Season 12 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (229 clues archived)

#2755, aired 1996-07-19WORLD CAPITALS: It's the easternmost mainland capital in the Americas Brasilia
#2754, aired 1996-07-18ARTISTS: In 1914 his brother's remains were moved from Holland to Auvers, France & buried beside him Vincent Van Gogh
#2753, aired 1996-07-17POP SINGERS: On March 10, 1996, this woman performed a song on the balcony of Buenos Aires' presidential palace Madonna
#2752, aired 1996-07-16SPAIN: This Catalonian city, once the capital of the Visigoths, may be named for a Carthaginian family Barcelona
#2751, aired 1996-07-15RULERS: Last name of the last man to sit in power on the Peacock Throne (Shah Reza) Pahlavi (of Iran)
#2750, aired 1996-07-12MYSTERY WRITERS: Mystery writer whose first book was an autobiography, "The Sport of Queens" Dick Francis
#2749, aired 1996-07-11NATURE: In December 1995 cold weather killed millions of these wintering in Michoacan monarch butterflies
#2748, aired 1996-07-10MODERN HISTORY: The airlift of aid to this city, which ran from July 3, 1992 to January 9, 1996, was the world's longest Sarajevo
#2747, aired 1996-07-09THE 20th CENTURY: This country's civil war actually began in Morocco on July 17, 1936 Spain
#2746, aired 1996-07-08SPORTS: The only 2 countries that have defeated the U.S. to win the America's Cup competition Australia & New Zealand
#2745, aired 1996-07-05FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1781 he wrote, "A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing" Alexander Hamilton
#2744, aired 1996-07-04SCOTTISH INVENTORS: One of his early commissions was to outfit Sir John Franklin's 1845 expedition to the Arctic (Charles) Macintosh
#2743, aired 1996-07-03THE ELEMENTS: The name of this noble gas is derived from the Greek for "strange" or "foreign" xenon
#2742, aired 1996-07-02DESIGNERS: This designer who died in 1892 got his first big break designing luggage for Empress Eugenie Louis Vuitton
#2741, aired 1996-07-01BLACK HISTORY: In 1920 he was named provisional president of Africa with a mandate to free it from white domination Marcus Garvey
#2740, aired 1996-06-28RIVERS: The world's first underwater tunnel was dug beneath this foreign river in the 1840s the Thames
#2739, aired 1996-06-27SOUTH AMERICA: Approximately 15% of this country's people are of Javanese descent Suriname
#2738, aired 1996-06-26ISLANDS: Until August 1883 it had an area of 18 square miles; today it's about 6 Krakatoa
#2737, aired 1996-06-25BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: It's the biggest single customer of the domestic airline industry, using about 15,000 flights a day the U.S. Postal Service
#2736, aired 1996-06-24U.S. GOVERNMENT: On Jan. 1, 1996 this oldest government regulatory agency, established in 1887, closed the Interstate Commerce Commission
#2735, aired 1996-06-21AMERICAN HISTORY: On May 29, 1765 Patrick Henry's Stamp Act protest was interrupted with this one word Treason
#2734, aired 1996-06-20COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: San Juan Hill, site of Herbert Hoover's home, is now home to the president of this university Stanford
#2733, aired 1996-06-19BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: In 1948 this sportswear company was founded in Germany by Adolph Dassler Adidas
#2732, aired 1996-06-18OPERA PREMIERES: This 1853 Verdi opera's debut failed, partly because its star was too stout to be believable as a consumptive La traviata
#2731, aired 1996-06-17ARTISTS: His "Young Corn" painting is featured on a 1996 stamp celebrating the 150th anniversary of Iowa's statehood Grant Wood
#2730, aired 1996-06-14BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Salvaged from a shipwreck in the 1850s the Lutine Bell hangs in its British headquarters Lloyd's of London
#2729, aired 1996-06-13U.S. STATE NAMES: The 2 states whose 1-word names are contained in other state names Kansas (Arkansas) & Virginia (West Virginia)
#2728, aired 1996-06-12THE WINTER OLYMPICS: The last 2 U.S. men to win the men's singles gold medal in figure skating, in 1984 & 1988 Scott Hamilton (1984) & Brian Boitano (1988)
#2727, aired 1996-06-11ADVENTURERS: This American adventurer & aviator discovered the world's highest waterfall in 1935 Jim Angel
#2726, aired 1996-06-10FAMOUS WOMEN: In 1849 Zachary Taylor eulogized her, saying, "She was truly our first lady for a half-century" Dolley Madison
#2725, aired 1996-06-07PLAYS: In one version of this play, the heroine stabs herself & says, "There rest"; in another, "There rust" Romeo and Juliet
#2724, aired 1996-06-06INVENTORS: In 1856 he addressed a British scientific association on "the manufacture of iron without fuel" Henry Bessemer
#2723, aired 1996-06-05COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: The College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is named for him Howard Hughes
#2722, aired 1996-06-04SPELLING: This tree is the only 7-letter English word that contains all 5 vowels sequoia
#2721, aired 1996-06-03CANADIAN CAPITALS: The largest city in Canada's Maritime Provinces is named for George Montagu Dunk, the 2nd Earl of this Halifax
#2720, aired 1996-05-31WORLD CAPITALS: This city called "The Mother of Russian Cities" is capital of a country other than Russia Kiev
#2719, aired 1996-05-30WORLD WAR II NAMES: The 1st U.S. naval ship with a plural name honored their memory; a 2nd ship was christened in 1995 the Sullivans
#2718, aired 1996-05-29JAPANESE LITERATURE: One-word title of a 1915 story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; it was filmed in 1950 Rashomon
#2717, aired 1996-05-28U.S. NICKNAMES: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Whittier, California share this two-word nickname "Quaker City"
#2716, aired 1996-05-27ANAGRAMS: Anagrams of each other, one is a synonym for home, the other the material it might be made of abode & adobe
#2715, aired 1996-05-24THE ACADEMY AWARDS: Charles Laughton, Robert Shaw & Richard Burton were all nominated for playing this role Henry VIII
#2714, aired 1996-05-23INVENTIONS: Swiss inventor George de Mestral created this after closely examining burrs stuck to his pants velcro
#2713, aired 1996-05-22ASIA: These landmarks are the highest & lowest points in Asia Mount Everest & the Dead Sea
#2712, aired 1996-05-21WORLD MAGAZINES: The name of this German newsweekly means "The Mirror" Der Spiegel
#2711, aired 1996-05-20FOREIGN CURRENCY: The ngultrum, Bhutan's unit of currency, trades at par with this unit the (Indian) rupee
#2710, aired 1996-05-17FAMOUS NOVELS: Published in 1605, the first part of this novel was dedicated to the Duque de Bejar, Marques de Gibraleon... Don Quixote
#2709, aired 1996-05-16BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: On February 6, 1996 Binney & Smith produced its 100 billionth one of these a crayon
#2708, aired 1996-05-15PATRIOTIC PLACES: This site on the Schuylkill River was named for a small ironworks nearby Valley Forge
#2707, aired 1996-05-14U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was the only president preceded & succeeded by the same man Benjamin Harrison
#2706, aired 1996-05-13CEREMONIES: At the coronation of a British monarch, this person presides over the ceremony Archbishop of Canterbury
#2705, aired 1996-05-10WORD ORIGINS: Now part of the English language, this Swahili word for "trip" or "journey" is derived from Arabic safari
#2704, aired 1996-05-09U.S. CITIES: This North Carolina city was the 1st in the U.S. to name itself after the Marquis de Lafayette Fayetteville
#2703, aired 1996-05-08MEDICINE: Latin for "poison", it's a disease-causing agent smaller than a baterium virus
#2702, aired 1996-05-07THE ROMAN EMPIRE: Martial's "Book of Spectacles" in 80 A.D. was a book of poems published for this landmark's opening the (Roman) Colosseum (Coliseum)
#2701, aired 1996-05-06DATES: The building of the Erie Canal, B&O Railroad & Washington Monument began on this date in different years July 4th
#2700, aired 1996-05-03MYTHOLOGY: King Agamemnon was killed on his return to Greece after ignoring the warnings of this woman, his slave Cassandra
#2699, aired 1996-05-02THE EMMYS: He won Emmys for teleplay writing 3 years in a row, 1955-57 Rod Serling
#2698, aired 1996-05-01STATE CAPITALS: With 12 letters, it's the longest one-word state capital Indianapolis, Indiana
#2697, aired 1996-04-30THE U.N.: Switzerland & this country are the only 2 mainland European states which never joined the U.N. Vatican City
#2696, aired 1996-04-29NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: This organization is the world's largest private-sector employer of people with disabilities Goodwill
#2695, aired 1996-04-26EUROPEAN DRAMA: In Act One of this 1890 play, the heroine has just returned from her honeymoon; at the end, she shoots herself Hedda Gabler
#2694, aired 1996-04-25HISTORIC NAMES: The name of this ancient ruler translates as "It is well with the sun disk" Akhenaten
#2693, aired 1996-04-24THE OLYMPICS: The Summer Games in this city were opened by Queen Elizabeth II Montreal
#2692, aired 1996-04-23STATESMEN: He abandoned plans for a military career at age 17 &, in 1607, became Bishop of Lucon Cardinal Richelieu
#2691, aired 1996-04-22ISLANDS: Alvaro de Mendana named these Pacific islands believing they provided gold for the Jerusalem temple the Solomon Islands
#2690, aired 1996-04-19ARTISTS: 121-year-old Jeanne Calment remembers this man buying canvases at her in-laws' store in Arles Vincent van Gogh
#2689, aired 1996-04-18THE CONSTITUTION: According to the terms of the 22nd Amendment, it's the maximum number of years one can serve as president 10 years
#2688, aired 1996-04-17OPERA COMPOSERS: He set his last completed opera, "Gianni Schicchi", in Florence, & his last unfinished opera in China Giacomo Puccini
#2687, aired 1996-04-16MOVIE DEBUTS: Candice Bergen, Joanna Pettet, Kathleen Widdoes & Joan Hackett debuted as college alumnae in this 1966 film The Group
#2686, aired 1996-04-15SCIENTISTS: In 1543 he wrote, "Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the universe" Nicolaus Copernicus
#2685, aired 1996-04-12ARTISTS: At a May 1995 auction, a painting by her sold for $3.2 million, barely topping one by her husband Frida Kahlo
#2684, aired 1996-04-11SPORTS: This Major League Baseball manager of the 1950s & 1960s received his nickname because he was born in Kansas City Casey Stengel
#2683, aired 1996-04-10SAINTS: He wrote, "Praise to thee, my Lord, for all thy creatures, above all brother sun" St. Francis of Assisi
#2682, aired 1996-04-09THE CABINET: James Wilson of Iowa, who headed this department for 16 years, served longer than any other cabinet officer Department of Agriculture
#2681, aired 1996-04-08FAMOUS ENGINEERS: In 1960 he became director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama (Wernher) von Braun
#2680, aired 1996-04-05FOREIGN WARS: It was the first war covered by both newspaper reporters & photographers The Crimean War
#2679, aired 1996-04-04FAMOUS TEACHERS: In 1967 this former teacher published a memoir entitled "Center of the Storm" John Scopes (famous Scopes Trial)
#2678, aired 1996-04-03FAMOUS WOMEN: At the first U.N. meeting, held in 1946 in London, she was the only woman in the U.S. delegation Eleanor Roosevelt
#2677, aired 1996-04-02U.S. CITY NAME ORIGINS: Frederick, Maryland was named for the 6th Baron this Baltimore (the Barons Baltimore; the Calvert family)
#2676, aired 1996-04-01U.S. PRESIDENTS: The two presidents whose fathers signed the Declaration of Independence William Henry Harrison & John Quincy Adams
#2675, aired 1996-03-29POETS: In 1942 his collection of verse "Shakespeare in Harlem" appeared Langston Hughes
#2674, aired 1996-03-28HISTORIC PEOPLE: Apsley House, the London home of this historic duke, boasts an 11' 4" nude statue of Napoleon the Duke of Wellington
#2673, aired 1996-03-27TRAVEL & TOURISM: This company established its first village in 1950 in Alcudia on the island of Majorca Club Med
#2672, aired 1996-03-26FOREIGN DIRECTORS: His fascination with clowns & make-believe may have begun when he ran off with Pierino's Circus as a child Federico Fellini
#2671, aired 1996-03-25THE ELEMENTS: The first inert gas discovered on Earth, its name is Greek for "without work" argon (Ar)
#2670, aired 1996-03-22CHILDREN'S THEATRE: 1904 British play that includes the line "To die will be an awfully big adventure" Peter Pan
#2669, aired 1996-03-21FAMOUS SHIPS: Commander Lloyd M. Bucher was the last captain of this U.S. ship USS Pueblo (attacked by North Korea in 1968)
#2668, aired 1996-03-20NONFICTION: The masthead of this publication says it was "established in 1792 and published every year thereafter" The Farmers Almanac
#2667, aired 1996-03-19THE AMERICAS: It's the only country in the Americas currently headed by a woman president & vice president Nicaragua
#2666, aired 1996-03-18BIRDS: Ectopistes migratorius is the scientific name of this now-extinct bird the passenger pigeon
#2665, aired 1996-03-15PUBLISHING FIRSTS: In 1570 Abraham Ortelius produced the first modern book of this type: "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" an atlas
#2664, aired 1996-03-1420th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: 1 of 3 presidential candidates who lost an election in which they received over 200 electoral votes Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford or Charles Evans Hughes
#2663, aired 1996-03-13OPERA: He conducted the world premieres of "Pagliacci", "La Boheme" & "The Girl of the Golden West" Arturo Toscanini
#2662, aired 1996-03-12SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS: Capital nearest which you'd find a monument called Mitad del Mundo, or "middle of the world" Quito
#2661, aired 1996-03-11MEDALS & DECORATIONS: U.S. sailors & Marines who participated in this battle were awarded the Dewey Medal the Battle of Manila Bay
#2660, aired 1996-03-08AUTHORS: He adapted a rejected treatise on exploring Africa by balloon into an 1863 novel, his first big success Jules Verne
#2659, aired 1996-03-07FAMOUS WOMEN: Karen, a suburb of Nairobi, is named in honor of this woman who once lived there Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)
#2658, aired 1996-03-06ANCIENT HISTORY: He started the Third Servile War in 73 B.C. Spartacus
#2657, aired 1996-03-05THE OSCARS: Husband & wife who were both nominated for playing a married couple in a 1966 film; only the wife won Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor
#2656, aired 1996-03-04INVENTIONS: Oliver Wendell Holmes called it "the mirror with a memory" a camera
#2655, aired 1996-03-01THE CONTINENTS: The 3 longest rivers in the world are on these 3 continents Africa, South America, and Asia
#2654, aired 1996-02-29AUTHORS: He created his most famous character in 1952 at Goldeneye, a holiday home he bought in Jamaica Ian Fleming
#2653, aired 1996-02-28AIRLINES: In 1962 this airline used the ad line "My son, the pilot" El Al
#2652, aired 1996-02-27FAMOUS FAMILIES: The 1st man named this was a violinist, the 2nd, an actor & the 3rd, CEO at Times Mirror Magazines Efrem Zimbalist
#2651, aired 1996-02-26FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: Olga Ivinskaya, who passed away in Moscow in 1995, was the inspiration for this character Lara
#2650, aired 1996-02-2320th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1941 & 1942 he served as a photo-muralist for the Department of the Interior Ansel Adams
#2649, aired 1996-02-22SCIENTISTS: In 1992 the Roman Catholic Church admitted that it had erred in condemning this man Galileo
#2648, aired 1996-02-21BRITISH MONARCHS: She was the niece of the last Hanoverian king Victoria
#2647, aired 1996-02-20QUOTATIONS: In 1947 Bernard Baruch told the Senate, "We are in the midst of" one of these "which is getting warmer" a cold war
#2646, aired 1996-02-19AMERICAN LITERATURE: This first American writer to earn $1 million received only $2,000 for a 1903 novel set in the Klondike Jack London
#2645, aired 1996-02-16ACTORS & ACTRESSES: This actor's first name is Hawaiian for "cool breeze over the mountains" Keanu Reeves
#2644, aired 1996-02-15NORTH AMERICA: This country contains North America's most southerly point Panama
#2643, aired 1996-02-14LAKES: After Lake Michigan, it's the largest natural lake entirely within the U.S. Great Salt Lake
#2642, aired 1996-02-13EXPLORERS: For many years after his death in 1324, he was considered Europe's greatest liar Marco Polo
#2641, aired 1996-02-12FAMOUS AMERICANS: This American general born in 1820 was called "Cump" by his siblings William Tecumseh Sherman
#2640, aired 1996-02-09DESIGN: Marc Chagall & Salvador Dali were among the artists who designed these for Baron Philippe de Rothschild wine labels
#2639, aired 1996-02-08FAMOUS NAMES: His 1958 article "The American Automobile--Designed for Death?" appeared in the Harvard Law Record Ralph Nader
#2638, aired 1996-02-07CRIME & PUNISHMENT: Charged with adultery, she, her brother & 4 others were locked in the Tower of London in 1536 Anne Boleyn
#2637, aired 1996-02-06SHAKESPEARE: Shakespeare's 2 plays with "King" in the title & no numbers following King Lear & King John
#2636, aired 1996-02-0520th CENTURY COMPOSERS: This Italian-born American won his 2nd Pulitzer Prize in 1955, for an opera set in NYC's Little Italy (Gian Carlo) Menotti
#2635, aired 1996-02-02CONGRESS: On Nov. 23, 1973 Yvonne Braithwaite Burke became the first member of Congress to do this while in office give birth
#2634, aired 1996-02-01POETS: In 1968 Gwendolyn Brooks succeeded this man as Poet Laureate of Illinois Carl Sandburg
#2633, aired 1996-01-31U.S.A.: The new $92 million Rock and Roll Hall of Fame stands on the shores of this lake Lake Erie
#2632, aired 1996-01-30ENGLAND: Also known as New Sarum, this city famous for its cathedral is just a stone's throw from Stonehenge Salisbury
#2631, aired 1996-01-29HISTORIANS: In 1962 she said, "Nineteen-fourteen was the birthday of us all" Barbara Tuchman
#2630, aired 1996-01-26CENTRAL AMERICA: The least populous country in Central America, it extends the farthest north Belize
#2629, aired 1996-01-25STATE CAPITALS: This state capital is on the site of a cross erected by Capt. Christopher Newport May 24, 1607 Richmond, Virginia
#2628, aired 1996-01-24EXPLORERS: On March 18, 1912 he wrote in his diary, "My right foot has gone, nearly all the toes..." Robert Falcon Scott (in Antarctica)
#2627, aired 1996-01-23DISNEY FILMS: In Spanish-speaking countries, this Disney film is known as "La Sirenita" The Little Mermaid
#2626, aired 1996-01-221995: Frank C. Gaylord II sculpted the figures for the memorial to this, dedicated July 27, 1995 the Korean War
#2625, aired 1996-01-1920th CENTURY LEADERS: His name means "son of the young lion" in Hebrew David Ben-Gurion
#2624, aired 1996-01-18MEDICAL FIRSTS: The death of Denise Darvall in a traffic accident permitted this historic December 3, 1967 event the first heart transplant
#2623, aired 1996-01-17THE CALENDAR: The next year that will be written in only 4 Roman numerals 2002 (MMII)
#2622, aired 1996-01-16SPORTS NICKNAMES: This French tennis player born in 1905 is nicknamed "The Crocodile" Rene Lacoste
#2621, aired 1996-01-15POLITICIANS: In 1961, Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as vice president by this mentor Sam Rayburn
#2620, aired 1996-01-12STATE CAPITALS: During the 1920s the Progressive Party was headquartered in this capital Madison, Wisconsin
#2619, aired 1996-01-11GEOGRAPHY: It's Europe's second-largest island Iceland
#2618, aired 1996-01-10FURNITURE: This upholstered seat, with or without a back, was introduced to Europe from Turkey in the 18th century an ottoman
#2617, aired 1996-01-09ENGLISH POETS: "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind" precedes a famous line from his works (John) Donne
#2616, aired 1996-01-08I LOVE LUCY: On the May 9, 1955 show, Lucy imitated Gary Cooper, Clark Gable & this man who guest starred Harpo Marx
#2615, aired 1996-01-05THE NOBEL PRIZE: The first Russian winner, he was awarded the 1904 Prize in Physiology or Medicine Ivan Pavlov
#2614, aired 1996-01-04NAMES IN THE NEWS: He was born Newton Leroy McPherson in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 17, 1943 Newt Gingrich
#2613, aired 1996-01-03OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS: In the 1950s he won 2 Best Supp. Actor Oscars: 1 for playing a revolutionary, & 1 for playing an artist Anthony Quinn
#2612, aired 1996-01-02THE SUPREME COURT: He served as chief justice for more of the 20th century than any other man--17 years Warren Burger
#2611, aired 1996-01-01DEMOCRATS: In 1995 he cast his 14,000th vote in the Senate, a record for any party Senator (Robert) Byrd
#2610, aired 1995-12-29HISTORIC DOCUMENTS: Clause 40 of this document reads, "To none will we sell, to none deny or delay, right or justice" the Magna Carta
#2609, aired 1995-12-28AWARDS: Prior to winning a Nobel Peace Prize, she received the Nehru Award Mother Teresa
#2608, aired 1995-12-27ADVERTISING SYMBOLS: In a 1945 poll she ranked as the best-known woman in America after Eleanor Roosevelt Betty Crocker
#2607, aired 1995-12-26HISTORIC PEOPLE: Marie Antoinette called him "l'ambassadeur electrique" Benjamin Franklin
#2606, aired 1995-12-25ARCHITECTS: Frank Lloyd Wright had a fine collection of art from this country where he spent a lot of time 1915-1922 Japan
#2605, aired 1995-12-22HISTORIC AMERICANS: A statue of him stands at Yale's Connecticut Hall; a copy can be found at CIA headquarters in Virginia Nathan Hale
#2604, aired 1995-12-21ENGINEERING: Opened in 1994, it links the SNCB, SNCF & BR the Chunnel (the English Channel Tunnel)
#2603, aired 1995-12-20NATIONAL PARKS: East Temple, Angels Landing & the Altar of Sacrifice are landmarks in this park Zion National Park
#2602, aired 1995-12-19COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: The name of this country in the Southern Hemisphere comes from a Latin word for "southern" Australia
#2601, aired 1995-12-18MUSICAL THEATRE: Songs performed in a 1960 musical about her included "Beautiful People Of Denver" & "I Ain't Down Yet" (Unsinkable) Molly Brown
#2600, aired 1995-12-1519th CENTURY NOVELS: Book 1, Chapter 4 of this 1880 work is entitled "The Third Son Alyosha" The Brothers Karamazov
#2599, aired 1995-12-14FAMOUS NAMES: Famous name of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets' mother Enola Gay
#2598, aired 1995-12-13FAMOUS MUSICIANS: In the 1950s he composed the scores for Satyajit Ray's brilliant "Apu" trilogy of films Ravi Shankar
#2597, aired 1995-12-12HISTORIC QUOTES: In 1945 this Frenchman told his countrymen, "If I treated with the enemy, it was to spare you" Philippe Pétain
#2596, aired 1995-12-11BRITISH AUTHORS: Among guests who surprised him on a 1994 British "This is Your Life" were Buzz Aldrin & Alexi Leonov Arthur C. Clarke
#2595, aired 1995-12-08EUROPE: Excluding Russia, with over 81 million people, it's the most populous country in Europe Germany
#2594, aired 1995-12-07NICKNAMES: Poet Ezra Pound nicknamed this person "Old Possum" T.S. Eliot
#2593, aired 1995-12-06OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: WWII kept this 1941 movie from filming on location, so an entire Welsh village was built in California How Green Was My Valley
#2592, aired 1995-12-05WOMEN OF SCIENCE: With 32, Carolyn Shoemaker has discovered more of these than any other living person comets
#2591, aired 1995-12-04SHAKESPEARE: The most recent British monarch who's the title character of a Shakespeare play Henry VIII
#2590, aired 1995-12-01U.S. AIRPORTS: In terms of cargo this city's airport was the world's busiest in 1994, handling 1.65 million metric tons Memphis
#2588, aired 1995-11-29INVENTORS: In 1911 Willis H. Carrier presented a paper on this subject to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers air conditioning
#2587, aired 1995-11-28ARCHAEOLOGY: Discovered in 1799, it records the deeds of Egyptian king Ptolemy V Epiphanes the Rosetta Stone
#2586, aired 1995-11-27PEOPLE: According to Forbes, with an estimated worth of $12.9 billion, he's now the richest man in the world Bill Gates
#2585, aired 1995-11-24U.S. PRESIDENTS: 1 of 3 U.S. presidents in the 20th c. who never had a house of Congress controlled by his party (1 of) Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford & George Bush
#2584, aired 1995-11-23ETHICS: Aesculapius, Hygeia, Panacea & Apollo are all mentioned in the first line of this The Hippocratic Oath
#2583, aired 1995-11-22THE OSCARS: 2 of the 5 actors before Tom Hanks to win 2 Best Actor Oscars (2 of) Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March & Spencer Tracy
#2582, aired 1995-11-21LITERARY CHARACTERS: This character in an 1838 novel was based on Ikey Solomon, a British thief & fence Fagin
#2581, aired 1995-11-20BESTSELLING NOVELISTS: From 1979 to 1986, he was dean of the college of business administration at the University of Northern Iowa Robert James Waller ("The Bridges of Madison County")
#2580, aired 1995-11-17FAMOUS NAMES: DNA from Prince Philip helped prove that Anna Anderson-Manahan was not this woman, as she had claimed Anastasia
#2579, aired 1995-11-16STATE CAPITALS: This state capital was a compromise choice between North Platters & South Platters Lincoln, Nebraska
#2578, aired 1995-11-15SCULPTORS: This American remarked, "Disparity in form, color, size, weight, motion is what makes a composition" Alexander Calder
#2577, aired 1995-11-14NOTABLE WOMEN: She said she healed from a near-fatal fall after reading a passage from the Bible in 1866 Mary Baker Eddy
#2576, aired 1995-11-13THE ELEMENTS: At its standard mass, it puts the red in red fireworks; its 90 isotope is found in nuclear fallout Strontium
#2575, aired 1995-11-1020th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: James B. Stockdale was his vice-presidential running mate Ross Perot
#2574, aired 1995-11-09NAMES IN THE NEWS: He's the co-founder & editor-in-chief of a new magazine that hit the stands on September 26, 1995 John F. Kennedy, Jr.
#2573, aired 1995-11-08VOCABULARY: This term for the ludicrous misuse of a word is from the name of a character in an 18th century play malapropism
#2572, aired 1995-11-07FRANCE: Jacques Chirac is the 5th president of the 5th Republic; he was the first Charles de Gaulle
#2571, aired 1995-11-06BUSINESS & LITERATURE: On March 24, 1994 this store held a breakfast to announce the new Truman Capote Literary Trust Tiffany's
#2570, aired 1995-11-03FAMOUS AMERICANS: He was director of the New York State Library from 1889 to 1906 (Melvil) Dewey
#2569, aired 1995-11-02NUCLEAR ENERGY: With 109 operable nuclear reactors, the U.S. leads the world; as of 1994 this country was No. 2 with 56 France
#2568, aired 1995-11-01ASTRONOMY: This term means "sun stands still" solstice
#2567, aired 1995-10-31THE UNITED NATIONS: Along with Antarctica, the 2 continents that have not supplied the U.N. with a secretary-general North America & Australia
#2566, aired 1995-10-30ANNUAL EVENTS: Between 1903 & the present, this event took place every year but 2: 1904 & 1994 the World Series
#2565, aired 1995-10-27BIRTHSTONES: 1 of the 2 months with the same first letter as their traditional birthstones (1 of) September or October
#2564, aired 1995-10-26SECRETARIES OF STATE: He said, "Looking far off into the northwest, I see the Russian as he busily occupies himself..." (William) Seward
#2563, aired 1995-10-25NATIVE AMERICANS: Indian tribes own more acreage in this state than in any other Arizona
#2562, aired 1995-10-24HISTORICAL QUOTES: In 1912 he said, "There is only one thing to do... go back to the Republican Party" Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt
#2561, aired 1995-10-23FAMOUS NAMES: As British ambassador to Turkey he was allowed to take away "any pieces of stone with old inscriptions" (Lord) Elgin
#2560, aired 1995-10-20STATE CAPITALS: The name of this capital is an Anglicized form of the Hebrew word for "peace" Salem
#2559, aired 1995-10-19OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: 1 of the 2 musicals set in France that won the Best Picture Oscar in the 1950s (1 of) Gigi or An American in Paris
#2558, aired 1995-10-18THE CARIBBEAN: Its peso is symbolized R.D.$ the Dominican Republic
#2557, aired 1995-10-17U.S. STATES: After Alaska, this state has the greatest difference between its highest & lowest points California
#2556, aired 1995-10-16DOGS: Boer farmers bred this big-game hunter from the Mastiff, Great Dane, Greyhound & others a Rhodesian Ridgeback
#2555, aired 1995-10-13GOVERNMENT: Bill Clinton did this for the first time as president June 7, 1995, 869 days into his term veto a bill
#2554, aired 1995-10-12FAMOUS NOVELS: The first of the 7 commandments in this 1945 novel is "Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy" Animal Farm
#2553, aired 1995-10-11VOCABULARY: A formicarium is an apparatus for raising & observing these creatures ants
#2552, aired 1995-10-10COMMEMORATIVE COINS: On a 1995 dollar commemorating the Special Olympics, she's the first living woman depicted on a U.S. coin Eunice Kennedy Shriver
#2551, aired 1995-10-09SUPREME COURT JUSTICES: He served as assistant attorney general of Missouri under John C. Danforth from 1974 to 1977 (Clarence) Thomas
#2550, aired 1995-10-06PRIMATES: A type of macaque, it's the only primate, other than man, found in Europe The Gibraltar Ape
#2549, aired 1995-10-05SPORTS: There are more patents issued in relation to this sport than any other golf
#2548, aired 1995-10-04FLOWERS: This flower's name comes from its use in scenting the ancient Romans' wash water lavender
#2547, aired 1995-10-03FAMOUS NAMES: Born June 27, 1880, she called March 3, 1887, the day she met her teacher, the birthday of her soul Helen Keller
#2546, aired 1995-10-02U.S. STATES: 2 of the 4 states that border only 2 other states (2 of) Florida, Washington, South Carolina & Rhode Island
#2545, aired 1995-09-2919th CENTURY ARTISTS: He sued a man for libel over a criticism of his painting "Nocturne in Black and Gold"--& won (James Abbott McNeil) Whistler
#2544, aired 1995-09-28THE OLYMPICS: The last Summer Olympic Games of the 20th century are scheduled to be held in this city Sydney, Australia
#2543, aired 1995-09-27U.S. CURRENCY: On April 13, 1976 the reverse of this bill was changed from a presidential home to an event the $2 bill
#2542, aired 1995-09-26GREEK MYTHOLOGY: The name of this benefactor of man signifies "forethought" Prometheus
#2541, aired 1995-09-25NEXT IN LINE: Jacqueline, Claudia, Thelma, … Elizabeth "Betty" (Ford)
#2540, aired 1995-09-22ART HISTORY: Prior to 1508 it was covered by Pier Matteo d'Amelia's representation of a starry sky the (ceiling of the) Sistine Chapel
#2539, aired 1995-09-21U.S.A.: Its design includes 13 stars, 13 stripes, 13 arrows, 13 olives, 13 rows of stones & a 13-letter motto *the Great Seal of the U.S. (**the dollar)
#2538, aired 1995-09-20WORLD LEADERS: Published in 1989, "Daughter of Destiny" is this prime minister's autobiography (Benazir) Bhutto
#2537, aired 1995-09-19NOTABLE WOMEN: In 1995, 61 years after her death, she became the 1st woman entombed in France's Pantheon in her own right Marie Curie
#2536, aired 1995-09-18WORLD WAR II: On Jan. 29, 1944 Margaret Truman, accompanied by her senator father, christened this battleship USS Missouri
#2535, aired 1995-09-15RULERS: The 2 British kings whose royal names have the highest Roman numerals Henry VIII & Edward VIII
#2534, aired 1995-09-14OSCAR-WINNING ACTORS: Poet Carl Sandburg once described him as "the mightiest ballad singer of this or any other century" Burl Ives
#2533, aired 1995-09-13AMERICAN POETRY: In a famous poem, she's "the Arrow-maker's daughter...Handsomest of all the women" Minnehaha
#2532, aired 1995-09-12FAMOUS SPEECHES: Last word of a 1775 speech that includes "Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in illusions of hope" death
#2531, aired 1995-09-11FRENCH AUTHORS: In 1881 Paris' Avenue d'Eylau was renamed for this author who lived on it in honor of his 80th year Victor Hugo
#2530, aired 1995-09-08ANTHROPOLOGY: It's the more familiar name of the type of Homo erectus once classified as sinanthropus Peking man
#2529, aired 1995-09-07NATURALISTS: Before his death in 1914 he studied forests in Russia, India & Australia, as well as the U.S. John Muir
#2528, aired 1995-09-06FAMOUS WOMEN: Of a famous 1955 event she said, "My only concern was to get home after a hard day's work" Rosa Parks
#2527, aired 1995-09-05FAMOUS NAMES: Licensing rights to the likeness of this man born in Germany in 1879 belong to Jerusalem's Hebrew University Albert Einstein
#2526, aired 1995-09-04COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: Other than in Germany, the U.S. has more military personnel stationed in this foreign country than in any other Japan
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