South Pacific. The Cook Islands, part of New Zealand, were named after British explorer James Cook, who landed there in 1773.
Bedford Springs. The 200 Japanese diplomats who stayed at Bedford Springs Resort after WWII weren't allowed to play golf there.
Forrest. Sturgis searched for, found, and was annihilated by N. B. Forrest.
Martin Alonso Pinzon. Martin Alonso Pinzon captained the "Pinta", and is considered by many in his hometown of Palos to be the real hero of the 1492 voyage.
1971. The first Starbucks location outside of North America opened in Tokyo in 1996.
Garret Augustus Hobart. Hobart had never held elective office prior to serving as Vice-President.
Enola Gay B-29. Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. was the pilot who dropped the bomb from the Enola Gay.
She Was Black. Because of their discriminatory practices, Eleanor Roosevelt resigned as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1939.
Me-210. The 210 was reported to have killed as many German pilots as Allied pilots.
Pan Am. On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, at the time the worst terrorist attack against U.S. citizens.
Vietnam War. Senators Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska were the only two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.
National Debt. National debt is also referred to as "sovereign debt" and "public debt".
Roosevelt Corollary. The 1904 Roosevelt Corollary stated that the U.S. had the right to intervene in the affairs of all Western Hemisphere nations.
Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley, the author of "Brave New World", died at age 69 on 11/22/63.
Hawaiian. The Hawaiian language consists of 10 vowels and 8 consonants, and is spoken by fewer than 10,000 people.
Octagon House. Octagon House. In 1815, the Madisons moved into a house on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 19th Street.
Woodrow Wilson's. Woodrow Wilson's second wife finished his term after he suffered a stroke in Colorado in 1919.
Hawaii. James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, he died in a fracas with Hawaiians during his third voyage.
A Menorah. The Arch of Titus commemorated the sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD during the First Jewish-Roman War.
Julius Caesar. Calpurnia Pisonis was the wife of Julius Caesar at the time of his murder on the Ides of March, 44 BC.