Season 23 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#5285, aired 2007-07-27LANDMARKS: Some of its pieces, which weighed up to 50 tons, were quarried at Marlborough Downs, about 20 miles away Stonehenge
#5284, aired 2007-07-26AMERICAN AUTHORS: Injured on the Austro-Italian front of July 8, 1918, he also crossed the English Channel with U.S. forces on D-Day Ernest Hemingway
#5283, aired 2007-07-25THEATRE AROUND THE WORLD: This Swahili phrase has been said or sung more than 450,000 times in theatres all over the world hakuna matata
#5282, aired 2007-07-24ANIMALS: The genus of this Asian animal is Ailuropoda, & its species name, appropriately, is melanoleuca the giant panda
#5281, aired 2007-07-23ITALIAN INVENTORS: In 1910 his new invention helped Scotland Yard catch a murderer escaping to North America across the Atlantic Marconi
#5280, aired 2007-07-2017th CENTURY PEOPLE: Rev. John Robinson, Minister to these people, wrote them a letter saying how upset he was not to be going with them the Pilgrims
#5279, aired 2007-07-19THE 50 STATES: It was the only state physically & politically formed directly because of the Civil War West Virginia
#5278, aired 2007-07-18ORGANIZATIONS: In 2003 Allied Command Europe & Allied Command Atlantic, parts of this organization, merged NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
#5277, aired 2007-07-1719th CENTURY AMERICA: It was written for American schoolkids to recite on the dedication day of the Chicago World's Fair the Pledge of Allegiance
#5276, aired 2007-07-16THE WORLD OF CINEMA: In 2006 "The Nativity Story" became the first film to have its world premiere in this country, in Paul VI Hall Vatican City
#5275, aired 2007-07-13SPORTS: Among its 13 founding members in 1950 were Louise Suggs, Patty Berg & Babe Zaharias the LPGA (Ladies' Professional Golf Association)
#5274, aired 2007-07-12NOVELISTS: His later works include 1949's "The God-Seeker", about a missionary in his own native Minnesota Sinclair Lewis
#5273, aired 2007-07-11COMMUNICATIONS PIONEERS: He painted the White House portrait of President Monroe before much wider fame as an inventor in the 1840s Samuel Morse
#5272, aired 2007-07-10MYTHICAL HEROES: In a play by Euripides, he goes mad & thinks he's tearing down the walls of Mycenae but destroys his own house Hercules
#5271, aired 2007-07-09U.S. HISTORY: A 1924 law gave citizenship to all these members of what were called "domestic dependent nations" Native Americans
#5270, aired 2007-07-06THE BALKANS: On June 3, 2006 this nation of 600,000 proclaimed its independence, making it the world's newest country Montenegro
#5269, aired 2007-07-05MEDICAL HISTORY: A patient who told this Frankfurt doctor "I have lost myself" was the basis for a paper he gave in 1906 Alois Alzheimer
#5268, aired 2007-07-04WORD ORIGINS: From the Old French for a soldier sent ahead to clear the way, today it refers to the first settlers of a region pioneers
#5267, aired 2007-07-03SCULPTORS: Charles Niehaus sculpted McKinley for Canton, Ohio; Farragut for Muskegon, Mich.; & a record 8 men in this collection Statuary Hall
#5266, aired 2007-07-02AFI's TOP MOVIE QUOTES: Prizefighter Roger Donoghue was Marlon Brando's trainer for "On the Waterfront" & inspired this line on the AFI list "I coulda been a contender"
#5265, aired 2007-06-29THE CARIBBEAN: Columbus sighted this volcanic island in 1493 & gave it a name meaning "saw-toothed mountain" Montserrat
#5264, aired 2007-06-28PRESIDENTIAL BOOKS: His writings include "The Naval War of 1812" & as co-writer, "The Deer Family" Theodore Roosevelt
#5263, aired 2007-06-27LITERATURE: Maris, Lycon, Laogonus, Erymas, Sarpedon, Erylaus & Patroclus die in Book 16 of this work the Iliad
#5262, aired 2007-06-26FILMS OF THE '60s: Parts of this 1961 rock & roll movie were filmed on location in Oahu & Kauai Blue Hawaii
#5261, aired 2007-06-25RELIGION IN AMERICA: This Protestant movement got its name from an early 20th century text that listed 5 basic elements Fundamentalism
#5260, aired 2007-06-22FOOD & DRINK HISTORY: The world's first pure food & beverage law, one pertaining to beer, was proclaimed by the Duke of this region in 1516 Bavaria
#5259, aired 2007-06-21STATE POPULATIONS: Between July 2005 & July 2006, this state gained nearly 580,000 people, more than any other state Texas
#5258, aired 2007-06-20LITERATURE: In 1852 his story "The Dandy Frightening the Squatter" appeared in The Carpet-Bag, a humorous paper Mark Twain
#5257, aired 2007-06-19HISTORIC NAMES: This man's return to the U.S. in 1824, 47 years after his first trip here, added splendor to James Monroe's presidential term Marquis de Lafayette
#5256, aired 2007-06-1819th CENTURY ROYALTY: "Imperial Adventurer", "The Last Emperor" & "The Cactus Throne" are books about this man who died at 34 Emperor Maximilian
#5255, aired 2007-06-15AMERICANA: The original one of these on Mass.'s Little Brewster Island was built in 1716; automation didn't come until 1998 a lighthouse
#5254, aired 2007-06-14FICTION: This 1953 novel contains the famous recipe 3 measures of Gordon's, 1 of vodka; shake it until it's ice-cold Casino Royale
#5253, aired 2007-06-13AFRICA: The names of these 2 nations, both bordering Tanzania, end with the same 4 letters in the same order Uganda & Rwanda
#5252, aired 2007-06-12COLORS: Political battleground states are usually called this secondary color purple
#5251, aired 2007-06-11ENTERTAINERS OF THE '60s: He won 3 straight Emmys for dramatic acting & a record 6 straight Grammys for comedy albums Bill Cosby
#5250, aired 2007-06-08HISTORIC NAMESAKES: Born in Predappio, Italy in 1883, he was named for a famous politician born in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1806 Benito Mussolini
#5249, aired 2007-06-07ARTISTS: One of his last letters said, "I am risking my life for (my work) and my reason has half-foundered owing to it..." Vincent van Gogh
#5248, aired 2007-06-06BODIES OF WATER: This sea hundreds of miles east of Florida has no land boundaries the Sargasso Sea
#5247, aired 2007-06-05AMERICAN LITERATURE: Subtitles of books in this 19th century series include "A Tale", "The Inland Sea" & "The First War-Path" Leatherstocking Tales
#5246, aired 2007-06-04OSCAR-WINNING ACTRESSES: 2 of the 5 women to win both Best Actress & Best Supporting Actress Oscars (2 of) Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman, Helen Hayes, Jessica Lange, & Maggie Smith
#5245, aired 2007-06-0117th CENTURY PERSONALITIES: Despite being the personal physician of 2 British kings, he was derogatorily known as "The Circulator" (William) Harvey
#5244, aired 2007-05-31ACTRESSES: This actress, who won a 1976 Oscar, later earned acclaim for playing an actress who won a 1945 Oscar Faye Dunaway
#5243, aired 2007-05-30THE BRITISH THEATRE: Richard Attenborough, who was in the original 1952 cast of this play, helped celebrate its performance No. 20,000 in 2000 The Mousetrap
#5242, aired 2007-05-29NOTABLE WOMEN: On Jan. 4, 2007, she said, "For our daughters & our granddaughters, today we have broken the marble ceiling" Nancy Pelosi
#5241, aired 2007-05-28FAMOUS NAMES: One of his early engineering projects was an iron bridge over the Garonne River at Bordeaux in 1858 Gustave Eiffel
#5240, aired 2007-05-25INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: This president said, "We remain accountable... for the reconstruction of Cuba as a free commonwealth" William McKinley
#5239, aired 2007-05-24WORLD GEOGRAPHY: These 2 current South American countries gained their independence in the 20th century, one in the '60s and one in the '70s Suriname and Guyana
#5238, aired 2007-05-23MNEMONIC DEVICES: A traditional mnemonic device for remembering these begins, "Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee, Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three" English monarchs
#5237, aired 2007-05-22SPORTS LEGENDS: Between 1977 & 1980, he won a state high school championship, an NCAA championship, & an NBA championship Magic Johnson
#5236, aired 2007-05-2119th CENTURY INVENTORS: He wrote, "Isn't it the irony of fate that I have been prescribed nitroglycerin to be taken internally" Alfred Nobel
#5235, aired 2007-05-18HISTORICAL MOVIES: One of the 2 actresses nominated for Oscars for playing the same person in a 1997 blockbuster (1 of) Kate Winslet & Gloria Stuart
#5234, aired 2007-05-17CRIME TIME: The largest art theft in U.S. history was at 1:24 a.m. on this date in 1990, while Boston slumbered after partying March 18
#5233, aired 2007-05-1619th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: There were 5 living former presidents when this president was sworn in, none of whom was of his party Abraham Lincoln
#5232, aired 2007-05-15TRAVEL EUROPE: (Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue while aboard the Orient Express.) Today, the Orient Express' Paris-Istanbul run crosses 5 countries between France & Turkey; these are 3 of them (3 of) Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Romania & Bulgaria
#5231, aired 2007-05-141920s LITERATURE: This character "believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us" Jay Gatsby
#5230, aired 2007-05-11AMERICA: It says, "Prudence... will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes" the Declaration of Independence
#5229, aired 2007-05-10THE COMPUTER AGE: This term still had "work" on the end when Vinton Cerf & Robert Kahn, 2 of its creators, used it in a key 1974 paper the Internet
#5228, aired 2007-05-09LINES FROM PLAYS: In an Ibsen play, Nora tells her husband that she's been like one of these to him, just as she was to her father a doll
#5227, aired 2007-05-08U.S. PRESIDENTS: In his first term, this president held the first press conference that would be shown on TV--later that day Dwight Eisenhower
#5226, aired 2007-05-07U.S. STATES: Of all the U.S. states named after European monarchs, it's the one that reaches the farthest west Louisiana
#5225, aired 2007-05-04FRENCH ARTISTS: In 1887 this artist tried living in Panama & worked on the canal before the U.S. got involved Paul Gauguin
#5224, aired 2007-05-03PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION: It's the name of the person next in the line of presidential succession after Robert Byrd Condoleezza Rice
#5223, aired 2007-05-02WORD ORIGINS: This word for an action that could cause you to fail a class comes from the Latin for "kidnap" plagiarism
#5222, aired 2007-05-01FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: He's the character mentioned in the first line of "Atlas Shrugged" John Galt
#5221, aired 2007-04-30STATES OF MEXICO: It's Mexico's northernmost state, but part of its name means "low" Baja California
#5220, aired 2007-04-27U.S. TRANSPORTATION: Writing in the 1820s, Lafayette's secretary called it a "great channel of communication, executed in eight years" the Erie Canal
#5219, aired 2007-04-26THE OSCARS: The 2 men who directed Marlon Brando's Oscar-winning performances Elia Kazan & Francis Ford Coppola
#5218, aired 2007-04-25INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS: Starting in 1948 at Cornell, he lectured on books written in his native language, like "Dead Souls" & "Anna Karenina" Vladimir Nabokov
#5217, aired 2007-04-2419th CENTURY AMERICAN AUTHORS: He wrote, "I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and spartan-like..." Thoreau
#5216, aired 2007-04-23EUROPEAN HISTORY: So Prussia could dominate Germany, Bismarck excluded this country that lost the 1866 Battle of Koniggratz Austria
#5215, aired 2007-04-20O CANADA: The unusual flag of this Canadian province is seen here Prince Edward Island
#5214, aired 2007-04-19PRESIDENTIAL VETOES: Of the 21 regular vetoes by this 19th century president, 15 were overridden, the highest reversal total for any president Andrew Johnson
#5213, aired 2007-04-18A REAL RENAISSANCE MAN: The sudden 1559 death of France's King Henry II in a joust caused some to believe in this man's writings Nostradamus
#5212, aired 2007-04-17LITERARY QUOTES: In an 1859 novel, Charles Dickens called this object "the sharp female newly-born" the guillotine
#5211, aired 2007-04-16BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS: Following "Gone with the Wind", it would be another 12 years before a color film won again: this foreign-set musical An American in Paris
#5210, aired 2007-04-13HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Decreed by Congress in 1989, National Tap Dance Day falls on the May 25th birthday of this man born in 1878 Bill Robinson
#5209, aired 2007-04-12GOVERNORS: Of the 17 state governors who became president, the most from any state, 4, were from this one New York
#5208, aired 2007-04-11THE GREEK ALPHABET: Of the 24 letters of the Greek alphabet, it's the only one that ends in an English letter that none of the others does Rho
#5207, aired 2007-04-10NOTABLE NAMES: The fervent patriotism of this man who died in 1919 earned him the nickname "The Star-Spangled Scotchman" Andrew Carnegie
#5206, aired 2007-04-09BEST PICTURE OSCAR WINNERS: It's the last Best Picture winner with a real person's name in the title (a person who lived 400 years ago) Shakespeare in Love
#5205, aired 2007-04-0620th CENTURY BUSINESSMEN: He published "Hunting, Fishing, and Camping" in 1942 & "My Story: The Autobiography of a Down-East Merchant" in 1960 L.L. Bean
#5204, aired 2007-04-05PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: It was the last presidential election year when there was no sitting president or VP on the national ballot 1952
#5203, aired 2007-04-04HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS: Some claim the 1932 "suicide" of this star's husband Paul Bern was murder; she died 5 years later, at age 26 Jean Harlow
#5202, aired 2007-04-03COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: In 1839 Thomas Buchanan, cousin of a U.S. president, became the first governor of this future country Liberia
#5201, aired 2007-04-02HISTORIC LOCATIONS: It's where British Admiral Fraser, Canadian Army Col. Cosgrave & Japanese Gen. Umezu all stood on Sept. 2, 1945 the USS battleship Missouri
#5200, aired 2007-03-30'60s OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: Although 216 minutes long, this 1962 film had no women in credited speaking roles Lawrence of Arabia
#5199, aired 2007-03-29BIBLICAL TIMES: Vipers & Whited Sepulchers were Jesus' terms for this group, whose name comes from a word for "separatist" Pharisees
#5198, aired 2007-03-28LITERARY FIGURES: Bono, Jim Sheridan & Liam Neeson were featured in a 2004 documentary honoring the 150th anniversary of the birth of this man Oscar Wilde
#5197, aired 2007-03-27ART HISTORY: Carel Fabritius, whose self-portrait is seen here, is considered this man's greatest pupil Rembrandt
#5196, aired 2007-03-26U.S. CONGRESS: This state has the largest congressional district in area Alaska
#5195, aired 2007-03-23BESTSELLING AUTHORS: He had the year's bestselling novel a record 7 years in a row with 7 different titles, ending in 2000 John Grisham
#5194, aired 2007-03-22U.S. BODIES OF WATER: These 2 Great Lakes each border 4 U.S. states Lake Michigan & Lake Erie
#5193, aired 2007-03-21MUSIC HISTORY: In this building Ella Fitzgerald & Sarah Vaughan both won amateur talent contests, one in 1934 & the other in 1942 the Apollo Theater
#5192, aired 2007-03-20OLYMPIC HISTORY: This event was inspired by a legend mentioned in Plutarch's "On the Glory of Athens" the marathon
#5191, aired 2007-03-19HISTORIC QUOTES: On May 5, 1961 he famously exclaimed, "What a beautiful view!" Alan Shepard
#5190, aired 2007-03-16WOMEN OF THE 1930s: 1 of the men who shot her realized when he saw her body that she'd often waited on him at a cafe in Dallas Bonnie Parker
#5189, aired 2007-03-15NOVEL TITLES: "In the souls of the people" these "are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage" The Grapes of Wrath
#5188, aired 2007-03-14PRESIDENTIAL FAMILIES: The last 2 U.S. presidents to have only one child; both served in the 20th century Clinton & Truman
#5187, aired 2007-03-13HEALTH & MEDICINE: According to the Mayo Clinic, allergies to these are the USA's most common cause of life-threatening allergic reactions peanuts
#5186, aired 2007-03-12WORD ORIGINS: Named for a Mediterranean country, this style of typography is based on a Renaissance script italics
#5185, aired 2007-03-09WORLD WAR II: Rhyming names of the 2 places where FDR & Winston Churchill met up in February 1945 Malta & Yalta
#5184, aired 2007-03-08GOING TO THE DOGS: Their name comes from their being bred to crouch in front of prey that the hunter then captured with a net setters
#5183, aired 2007-03-07BRITISH NOVELISTS: In 1946 he wrote, "Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful & murder respectable" George Orwell
#5182, aired 2007-03-06ISLANDS: Part of the 4th-most populous country, it's the world's most populous single island with about 120 million people Java
#5181, aired 2007-03-05STATE CAPITALS: Located in the Central Time Zone, it's the largest city by population to have no MLB, NFL, NBA or NHL team Austin, Texas
#5180, aired 2007-03-02PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: Elected president twice, he beat his 2 opponents by a combined Electoral College tally of 1,014-62 Ronald Reagan
#5179, aired 2007-03-01WORLD LEADERS: In 1946 she said, "We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples... to be masters of our own fate" Golda Meir
#5178, aired 2007-02-28PLAY & FILM TITLES: Erasmus called an English friend of his "omnium horarum homo", which became this title of a play & film A Man for All Seasons
#5177, aired 2007-02-27PHRASE ORIGINS: Meaning "not working properly", it may date back to a character in the comic strip "The Katzenjammer Kids" on the fritz
#5176, aired 2007-02-26AMERICANA: In a February 22, 1936 reenactment, retired star pitcher Walter Johnson threw this across the Rappahannock a silver dollar
#5175, aired 2007-02-23LITERATURE: This 1877 novel was written "to induce kindness, sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses" Black Beauty
#5174, aired 2007-02-22THE ACADEMY AWARDS: As of 2006, 1 of only 3 women to be nominated for best director, for 1976, 1993 & 2003 (1 of) Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion & Sofia Coppola
#5173, aired 2007-02-21EXPLORERS: In 1616, after Hudson died, this man became the 1st European to reach Ellesmere Island; an island & bay are named for him (William) Baffin
#5172, aired 2007-02-20FILMS OF THE 1950s: In 2006 Albert II of Monaco attended the Newport Jazz Festival's 50th anniv. celebration of this film that's set during the festival High Society
#5171, aired 2007-02-19ORGANIZATIONS: The C.A.P., or Common Agricultural Policy, accounts for almost half the budget of this 25-nation organization the European Union
#5170, aired 2007-02-16GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Fittingly, the name of this Titan may be derived from a word meaning "to bear" or "to support" Atlas
#5169, aired 2007-02-1519th CENTURY MEN: In 1813 Louisiana Governor William Claiborne put a $500 bounty on him; he responded by offering one for the gov.'s head Jean Lafitte
#5168, aired 2007-02-14ORGANIZATIONS: The emblem seen here is now used in countries where this organization's original emblem was controversial the (International) Red Cross
#5167, aired 2007-02-1320th CENTURY AUTHORS: This author was born in 1926, the daughter of Amasa, an Alabama lawyer, & Frances, whose maiden name was Finch Harper Lee
#5166, aired 2007-02-12STATE NAMES: The name of this state is derived from an Indian word meaning "great lake" Michigan
#5165, aired 2007-02-09TOURISM: The 2 leading foreign destination countries for U.S. tourists Canada & Mexico
#5164, aired 2007-02-08NOVELS: It was partly inspired by Owen Chase's narrative of the shipwreck of the whale-ship Essex Moby-Dick
#5163, aired 2007-02-07SCIENTISTS: On the front lines during WWI, she drove ambulances that she had helped equip with X-ray machines Marie Curie
#5162, aired 2007-02-06THE U.S. MILITARY: This branch uses more fuel than the rest of the military combined the Air Force
#5161, aired 2007-02-05LANGUAGES: In South America, these are the 2 most widely spoken languages Spanish & Portuguese
#5160, aired 2007-02-02FAMOUS AMERICANS: In part, using donated French tanks, he formed the U.S. Army's first tank training school in 1917 George Patton
#5159, aired 2007-02-01TRADEMARKS: The invention of what was termed "electro-photography" led to the 1948 trademarking of this word Xerox
#5158, aired 2007-01-31BRITISH ROYAL NAMES: Thomas Malory's posthumous 1485 bestseller inspired this first name of a prince born in 1486 Arthur
#5157, aired 2007-01-30IT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK CITY: On August 10, 2004, 2 days after her death at the age of 96, the Empire State Building dimmed its lights for 15 minutes in her memory Fay Wray
#5156, aired 2007-01-29AMERICAN PLAYS: This drama is set at a summer home in August 1912; Act 1 takes place at 8:30 A.M.; Act 4 is 15 1/2 hours later, at midnight A Long Day's Journey into Night (by Eugene O'Neill)
#5155, aired 2007-01-26ANIMALS: The world's largest invertebrate, it plays a prominent part in an 1870 French novel & a 1954 film the giant squid
#5154, aired 2007-01-25THE MIDDLE AGES: This name given to a survey refers to the time when men face the judgment from which there is no appeal the Domesday Report
#5153, aired 2007-01-24FOREIGN CURRENCY: This currency of Costa Rica gets its name from the first European to see the nation the Colon
#5152, aired 2007-01-23BUSINESS INNOVATIONS: In 1709 an Italian settled at this German city & made a new product using oil of bergamot Cologne
#5151, aired 2007-01-22RECENT BOOKS: "American Vertigo" by philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy retraced a trip 175 years before by this man, his countryman Alexis de Tocqueville
#5150, aired 2007-01-19WORD ORIGINS: Well known to "Jeopardy!" fans, this 10-letter word originally meant a stew of many different ingredients hodgepodge
#5149, aired 2007-01-18ANIMATED CHARACTERS: The middle initial of this cartoon critter introduced in 1949 stands for Ethelbert Wile E. Coyote
#5148, aired 2007-01-1718th CENTURY AMERICANS: He preached, "The God that holds you over the pit of Hell, much as one holds a spider... over the fire, abhors you" Jonathan Edwards
#5147, aired 2007-01-16THE U.S. GOVERNMENT: It's the only Cabinet department whose official website does not use the ".gov" suffix the Department of Defense
#5146, aired 2007-01-15AMERICAN LITERATURE: An epigraph he used on one story says, "our hearts though stout and brave, still, like muffled drums are beating" Edgar Allan Poe
#5145, aired 2007-01-12LITERARY TITLES: This 1954 book title refers to an impaled sow's head, an offering to the "beast" Lord of the Flies
#5144, aired 2007-01-11AMERICAN THEATRE HISTORY: This 1943 musical is based on a 1931 play that featured Tex Ritter as a cowboy & Lee Strasberg as a peddler Oklahoma!
#5143, aired 2007-01-10BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Just for grins, in 1986 this industrialist acquired a stake in Church & Dwight, maker of a baking soda Armand Hammer
#5142, aired 2007-01-09THE 50 STATES: Between 1990 & 2004, its pop. grew 36%, edging Florida for the highest growth rate of any state east of Colorado Georgia
#5141, aired 2007-01-08HISTORIC AMERICANS: General Winfield Scott called him "the very best soldier I ever saw in the field" Robert E. Lee
#5140, aired 2007-01-05PRO FOOTBALL: In 1947 this team chose not to be called the "Nickels" but instead paid homage to a Western hero the Buffalo Bills
#5139, aired 2007-01-0419th CENTURY DEMOCRATS: In a famous speech he said, "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns..." William Jennings Bryan
#5138, aired 2007-01-03NOVEL INSPIRATIONS: Novel inspired by a vision of a "pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together" Frankenstein
#5137, aired 2007-01-02HOLIDAY STUFF: In an 1850 essay Charles Dickens called it "that pretty German toy" a Christmas tree
#5136, aired 2007-01-01WRITERS: A memorial window near his grave at Winchester Cathedral was a gift from the fishermen of England & America Izaak Walton (author of The Compleat Angler)
#5135, aired 2006-12-29BROADWAY: In 2006 this show based on a 1911 work became the longest-running show in Broadway history The Phantom of the Opera
#5134, aired 2006-12-28THE 1970s: G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt & Egil Krogh were nicknamed this because they "plugged leaks" (White House) plumbers
#5133, aired 2006-12-2719th CENTURY PRESIDENTS: Against bitterly divided Democrats, he won with the second-lowest percentage of the popular vote in history, 39.8% Abraham Lincoln
#5132, aired 2006-12-26THE STOCK MARKET: In 2006 this Milwaukee-based co. announced its new stock symbol, "HOG", at a gathering in Sturgis, S.D. Harley-Davidson
#5131, aired 2006-12-25HOLY PLACES: The elevated area where the Dome of the Rock sits is commonly called this, after a different religious building the Temple Mount (in Jerusalem)
#5130, aired 2006-12-22AMERICAN WOMEN: In 1997 the American Public Transportation Association gave this woman its first Lifetime Achievement Award Rosa Parks
#5129, aired 2006-12-21THE MIDDLE EAST: By tradition, this nation's president is a Maronite Christian, the P.M. a Sunni & the speaker of the Parliament a Shiite Lebanon
#5128, aired 2006-12-20TECHNOLOGY: A famous one of these was first sent May 24, 1844 & a famous last one, January 27, 2006 a telegram
#5127, aired 2006-12-19THE ACADEMY AWARDS: When this man won, Richard Dreyfuss said goodbye to being the youngest ever to win the Best Actor Oscar Adrien Brody
#5126, aired 2006-12-1820th CENTURY PLAYWRIGHTS: 2006 marks the centennial of this absurdist known for his sometimes bleak outlook; he was born on Good Friday, the 13th Samuel Beckett
#5125, aired 2006-12-15POEM TITLES: This poem says, "For all averred, I had killed the bird that made the breeze to blow" The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
#5124, aired 2006-12-14WORD ODDITIES: This Britishism, a homophone of a letter in the alphabet, has one consonant followed by a line of 4 vowels queue
#5123, aired 2006-12-13UNIVERSITY GEOGRAPHY: Around 1830 the first Catholic priest ordained in the U.S. obtained land in this state where a university now stands Indiana
#5122, aired 2006-12-12CHIEF JUSTICES: He wrote that if a person in custody "cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for him... if he so desires" Earl Warren
#5121, aired 2006-12-11CABLE TELEVISION: The premiere of this miniseries was held at Normandy's Utah Beach Memorial on June 6, 2001 Band of Brothers
#5120, aired 2006-12-08ENGLISH LITERATURE: This work says, "Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven" Paradise Lost
#5119, aired 2006-12-07WORLD GEOGRAPHY: The Lusatian Mountains, in the western Sudeten range, form part of the border between these 2 countries Germany & the Czech Republic
#5118, aired 2006-12-06FAMOUS NEW YORKERS: In 1905 he said, "It is my duty to make money and still more money and to use the money... for the good of my fellow man" John D. Rockefeller
#5117, aired 2006-12-05ROYALTY: Originally, this woman born in 1755 had the middle names Antonia, Josepha, & Joanna Marie Antoinette
#5116, aired 2006-12-04THE 1950s: On a March 9, 1954 broadcast, he famously said, "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty" Edward R. Murrow
#5115, aired 2006-12-01BROADCASTING FIRSTS: In 2005, at New Mexico State, Cuyler Frank made history by being the first to call a football game in this language Navajo
#5114, aired 2006-11-30PLAY CHARACTERS: He is based partly on a philologist who wrote "A History of English Sounds" & "A Handbook of Phonetics" Henry Higgins
#5113, aired 2006-11-29MODERN LANGUAGES: An estimated 100,000-plus people speak this language whose nouns have no gender & end with -O Esperanto
#5112, aired 2006-11-28ASIA: Along with Communist China & North Korea, one of the 2 formerly Communist nations bordering Asian Russia (1 of) Kazakhstan & Mongolia
#5111, aired 2006-11-27FIRST NAMES: The first name of both a naval hero & a character in "Hamlet", it's from the Latin for "timekeeper" Horatio
#5110, aired 2006-11-24WORD ORIGINS: Meaning to ascribe predetermined characteristics, this word comes from a printing process using metal plates stereotype
#5109, aired 2006-11-231970s TELEVISION: Bruce Peterson, a NASA test pilot, helped inspire this series; the crash he survived was seen in the show's opening credits The Six Million Dollar Man
#5108, aired 2006-11-22HISTORIC OBJECTS: Standart, Azov & Clock are among the names of these items, given as royal Easter gifts starting in the mid-1880s Fabergé eggs
#5107, aired 2006-11-21FROM BOOK TO FILM: Among the many movies that have premiered here at Radio City Music Hall was this 1962 film based on a novel by Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird
#5106, aired 2006-11-20ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY: Originally known as the Missouri Rockets, they performed at the opening of an East Coast theatre in 1931 the Rockettes
#5105, aired 2006-11-17THE TONY AWARDS: The only tie in the Best Musical category came in 1960, between "The Sound of Music" & this show about a NYC mayor Fiorello!
#5104, aired 2006-11-16HISTORIC OBJECTS: Famous ones have included the Kimberley, the Great Mogul & the Star of Arkansas diamonds
#5103, aired 2006-11-15MOVIE HISTORY: Producer David Selznick was fined $5,000 by censors for using this word in a 1939 film damn
#5102, aired 2006-11-14THE UNITED NATIONS: Of the 5 permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, the one that's the smallest in area the United Kingdom
#5101, aired 2006-11-13THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA: In the 1958 edition, this man penned the article on ventriloquism Edgar Bergen
#5100, aired 2006-11-10ACTORS & PLAYS: Robert Armin played the role of the fool in "As You Like It", in "Twelfth Night" & in this tragedy 1st published in 1608 King Lear
#5099, aired 2006-11-09CELEBRITY RELATIVES: Her great-great-grandmother Louisa Lane Drew once appeared in a play with the father of John Wilkes Booth Drew Barrymore
#5098, aired 2006-11-08WOMEN IN SPORTS: In 2006 the National Tennis Center in New York was renamed in her honor Billie Jean King
#5097, aired 2006-11-07PRESIDENTIAL DISTINCTIONS: Captured as a 14-year-old soldier in 1781, he was the only president who had ever been a prisoner of war Andrew Jackson
#5096, aired 2006-11-06AUTHORS: John Dryden in 1683 was the first to use the term "biography"--appropriately, while writing about this Greek Plutarch
#5095, aired 2006-11-03THE OSCARS: He's the only person over 70 years of age to win a Best Director Oscar Clint Eastwood
#5094, aired 2006-11-02FICTIONAL CHARACTERS: He first appeared in Kipling's 1892 story "In the Rukh" as an adult who now & then refers to his very odd childhood Mowgli
#5093, aired 2006-11-01PHRASES IN AMERICAN HISTORY: This phrase linking 2 entities was in Jefferson's 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists, elaborating on the 1st Amendment separation of church and state
#5092, aired 2006-10-31GOVERNMENT FORMS: The title of form OSC-12 says it is used by this type of person, who's asked to "describe the agency wrongdoing" a whistleblower
#5091, aired 2006-10-30GEOGRAPHY: The only place where 4 countries meet at one point is found on this continent Africa
#5090, aired 2006-10-27NAMES ON THE MAP: 2 new place names on the map in 1924, both honoring the same man, were Ulyanovsk & this Leningrad
#5089, aired 2006-10-26GOVERNMENT & POLITICS: They are the only 2 men voted president of the United States by the House of Representatives Thomas Jefferson & John Quincy Adams
#5088, aired 2006-10-25THE 1850s: He published a book of prose & verse quotes "to trace to their source passages and phrases in common use" John Bartlett
#5087, aired 2006-10-24MOVIE VILLAINS: Introduced in a 1981 novel, this big-screen character tops the AFI's 2003 list of all-time great movie villains Hannibal Lecter
#5086, aired 2006-10-23RELIGIOUS HISTORY: The 1549 Act of Uniformity imposed upon England this single liturgical volume to be used by everyone the Book of Common Prayer
#5085, aired 2006-10-20LITERARY TITLE OBJECTS: In an 1868 novel, this mysterious title object is believed to sparkle or dim depending on lunar phases the Moonstone
#5084, aired 2006-10-19FAMOUS NAMES: Once a top spy, he invented the mug shot seen on reward posters in the Wild West Allan Pinkerton
#5083, aired 2006-10-18THE 50 STATES: The constitution for the proposed state of Sequoyah served in large part as the basis for this state's constitution Oklahoma
#5082, aired 2006-10-17MATH WORDS: In Latin the name of this math field meant a pebble used in counting, & the word also has the medical meaning "stone" calculus
#5081, aired 2006-10-16FROM MOVIE TO MUSICAL: A play-within-a-play, called "Pretty Lady", suddenly needs a new leading lady in this ever-popular musical 42nd Street
#5080, aired 2006-10-13TRANSPORTATION: The name of this airline established in 1948 means "skyward" El Al
#5079, aired 2006-10-12WORLD CAPITALS: Started in 1988 for this city's 75th anniversary, a Springtime Flower Festival in September shows off its Commonwealth Park Canberra, Australia
#5078, aired 2006-10-11CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE: In Act I he says, "The funeral baked meats did coldly furnish forth the marriage tables" Hamlet
#5077, aired 2006-10-10CLASSIC CARTOON CHARACTERS: The 1935 cartoon "I Haven't Got a Hat" was the first of many cartoons that paired him with a cat named Beans Porky Pig
#5076, aired 2006-10-09MEMORIALS: When completed, the South Dakota memorial to this man will include a 44-foot tall feather on his 87-foot tall head Crazy Horse (the Oglala chief)
#5075, aired 2006-10-06LANDMARKS: The quote "With malice toward none" is on the wall of his Washington, D.C. memorial Abraham Lincoln
#5074, aired 2006-10-05CHILDREN'S LIT: This Roald Dahl book begins, "These two very old people are the father and mother of Mr. Bucket" Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
#5073, aired 2006-10-04THE SPACE SHUTTLE: 2 of the 3 states where astronauts have landed the Space Shuttle (2 of) Florida, California & New Mexico
#5072, aired 2006-10-03STATE CAPITALS: 1 of 2 state capitals whose names start & end with the same letter Atlanta (Georgia) or Augusta (Maine)
#5071, aired 2006-10-02RECENT EVENTS: Discovered in 1930, in August 2006 it was officially downgraded to a "dwarf" Pluto
#5070, aired 2006-09-29NATIONAL CAPITALS: This city's website calls it "the last divided capital in Europe" Nicosia
#5069, aired 2006-09-28HISTORICAL TERMS: Historians refer to "the long 19th century", the 125-year span between these 2 events the French Revolution and World War I
#5068, aired 2006-09-27FAMOUS PAINTERS: He said, “You could find me anytime at Fournaise’s”, a restaurant right on the Seine Pierre-Auguste Renoir
#5067, aired 2006-09-26LITERARY CINEMA: A silent film of this Russian tale was released in 2 versions: in one, Garbo commits suicide; in the other, Garbo lives Anna Karenina (by Leo Tolstoy)
#5066, aired 2006-09-25LITERATURE: Northumbria in the "Age of Bede" or Mercia in Offa's reign are guesses as to where & when this work was created Beowulf
#5065, aired 2006-09-22FAMOUS NAMES: The Grady Gammage Auditorium at Arizona State University was the last major public building that he designed Frank Lloyd Wright
#5064, aired 2006-09-21WORD ORIGINS: Appropriately, this word comes from Greek words meaning "sharp" & "dull" oxymoron
#5063, aired 2006-09-20IN THE NEWS 2006: Justice Peter Smith embedded a secret code into a 2006 ruling that said this author hadn’t violated a copyright Dan Brown (author of The Da Vinci Code)
#5062, aired 2006-09-19BRITISH ROYALTY: Just prior to her death in 1536, she told Sir William Kingston, "I have a little neck" Anne Boleyn
#5061, aired 2006-09-18CASTLES: The name of this large home located in Aberdeenshire means "the majestic dwelling" in Gaelic Balmoral Castle
#5060, aired 2006-09-15U.S. STATES: Of the 4 U.S. states that are officially called commonwealths, this one was not 1 of the original 13 Colonies Kentucky
#5059, aired 2006-09-14A 1950s POEM: "Whole intellects... who demanded sanity trials... & were left with their insanity & their hands & a hung jury" "Howl" (by Allen Ginsberg)
#5058, aired 2006-09-13VICE PRESIDENTS: The 2 GOP vice presidents who succeeded to the presidency & were later elected president in their own right Theodore Roosevelt & Calvin Coolidge
#5057, aired 2006-09-12AMERICANA: In June 2005, amid some controversy, a statue of Elizabeth Montgomery was unveiled in this city Salem, Massachusetts
#5056, aired 2006-09-11PLANTS: In tropical Africa it's the main source of calories in the diet; in the U.S. it gives us a pudding tapioca (or cassava)
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