Season 17 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#3905, aired 2001-07-20POP MUSIC: The special November 2000 TV Guide cover seen here was part of its tribute to this rock group The Beatles (tribute to their 1968 album, "The White Album")
#3904, aired 2001-07-19AUTHORS: The Prague tombstone of this German-language writer who died in 1924 is inscribed in Hebrew Franz Kafka
#3903, aired 2001-07-18INTERNATIONAL LANDMARKS: Its roof has been variously described as sails, clam shells & a huddle of nuns in a high wind the Sydney Opera House
#3902, aired 2001-07-17AT THE LIBRARY: This author & biochemist who died in 1992 has at least one book in all 10 main Dewey Decimal categories Isaac Asimov
#3901, aired 2001-07-16ANATOMY: Organ whose workings were the subject of a 1604 work by Johannes Kepler the eye
#3900, aired 2001-07-13THE MOVIES: This classic 1952 movie was based on the story "The Tin Star" High Noon
#3899, aired 2001-07-12COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES: The 1939 event we just saw came out of a concert originally to be sponsored at DAR Constitution Hall by this university Howard University
#3898, aired 2001-07-11CONTEMPORARY BRITISH AUTHORS: In May 1973 Sports Illustrated ran one of his short stories under the title "A Day of Wine and Roses" Dick Francis
#3897, aired 2001-07-10ORGANIZATIONS: "A Simple, Decent Place to Live" is Millard Fuller's book about the history of this organization Habitat For Humanity
#3896, aired 2001-07-09BOOKS: The accompanying text to this book was published separately as "Ornithological Biography" in the 1830s Birds of America
#3895, aired 2001-07-06HISTORIC MONARCHS: This monarch, who sold the United States its 2nd-largest piece of territory, was the second to bear his name Alexander II
#3894, aired 2001-07-05CELEBRITIES: On August 28, 2000 a statue of this late actor was unveiled at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York Jackie Gleason
#3893, aired 2001-07-04AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS: Around 1912, while recovering in a sanatorium, this former seaman decided to become a playwright Eugene O'Neill
#3892, aired 2001-07-03THE EMMYS: The star of one of TV's most popular shows ever, he's the only person to win Emmys for acting, writing & directing Alan Alda (all for "M*A*S*H")
#3891, aired 2001-07-02EUROPEAN CITIES: By the river Lagan on the island of Ireland, it was chartered in 1613 & settled by Presbyterians & later Huguenots Belfast
#3890, aired 2001-06-29ARTISTS: He was born in 1577 on the eve of the feast day of two apostles Peter Paul Rubens
#3889, aired 2001-06-28FAMOUS SHIPS: A highlight of the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum is the bell from this ship that sank in 1975 Edmund Fitzgerald
#3888, aired 2001-06-27FAMOUS COUPLES: The inscription on their crypt reads "Together Again" with the dates 1902-1964 & 1896-1996 George Burns & Gracie Allen
#3887, aired 2001-06-26PEOPLE IN SONG: A statue of her, seated on a bench in Liverpool, is dedicated "To All the Lonely People" Eleanor Rigby
#3886, aired 2001-06-25OPERATIC TITLE CHARACTERS: These title characters of a classic operatic work are a bunch of mythical dwarves The Nibelung
#3885, aired 2001-06-22ORGANIZATIONS: The president of this social club founded by New York City entertainers in 1904 is called the Abbot Friars' Club
#3884, aired 2001-06-21HISTORY & LITERATURE: At the beginning of "A Tale of Two Cities", these 2 kings sit on the thrones of England & France George III & Louis XVI
#3883, aired 2001-06-20MEDICAL ISSUES: Muhammad Ali & Michael J. Fox have gone to Capitol Hill to speak about this disease Parkinson's Disease
#3882, aired 2001-06-19HITCHCOCK FILMS: The action of this 1959 film moves from New York to South Dakota North by Northwest
#3881, aired 2001-06-18POETRY: Oscar Wilde said of this title place "The warder is despair" (The Ballad of) Reading Gaol
#3880, aired 2001-06-15NAMES IN THE NEWS: On December 16, 2000, the day after his graduation, LSU retired his No. 33 jersey Shaquille O'Neal
#3879, aired 2001-06-14HISTORIC ENGLISHMEN: A Punch cartoon showed this man like an Ancient Wonder standing over Africa, one foot on the Cape, one on Cairo Cecil Rhodes
#3878, aired 2001-06-13DIRECTORS: In 1939 he helped Roger Hill prepare the "Mercury Shakespeare", a series of editions for actors Orson Welles
#3877, aired 2001-06-12FAMOUS FAMILIES: Members of this family received a 1952 Pulitzer Prize, a 1954 Nobel & a 1979 Oscar nomination Hemingway (Ernest & his granddaughter Mariel)
#3876, aired 2001-06-11FAMOUS AMERICANS: This man was nearby at the assassination of 3 U.S. presidents, one of whom was his father Robert Todd Lincoln
#3875, aired 2001-06-08HEALTH & MEDICINE: The USA's leading chronic illness in children, it causes 10 million missed school days & 1 in 6 of all pediatric emergency visits asthma
#3874, aired 2001-06-07CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: 3 of the countries that make up this land are Gillikin, Winkie & Quadling Oz
#3873, aired 2001-06-06AFTER THE PRESIDENCY: This 20th century U.S. president lived the longest amount of time after his term as president: 31 years, 231 days Herbert Hoover (lived to age 90 in 1964)
#3872, aired 2001-06-05TELEVISION: Show inspired by an article saying about 30% of the people who married in 1965 had kids from a previous marriage The Brady Bunch
#3871, aired 2001-06-04U.S. MILITARY MATTERS: In 1933 what was known as the Militia Bureau was officially renamed this the National Guard
#3870, aired 2001-06-01PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: In the 5 major U.S. pro team sports, it's the only team bearing the name of an insect the Charlotte Hornets
#3869, aired 2001-05-31COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: 2 of the 4 smallest non-island nations in area (2 of) The Vatican, Monaco, San Marino & Liechtenstein
#3868, aired 2001-05-30FAMOUS NAMES: A city bus is part of the exhibits at the Montgomery, Alabama library & museum named for this person Rosa Parks
#3867, aired 2001-05-29POETS: These 2 great English romantic poets died while still in their 20s, one in 1821 & one in 1822 John Keats & Percy Shelley
#3866, aired 2001-05-28NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES: This National Historic Site was reopened as a theater in 1968 after 103 years Ford's Theater
#3865, aired 2001-05-25INTERNATIONAL STARS: Since 1978 the city of Paris has funded his Ecole Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris Marcel Marceau
#3864, aired 2001-05-24STATE MOTTOES: General John Stark coined this 4-word motto about the 1777 Battle of Bennington, in which he led 1,400 N.H. volunteers "Live Free or Die"
#3863, aired 2001-05-23WORLD GEOGRAPHY: 3 of this federation's constituent parts are Ash Shariqah, Al Fujayrah & Umm Al Qaywayn Unired Arab Emirates
#3862, aired 2001-05-22BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Bluelight.com is the internet shopping site of this retail chain Kmart
#3861, aired 2001-05-21COINS: The ancient coin seen here comes from this island Crete (The Labyrinth, where the Minotaur lives)
#3860, aired 2001-05-18FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1982 a street outside Berlin's Olympic Stadium was renamed in his honor Jesse Owens
#3859, aired 2001-05-17THE WORLD OF TRANSPORTATION: The world's highest airport is found in this Asian political region of 472,000 square miles Tibet
#3858, aired 2001-05-16OLD WARNINGS: Archaeologists have discovered a home entrance in ancient Pompeii with the words "cave canem", meaning this beware of dog
#3857, aired 2001-05-15AUTHORS OF THE 1920s: Lawrence Durrell said that in a 1928 novel this man used 4-letter words to canonize & celebrate raw sensuality D.H. Lawrence ("Lady Chatterley's Lover")
#3856, aired 2001-05-14MILITARY HISTORY: This man commanded the last organized military force to invade the lower 48 states Pancho Villa
#3855, aired 2001-05-11SOUTH AMERICA: One of 2 landlocked countries in South America Bolivia or Paraguay
#3854, aired 2001-05-10POLITICAL PARTIES: In 1850 it was the name of the party of the British prime minister & of the U.S. president the Whig Party
#3853, aired 2001-05-09ANIMALS: The German name for this animal is nilpferd, or "Nile horse" hippopotamus
#3852, aired 2001-05-08STATE CAPITALS: 1 of the 2 U.S. state capitals that begin with the names of months (1 of 2) Juneau, Alaska or Augusta, Maine
#3851, aired 2001-05-07SHAKESPEAREAN CHARACTERS: He's the last character to die in "Julius Caesar" Brutus
#3850, aired 2001-05-04THE '90s: In 1998 Andrew Thomas became the seventh & last American to live aboard this Space Station Mir
#3849, aired 2001-05-03CANADIAN CITIES: The name of this provincial capital means "queen" in Latin Regina, Saskatchewan
#3848, aired 2001-05-02COLLEGES: Of 60 battles fought in the U.S. Civil War, 55 were commanded on both sides by graduates of this school United States Military Academy (West Point)
#3847, aired 2001-05-01U.S. GOVERNMENT: This agency's website for kids includes the games "Break the Code", "Try a Disguise" & a geography quiz the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)
#3846, aired 2001-04-30HISTORIC QUOTATIONS: On July 13, 1859 he told Horace Greeley, "I have fifteen wives; I know no one who has more" Brigham Young
#3845, aired 2001-04-2719th CENTURY PERSONALITIES: In 1876 this German wired the king of Greece, "I have gazed upon the face of Agamemnon" Heinrich Schliemann
#3844, aired 2001-04-26THE MOONS OF URANUS: Pixie Chasma & Sprite Vallis are features on this moon of Uranus named for a character in "The Tempest" Ariel
#3843, aired 2001-04-25MATERIALS: The name of the sheet seen here is derived from the name of this material Celluloid
#3842, aired 2001-04-24DISNEY FILMS: In 1998 a Guinness record 605-pound bowl of spaghetti was cooked to celebrate the re-release of this 1955 movie Lady and the Tramp
#3841, aired 2001-04-23BASEBALL HALL OF FAMERS: A Red Sox pitcher, later a Yankee, he held the World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings from 1918 to 1961 Babe Ruth
#3840, aired 2001-04-20ENGINEERING: The first one, built in 1893, consisted of 2,200 tons of steel, rose 268 feet & had 36 cars each carrying 60 people Ferris Wheel
#3839, aired 2001-04-19U.S. CITIES: On May 24, 1844 Samuel Morse was in this city demonstrating his invention Washington, D.C.
#3838, aired 2001-04-18WORLD RELIGION: The world's largest religious structure, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, was built to honor this preserver deity Vishnu
#3837, aired 2001-04-17POETS: Made a baron in the early 1880s, he was the first Englishman elevated to that rank for literary work alone Alfred Lord Tennyson
#3836, aired 2001-04-16TOYS & GAMES: The world champion at this game gets $15,140, the amount of money in it Monopoly
#3835, aired 2001-04-13THE SUPREME COURT: Charles Evans Hughes was appointed to the court by this man whom he later succeeded as Chief Justice William Howard Taft
#3834, aired 2001-04-12THEATRE: The 1996 musical "Play On!" gets its title from the first line of this Shakespeare play, on which it is based Twelfth Night
#3833, aired 2001-04-11BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY: During Absalom's rebellion, David took refuge in this region that's east of the Jordan & known for its balm Gilead
#3832, aired 2001-04-10FILMS & AUTHORS: "The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T" in 1953 was the 1st live-action feature film from this author's works; a 2nd was released in 2000 Dr. Seuss
#3831, aired 2001-04-0919th CENTURY BUSINESSMEN: In 1859 he was knighted for offering his ships for service in the Crimean War Sir Samuel Cunard
#3830, aired 2001-04-0620th CENTURY ENTERTAINMENT: Truffaut's "The 400 Blows" & the Talking Heads' "Psycho Killer" were both part of movements named this "New Wave" ("Nouvelle Vague")
#3829, aired 2001-04-05DOCUMENTARIES: This 1989 film ends with the line "This film cannot be shown within the city of Flint. All the theaters have closed" Roger and Me
#3828, aired 2001-04-04HISTORIC PEOPLE: A copper statue of this hero of the 1960s welcomes visitors to Star City near Moscow Yuri Gagarin (first man in space)
#3827, aired 2001-04-03SATIRE: This then-living man was the main target of the mid-1960s play "MacBird!" Lyndon B. Johnson
#3826, aired 2001-04-02GREEK & ROMAN MYTHOLOGY: The English names of this god's 2 companions are Panic & Fear Mars
#3825, aired 2001-03-30CARTOON CHARACTERS: This cartoon character was based in part on the woman who introduced the song "I Wanna Be Loved By You" Betty Boop (based on Helen Kane)
#3824, aired 2001-03-29BORN IN THE 1960s: She was on the April 22, 1974 cover of People magazine, holding an Oscar Tatum O'Neal (for Paper Moon)
#3823, aired 2001-03-28AMERICAN AUTHORS: In 1900 he sent the Library of Congress $2.20 to copyright his "The Navy Alphabet" & another, more "Wonderful", book L. Frank Baum
#3822, aired 2001-03-27BUSINESS HISTORY: By the time it was disbanded in 1858, this company controlled an area the size of Europe & home to 200 million people The British East India Company
#3821, aired 2001-03-26NO. 1 SONGS: "The Twist" & this seasonal favorite from 1942 are the only 2 records to re-enter the charts & return to No. 1 "White Christmas"
#3820, aired 2001-03-23TRANSPORTATION INNOVATIONS: This type of program that began in 1981 was inspired by Green Stamps Frequent flyer program
#3819, aired 2001-03-22CAMPAIGN SLOGANS: This 4-word slogan was also the name of a refreshing egg & fruit juice drink served at the 1924 GOP convention "Keep Cool With Coolidge"
#3818, aired 2001-03-21HISTORIC TERMS: This 2-word term for ambitious men had its origins in the group that replaced Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid in 1909 Young Turks
#3817, aired 2001-03-20THEATRE HISTORY: This playwright died in 406 B.C., so he never saw his famous tragedy at Colonus produced Sophocles
#3816, aired 2001-03-19AFRICAN HISTORY: Ruth Perry, modern Africa's first female head of state, headed a transitional government in this country in 1996 Liberia
#3815, aired 2001-03-16SPORTS NAME ORIGINS: This racket sport takes its name from the country home of the 19th century Duke of Beaufort Badminton
#3814, aired 2001-03-15THE CALENDAR: It's the second-shortest month in most of the U.S., beating out the third-shortest months by one hour April
#3813, aired 2001-03-14FAMOUS FILMS: He made the first home movie to be named to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry Abraham Zapruder (the film of the Kennedy Assassination)
#3812, aired 2001-03-13WORLD CAPITALS: Lucio Costa designed this new capital in 1957 to hold 500,000 people; today it has more than 3 times that number Brasilia, Brazil
#3811, aired 2001-03-12BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Founded as Pacific Aero Products in 1916, today this company is America's largest exporter, in total revenue Boeing
#3810, aired 2001-03-091920s FRENCH MILITARY MEN: First elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1910, this Minister of War advocated staunch military preparedness Andre Maginot (creator of the Maginot Line)
#3809, aired 2001-03-08U.S. HISTORY: This president signed the bill to create a transcontinental railroad; he didn't live to see its completion Abraham Lincoln
#3808, aired 2001-03-07LITERATURE & FILM: Nicole Kidman, Helena Bonham Carter & Cybill Shepherd have all starred in films based on this man's works Henry James
#3807, aired 2001-03-06PEOPLE ON POSTAGE: In 1893 this 15th century monarch became the first woman to appear on a U.S. postage stamp Queen Isabella
#3806, aired 2001-03-05WORLD DRAMA: In its first U.S. performance in English, this play was billed as "The Child Wife" in 1882 A Doll's House (by Ibsen)
#3805, aired 2001-03-02MUSIC & THE MOVIES: When this 1940 classic was on the drawing board, it was referred to simply as "The Concert Feature" Fantasia
#3804, aired 2001-03-01RECENT INNOVATIONS: Known by a 3-letter abbrev., it was first proposed in 1989 by software developer Tim Berners-Lee World Wide Web (www)
#3803, aired 2001-02-28FAMOUS FAMILIES: In June 2000 descendants of these 2 families met in Pikeville, KY & in Matewan, WV for their first-ever joint reunion The Hatfields & the McCoys
#3802, aired 2001-02-27BRAND NAMES: A 1909 suit said this product must contain enough of the actual bean & leaf in order to claim its distinctive name Coca-Cola
#3801, aired 2001-02-26HISTORIC NAMES: This "Dragon" was first famous for resisting Ottoman domination of Romania Vlad the Impaler ("Count Dracula")
#3800, aired 2001-02-23OLYMPIC CITIES: 1 of 2 current national capitals that have hosted the Winter Olympics Oslo, Norway or Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina
#3799, aired 2001-02-22WORD ORIGINS: Ironically, this synonym for a stupid person is based on the name of 1 of the most brilliant scholars of the 14th c. Dunce (from John Duns Scotus)
#3798, aired 2001-02-21PEOPLE: In honor of his 50th birthday, Nov. 14, 1998, 50 of his watercolors were displayed at Hampton Court Prince Charles
#3797, aired 2001-02-20U.S. PRESIDENTS: 2 of 3 presidents who took their oaths of office in New York state Chester Arthur, Theodore Roosevelt and/or George Washington
#3796, aired 2001-02-19THE U.S. SPACE PROGRAM: Of the Apollo missions, the total number that successfully landed men on the Moon 6 (Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 & 17)
#3795, aired 2001-02-16THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Written in 1904, "Himno Istmeno" is the national anthem of this country that won its independence a year earlier Panama
#3794, aired 2001-02-15THE UNITED NATIONS: It's the point in the center of the circle in the U.N. emblem North Pole
#3793, aired 2001-02-14FAMOUS PLACES: It's the town where Francisco Marto, Jacinta Marco & their cousin became famous in 1917 Fatima, Portugal
#3792, aired 2001-02-13FRENCH NOVELISTS: A relative of Henri Bergson's wife, he used Bergson's mystical concepts of time in his most famous work Marcel Proust ("Remembrance of Things Past")
#3791, aired 2001-02-12MOUNTAINS: The highest peak outside of Asia is found in this mountain range the Andes (Mount Aconcagua)
#3790, aired 2001-02-09CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: First line of the poem thought to be based on Mary Sawyer's experience at a Massachusetts school-house around 1815 "Mary had a little lamb"
#3789, aired 2001-02-08POLITICIANS: A current U.S. governor, he hosted the game show "Grudge Match" in 1991 Jesse Ventura
#3788, aired 2001-02-07SPACE EXPLORATION: In October 1998 this man went into space as the oldest U.S. astronaut ever John Glenn
#3787, aired 2001-02-06JFK: In an interview, Jackie confided that JFK regularly fell asleep listening to the soundtrack of this Broadway play Camelot
#3786, aired 2001-02-05FAMOUS SHIPS: In December 1620 this vessel came ashore at a secondary destination because of a shortage of beer the Mayflower
#3785, aired 2001-02-02HISTORIC LISTS: Sylvester IV & Calixtus III are 2 of the nearly 40 men now placed on the list of these anti-popes
#3784, aired 2001-02-01WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The promotional slogan of this territory is "Where America's Day Begins" Guam
#3783, aired 2001-01-31-OLOGIES: In 1908 Hermann Ebbinghaus said this field "has a long past, but only a short history" Psychology
#3782, aired 2001-01-30WORLD LEADERS: From 1964 to 1982 this man was leader of a nation with nuclear weapons Leonid Brezhnev (of the Soviet Union)
#3781, aired 2001-01-29SPORTS PHRASES: This phrase for the sport of Sugar Ray Robinson is attributed to 19th century writer Pierce Egan The Sweet Science
#3780, aired 2001-01-26POTENT POTABLES: Named for the club where it was first made, this drink was created to honor Samuel Tilden's election as governor Manhattan
#3779, aired 2001-01-25SCIENTISTS: Bertrand Russell said that "What Galileo and Newton were to the 17th century," this man "was to the 19th" Charles Darwin
#3778, aired 2001-01-24JOURNALISTS: In 2000 the film center of the school of the Art Institute of Chicago was renamed in his honor Gene Siskel
#3777, aired 2001-01-23FAMOUS AMERICANS: After his death in 1994 at age 81, Time magazine put him on its cover for a record 55th time Richard M. Nixon
#3776, aired 2001-01-22WORLD MONUMENTS: A statue of Chang & Eng Bunker stands in Samut Songkram in this country Thailand
#3775, aired 2001-01-19BALLET: Russian, Chinese, Arabian & Spanish dances are highlights of this ballet that premiered December 18, 1892 The Nutcracker
#3774, aired 2001-01-18FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1888 he wrote he was working on an invention "which does for the eye what the phonograph does for the ear" Thomas Alva Edison
#3773, aired 2001-01-17RELIGIOUS NAMES: In commemoration of his predecessors, he was the first pope to choose a double name Pope John Paul I
#3772, aired 2001-01-16BUSINESS BIGGIES: In the 1890s he established steamer lines on the Great Lakes to control the transport of iron to Pittsburgh Andrew Carnegie
#3771, aired 2001-01-15DESIGN: Introduced to desktops in 1950, it was designed by Arnold Neustadter & featured a ball-bearing clutch Rolodex
#3770, aired 2001-01-12TELEVISION: An allusion to "Arabian Nights", the title of this show suggests a magic door to knowledge Sesame Street
#3769, aired 2001-01-11WOMEN IN SPORTS: She won America's only gold medal at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France Peggy Fleming
#3768, aired 2001-01-10WORLD RECORDS: In May 2000 Babu Chhiri, a Sherpa, set a record doing the last portion of this in about 16 hours Climbing Mount Everest
#3767, aired 2001-01-09FLAGS: On February 15, 1965 this country raised its new national flag for the first time on Parliament Hill Canada
#3766, aired 2001-01-081999 ART NEWS: It was the first U.S. city to host a cow parade, hundreds of fiberglass cows by artists, placed around the city Chicago
#3765, aired 2001-01-05LIFE SCIENCE: A study done in South Africa put these non-primates above chimpanzees, making them the world's second-smartest species Dolphins
#3764, aired 2001-01-04REPUBLICANS: The only election year since 1948 in which there was not a Dole, a Nixon or a Bush on the Republican national ticket 1964 (Barry Goldwater & Bill Miller)
#3763, aired 2001-01-03BROADWAY MUSICALS: In 1949 this Shakespeare-based show won the 1st Tony for Best Musical; in 2000 it won for Best Musical Revival Kiss Me, Kate
#3762, aired 2001-01-02LET'S TALK ABOUT SECTS: Because of their dog-like behavior, the name of this sneering sect comes from the Greek for "dog-like" Cynics
#3761, aired 2001-01-01CELEBRITY WOMEN: She said, "The reason I'm not a nun is...you can't take your own name...I have the most holy name a woman can have" Madonna
#3760, aired 2000-12-29TRAVEL: By population, it's the largest city on a Caribbean island, though you may not be allowed to go there Havana, Cuba
#3759, aired 2000-12-28TOY SAFETY: According to the P.I.R.G., the most dangerous toy for children up to age 8 is this common party decoration balloons
#3758, aired 2000-12-27THE CIVIL WAR: For his service in the Civil War Congress made him General in Chief of the Armies Ulysses S. Grant
#3757, aired 2000-12-26LEGENDARY HEROES: Hero whose son is seen here on a Swiss postage stamp William Tell
#3756, aired 2000-12-25U.S. CITIES: A city with this name is the most populous city in both Maine & Oregon Portland
#3755, aired 2000-12-22FAMOUS NAMES: This co-founder of United Artists returned to the U.S. in 1972 to pick up a special Oscar Charlie Chaplin
#3754, aired 2000-12-21PLANTS & FLOWERS: Named for a U.S. statesman, it was known in Central America as the "Flower of the Holy Night" Poinsettia
#3753, aired 2000-12-20BUSINESS NEWS: They were introduced in 1941, designated as just "Plain" in 1954 & rechristened as "Milk Chocolate" in 2000 M&M's
#3752, aired 2000-12-19POLITICAL HISTORY: Between 1894 & 1901 adherents of this political theory killed the heads of state of France, Spain, Italy & the U.S. Anarchy
#3751, aired 2000-12-18SPORTS LEGENDS: If Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak had gone one more game in 1941, this company would have given him a $10,000 contract H.J. Heinz (Heinz 57 Varieties)
#3750, aired 2000-12-15SCIENCE NEWS: Made available for download in July 2000 by UCSC, the 739MB file of this "Project" consists of As, Ts, Gs & Cs The Human Genome Project
#3749, aired 2000-12-14BIOGRAPHIES: Carl Sandburg co-wrote a 1932 biography of this woman, "Wife and Widow" Mary Todd Lincoln
#3748, aired 2000-12-13MUSICAL THEATRE: Currently, this show is performed by 3 troupes; the Liffey & Lagan Companies on tour & the Shannon Company on B'way "Riverdance"
#3747, aired 2000-12-12AMERICAN SPORTS: Called "Little Brother of War", it's the oldest team sport known to have been played in what's now the U.S. Lacrosse
#3746, aired 2000-12-11CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY: By 1948, all but one of the 9 in this group charged in a 1931 crime had been freed The Scottsboro Boys
#3745, aired 2000-12-08AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS: A conversation he had with Miles Davis became the first of the “Playboy Interviews” in 1962 Alex Haley
#3744, aired 2000-12-07POLITICIANS: In 1928 this oilman served as chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Kansas Alf Landon
#3743, aired 2000-12-06AMERICAN HISTORY: In 1939 this state finally finished paying off a $12.4-million debt to the state from which it had separated West Virginia (paid debt to Virginia)
#3742, aired 2000-12-05AMERICAN DRAMA: The entire action of this Eugene O'Neill play takes place in 1850 at a New England farmhouse flanked by massive trees "Desire Under The Elms"
#3741, aired 2000-12-04THE SPACE RACE: In 1957 the Soviets sent up Sputnik 1 carrying a radio beacon & Sputnik 2 carrying one of these animals Dog (named Laika)
#3740, aired 2000-12-01SCIENCE: He invented carbonated water as a byproduct of his investigations into the chemistry of air Joseph Priestley
#3739, aired 2000-11-30CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS: This software billionaire, Bill Gates' rival, got his last name from his family's port of entry into the U.S. Larry Ellison
#3738, aired 2000-11-29LITERARY CHARACTERS: In 1829 he leaves an islet in Marseille's harbor & finds treasure on an islet in Italy's Tuscan Archipelago The Count of Monte Cristo (Edmond Dantes)
#3737, aired 2000-11-28ARCHITECTS: This woman designed NYC's Museum for African Art, as well as a famous memorial in Washington, D.C. Maya Ying Lin
#3736, aired 2000-11-27WORD ORIGINS: Used in the '40s for a sudden loss of power in a jet engine, Herbert Freudenberger applied it in 1974 to spent people Burnout
#3735, aired 2000-11-24AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY: The great creator said these animals couldn't eat the fish of the river, so they fed on the land at night Hippos
#3734, aired 2000-11-23STATE CAPITALS: This Midwest city is the only state capital whose unabbreviated name starts with 3 consonants Springfield, Illinois
#3733, aired 2000-11-22HISTORIC NAMES: 2 of the people who witnessed his execution were John Wilkes Booth & Stonewall Jackson John Brown
#3732, aired 2000-11-21COLLEGE SPORTS HISTORY: To prevent rivals from reading its hand signals, this university is said to have originated the huddle around 1892 Gallaudet University
#3731, aired 2000-11-20BRITAIN'S NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY: In April 2000 the portrait of this living woman was moved from the Contemporary section to History Margaret Thatcher
#3730, aired 2000-11-17POLITICAL NAMES: As House Majority Whip, he works to get laws passed, though his name sounds like he puts them off Tom DeLay
#3729, aired 2000-11-16HISTORIC TITLES: Since 1578, only 14 men have held this title, including a 1989 Nobel Prize winner The Dalai Lama
#3728, aired 2000-11-15ROYAL RESIDENCES: The only palaces on U.S. soil that were built for monarchs are found in this state Hawaii
#3727, aired 2000-11-1420th CENTURY PEOPLE: David Ben-Gurion described her as "the only man in my cabinet" Golda Meir
#3726, aired 2000-11-13LIFE & LITERATURE: Cub Scouting & many of its terms like "akela", "law of the pack", "den" & "wolf" were inspired by this British work "The Jungle Book" (by Rudyard Kipling)
#3725, aired 2000-11-10ANNUAL EVENTS: This annual event was co-created in 1993 by Marie C. Wilson, mother of 5 & president of the National Ms. Foundation "Take Your Daughter to Work" Day
#3724, aired 2000-11-09PRESIDENTIAL PETS: As a warning to Congress, president James Garfield named his dog this Veto
#3723, aired 2000-11-08PRO BASKETBALL: The first NBA playoff game outside the United States was played in this city Toronto
#3722, aired 2000-11-07THE MOVIES: The night before their first mass jump in 1940, paratroopers at Fort Benning saw a Western about this man Geronimo
#3721, aired 2000-11-06WASHINGTON PEOPLE: This man in office since 1987 has a plaque in his office that reads, "The Buck Starts Here" Alan Greenspan
#3720, aired 2000-11-03RICH & FAMOUS: "Worth" magazine says with 1.7 million ranchland acres in 5 states, this mogul is the USA's largest private landowner Ted Turner
#3719, aired 2000-11-02STATE MOTTOES: The state motto of Ohio, adopted in 1959, was ruled unconstitutional in April 2000 as it included this word God
#3718, aired 2000-11-01MACHINES: This brand name comes from machines devised by Benjamin Holt to crawl over soft farmland Caterpillar
#3717, aired 2000-10-31MEDICAL CONDITIONS: Named for the outline it commonly produces, it affects about 40 million U.S. men male pattern baldness
#3716, aired 2000-10-30IN THE NEWS 2000: 40 years after a famous incident, he was awarded a DFC, POW Medal & Natl. Defense Service Medal posthumously Francis Gary Powers
#3715, aired 2000-10-27LANGUAGES: The eastern variety of this language is based on the dialect of the city of Yerevan & the Ararat Valley Armenian
#3714, aired 2000-10-26'90s NONFICTION: Around 3 years on the bestseller list, this book is subtitled "An Old Man, A Young Man and Life's Greatest Lesson" "Tuesdays With Morrie"
#3713, aired 2000-10-25RECENT FILMS: This movie was dedicated to the 10,000 Gloucester fishermen who have lost their lives since 1623 The Perfect Storm
#3712, aired 2000-10-24FAMOUS FIRSTS: The world's first one of these opened in 1925; it was in San Luis Obispo, CA. & had parking in front of each door Motel
#3711, aired 2000-10-23ANATOMY: The petrous temporal bone, the hardest in the body, encases the delicate structures of this organ Inner ear
#3710, aired 2000-10-20COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: It was founded in 1851 to serve the territory that included Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois & part of Minnesota Northwestern
#3709, aired 2000-10-19INVENTORS: In September 1899 he equipped 2 ships to report the progress of the America's Cup yacht race to a NYC newspaper Guglielmo Marconi
#3708, aired 2000-10-18ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: It took nearly 22 hours to achieve this in 1875; in 1994 it took only 7 hours & 17 minutes Swimming across the English Channel
#3707, aired 2000-10-17ACTORS & ACTRESSES: Gary Sinise & Meg Ryan have each co-starred in 3 feature films with this actor Tom Hanks
#3706, aired 2000-10-16SPORTS STARS: The Warriors, the 76ers, the Lakers & the Harlem Globetrotters all retired his number Wilt Chamberlain
#3705, aired 2000-10-13ORGANIZATIONS: Founded in 1887 to gain a "Monopoly" on fund-raising, it evolved into The United Way Community Chest
#3704, aired 2000-10-12BRITISH WORD ORIGINS: These political party names began as negative terms for the 2 factions warring over the 1678 Meal-Tub Plot Tories & Whigs
#3703, aired 2000-10-112000 PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS: This Harvard law grad who worked in Nixon's Consumer Affairs Dept. also served in the Reagan & Bush cabinets Elizabeth Dole
#3702, aired 2000-10-10MUSICALS: This musical inspired by an opera features the songs "The Gods Love Nubia" & "Another Pyramid" "Aida"
#3701, aired 2000-10-09THE 50 STATES: The 2 states that named their capitals for Christopher Columbus Ohio (Columbus) & South Carolina (Columbia)
#3700, aired 2000-10-06FAMOUS LANDMARKS: Its nose is 4 1/2 feet long, its right arm stretches 42 feet & its torch is 21 feet tall the Statue of Liberty
#3699, aired 2000-10-05INVENTIONS: In the 1860s an early version of this was called the velocipede, from Latin words meaning "quick" & "feet" bicycle
#3698, aired 2000-10-04WORLD GEOGRAPHY: It's the only mainland country in the Western Hemisphere that borders only one country Canada
#3697, aired 2000-10-03FAMOUS TEENAGERS: This young man who turned 18 on June 21, 2000 has a dog named Widgeon & a younger brother named Harry Prince William
#3696, aired 2000-10-02POP MUSIC: In May 1999 he had the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100, Top 40, Hot Latin & Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Single Sales Billboard charts Ricky Martin
#3695, aired 2000-09-29OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS: His 2 acting Oscars have been awarded for playing a tough cop in 1971 & a brutal sheriff in 1992 Gene Hackman
#3694, aired 2000-09-28NOVELISTS: In the April 2000 National Geographic, he wrote an article dispelling myths about the great white shark Peter Benchley
#3693, aired 2000-09-27THE SUPREME COURT: 2 of the 3 current Supreme Court justices appointed from the D.C. Court of Appeals (2 of) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Antonin Scalia & Clarence Thomas
#3692, aired 2000-09-26WORD ORIGINS: This term for those not Roman or Greek derives from the fact their languages sounded unintelligible Barbarians
#3691, aired 2000-09-25THE U.S. POPULATION: An August 1999 government report told of the strain on schools from the "echo" of this The "Baby Boom"
#3690, aired 2000-09-22THE THEATRE: The inspiration for this 1913 play was taken in part from the life of an Edwardian philologist named Henry Sweet Pygmalion
#3689, aired 2000-09-21LITERARY TREES: In a famous novel this type of tree grows beneath a bedroom window at Tara magnolia
#3688, aired 2000-09-20NEWSPAPERS: Sime Silverman founded it in 1905 after he was fired from another paper for panning a show Variety
#3687, aired 2000-09-19FAMOUS NAMES: The Hopi Indians gave this German-born man the name "The Great Relative" when he visited Arizona in the 1930s Albert Einstein
#3686, aired 2000-09-18THE MOVIES: On May 6, 2000 the 2 writers of this 1997 movie joined a rally trying to get the janitors at Harvard a raise Good Will Hunting (Ben Affleck & Matt Damon)
#3685, aired 2000-09-15EXPLORERS: He joined the London Missionary Society in 1838; after graduating medical school in 1840 he hoped to be sent to China David Livingstone
#3684, aired 2000-09-14WORD ORIGINS: This residential district of Dublin held an annual fair from 1204 to 1855, when it was closed due to frequent fights Donnybrook
#3683, aired 2000-09-13FAMOUS PEOPLE: On January 27, 1999 he returned home aboard a TWA 767 designated Shepherd I Pope John Paul II
#3682, aired 2000-09-12NOTORIOUS: Using the aliases James Ryan & Harry Place, they boarded a steamer for Argentina in February 1901 Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
#3681, aired 2000-09-11AUTHORS: In 1961 John F. Kennedy helped this man's widow get permission to go to Cuba to pick up her late husband's papers Ernest Hemingway
#3680, aired 2000-09-08FINAL RESTING PLACES: The monument on his grave in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. is 12' high; in water depth that's 2 fathoms Mark Twain
#3679, aired 2000-09-07'50s POP HITS: A No. 1 hit in 1959, this song was originally written by a teacher as a history lesson for his students on the War of 1812 "The Battle Of New Orleans"
#3678, aired 2000-09-06XYZ AFFAIR: As part of the U.S. Treaty Negotiation Team, this future VP under Madison knew where to "draw the lines" Elbridge Gerry
#3677, aired 2000-09-05THE INTERNET: Among suffixes, .mx is Mexico, .jp is Japan, & in March 2000 .ps was assigned to this Palestine
#3676, aired 2000-09-04EXPLORING: 2 of the 4 flags flown on Mount Everest on May 29, 1953; strangely, New Zealand's wasn't one of them (2 of) Great Britain, India, Nepal & the United Nations flag
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