Season 20 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (224 clues archived)

#4595, aired 2004-07-23SHAKESPEARE: 2 of the 4 Shakespeare plays in which ghosts appear on stage (2 of) Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth & Richard III
#4594, aired 2004-07-2220th CENTURY U.S. PRESIDENTS: The 2 U.S. presidents whose middle names are also the last names of 2 other presidents Ronald Wilson Reagan & William Jefferson Clinton
#4593, aired 2004-07-21SINGERS: Her recording career lasted just 8 years, starting in 1955 with "A Church, A Courtroom And Then Good-Bye" Patsy Cline
#4592, aired 2004-07-20ON THE MAP: In area it's the largest African country through which the Greenwich meridian passes Algeria
#4591, aired 2004-07-19OPERA: The libretto for "William Tell" was in this language, the native tongue of neither the composer, Rossini, nor the subject French
#4590, aired 2004-07-16FOOD: Experts believe that 16th C. Dutch growers, through breeding, gave this vegetable its color to honor their ruling house the carrot
#4589, aired 2004-07-15U.S. PRESIDENTS: With a book about the South, he became the first president--past or present--to publish a novel Jimmy Carter
#4588, aired 2004-07-14HISTORIC AMERICANS: For his role in writing this 1861 document, Thomas Cobb of Georgia has been compared to James Madison the Confederate Constitution
#4587, aired 2004-07-13HEADLINES OF THE LAST 40 YEARS: The first 2 New York Times headlines set in 96-point type were in these 2 years, 5 years apart 1969 & 1974
#4586, aired 2004-07-12NAMES IN THE BIBLE: Daniel means "God is my judge", Ezekiel, "God strengthens"; & this name in Genesis 32, "he strives with God" Israel
#4585, aired 2004-07-09INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: Of the 8 members of the G-8 industrial nations, the one with the smallest population Canada
#4584, aired 2004-07-08FICTIONAL PEOPLE: After a 58-year flirtation, this woman called it off temporarily in issue No. 720 Lois Lane
#4583, aired 2004-07-07WRITERS: Born in 1564, he was employed by Elizabeth I's Secretary of State to uncover Catholic plots against her reign Christopher Marlowe
#4582, aired 2004-07-06HISTORIC ENGLISHMEN: Ironically, he might have saved himself from death in 1779 if he had known how to swim Captain Cook
#4581, aired 2004-07-05MASS COMMUNICATION: Its 1st broadcast, February 24, 1942, said, "The news may be good. The news may be bad. We shall tell you the truth" Voice of America
#4580, aired 2004-07-02SPORTS HEROES: Born in January 1919, the month Teddy Roosevelt died, he was given the middle name Roosevelt Jackie Robinson
#4579, aired 2004-07-01FRUIT: This fruit of North America shares its name with a literary character who debuted in an 1876 novel the huckleberry
#4578, aired 2004-06-30HISTORIC NAMES: In 1899 he was released from Devil's Island & pardoned for "treason under extenuating circumstances" Captain Alfred Dreyfus
#4577, aired 2004-06-29CHILDREN'S LIT: This title character's full name is Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs the Wizard of Oz
#4576, aired 2004-06-28BOOK TITLES: "I am the rose of Sharon" & "When you know your name, you should hang on to it" are from 2 different books titled this Song of Solomon
#4575, aired 2004-06-25MEDICINE: In 1901 U.S. Surgeon General Walter Wyman helped establish a hospital in Hawaii for this disease leprosy
#4574, aired 2004-06-24FILMS OF THE '70s: This 1973 thriller was re-released in 2000 with extra footage, including a scene in which Ritalin is prescribed The Exorcist
#4573, aired 2004-06-23FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1826 Daniel Webster eulogized these 2 men, saying, "They took their flight together to the world of spirits" Thomas Jefferson & John Adams
#4572, aired 2004-06-22HISTORIC PARTNERSHIPS: The almost 4-decade collaboration of these 2 Germans began in Paris in 1844 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
#4571, aired 2004-06-21INVENTIONS: Josephine Cochrane's 1886 version of this consisted of a copper boiler, wire baskets & a pump a dishwasher
#4570, aired 2004-06-18THE 16th CENTURY: In 1582 the man born Ugo Buoncompagni proclaimed this solar dating system still used today the Gregorian calendar
#4569, aired 2004-06-17COMMUNICATIONS: In the NATO phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, etc.), the 2 that are title Shakespearean characters Romeo & Juliet
#4568, aired 2004-06-16FAMOUS PRODUCTS: First designed as a surgical disinfectant, in 1895 it was available to dentists & by 1914 was sold OTC Listerine
#4567, aired 2004-06-15CLASSIC LITERATURE: "Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me man..." is the epigraph to this 1818 novel Frankenstein
#4566, aired 2004-06-14ON EXHIBIT: The Chinese government, which controls all of these in the U.S., won't let a new one be named until it's 100 days old giant pandas
#4565, aired 2004-06-11UNITED NATIONS HISTORY: In 1960 this new national leader made the longest speech in United Nations history, 4 hours & 29 minutes Fidel Castro
#4564, aired 2004-06-10ENTERTAINMENT: This title character who debuted in 1999 was created by former marine biology educator Steve Hillenburg SpongeBob SquarePants
#4563, aired 2004-06-09FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: In a last-minute change in his manuscript, Charles Dickens renamed Little Fred this Tiny Tim
#4562, aired 2004-06-08EUROPEAN ISLANDS: Gavdos, an islet administratively part of this larger island, is Europe's southernmost point Crete
#4561, aired 2004-06-07WORDS & PHRASES: Once slang for brain, this 2-word phrase now means the Heritage Foundation or the Brookings Institution a think tank
#4560, aired 2004-06-04RECORD HOLDERS: Phoebe Snetsinger, she of the apropos first name, set a record for this activity, about 8,400 species birdwatching
#4559, aired 2004-06-03WORD ORIGINS: This somewhat negative term arose because twisting fibers into thread was mainly a woman's job spinster
#4558, aired 2004-06-02THE 2000 OLYMPICS: She's the first female track & field athlete to win medals in 5 different events at a single Olympics Marion Jones
#4557, aired 2004-06-01AMERICAN LITERATURE: The title object of this 1850 novel is described as "so fantastically embroidered and illuminated upon her bosom" The Scarlet Letter
#4556, aired 2004-05-31THE MIDWEST: To journey through 3 adjacent states that start with the same letter, you have to go through these 3 Iowa, Illinois & Indiana
#4555, aired 2004-05-28THE INTERNET: Among 2-letter country codes in Internet addresses, "de" is Germany, "kh" is Cambodia & "es" is this country Spain (Espaņa)
#4554, aired 2004-05-27LONGFELLOW: In Longfellow's "Tales of a Wayside Inn", "The Landlord's Tale" concerns this man & begins with the word "Listen" Paul Revere
#4553, aired 2004-05-26NFL TEAM NAMES: 2 of the 4 teams in the NFL with completely alliterative names (2 of) the Seattle Seahawks, the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Buffalo Bills, & the Tennessee Titans
#4552, aired 2004-05-25MYTHS & LEGENDS: At a feast he couldn't enjoy his dinner because his life was literally hanging by a thread Damocles
#4551, aired 2004-05-24STATE CAPITALS: This Southern capital was named for an ancestor of a 20th century poet known for his clever rhymes Nashville, Tennessee
#4550, aired 2004-05-21EXPLORATION: He wrote in his diary, "The loss of pony transport in March 1911 obliged me to start later than I had intended" Robert Falcon Scott
#4549, aired 2004-05-20OSCAR NOMINEES: The last 2 sisters nominated against each other for the Best Actress Oscar; it was for 1966 Lynn & Vanessa Redgrave
#4548, aired 2004-05-19TOURIST ATTRACTIONS: It occupies the 78 acres of land where Met Stadium, former home of the Vikings & Twins, once stood the Mall of America
#4547, aired 2004-05-18THE ANIMAL KINGDOM: A part of this marine mammal was prized by medieval folk, who thought it belonged to a unicorn the narwhal
#4546, aired 2004-05-17THE 50 STATES: The USA's most-climbed mountain, Monadnock, is in this state associated with rock New Hampshire
#4545, aired 2004-05-14THE U.S. SENATE: In the year 1958, the U.S. Senate was made up of this many members 96
#4544, aired 2004-05-13AMERICANA: Beginning an American tradition, in 1801 Aaron Burr's daughter Theodosia & her new husband honeymooned here Niagara Falls
#4543, aired 2004-05-12POP CULTURE: In 2004 a spokesman announced the "break-up" of this "couple" who had "dated" for 43 years Ken & Barbie
#4542, aired 2004-05-11METALS: Element No. 79, it's estimated that all of it ever mined would only make a cube about 50 feet across gold
#4541, aired 2004-05-10THE PRESIDENCY: If a president is impeached, this official presides over the trial in the Senate the Chief Justice of the United States
#4540, aired 2004-05-07THE 50 STATES: 2 of the 4 states whose names start & end with the same letter (2 of) Alaska, Arizona, Alabama & Ohio
#4539, aired 2004-05-06INVENTIONS: 11-year-old Frank Epperson invented this by accident when his fruit drink froze after being left outside overnight the popsicle
#4538, aired 2004-05-05CLASSIC MOVIES: A 35-foot-long muslin stocking was used to create the cyclone for this 1939 film The Wizard of Oz
#4537, aired 2004-05-04GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: Florida is one of these, Michigan is made up of several & Alaska is the biggest one in the Americas peninsula
#4536, aired 2004-05-03THE WESTERN U.S.: 2 popular places for swimming in this national park are in Firehole Canyon & at Boiling River Yellowstone
#4535, aired 2004-04-3018th CENTURY BRITISH NOVELS: This title person asks a pile of money, "What art thou good for?... one of those knives is worth all this heap" Robinson Crusoe
#4534, aired 2004-04-29MYTHOLOGICAL NAMES: His name means "The Glory of" a certain goddess, & he built shrines to that goddess Hercules
#4533, aired 2004-04-28'80s FILMS: The first film rated PG-13, its colorful title was used as the code name for a 2003 capture mission in Iraq Red Dawn
#4532, aired 2004-04-27STATE CAPITALS: In 2003 a famous marker on the steps of this city's capitol got an altitude adjustment, being lowered by 3 feet Denver, Colorado
#4531, aired 2004-04-26PHRASES: It's the original meaning of the word "checkmate", or what many newspaper headlines said on August 17, 1977 "The King Is Dead"
#4530, aired 2004-04-23CLASSICAL COMPOSERS: The first movement of his 1868 first symphony is subtitled "Dreams of a Winter Journey" Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
#4529, aired 2004-04-22TIME MAGAZINE'S MAN OF THE YEAR: The cover story about this 1930 Man of the Year described him as a "little half-naked brown man" Mohandas Gandhi
#4528, aired 2004-04-2119th CENTURY ART & HISTORY: The red sky in Munch's "The Scream" may be from the debris in the Oslo air from this volcano half a world away Krakatoa
#4527, aired 2004-04-20CANADIAN LITERATURE: This 1908 work that was followed by several sequels is the bestselling book ever written by a Canadian Anne of Green Gables
#4526, aired 2004-04-19INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: From 1894 to 1896 this committee was headed by Dimitrios Vikelas the International Olympic Committee
#4525, aired 2004-04-16AMERICAN ENTERTAINERS: "Evita"'s "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" was inspired by a 1969 concert of hers in London; she left the stage after 15 minutes Judy Garland
#4524, aired 2004-04-1520th CENTURY BESTSELLERS: First published in 1967, it tells the story of 7 generations of a Colombian family One Hundred Years of Solitude
#4523, aired 2004-04-14BIBLICAL JOURNEYS: 2 names: A man journeying & his country of destination in both Genesis 39 & Matthew 2 Joseph & Egypt
#4522, aired 2004-04-13WORD HISTORY: Circa 1860 Robert FitzRoy of Britain's meteorological office rejected prediction & prophecy in favor of this word forecast
#4521, aired 2004-04-12LABOR UNION PRESIDENTS: This current union president was the youngest person ever to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Melissa Gilbert
#4520, aired 2004-04-09BRITISH ROYALTY: The only British monarch of the 20th century not to produce an heir Edward VIII
#4519, aired 2004-04-08ISLANDS: 1200 miles from the nearest continent, it entered history because of its isolation (here's a map that shows you where it is) St. Helena
#4518, aired 2004-04-07NOVELS: First published in 1897, this novel wasn't translated into Romanian until 1992 Dracula
#4517, aired 2004-04-06GEOGRAPHIC PHRASES: Mythological name sometimes given to Mount Acha & Gibraltar the Pillars of Hercules
#4516, aired 2004-04-05ROCK GROUPS: This rock group took its name from a Johnny Cash album, whose title came from a Winston Churchill speech Blood, Sweat and Tears
#4515, aired 2004-04-02GEORGE WASHINGTON: In 1798 George wrote to John Greenwood, a man in this profession, "I am...ready to pay what ever you may charge me" dentist
#4514, aired 2004-04-01GOLF: It's the only one of golf's 4 major pro events in which amateurs are not permitted to play the PGA Championship
#4513, aired 2004-03-31HISTORIC NAMES: As a teenager in 1653, he played the sun in a court performance of the "Ballet de la Nuit" Louis XIV
#4512, aired 2004-03-30AMERICAN LITERATURE: It contains the line "There stood the Kaatskill Mountains... there was every hill and dale... as it had always been" "Rip Van Winkle"
#4511, aired 2004-03-29U.S. GOVERNMENT: In 1924 he succeeded William J. Burns who had resigned; he remained in his position for the next 48 years J. Edgar Hoover
#4510, aired 2004-03-26MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY: A circumorbital hematoma is more commonly known as this a black eye
#4509, aired 2004-03-25INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS: (Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Yale Repertory Theatre) During apartheid, this man chose to premiere several of his plays, including "A Place with the Pigs", here at Yale Athol Fugard
#4508, aired 2004-03-24WORD & PHRASE ORIGINS: This term was first used in an ice cream trade journal in 1937; it began to appear in the nuclear power industry in the '60s meltdown
#4507, aired 2004-03-23POSTAGE STAMPS: "Oh, The Places He'll Go!" was USA Today's headline announcing the 2004 stamp honoring this artist & author Dr. Seuss
#4506, aired 2004-03-22FAMOUS FELINES: He made his debut in the 1945 short film "Life with Feathers" Sylvester
#4505, aired 2004-03-19PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEES: He wrote a "Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842" John C. Fremont
#4504, aired 2004-03-18THE 12th CENTURY: This king covered his eyes with his shield so that he would not see the holy city he could not conquer Richard I (Richard the Lionhearted)
#4503, aired 2004-03-17STATE FACTS: Among the inventions to come from this state are Bisquick, Rollerblades & Post-It Notes Minnesota
#4502, aired 2004-03-16MUSICAL THEATRE: When this Off-Broadway show closed in 2002, its lyricist said, "You can't be sad for a show that has run 42 years" The Fantasticks
#4501, aired 2004-03-15THE 1960s: Used most infamously in 1963, a .38-caliber Colt Cobra handgun belonging to this man sold in 1991 for $220,000 Jack Ruby
#4500, aired 2004-03-12MYTHOLOGY: The current medals for the Summer Olympics feature this goddess on them Nike
#4499, aired 2004-03-11BRAND NAMES: Benjamin Green's work with cocoa butter led to this brand that, ironically, may be used to prevent what's in its name Coppertone
#4498, aired 2004-03-1020th CENTURY WRITERS: In the '50s, she taught English at Smith College, then worked as a secretary at a Boston psychiatric clinic Sylvia Plath
#4497, aired 2004-03-09HEALTH & MEDICINE: Named for the region in Uganda where it was discovered in 1937, it was first detected in the U.S. in 1999 West Nile Virus (or West Nile Fever)
#4496, aired 2004-03-08BODIES OF WATER: The Rush-Bagot Agreement of 1817 between the U.S. & Great Britain limited naval power on these bodies of water the Great Lakes or Lake Champlain
#4495, aired 2004-03-05BOOKS: This book says, "Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner...that's our official slogan" Fahrenheit 451
#4494, aired 2004-03-04FAMOUS LASTS: In July 2003 the last old-style one of these rolled off an assembly line in Mexico, headed for a museum in Germany the Volkswagen Beetle
#4493, aired 2004-03-03RECENT MOVIES: Chita Rivera made a cameo appearance as a prison inmate in this 2002 film Chicago
#4492, aired 2004-03-02U.S. CURRENCY: It's the only building to appear on 2 current U.S. bills; one is an interior view, the other an exterior view Independence Hall
#4491, aired 2004-03-01SPORTS SUPERLATIVES: This oldest tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam title did so at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2003 Martina Navratilova
#4490, aired 2004-02-27AMERICAN SLANG: This term for a small, out-of-the-way town is also the name of a long-gone Algonquian Indian tribe Podunk
#4489, aired 2004-02-26PSYCHOLOGY: The concept of the "Oedipus Complex" was introduced in this 1899 book The Interpretation of Dreams
#4488, aired 2004-02-25ASTRONOMY: The name of Mintaka, a star in this constellation, is from the Arabic for "belt" Orion
#4487, aired 2004-02-24FAMOUS NAMES: A grandson of Man O' War, he defeated his uncle in a famous matchup November 1, 1938 Seabiscuit
#4486, aired 2004-02-23PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Since 1820, 1 of 3 men to lose a presidential election but win the rematch with the same individual 4 years later (1 of 3) Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison or Grover Cleveland
#4485, aired 2004-02-20ITALIAN TOWNS: This small town in Tuscany was the birthplace of the man who painted the Mona Lisa Vinci
#4484, aired 2004-02-19THE UNITED NATIONS: Of the 6 official languages used by the U.N., the one that's the native tongue of the most number of people Mandarin Chinese
#4483, aired 2004-02-18U.S. POLITICS: On July 16, 1790 Congress created this area & some of its residents think that by now it should be a state Washington, D.C.
#4482, aired 2004-02-17OLYMPIC CITIES: It's the only national capital city of the Americas to have hosted the Olympic Games Mexico City
#4481, aired 2004-02-16JOBS: In this job, after the Senate confirms you, you sign your name at least 5 times, then pick one to be engraved U.S. Treasurer or U.S. Treasury Secretary
#4480, aired 2004-02-13GEOGRAPHIC SUPERLATIVES: Among the world's rivers, the Nile is the longest & the Jordan holds this geographic distinction the lowest in elevation
#4479, aired 2004-02-12SONGS: One of the first to sing it publicly was Baltimore actor Fredinand Durang at Captain McCauley's tavern in October 1814 "The Star-Spangled Banner"
#4478, aired 2004-02-11ART BOOKS: The 2003 book "Disarmed" tells the story of this sculptural masterpiece Venus de Milo
#4477, aired 2004-02-10POPULAR FICTION: This series of over 200 books began with "Kristy's Great Idea" in 1986 The Babysitter's Club
#4476, aired 2004-02-09PRESIDENTIAL RELATIVES: He's the U.S. president whose great-grandson seen here taking part in a special celebration Teddy Roosevelt
#4475, aired 2004-02-0619th CENTURY PHILOSOPHY: This 3-word quote, originally in German, comes soon after "We have killed him--you and I, all of us are his murderers" "God is dead"
#4474, aired 2004-02-05RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES: A November 2003 report said better tree trimming may have prevented this event that affected 50 million people in August the power blackout
#4473, aired 2004-02-04TV PERSONALITIES: In 1994 his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, named its journalism & communications building in his honor Dan Rather
#4472, aired 2004-02-03ARBOREAL MAMMALS: Of the genus Phascolarctos, it's 23-33" tall with a stout gray or brown body, a big round nose & strong claws a koala
#4471, aired 2004-02-02BASEBALL HISTORY: On August 10th, 2003, Rafael Furcal of the Braves became only the 12th man in MLB history to perform this single-handedly a triple play
#4470, aired 2004-01-30PRESIDENTIAL FAMILIES: The Time Almanac lists only the children from his 1772 marriage, but says there's DNA evidence of more Thomas Jefferson
#4469, aired 2004-01-29MYTHOLOGY: They were the 2 parents of a son who ended up half man, half woman Hermes & Aphrodite
#4468, aired 2004-01-28LATIN LINGO: This 3-word phrase familiar in the U.S. originated in an ancient poem & described assembling foods to make salad E pluribus unum
#4467, aired 2004-01-27THE BUSINESS BOOKSHELF: F. Paul Pacult's "American Still Life" is the history of this over 200-year-old Kentucky company Jim Beam
#4466, aired 2004-01-26THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY: Tolkien helped the editors define "hobbit"; Murray Gell-Mann, the term "quark", & this man, "dymaxion" Buckminster Fuller
#4465, aired 2004-01-23LITERARY FEMALES: She's the only female character in all the A.A. Milne "Winnie The Pooh" stories Kanga
#4464, aired 2004-01-22TECHNOLOGY FIRSTS: In 1923 the Zeiss unit seen here was placed under a dome to create the first modern one of these a planetarium
#4463, aired 2004-01-21SPORTS: On USA Today's list of magical numbers in sports, each had an explanation except 61, which only had this symbol an asterisk
#4462, aired 2004-01-20THE THIRD CENTURY: Challenging the election of Calixtus in 217, Hippolytus declared himself the first one of these an antipope
#4461, aired 2004-01-19RANKS & TITLES: Queen Victoria & Indira Gandhi each held this title, though only one was official Empress of India
#4460, aired 2004-01-16THE MOVIES: They're the 2 2-letter abbreviations in the titles of movies directed by Steven Spielberg E.T. (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) & A.I. (Artificial Intelligence)
#4459, aired 2004-01-15POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS: This man's successful 2001 campaign was the most expensive non-presidential campaign in history Michael Bloomberg
#4458, aired 2004-01-14WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This country's coastline, on the Gulf of Aden & the Indian Ocean, is the longest on the African continent Somalia
#4457, aired 2004-01-13DEADLY FIRSTS: The first man to die as the result of one of these accidents was Lt. Thomas Selfridge on Sept. 17, 1908 an airplane crash
#4456, aired 2004-01-12AMERICAN WRITERS: In 1936 the San Francisco News sent this man to investigate living conditions among migrant workers John Steinbeck
#4455, aired 2004-01-09CURRENT WORLD LEADERS: He's believed to be grooming his son Gamal to succeed him Hosni Mubarak
#4454, aired 2004-01-08FILM TITLES: This Charlie Chaplin film lent its name to a famous bookstore that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary City Lights
#4453, aired 2004-01-07SPORTS & BUSINESS: The watch Timex introduced in 1986 for this event in Hawaii quickly became the best-selling watch in America the Ironman Triathlon
#4452, aired 2004-01-06ANIMALS: Camelus, the genus name of camels, is also the species name of these birds ostriches
#4451, aired 2004-01-05INVENTIONS: On April 25, 1792 Nicolas-Jacques Pelletier became the first person in history to have a bad encounter with this the guillotine
#4450, aired 2004-01-02NAMED FOR: The "Scruggs Style" is a technique of doing this with only the thumb & first 2 fingers banjo picking (or playing)
#4449, aired 2004-01-01U.S. CITIES: While serving in the '60s & '70s as this city's last "censor", Richard J. Sinnott banned fewer than 10 things Boston
#4448, aired 2003-12-31STATE CAPITALS: In 2000, 1 of only 3 state capitals that had a population of less than 20,000 (1 of) Augusta, Pierre or Montpelier
#4447, aired 2003-12-30CHARACTERS IN CLASSIC LIT: The first person mentioned by name in "The Man in the Iron Mask" is this hero of a previous book by the same author D'Artagnan
#4446, aired 2003-12-29FOODSTUFFS: A plant called this accompanies sushi & also the Passover seder horseradish
#4445, aired 2003-12-26SEASONAL CHARACTERS: In late 1939 Chicago adman Robert May considered Rollo & Reginald before settling on this name Rudolph
#4444, aired 2003-12-25CLASSIC SONGS: This song begins, "The sun is shining, the grass is green. But it's December 24th and I am longing to be up north" "White Christmas"
#4443, aired 2003-12-24THE WORLD OF DISNEY: In 2003 Disney released this film, its first ever movie under the Disney banner rated PG-13 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
#4442, aired 2003-12-23THE SUPREME COURT: Of the 9 current members, the one who had the greatest amount of time elapse between nomination & oath Clarence Thomas
#4441, aired 2003-12-22FRUIT: Its name is from the Portuguese for "goblin", referring to the facelike appearance of its 3 depressions the coconut
#4440, aired 2003-12-19TELEVISION: In Spring 2003 episodes of these 2 dramas invoked the little-used 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution The West Wing & 24
#4439, aired 2003-12-18SCIENCE: Some refractive index numbers for you now: diamond, 2.42; air, 1.0003, this, 1.0000 a vacuum
#4438, aired 2003-12-17INTERNATIONAL LAW: Drawn up at Pres. Lincoln's request, the first formal code for them said they get humane treatment & wholesome food Prisoners of War
#4437, aired 2003-12-16THE OLYMPICS: This city that Napoleon gave to Bavaria in 1806 has hosted the Winter Olympics twice Innsbruck, Austria
#4436, aired 2003-12-15REFERENCE BOOKS: When it was completed in 1928, Britain's P.M. said, "Our histories, our novels, our poems... are all in this one book" the Oxford English Dictionary
#4435, aired 2003-12-1219th CENTURY BUSINESS: Frederic Tudor became wealthy marketing this, which he took from a pond called Fresh Pond in Massachusetts ice
#4434, aired 2003-12-11SCULPTURE: In 1504 a statue of this man over 13 feet tall was unveiled in Piazza Della Signoria David
#4433, aired 2003-12-10THE PLANETS: In 1978 astronomer James Christy named its moon in honor of his wife Charlene Pluto
#4432, aired 2003-12-09MAGAZINES: Aimed largely at women, this magazine that has its own institute took 110 years to make a woman its editor Good Housekeeping
#4431, aired 2003-12-08PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: The last major party Presidential candidate to lose twice to the same individual Adlai Stevenson
#4430, aired 2003-12-05THE U.S. NAVY: It's the only U.S. battleship ever to have a one-syllable name the Maine
#4429, aired 2003-12-04AMERICAN AUTHORS: He called himself a "Cubano Sato", a phrase from the Cuban dialect meaning both "flirt" & "half-breed" Ernest Hemingway
#4428, aired 2003-12-03NOTABLE NAMES: In 1908 he turned the techniques he used to train army troops into a manual for training small groups of boys Lord Baden-Powell
#4427, aired 2003-12-02GEOGRAPHIC TERMS: These 2 words are anagrams of each other & for our location now one is about 34, the other about 74 latitude & altitude
#4426, aired 2003-12-01BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS: 2 of the 4 Best Picture winners with nationalities in the title (2 of) The English Patient, An American in Paris, The French Connection & American Beauty
#4425, aired 2003-11-28TONY-WINNING MUSICALS: 2 of the 3 Tony winners for Best Musical with titles just 4 letters long (2 of) Cats, Rent & Nine
#4424, aired 2003-11-27LONG-RUNNING TV SHOWS: The final words uttered on this TV show after 11 seasons on the air were "Sorry, we're closed" Cheers
#4423, aired 2003-11-26COUNTRIES: At the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, a giant Rubik's Cube stood outside this country's pavilion Hungary
#4422, aired 2003-11-25RELIGION: The 2 main religions on this island nation are Greek Orthodox & Islam Cyprus
#4421, aired 2003-11-24WOMEN IN BUSINESS: In 1963 she founded her company with a sales force of 9; today that number is over 950,000 Mary Kay
#4420, aired 2003-11-21TIME MAGAZINE COVERS: The 2 years the following covers hit the stands 1945 and 2003
#4419, aired 2003-11-20PEOPLE ON THE MAP: A European city founded in 1703 has at different times been named for these 2 people born 1,800 years apart St. Peter and Lenin
#4418, aired 2003-11-19VOYAGERS: In 1497 the 4 ships under his command included the Berrio & the Sao Rafael Vasco da Gama
#4417, aired 2003-11-18REFERENCE BOOKS: The name of this type of reference book comes from the Greek for "circle of instruction" encyclopedia
#4416, aired 2003-11-17OLYMPIC SPORTS: Officially added as a medal event in 1996, it's one of the few team events where shoes are not worn beach volleyball
#4415, aired 2003-11-14STATE CAPITALS: 2 of the 3 state capitals with 5-letter names (2 of) Boise, Salem & Dover
#4414, aired 2003-11-13ISLANDS: In 1898 the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry Regiment did most of its fighting on this island Cuba
#4413, aired 2003-11-1218th CENTURY AMERICA: These 2 British astronomers were sent to America in 1763 to settle a land dispute Mason & Dixon
#4412, aired 2003-11-11BIG IN THE USA: This state is home to the USA's largest portrait busts South Dakota
#4411, aired 2003-11-10NEW ORLEANS: At the end of the American Revolution, this country controlled New Orleans Spain
#4408, aired 2003-11-05POSTAGE STAMPS: In honor of the 400th anniv. of his birth, in 1964 he became the first English commoner to appear on a British stamp William Shakespeare
#4405, aired 2003-10-3119th CENTURY NOVELS: In Chapter 1 of this novel, we find "a vast, ruined castle, from whose tall black windows came no ray of light" Dracula
#4403, aired 2003-10-29THE WORLD'S PEOPLE: The 1st recorded use of this word now applying to 1.1 billion people was by St. Ignatius of Antioch around 100 A.D. Catholic
#4402, aired 2003-10-28LEGENDARY RULERS: He's been written about by Aneirin in "The Gododdin" around 600 A.D. & by Fay Sampson in the "Daughter of Tintagel" series King Arthur
#4401, aired 2003-10-27THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: The Boston Tea Party was planned at the house of Sarah Bradlee Fulton, a member of this splinter group Daughters of Liberty
#4400, aired 2003-10-24BALLET: In a 1935 ballet based on this mythical person, a dancer leaps toward the sun, then crashes to the stage Icarus
#4399, aired 2003-10-23THE INTERNET: It is named in honor of a Monty Python sketch that used the word more than 100 times in 2 1/2 minutes spam
#4398, aired 2003-10-2220th CENTURY NOTABLES: Einstein said of him, "Generations to come will scarcely believe" one such as he "walked the Earth in flesh & blood" Mohandas Gandhi
#4397, aired 2003-10-21IN THE MEDICINE CABINET: This product's website features chemistry experiments like "The Effect of Temperature on Rate of Reaction" Alka-Seltzer
#4396, aired 2003-10-20ACTORS & HISTORICAL ROLES: In the 2002 film "Frida", Geoffrey Rush portrayed this European firebrand during his final days Leon Trotsky
#4395, aired 2003-10-17HISTORIC ROYALTY: These two men seen here, allies during World War I, were sometimes mistaken for each other Czar Nicholas II & King George V
#4394, aired 2003-10-16NAME'S THE SAME: This sports superstar of 1973 bears the name of one of the 6 major organs of the United Nations Secretariat
#4393, aired 2003-10-15OPERA SETTINGS: Verdi's Nabucco, who's also known by a longer form of his name, is the king of this ancient place Babylon
#4392, aired 2003-10-14ANCIENT TEXTS: Archaeologist Richard Lepsius gave this name to a collection of spells, hymns & prayers to deities like Ra The Book of the Dead
#4391, aired 2003-10-13MOVIES: A catering hall called Aphrodite's Palace is featured in this 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding
#4390, aired 2003-10-10PEOPLE IN HISTORY: The spear that killed him in 1779 sold at auction in 2003 for over $400,000 Captain James Cook
#4389, aired 2003-10-09MOVIE CHARACTERS: On the AFI's 2003 lists of favorite movie heroes & villains of all time, this character appears on both lists the Terminator
#4388, aired 2003-10-08SURVEY SAYS: In 1981 this man's company issued its first syndicated CSI, Customer Satisfaction Index J.D. Power (and Associates)
#4387, aired 2003-10-07FAMOUS LASTS: It's where Sergei Zalyotin switched off the lights on June 15, 2000 Mir Space Station
#4386, aired 2003-10-06AUTHORS: He chose a quotation by Scott Joplin as the epigraph for a 1975 novel E.L. Doctorow
#4385, aired 2003-10-03MOVIE HEROES: Hiram Bingham, who rediscovered "the lost city of the Incas", Machu Picchu, was a model for this movie hero Indiana Jones
#4384, aired 2003-10-02U.S. VICE PRESIDENTS: He served 2 terms as Vice President & was the first Vice President who had been born in the 20th century Richard Nixon
#4383, aired 2003-10-01PHRASE ORIGINS: The sinking of the HMS Birkenhead in February 1852 gave rise to this gallant 4-word naval tradition women and children first
#4382, aired 2003-09-30SPORTS SPONSORSHIP: In 2002 the Houston Astros bought back the naming rights to their ballpark from this company Enron
#4381, aired 2003-09-29AWARDS: Created as a Pulitzer Prize for broadcasting, it was named for a Georgia philanthropist the Peabody Award
#4380, aired 2003-09-26THE TOY BOX: Spud & Yam are 2 of the offspring of this toy introduced in 1952 Mr. Potato Head
#4379, aired 2003-09-25SPORTS STARS: His given name is Eldrick; his more famous nickname honors his father's Vietnam War buddy Tiger Woods
#4378, aired 2003-09-24CLASSIC STORIES: The opening to this classic story includes the line "Once upon a time there was a piece of wood" Pinocchio
#4377, aired 2003-09-23ASTRONOMY: This planet has the shortest year, 88 days Mercury
#4376, aired 2003-09-22U.S. CITIES: John Singleton Copley's portrait of Paul Revere hangs in the Museum of Fine Arts in this city Boston
#4374, aired 2003-09-18ADVENTURERS: On his deathbed in 1324, he reportedly said, "I have not told half of what I saw" Marco Polo
#4373, aired 2003-09-17ACADEMY AWARD HISTORY: "Chicago" was the first musical to win the Best Picture Oscar since this film won for 1968 Oliver!
#4372, aired 2003-09-16PEOPLE IN HISTORY: About the islands he discovered, he wrote, "To the first of these I give the name of the Blessed Savior" Christopher Columbus
#4371, aired 2003-09-15U.S. STATE QUARTERS: The Alabama coin bears this person's name in English, & for the first time on a circulating U.S. coin, in Braille Helen Keller
#4370, aired 2003-09-12ALPHANUMERICS: When this American company incorporated in 1902, its first products were grinding abrasives & sandpaper 3M
#4369, aired 2003-09-11OPERETTAS: The subject of this 1879 work may have been inspired by unauthorized productions of the creators' original works The Pirates of Penzance
#4368, aired 2003-09-10CHARLES LINDBERGH: After landing in Paris in 1927 Lindbergh filed an exclusive report to newspapers in 2 cities, New York & this St. Louis
#4367, aired 2003-09-09TV & STAMPS: When this program shows its address to write for audience tickets, its graphic has used one of the stamps seen here The Price Is Right
#4366, aired 2003-09-08TOYS & GAMES: 12-year-old David Mullany gave this toy its name, a euphemism for striking out in baseball Wiffleball
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