer and taste better.
Woodrow Wilson. Wilson's "Fourteen Points" were part of the end of WWI.
Bob Dole. Bob Dole has been awarded two Purple Hearts after his service in WWII.