Season 13 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (203 clues archived)

#2985, aired 1997-07-18DETECTIVE STORIES: The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Mystery of Marie Roget are mentioned in the 1st paragraph of this 1845 story "The Purloined Letter"
#2984, aired 1997-07-17SCIENTISTS: In the 1740s he published "Flora Suecica" & "Fauna Suecica", 2 volumes of his observations Carolus Linnaeus
#2983, aired 1997-07-16STATE CAPITALS: It was named for Britain's last Stuart monarch, who gave the city its charter in 1708 Annapolis, Maryland
#2982, aired 1997-07-15U.S. PRESIDENTS: On his mother's side, he was a descendant of Scottish Protestant reformer John Knox James Knox Polk
#2981, aired 1997-07-14WORLD CAPITALS: The Spaniards named it for the Virgin of the Fair Winds for bringing them safely across the Atlantic Buenos Aires
#2980, aired 1997-07-11THE COLD WAR: He died November 15, 1996, having outlived his accuser by 35 years Alger Hiss (accused by Whittaker Chambers)
#2979, aired 1997-07-10SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS: One of this heroine's last lines is "Poor venomous fool, be angry, and dispatch" Cleopatra
#2978, aired 1997-07-09AMERICAN AUTHORS: One of the USA's greatest novelists, he lived most of his life, from 1876 to 1916, in England Henry James
#2977, aired 1997-07-08WORD ORIGINS: This word meaning an expert commentator is derived from the Sanskrit for "learned man" Pundit
#2976, aired 1997-07-07SOUTH AMERICA: Henck Arron was prime minister of this country when it gained its independence in 1975 Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana)
#2975, aired 1997-07-04COMPOSERS: One of this Russian's best-known works is the fiendishly difficult Piano Concerto No. 3 of 1909 Sergei Rachmaninoff
#2974, aired 1997-07-03MEDICINE: While many diseases bear doctors' names, a nerve disease is named for this victim who died in 1941 Lou Gehrig
#2973, aired 1997-07-02VICE PRESIDENTS: 1 of 2 men who served as U.S. vice president & also won a Nobel Peace Prize Charles Dawes or Theodore Roosevelt
#2972, aired 1997-07-01HISTORIC U.S. SITES: Vitascope Hall in New Orleans is said to be the first of these in the U.S. movie theater
#2971, aired 1997-06-30AUTHORS: A new theory says this author died of rabies, not alcoholism or drug abuse, October 7, 1849 Edgar Allan Poe
#2970, aired 1997-06-27RELIGIOUS LEADERS: The boyhood home of this church founder still stands on Stafford Road in Palmyra, New York Joseph Smith (founder of the Mormon Church)
#2969, aired 1997-06-26POETS: He had already published "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" when Vachel Lindsay discovered him busing tables Langston Hughes
#2968, aired 1997-06-25SOUTHERN CITIES: In the 1830s settlers gave this city its name in the hope of having the University of Mississippi placed there Oxford
#2967, aired 1997-06-24GEOGRAPHY: Name given to the parallel of latitude at 66 degrees 30' S. the Antarctic Circle
#2966, aired 1997-06-23U.S. PRESIDENTS: The Roosevelt dime made its debut the year this president was born Bill Clinton (born in 1946)
#2965, aired 1997-06-2019th CENTURY POLITICS: These 7 events occurred between August 21 & October 15, 1858 & each lasted 3 hours the Lincoln-Douglas Debates for Senator in Illinois
#2964, aired 1997-06-19GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: Last name of 2 brothers, one currently a cabinet secretary & one mayor of a city of several million Daley (William M. & Richard M.)
#2963, aired 1997-06-18THE PLANETS: Most of this planet's moons are named for Shakespearean characters Uranus
#2962, aired 1997-06-171990s AFRICA: In 1994 these 2 African countries' presidents Habyarimana & Ntaryamira died in a plane crash Rwanda & Burundi
#2961, aired 1997-06-16COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Before its independence, this country was known as the Netherlands East Indies Indonesia
#2960, aired 1997-06-13SPACE EXPLORATION: Now 6 billion miles from Earth, Pioneer 10 originally was launched in 1972 on a mission to this planet Jupiter
#2959, aired 1997-06-12CLASSIC CINEMA: This 1946 holiday classic was based on "The Greatest Gift", a short story by Philip Van Doren Stern It's A Wonderful Life
#2958, aired 1997-06-11THE 1930s: Roosevelt's first Fireside Chat was designed to bolster the public confidence in these banks
#2957, aired 1997-06-10FASHION HISTORY: In 1849 Americans traveling to the California gold fields via boat popularized this hat the Panama hat
#2956, aired 1997-06-09AFRICA: In the 1980s the U.S.-backed FNLA & UNITA battled the Cuban-backed MPLA for control of this country Angola
#2955, aired 1997-06-06STOCK SYMBOLS: This name is the 4-letter stock symbol of Golden Bear Golf Inc., which went public in 1996 JACK (for Jack Nicklaus)
#2954, aired 1997-06-05AUTOBIOGRAPHIES: In 1791, one year after his death, part of this American's autobiography was published in Paris as "Memoires" Benjamin Franklin
#2953, aired 1997-06-04ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST: Added to the list in 1997 were the Quino Checkerspot & Laguna Mountains Skipper, types of these Butterflies
#2952, aired 1997-06-03AMERICAN BALLET: Characters in this 1942 ballet include the head wrangler & the champion roper Rodeo
#2951, aired 1997-06-02WORLD LEADERS: This world leader was the recipient of an Obie Award in 1984 Vaclav Havel
#2950, aired 1997-05-30ANGELS: Slaves rowing off South Carolina's coast often invoked the help of this patron angel of the Jews Michael
#2949, aired 1997-05-29SHAKESPEARE'S WOMEN: This heroine is murdered on the island of Cyprus, as is her waiting-woman Desdemona (from "Othello")
#2948, aired 1997-05-28AFRICAN COUNTRIES: The northernmost country in Africa, it's much smaller than the countries that border it Tunisia
#2947, aired 1997-05-27MUSICIANS: As a disc jockey in the 1940s, he was known as "The Blues Boy from Beale Street" B.B. King
#2946, aired 1997-05-26OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: This “Best Picture” of 1970 was based in part on the memoirs of General Omar Bradley Patton
#2945, aired 1997-05-23GENESIS: The final word in Genesis is the name of this country Egypt
#2944, aired 1997-05-22MONARCHS: Like his grandmother, Mary, Queen of Scots, this king was beheaded Charles I
#2943, aired 1997-05-21WORLD CAPITALS: Many homes in this city are heated by near-boiling water pumped in from hot springs at Nesjavellir Reykjavik, Iceland
#2942, aired 1997-05-20THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 letter from this city's jail is a historic document in the civil rights movement Birmingham, Alabama
#2941, aired 1997-05-1918th CENTURY AMERICANS: A military post & a Tennessee city are both named for this first U.S. Secretary of War Henry Knox
#2940, aired 1997-05-16THE LAW: From Latin for "under penalty", you're under penalty if you don't obey one a subpoena
#2939, aired 1997-05-15COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Anchorman is an informal term used for the lowest-ranking graduating senior of this school Naval Academy
#2938, aired 1997-05-14THE ELEMENTS: More than 95% of all known compounds contain this element Hydrogen/Carbon
#2937, aired 1997-05-13CHILDREN'S BOOKS: It's the first in a trilogy of books that also includes "In The Night Kitchen" & "Outside Over There" "Where the Wild Things Are"
#2936, aired 1997-05-12MOVIES: The stars of this 1977 film appeared on the February 10, 1997 cover of Time Star Wars
#2935, aired 1997-05-09PAINTERS: His grandson was the cinematographer of "Barbarella" & "The Spy Who Loved Me" Pierre Auguste Renoir
#2934, aired 1997-05-08ROYAL COUPLES: Princess Sophia of Greece gave up her right of succession to Greece's throne before marrying him in 1962 King Juan Carlos of Spain
#2933, aired 1997-05-07ANCIENT PLAYWRIGHTS: This playwright born in Colonus around 496 B.C. wrote one of his finest plays when he was 90 Sophocles ("Oedipus at Colonus")
#2932, aired 1997-05-06THE 7 ANCIENT WONDERS: These 2 oldest wonders were built by non-Greek civilizations Hanging Gardens of Babylon & the Pyramids of Egypt
#2931, aired 1997-05-05NOTABLE NAMES: On January 30, 1997, the 49th anniversary of his death, some of his ashes were scattered in the Ganges River Mohandas K. Gandhi
#2930, aired 1997-05-02SCIENCE HISTORY: Announced by Ole Romer in 1676, the first measurement of this was 140,000 miles per second the speed of light
#2929, aired 1997-05-01QUOTATIONS ABOUT LAWYERS: Playwright who penned the famous line, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" William Shakespeare
#2928, aired 1997-04-30THE INSECT WORLD: The ancient Romans gave it its name, which means "hairy cat" caterpillar
#2927, aired 1997-04-29U.S. PRESIDENTS: His half-brother Lawrence served in the British navy under Admiral Edward Vernon George Washington
#2926, aired 1997-04-28MOUNTAINS: Range of mountains where Danny Kaye, Alan King & Rip Van Winkle gained fame the Catskills
#2925, aired 1997-04-25U.S. PRESIDENTS: 2 of the 5 presidents in the 20th century who were former U.S. senators (2 of) Warren Harding, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson & Richard Nixon
#2924, aired 1997-04-24SPORTS: Last awarded in 1970, the Jules Rimet Cup was replaced by this trophy in 1974 The World Cup (of soccer)
#2923, aired 1997-04-23CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS: In December 1996 his reference to "Irrational Exuberance" sent stock prices plunging around the world Alan Greenspan
#2922, aired 1997-04-22TRANSPORTATION: In 1910 the "Deutschland" inaugurated commercial passenger service in one of these Zeppelin/dirigible
#2921, aired 1997-04-21COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: It's the only country whose name is the same as an American state's Georgia
#2920, aired 1997-04-18BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: First sold in 1912, the Maine hunting shoe was his first retail product Leon Leonwood (L.L.) Bean
#2919, aired 1997-04-17THE WORLD OF MATHEMATICS: Of ancient people, only the Hindus, Babylonians & Mayans invented a symbol for this; the Mayans' is seen here: Zero
#2918, aired 1997-04-16AIRPORTS: It's the site of a presidential swearing-in & the headquarters of Southwest Airlines Love Field (in Dallas)
#2916, aired 1997-04-14STATE CAPITALS: Like its major streets Hope, Benefit & Friendship, its name is an abstraction Providence, Rhode Island
#2915, aired 1997-04-11PLAYWRIGHTS: The hero of this playwright's Absurdist novel "Watt" works for a mysterious Mr. Knott, who never appears Samuel Beckett
#2914, aired 1997-04-10NAVAL HEROES: In a difficult situation George Dewey would ask himself, what would this man, his former commander, do? Admiral David Farragut
#2913, aired 1997-04-09WORD HISTORY: Before this word came to mean an extraterrestrial, it was used as an adjective meaning "warlike" Martian
#2912, aired 1997-04-08MYSTERY NOVELS: The first line of dialogue in this 1930 novel is spoken to secretary Effie Perine, "Yes, sweetheart?" The Maltese Falcon
#2911, aired 1997-04-07GERMAN OPERA: The swan that pulls this title character's boat is actually Elsa's enchanted brother, Gottfried Lohengrin
#2910, aired 1997-04-04ARTISTS: This artist sculpted the famous statuary group that stands in front of the town hall in Calais Auguste Rodin ("The Burghers of Calais")
#2909, aired 1997-04-03INTERNATIONAL SONGS: Bush poet A.B. Paterson, who died in 1941, wrote the words to this internationally famous song "Waltzing Matilda"
#2908, aired 1997-04-02THE CALENDAR: In the U.S. it's the latest date in November on which Thanksgiving can fall November 28
#2907, aired 1997-04-01TRINIDADIAN AMATEUR ICHTHYOLOGISTS: This common aquarium fish was named for a Trinidadian clergyman Guppy
#2906, aired 1997-03-31SECRETARIES OF STATE: This man who died in 1994 once said, "We're eyeball to eyeball and the other fellow just blinked" Dean Rusk
#2905, aired 1997-03-28FILMS OF THE '30s: 1933 film inspired by William Burden's 1926 Dutch East Indies trip & capture of the world's largest lizard King Kong
#2904, aired 1997-03-27ANCIENT CITIES: The ancient city of Byzantium occupied the site of what is now this city Istanbul, Turkey
#2903, aired 1997-03-2620th CENTURY LEADERS: In 1914 Jan Smuts wrote of this man's departure, "The saint has left our shores, I hope forever" Mahatma Gandhi
#2902, aired 1997-03-25WORLD CAPITALS: It's the world's northernmost national capital Reykjavik, Iceland
#2901, aired 1997-03-24SCIENCE: Not long after its development, Robert Boyle renamed the Torricellian Tube this Barometer
#2900, aired 1997-03-21INVENTORS: Before the Monitor, John Ericsson designed a screw-driven steamboat & named it for this ancient Greek Archimedes
#2899, aired 1997-03-20HISTORIC SHIPS: The state silver serving pieces in Augusta's executive mansion were salvaged from this ship U.S.S. Maine
#2898, aired 1997-03-19OSCAR WINNERS: The only person -- male or female -- to win Oscars in acting & screenwriting categories Emma Thompson
#2897, aired 1997-03-18WORLD CAPITALS: This European city is alphabetically last among the world's national capitals Zagreb, Croatia
#2896, aired 1997-03-17JOURNALISTS: Before his death in 1920, he led America's Communist Labor Party, drew up its manifesto & edited its paper John Reed
#2895, aired 1997-03-14ADVERTISING: This product's "Whole Thing" commercial is in the Clio Hall of Fame Alka-Seltzer
#2894, aired 1997-03-13U.S. PRESIDENTS: The first & last to preside over exactly 48 states William Howard Taft & Dwight Eisenhower
#2893, aired 1997-03-12THE NOBEL PRIZE: The 1996 Chemistry Prize went to the discoverers of a 60-carbon atom molecule called this Buckyball
#2891, aired 1997-03-10NOTABLE WOMEN: As staff director of the Florida House Judiciary Committee, she helped revise the state constitution Janet Reno
#2890, aired 1997-03-07ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY: Performed in England since the restoration of Charles II, shows featuring this pair often include a dog named Toby Punch & Judy
#2889, aired 1997-03-06FAMOUS WOMEN: She worked as a model, caterer, cooking columnist & food stylist before starting her own magazine in 1990 Martha Stewart
#2887, aired 1997-03-04LITERATURE: Chapter 8 of this book first published in 1900 is titled "The Deadly Poppy Field" The Wizard of Oz
#2886, aired 1997-03-03SCOTTISH INVENTORS: In 1815 he was appointed Surveyor General of Roads in Bristol, England Sir John McAdam
#2885, aired 1997-02-28FLAGS: This saint's cross appears on the provincial flag of Nova Scotia St. Andrew
#2884, aired 1997-02-27U.S. PRESIDENTS: As a senator, he shared lodgings with future vice president William Rufus Devane King James Buchanan
#2883, aired 1997-02-26HISTORIC AMERICANS: In 1788 Cyrus Griffin became its last president The Continental Congress
#2882, aired 1997-02-25FAMOUS AUTHORS: Queen Victoria called his death "a very great loss. He had... the strongest sympathy with the poorer classes" Charles Dickens
#2881, aired 1997-02-24INVENTIONS: Introduced at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, its name comes from Latin for "one that takes you up the ladder" Escalator
#2880, aired 1997-02-21BRITISH STATESMEN: In a 1940 eulogy of this man, Churchill spoke of his "Love of peace... toil for peace... strife for peace" Neville Chamberlain
#2879, aired 1997-02-20HANDICRAFTS: Supposedly made by William the Conqueror's wife, there's a 230' long copy of it in the V&A Museum The Bayeux Tapestry
#2878, aired 1997-02-19POP MUSIC: The only person to hit the Billboard Top 40 with "The Star-Spangled Banner" Whitney Houston
#2877, aired 1997-02-18THE OSCARS: 1 of only 2 movies since "It Happened One Night" to win Oscars for Best Picture, Actor, Actress & Director The Silence of the Lambs or One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#2876, aired 1997-02-17FAMOUS FAMILIES: Chicago's Fire Academy was built in 1960 on the site where this family once lived The O'Learys
#2875, aired 1997-02-14HISTORIC AMERICANS: He was the fourth Secretary of State, & the fourth Chief Justice John Marshall
#2874, aired 1997-02-13NOVELS: Just before its 1897 publication, its title was changed from "The Un-Dead" to this Dracula (by Bram Stoker)
#2873, aired 1997-02-12NATIVE AMERICANS: A Pennsylvania city, a canal & a Great Lake are named for this tribe The Erie
#2872, aired 1997-02-11COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: The name of this country derives from an Iroquoian term meaning "village" or "community" Canada
#2871, aired 1997-02-10THE SOLAR SYSTEM: The 2 planets that have no moons Mercury & Venus
#2870, aired 1997-02-07HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: The former kingdom of Saxony is now located in this country Germany
#2869, aired 1997-02-06U.S. PRESIDENTS: The last names of 8 different presidents end with this 3-letter combination Son (Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, W.H. Harrison, A. Johnson, B. Harrison, Wilson & L. Johnson)
#2868, aired 1997-02-05RULERS: In 44 B.C. he was made dictator for life, a post abolished after he died the same year Julius Caesar
#2867, aired 1997-02-04COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: This New York univ. is named for the family whose company was the first to sell toothpaste in a tube Colgate University
#2866, aired 1997-02-03DEMOCRATS: Bill Clinton is the first Democrat since this man to be elected president twice Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#2865, aired 1997-01-31THE CABINET: 1 of 2 women who served in the cabinet for a total of 6 or more years (1 of) Elizabeth Dole & Frances Perkins
#2864, aired 1997-01-30THE NEW TESTAMENT: Called the church's first theologian, a quarter of the books in the New Testament are credited to him Paul
#2863, aired 1997-01-29U.S. PRESIDENTS: 2 of the 5 U.S. presidents who played football for their college teams (2 of) Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford & Reagan
#2862, aired 1997-01-28NATIONAL PARKS: Royal Palm State Park was incorporated into this national park when it was created in 1947 Everglades National Park
#2861, aired 1997-01-27POLITICIANS: His rise began when he upset Robert M. La Follette, Jr. in a 1946 Senate primary Joseph McCarthy
#2860, aired 1997-01-24U.S. CURRENCY: Of men pictured on currently printed paper money, he's the one most recently deceased Ulysses S. Grant (on the $50 bill; died in 1885)
#2858, aired 1997-01-22THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: This country won independence from Spain in 1821 & from France in 1867 Mexico
#2857, aired 1997-01-21WORD ORIGINS: From the Latin for "year" & "turn", it's literally "the turn of a year" anniversary (annus = year & verso = turn)
#2856, aired 1997-01-20AWARDS: The London Theatre's equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards are named for him Sir Laurence Olivier
#2855, aired 1997-01-17THE 1996 ELECTION: Nicknamed for the sport their children play, they were part of the swing vote in 1996 soccer moms
#2854, aired 1997-01-16FOREIGN FILMS: With 6, this 1981 German film holds the record for most Oscar nominations for a foreign-language film "Das Boot" ("The Boat")
#2853, aired 1997-01-15FAMOUS NAMES: Before achieving fame in Hollywood, he was a cosmetician to the Russian royal court Max Factor
#2852, aired 1997-01-14WORLD CAPITALS: The Jose Marti Monument is a 450-foot tower in the Plaza de la Revolucion in this capital Havana, Cuba
#2851, aired 1997-01-13U.S. GOVERNMENT: Full & correct title of the post held by the person seen here: Chief Justice of the United States
#2850, aired 1997-01-10EXPLORERS: Books by this man include "North West Passage" (1908) & "The South Pole" (1912) Roald Amundsen
#2849, aired 1997-01-09CANADIAN PROVINCES: The Micmac Indians called it Abegweit, which means "cradled on the waves" Prince Edward Island
#2848, aired 1997-01-08ANCIENT HISTORY: Man with whom Cleopatra had the most children Mark Antony
#2847, aired 1997-01-07WORLD LEADERS: His brother Jonathan lost his life in 1976 leading the raid on Entebbe Benjamin Netanyahu (prime minister of Israel)
#2846, aired 1997-01-06CLASSICAL LITERATURE: 4 single biographies & 23 pairs of biographies make up this classical work "Plutarch's Lives"
#2845, aired 1997-01-03THE WESTERN U.S.: This state capital rose from the ruins of a Hohokam Indian settlement Phoenix, Arizona
#2844, aired 1997-01-02WORD ORIGINS: This word is from the Old English for "the farmer who lives near you" Neighbor
#2843, aired 1997-01-01AUTHORS: In 1996, 7 years after giving up law, he returned to a Mississippi courtroom & won a case for an old client John Grisham
#2842, aired 1996-12-31THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Arrested twice at the 1968 convention for demonstrating, he was a delegate to the 1996 convention Tom Hayden
#2841, aired 1996-12-30THE 1500s: In 1520 he wrote Pope Leo X, "Let no person imagine that I will recant" Martin Luther
#2840, aired 1996-12-27BENJAMIN FRANKLIN: Benjamin Franklin was born in this city in 1706 Boston
#2839, aired 1996-12-26ASSASSINS: The knife he used to stab Major Henry Rathbone is in a Washington, D.C. museum John Wilkes Booth
#2838, aired 1996-12-25OSCAR NOMINEES: Billy Wilder & this actor-director are tied for the most Best Original Screenplay nominations: 12 apiece Woody Allen
#2837, aired 1996-12-24WOMEN IN SCIENCE: This British scientist titled her 1984 autobiography "Disclosing The Past" Mary Leakey
#2836, aired 1996-12-23BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: "America's Favorite Food", a book about this company, contains 12 pages of Andy Warhol's art Campbell Soup Company
#2835, aired 1996-12-20REPUBLICANS: 2 of the 3 Republicans elected vice president twice (2 of) Spiro Agnew, George (H.W.) Bush & Richard Nixon
#2834, aired 1996-12-19POLITICAL PHRASES: Ike defined this as "All of the usable surface. The extremes, right and left, are in the gutters." Middle-of-the-road
#2833, aired 1996-12-18EUROPEAN CAPITALS: This city was named for a Byzantine church Sofia, Bulgaria
#2832, aired 1996-12-17ASIA: It's the largest landlocked country in the world Mongolia
#2831, aired 1996-12-16BRAND NAMES: Common household product named for a 19th century surgical pioneer Listerine (named for Sir Joseph Lister)
#2830, aired 1996-12-13FAMOUS AMERICANS: His love of music led him to found a school of music at the University of Rochester, N.Y. George Eastman (The Eastman School of Music)
#2829, aired 1996-12-12U.S. PRESIDENTS: The 2 men whose presidencies each began & ended during one calendar year William Henry Harrison (1841) & James Garfield (1881)
#2828, aired 1996-12-11HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: AT&T says more collect calls are made on this holiday than on any other day of the year Father's Day
#2827, aired 1996-12-10COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: With 930 million people, it's the world's second-most populous country & its most populous democracy India
#2826, aired 1996-12-09AMERICAN HISTORY: Some attribute these 1692 proceedings to the psychotic effects of ergot poisoning The Salem Witch Trials
#2825, aired 1996-12-06BRITISH NOVELS: This 1895 novel is subtitled "An Invention" The Time Machine
#2824, aired 1996-12-05SOUTH AMERICA: In area, it's the largest country in South America entirely north of the Equator Venezuela
#2823, aired 1996-12-04BASEBALL: The best American League lefthanded pitcher 1916-18, he was moved to left field in 1919 Babe Ruth
#2822, aired 1996-12-03U.S. CITY NAME ORIGINS: Jagged rocks at this Florida city's narrow inlet suggested its name, from Spanish for "rat's mouth" Boca Raton
#2821, aired 1996-12-02NUMBER, PLEASE: Number of lines in the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem that begins, "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways" 14
#2820, aired 1996-11-29U.S. CITIES: Designed locally & cast in Japan, a peace & friendship bell was dedicated in this Tennessee city in 1996 Oak Ridge
#2819, aired 1996-11-28ENGLISH ROYALTY: Since the Norman Conquest, this royal house has supplied the most rulers, beginning with Henry II Plantagenet
#2818, aired 1996-11-27RIVERS: It was once believed that this river "originated in the Mountains of the Moon" the Nile
#2817, aired 1996-11-26SHORT STORIES: Set on Christmas Eve, it begins "One dollar and 87 cents. That was all. And 60 cents of it was in pennies." "The Gift of the Magi"
#2816, aired 1996-11-25NOTORIOUS: A corrections museum in Trenton, New Jersey contains the chair in which he was executed in 1936 Bruno Richard Hauptmann
#2815, aired 1996-11-22TELEVISION HISTORY: Set in the 1870s, it ran from 1955 to 1975 Gunsmoke
#2814, aired 1996-11-21TEXTBOOKS: Dr. Henry Van Dyke Carter provided 363 drawings for this work first published in 1858 Gray's Anatomy
#2813, aired 1996-11-20THE MIDWEST: Of the 4 states that border Lake Michigan, the one whose name is not derived from a Native American word Indiana
#2812, aired 1996-11-19PATRON SAINTS: He's the patron saint of the hometown of Shakespeare's shrew St. Anthony of Padua
#2811, aired 1996-11-18VICE PRESIDENTS: He was the first Republican vice president Hannibal Hamlin
#2810, aired 1996-11-15PUBLISHING FIRSTS: In 1908 Ernest Henry Shackleton printed the first book on this continent Antarctica
#2809, aired 1996-11-14HISTORIC NAMES: In a 1935 poem this leader wrote, "The Red Army fears not the trials of the Long March" Mao Tse-tung
#2808, aired 1996-11-13GREAT ARTISTS: His first important commission in Amsterdam was to paint that city's guild of surgeons Rembrandt
#2807, aired 1996-11-12AMERICAN HISTORY: Lincoln said it was "the central act of my administration & the greatest event of the 19th century" the Emancipation Proclamation
#2806, aired 1996-11-11FRENCH NOVELISTS: Ideas in his novels that have come true include space travel, television & the submarine Jules Verne
#2805, aired 1996-11-08AIRPLANES: This Dutch company whose founder made the Red Baron's triplane went bankrupt in 1996 Fokker
#2804, aired 1996-11-07WORD ORIGINS: From Spanish Arabic for "the calendar", this type of book often contains astronomical data almanac
#2801, aired 1996-11-04U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was the last president born in the 19th century Dwight David Eisenhower (1890)
#2800, aired 1996-11-01AMERICANA: When formed in 1798, it consisted of 32 drummers & fifers United States Marine Band
#2787, aired 1996-10-15SPORTS STARS: In June 1996 he came in second in the race for mayor of Bucharest Ilie Năstase
#2786, aired 1996-10-14NAMES IN THE NEWS: In June 1996 Rev. Njongonkulu Ndungane was named his successor Desmond Tutu
#2785, aired 1996-10-11ART: He said he painted one of his masterpieces with his "beard turned up to heaven" Michelangelo
#2784, aired 1996-10-10U.S. STATES: This state was named by Captain John Mason, former governor of Portsmouth, England New Hampshire
#2783, aired 1996-10-09TRAVEL & TOURISM: On a weekend package, Northwest Airlines flies Londoners to Bloomington, Minn. to visit this the Mall of America
#2782, aired 1996-10-08AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES: French Catholic missionaries led by Father Edward F. Sorin founded this university in 1842 Notre Dame
#2781, aired 1996-10-07HISTORIC BOOKS: It was written in 1924 in the fortress of Landsberg am Lech Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
#2780, aired 1996-10-0415th CENTURY MEN: In 1482 he told the Duke of Milan that he could "make armored wagons to carry artillery" Leonardo da Vinci
#2779, aired 1996-10-0319th CENTURY AUTHORS: He rejected offers to run for Congress & Mayor of New York & to be Van Buren's Secretary of the Navy Washington Irving
#2778, aired 1996-10-02ACTOR-DIRECTORS: This 1990 winner is the most recent to win the Best Director Oscar for his directorial debut Kevin Costner
#2777, aired 1996-10-01PRESIDENTS: The only 2 consecutive U.S. presidents with the same first name James Madison & James Monroe
#2776, aired 1996-09-30GREEK MYTHOLOGICAL GROUPS: 2 groups, 1 of 9 & 1 of 3, that include a member named Thalia The Muses and the Graces
#2775, aired 1996-09-27STATESMEN: His "The Menace of Darwinism" & "The Bible and Its Enemies" were published in the 1920s William Jennings Bryan
#2771, aired 1996-09-23FACTS & FIGURES: An estimated 925 million of these were exchanged in 1996; the No. 1 recipients by far were teachers Valentine's Day cards
#2770, aired 1996-09-20SENATORS: Former man in space & future man in space both elected to the Senate in 1974 John Glenn & Jake Garn
#2769, aired 1996-09-19FILM DIRECTORS: This actor-writer-director born in 1963 was named for a Burt Reynolds TV character Quentin Tarantino
#2767, aired 1996-09-17PHOTOGRAPHERS: In 1851 this American won a medal for daguerreotypes at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London Matthew Brady
#2765, aired 1996-09-13AMERICAN FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: An 1850 edition put the 5 novels about this variously-named character in the chronological order of his life Natty Bumppo (or Hawkeye or Deerslayer)
#2762, aired 1996-09-10RELIGION: On Dec. 19, 1894 2 books were formally ordained as the impersonal pastor of this denomination Christian Scientist
#2760, aired 1996-09-06CANADA: The flag & the coat of arms of this Canadian province feature a setting sun British Columbia
#2759, aired 1996-09-05TELEVISION HISTORY: On 1/19/96 in real life & fictionally on CBS, Marlee Matlin gave birth, duplicating this woman's 1/19/53 feat Lucille Ball
#2758, aired 1996-09-04BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: A 60-foot steel likeness of a transistor stands at its Holmdel, N.J. office Bell Labs
#2756, aired 1996-09-02PLAYS: The preface to this 1913 play was entitled "A Professor of Phonetics" Pygmalion
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