Season 32 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (230 clues archived)

#7355, aired 2016-07-29COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: This Catholic university gets its name from the Latin for “new” & “house” & was in the news in Spring 2016 Villanova
#7354, aired 2016-07-28NAMES IN THE NEWS: This 52-year-old went through a temporary growth spurt, growing 2 inches in less than a year, as revealed by a 2016 physical Scott Kelly
#7353, aired 2016-07-2720th CENTURY ENGLISH NOBILITY: In Africa on Nov. 26, 1922, he anxiously asked Howard Carter, “Can you see anything?” Lord Carnarvon
#7352, aired 2016-07-26AMERICAN AUTHORS: On his 1849 death, it was said he was "regarded rather with curiosity than admiration" & "few will be grieved" Edgar Allan Poe
#7351, aired 2016-07-25U.S. MONUMENTS: Tuskegee Institute president Robert Moton couldn't sit with the other speakers at its 1922 dedication the Lincoln Memorial
#7350, aired 2016-07-22PAINTED LADIES: She's been called the "Mona Lisa of the North" & the poster girl for the Dutch Royal Picture Gallery in The Hague the Girl with the Pearl Earring
#7349, aired 2016-07-21RELIGION: Letters mailed to "God, Jerusalem" are placed in this alliterative landmark the Wailing Wall
#7348, aired 2016-07-20COMMUNICATION: A 1978 presidential statement recognized October 4 as a day celebrating this communication system CB radio
#7347, aired 2016-07-19JUDGES: Before he headed up the Supreme Court, he argued only 1 case before it--a 1796 case he ironically argued on states' rights grounds John Marshall
#7346, aired 2016-07-18INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: Established in 1903, this European event was originally touted in a newspaper printed on yellow paper the Tour de France
#7345, aired 2016-07-15THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: A quartet inducted in 2010 & a trio inducted in 2004, they’re the first & last inductees alphabetically ABBA & ZZ Top
#7344, aired 2016-07-14CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Of the 4 prewar states that permitted slavery but did not secede, it was the largest in area & latest to join the Union Missouri
#7343, aired 2016-07-13THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: Discovered in 1535, this island group on the equator got perhaps its most famous visitor exactly 300 years later the Galapagos Islands
#7342, aired 2016-07-12POLITICAL WORDS: Hamilton began & ended the Federalist Papers warning of this type of person, Greek for "people's leader" a demagogue
#7341, aired 2016-07-11SHAKESPEARE: This comedy whose title aims to please says, "I charge you, o men... that between you and the women the play may please" As You Like It
#7340, aired 2016-07-08TRANSPORTATION: The Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world's longest, spans 5,770 miles from Moscow to this port city on the Sea of Japan Vladivostok
#7339, aired 2016-07-07BRITISH LITERARY CHARACTERS: In an 1887 novel this narrator's old wartime injury is in his shoulder; in an 1890 novel by the same author, it's in his leg Dr. Watson
#7338, aired 2016-07-06COMPOSERS: Brought to our attention by a 1984 film, this Italian had success with the 1780s operas "Tarare" & "Les danaides" Antonio Salieri
#7337, aired 2016-07-05FAMOUS AMERICANS: In 1902, 25 years after his death, a New York Times article about a family reunion listed his direct descendants at more than 1,000 Brigham Young
#7336, aired 2016-07-04DISNEYLAND: This attraction was originally built for the New York World's Fair in 1964, with proceeds going to UNICEF It's a Small World
#7335, aired 2016-07-01BUSINESSES: An 1860 ad for this business that only lasted 19 months sought "ten or a dozen men, familiar with the management of horses" the Pony Express
#7334, aired 2016-06-30INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS: Released in 2011, it's the only film that has won both the Oscar & France's Cesar for Best Film of the Year The Artist
#7333, aired 2016-06-29U.S. STATE GEOGRAPHY: Of the contiguous states, these 2 coastal states have elevation changes within them of more than 14,000 feet California & Washington
#7332, aired 2016-06-28AMERICAN INVENTORS: Before his death in 1932, he donated over $100 million, including $50 million to the University of Rochester George Eastman
#7331, aired 2016-06-27FRENCH MONARCHS: His reign was interrupted for "100 days" in the 19th century before he was restored & reigned for 9 years more Louis XVIII
#7330, aired 2016-06-24ALLITERATIVE AMERICANS: In 1932 he & several San Francisco colleagues formed Group f/64 to promote greater realism in their art Ansel Adams
#7329, aired 2016-06-23ACTRESSES: She won a 2006 Oscar & a 2015 Tony for playing the same monarch, though in different productions Helen Mirren
#7328, aired 2016-06-22EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY: Excluding Russia, it has the longest mainland coastline of any European country, 15,626 miles Norway
#7327, aired 2016-06-21BEATLES SONGS: Later a book title, the 2-word title of this 1968 song is a British name for a spiral slide seen at fairgrounds "Helter Skelter"
#7326, aired 2016-06-20EUROPEAN LITERATURE: "Episodes" in this 1922 work include the Lotus Eaters & Ithaca Ulysses (by James Joyce)
#7325, aired 2016-06-17GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS: Mexico's Programa Frontera Sur aims to secure its 600-mile-long border with this country Guatemala
#7324, aired 2016-06-16BOOK TITLES: A Pulitzer winner in 1947 & Best Picture Oscar winner in 1949, its title is also a line from Lewis Carroll All the King's Men
#7323, aired 2016-06-15CLASSIC MOVIE SCENES: The director said it took 70 camera setups & 7 days to shoot the classic murder scene in this film that celebrates its 55th anniversary in 2015 Psycho
#7322, aired 2016-06-14CONTEMPORARIES: In an 1864 letter, he congratulated Abraham Lincoln on reelection on behalf of "the workingmen of Europe" Karl Marx
#7321, aired 2016-06-13BILLBOARD CHART-TOPPERS: This singer's first studio album came out in 1955, but a 2011 duets release was his first album to hit No. 1 Tony Bennett
#7320, aired 2016-06-10FAMOUS AMERICANS: Of his greatest accomplishment, he humbly remarked, "Pilots... take pride in a good landing, not in getting out of the vehicle" Neil Armstrong
#7319, aired 2016-06-0919th CENTURY NONFICTION: A 2014 bestseller, in 1853 it was called "more extraordinary" than "Uncle Tom's Cabin" because "it is only a simply unvarnished tale" Twelve Years a Slave
#7318, aired 2016-06-08STATE CAPITALS: This Midwestern capital was named for a man who was born in what is now Turkey over 2,000 years ago St. Paul
#7317, aired 2016-06-07HISTORIC TV: An authentic Bell H-13 Sioux air ambulance was used in the opening credits of this television series M*A*S*H
#7316, aired 2016-06-0618th CENTURY NAMES: From the Latin, it's one of the middle names of an 18th century luminary & means lover of or loved by God Amadeus
#7315, aired 2016-06-03BUSINESS: This alliterative beverage chain says it gets its name from an African word meaning "to celebrate" Jamba Juice
#7314, aired 2016-06-0220th CENTURY NOTABLES: Despite protests in 2009 some of his personal effects as seen here were sold at auction Mohandas Gandhi
#7313, aired 2016-06-01COLLEGE TEAM SPORTS: The USA's first intercollegiate athletic event was in 1852 in this, which as a sport goes back to at least the Middle Ages rowing
#7312, aired 2016-05-31WORLD FAUNA: Platypuses are to this Pacific island what alligators are to Florida Tasmania
#7311, aired 2016-05-30PLAYWRIGHTS: An 1892 Punch cartoon depicts him lounging with a cigarette & holding a fan with a name written on it Oscar Wilde
#7310, aired 2016-05-2719th CENTURY NOVELS: "The Gold Bug", Edgar Allan Poe's story about the search for Captain Kidd's buried loot, helped inspire this 1883 novel Treasure Island
#7309, aired 2016-05-26ART HISTORY: "Escalier" is in the original title of a work by this artist that scandalized New York City's International Exhibition of Modern Art in 1913 Marcel Duchamp
#7308, aired 2016-05-25ADVERTISING ICONS: This spokes-animal created in 1951 got a wife & a daughter, Antoinette, in the 1970s Tony the Tiger
#7307, aired 2016-05-2419th CENTURY NOTABLES: He died in New Orleans on December 6, 1889, a little over 20 years after his treason case had been dropped Jefferson Davis
#7306, aired 2016-05-23U.S. GEOGRAPHY: Of the 8 states that touch the Great Lakes, it's the smallest in area Indiana
#7305, aired 2016-05-20U.S. HISTORY: In 1790 a deal made Washington the nation's capital; the room where it happened was at Jefferson's house & negotiators included Madison & this Cabinet member Alexander Hamilton
#7304, aired 2016-05-19THE PRESIDENTIAL OATH OF OFFICE: In 2013 President Obama was sworn in on 2 Bibles--one was Lincoln’s & one belonged to this man who died 103 years after Lincoln Martin Luther King, Jr.
#7303, aired 2016-05-18THE SUPREME COURT: With the passing of Antonin Scalia, this Reagan appointee became the longest-tenured justice on the court Anthony Kennedy
#7302, aired 2016-05-17COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD: This country's 2 main ethnic groups are Punjabi (who are also found in India) & Pashtun (also living in Afghanistan) Pakistan
#7301, aired 2016-05-16POLITICAL TERMS: Officials called tribunes sat at Rome's Senate door & if they didn't like what was going on, shouted this Latin word veto
#7300, aired 2016-05-1320th CENTURY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: He was awarded a DFC in WWII for a combat mission as pilot of the B-24 bomber he named the "Dakota Queen" George McGovern
#7299, aired 2016-05-12AFRICAN GEOGRAPHY: After the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011, this became the largest country in Africa by area Algeria
#7298, aired 2016-05-11STATE SONGS: Its state song rhymes "patriotic gore" with the name of its largest city Maryland
#7297, aired 2016-05-10ART MODELS: Seen here in 1942 are the real-life models for this painting American Gothic
#7296, aired 2016-05-09LEGISLATION: The original law called this was passed in 1944; today, there's a "Post-9/11" version that also pays for 36 months of university education the G.I. Bill
#7295, aired 2016-05-06AUTHORS: She wrote in her journal in 1867 that a publisher "asked me to write a girls book. Said I'd try." Louisa May Alcott
#7294, aired 2016-05-0519th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1855 he wrote, "The public appears disposed to be amused even when they are conscious of being deceived" P.T. Barnum
#7293, aired 2016-05-04THE SOLAR SYSTEM: Its surface features include ones named for Margaret Mead, Josephine Baker & Cleopatra Venus
#7292, aired 2016-05-03U.S. MEMORIALS: Symbolic bookends, these 2 neighboring memorials mark the beginning & end of U.S. involvement in World War II the Arizona & the Missouri
#7291, aired 2016-05-02WORD ORIGINS: From the Greek for "all views", this word was 1st used to describe a large 1787 painting of Edinburgh by artist Robert Barker panorama
#7290, aired 2016-04-29LITERARY CHARACTERS: In 1929 London's Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital was given all rights to this character created 27 years earlier Peter Pan
#7289, aired 2016-04-28ISLANDS: The Spanish name of these islands is Islas de Sotavento; their French name is Iles Sous-le-Vent the Leeward Islands
#7288, aired 2016-04-27AMERICAN HISTORY: "A stimulus to the courageous", the $25,000 Orteig Prize offer of 1919 resulted in his success 8 years later Lindbergh
#7287, aired 2016-04-26LITERARY QUOTES: More than once this 1897 novel quotes from Deuteronomy, "The blood is the life" Dracula
#7286, aired 2016-04-25METAPHORICAL PHRASES: In the late 1800s Clark Stanley was a notorious seller of this 2-word product, which he advertised as a curative liniment snake oil
#7285, aired 2016-04-2219th CENTURY BRITS: In May 1810 during one of his more famous exploits, he employed the breaststroke Byron
#7284, aired 2016-04-21CITY NAME ORIGINS: This city that's home to an NFL team is named for an 18th century British prime minister Pittsburgh
#7283, aired 2016-04-20AT THE OLD BALLGAME: This word dates back to the 19th century & referred to what the Sun did to roofless seating bleachers
#7282, aired 2016-04-1918th CENTURY BRITISH SCIENTISTS: In 1705 he wrote, "And, if it should then return, we shall have no reason to doubt but the rest must return too" (Edmond) Halley
#7281, aired 2016-04-18AMERICAN ICONS: This WWII icon was created in a 1943 song that says, "That little frail can do more than a male can do" Rosie the Riveter
#7280, aired 2016-04-15CONTEMPORARY WOMEN AUTHORS: A critic said that this bestselling author "makes me wish there were more than 26 letters" Sue Grafton
#7279, aired 2016-04-14NORTH AMERICAN GEOGRAPHY: Far from New England, it's the state that has the shortest land border with Canada, only 45 miles Idaho
#7278, aired 2016-04-13FAMOUS HOTELS: The painting seen here, "A Vicious Circle", hangs in this hotel in the room that's portrayed in the painting the Algonquin Hotel
#7277, aired 2016-04-12THE 1960s: In 1963 he wrote to MLK seeking a united front of "all Negro factions" against "a common problem posed by a common enemy" Malcolm X
#7276, aired 2016-04-112015 MOVIES: Jazz musician Trombone Shorty performed the "voices" of just the adults in the movie about this title group the Peanuts
#7275, aired 2016-04-08SPORTS MASCOTS: This Major League team has no mascot today, but from 1979 to 1981 used a mustachioed fella named Dandy the Yankees
#7274, aired 2016-04-07BRITISH HISTORY: On January 1, 1801, George III relinquished this royal title claimed by English monarchs since the Hundred Years' War King of France
#7273, aired 2016-04-06ASTRONOMY: Its name means "fear", & this moon orbits closest to a planet's surface of any moon in the solar system Phobos
#7272, aired 2016-04-05FOOD & DRINK: This cereal brand that's been with us since the 1920s teamed up with a brewer in 2015 to create a Hefeweizen Wheaties
#7271, aired 2016-04-04BRITISH NOVELS: Local legend says that Top Withens, the Yorkshire farmhouse seen here, may have been an inspiration for this novel Wuthering Heights
#7270, aired 2016-04-01ASIAN CITIES: Of Asia's 10 most populous urban areas, this city on an island is the only one south of the equator Jakarta (in Indonesia)
#7269, aired 2016-03-31THE OSCARS: Since 1998 this actress has received 7 Oscar nominations, the most earned after age 60 by any performer Dame Judi Dench
#7268, aired 2016-03-30OBITUARIES: On his death in 2015, his New York Times obit said he "built his stardom 90 percent on skill and half on wit" Yogi Berra
#7267, aired 2016-03-29STATE CAPITAL GEOGRAPHY: Of the 5 U.S. state capitals that begin with the letter "A", the one that is farthest north Augusta
#7266, aired 2016-03-28TEXTILES: In 1939 this new product was touted as being strong as steel, fine as a spider's web & more elastic than natural fibers nylon
#7265, aired 2016-03-2520th CENTURY INVENTIONS: In the 1950s physicist Louis Essen built the 1st practical one of these, noting that it wouldn't give you the time of day an atomic clock
#7264, aired 2016-03-2419th CENTURY AMERICANS: In 1872 he wrote his thesis "Diseases of the Teeth" & soon after moved west to a drier climate for his health Doc Holliday
#7263, aired 2016-03-2321st CENTURY NEWS: Russia took out $200 million in insurance, anticipating any damage that might be caused by this in 2001 the crash of the Mir space platform
#7262, aired 2016-03-22CLASSIC CHILDREN'S BOOK CHARACTERS: The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn Bambi
#7261, aired 2016-03-21WORLD HERITAGE SITES: The 14th century Citadel of the Ho Dynasty in this country was added to the World Heritage List in 2011 Vietnam
#7260, aired 2016-03-18LITERARY DETECTIVES: His creator sometimes found him a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature" Hercule Poirot
#7259, aired 2016-03-17GREAT BRITONS: A pair of shoes that he wore when making history in 1954 sold at auction in 2015 for more than $400,000 Roger Bannister
#7258, aired 2016-03-16THE FRENCH REVOLUTION: The last prisoner moved before the Bastille was stormed, this nobleman left behind the manuscript for his most infamous work the Marquis de Sade
#7257, aired 2016-03-15BUSINESS NEWS 2015: In July it replaced Toyota as the world's largest automaker; in September its stock price fell by one-third Volkswagen
#7256, aired 2016-03-14THE NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE: A 2013 Laureate, this British man wrote a 1954 thesis on "Problems in the Theory of Molecular Vibrations" Peter Higgs
#7255, aired 2016-03-1119th CENTURY DOCUMENTS: Its preamble substituted the words "a permanent federal government" for "a more perfect union" the Confederate Constitution
#7254, aired 2016-03-10WORDS & THEIR USE: Originally an electronics word for an output signal returning as input, today it means "criticism" or "evaluation" feedback
#7253, aired 2016-03-09LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: Shelley subtitled a poem named for this famous geographic feature "Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni" Mont Blanc
#7252, aired 2016-03-08THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE: 2 U.S. state capitals & 2 major Panamanian ports are named after this European Christopher Columbus
#7251, aired 2016-03-07SPORTS NICKNAMES: Collective nickname for the group who "formed the crest of the South Bend Cyclone" the Four Horsemen
#7250, aired 2016-03-04POP MUSIC MILESTONES: In 1972 this anthemic song became the first Billboard chart-topper by an Australian-born artist "I Am Woman"
#7249, aired 2016-03-03AMERICAN HISTORY: In the 1690s its legislature referred to this place as "his Majesty's ancient colony and dominion" Virginia
#7248, aired 2016-03-02STATE CAPITALS: Settled in the 1780s, it's the only state capital without a McDonald's Montpelier, Vermont
#7247, aired 2016-03-0120th CENTURY POETS: It was said "his accent which started out as pure American Middle West" became "quite British U" T.S. Eliot
#7246, aired 2016-02-29WORLD LEADERS: In 2006 a former llama herder became president of this country Bolivia
#7245, aired 2016-02-26CLASSICAL MUSIC: This title of a British ceremonial march comes from a line in Shakespeare that continues "of glorious war!" "Pomp and Circumstance"
#7244, aired 2016-02-25MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS: This 1,400-square-mile tourist destination's name comes from a Latin word for "greater" Majorca
#7243, aired 2016-02-24LEGENDARY WOMEN: Early British literature refers to her as "the first lady of the island" Guinevere
#7242, aired 2016-02-23SHAKESPEARE: After a royal passing in January 1820, this tragedy that had been little performed got 2 new London productions in April King Lear
#7241, aired 2016-02-22PHRASE ORIGINS: Widely parodied today, this 5-word phrase originally appeared on motivational posters in England during WWII Keep calm and carry on
#7240, aired 2016-02-19LATE ENTERTAINERS: In 2015 a street connecting with Frank Sinatra Drive & Dean Martin Drive in Las Vegas was renamed in his honor Sammy Davis Jr.
#7239, aired 2016-02-18PEN NAMES: This children's author considered using the anagrams Edgar Cuthwellis & Edgar U.C. Westhill for his pen name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
#7238, aired 2016-02-17THE AFI's 100 YEARS... 100 MOVIES: This man who was in "The Godfather" & "Apocalypse Now" is the only living actor in 6 or more films on the list Robert Duvall
#7237, aired 2016-02-16HISTORIC OBJECTS: Exhibited in the British Museum since 1802, it was the centerpiece in a 1999 exhibition called "Cracking Codes" the Rosetta Stone
#7236, aired 2016-02-15FAMOUS PHRASES: In one version of a 19th century quote, "There is room and health... away from the crowds" so you're urged to do these 2 words Go West
#7235, aired 2016-02-12THE U.S. SENATE: During his Senate service, which lasted from 1973 to January 2009, this man cast 12,810 votes Joe Biden
#7234, aired 2016-02-11NAMES IN THE NEWS: When this man joined Twitter in September 2015, his first follow was the National Security Agency's account Edward Snowden
#7233, aired 2016-02-10CHILDREN'S AUTHORS: At 24 he began a verse retelling the Cupid & Psyche myth, including a character named Caspian C.S. Lewis
#7232, aired 2016-02-09WORLD LITERATURE: It was originally published in 1915 under the German title "Die Verwandlung", meaning "The Transformation" The Metamorphosis (by Franz Kafka)
#7231, aired 2016-02-08ROYALTY: In 1604, for a special project, he approved a list of scholars to work at Westminster, Cambridge & Oxford James I
#7230, aired 2016-02-05U.S. PRESIDENTS: He was the only 20th century president who never delivered an inaugural address President Ford
#7229, aired 2016-02-0419th CENTURY BOOKS: "Instinct", "Hybridism" & "Geographical Distribution" are chapters in this book The Origin of Species (by Charles Darwin)
#7228, aired 2016-02-03MOMENTS IN HISTORY: This word follows January (China, 1967); March (Germany, 1848); July (France, 1830) & famously, October Revolution
#7227, aired 2016-02-02ETYMOLOGY: This word referring to someone who is not an expert is from the Latin for "love" amateur
#7226, aired 2016-02-01U.S. NATURAL WONDERS: Teddy Roosevelt called it "the one great sight which every American should see" the Grand Canyon
#7225, aired 2016-01-29THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: He wrote, "As life and fortune are risked by serving his majesty, it is necessary that the latter shall be secured" Benedict Arnold
#7224, aired 2016-01-28BRITISH MUSICAL THEATRE: A critic said, "I doubt if there is a single joke in" this 1885 work "that fits the Japanese. But all the jokes... fit the English" The Mikado
#7223, aired 2016-01-27THE EMMYS: It's the first show nominated for both Outstanding Comedy Series (2014) & Outstanding Drama Series (2015) Orange is the New Black
#7222, aired 2016-01-2620th CENTURY AMERICA: The 1970 follow-up line "We've had a main B bus undervolt" was addressed to a listener in this city Houston
#7221, aired 2016-01-25FICTIONAL COUPLES: Among the guests attending their anniversary party in 2005 celebrating 75 years were Dick Tracy, Dilbert & Dennis the Menace Dagwood & Blondie
#7220, aired 2016-01-22ANCIENT HISTORY: Pantites, sent to recruit troops, & Aristodemus, sent off to treat his eye disease, were the only known Greeks to survive this event the Battle of Thermopylae
#7219, aired 2016-01-21FAMOUS BRITS: Growing up, her favorite literary heroine was Jo March; they shared a name & a hot temper & they both wanted to write J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling)
#7218, aired 2016-01-20WORLD RELIGION: From a word meaning "tradition", this branch has over a billion followers, many in the Middle East Sunni
#7217, aired 2016-01-19U.S. STATES: In 1721 explorer Charlevoix called a point at the border of these 2 states "the finest confluence in the world" Missouri & Illinois
#7216, aired 2016-01-18STATE CAPITALS: A 1957 event led to the creation of a National Historic Site in this city, signed into law by a president whose library is now there too Little Rock, Arkansas
#7215, aired 2016-01-15WESTERN HEMISPHERE FLAGS: This country whose name contains a religious order founded in the 1200s has a Bible on its flag the Dominican Republic
#7214, aired 2016-01-14ADVENTURE LITERATURE: In Verne's "Journey to the Center of the Earth", explorers enter an Icelandic volcano & emerge on this island off Sicily Stromboli
#7213, aired 2016-01-1320th CENTURY LITERATURE: For factual details, the author of this 1972 tale drew on a book called "The Private Life of the Rabbit" Watership Down
#7212, aired 2016-01-12HYMNS: Slave trader turned minister John Newton wrote this hymn that 1st appeared in 1779 as "Faith's Review And Expectation" "Amazing Grace"
#7211, aired 2016-01-11AMERICANA: This poem includes the line “But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all” "Casey at the Bat"
#7210, aired 2016-01-08SOCIOLOGY: Often applied to athletes, this 2-word term popularized by Robert K. Merton refers to an example we aspire to a role model
#7209, aired 2016-01-07PLACES ON THE MAP: Thanks to John Cabot, 16th century French documents included this island designated as "Terre Neuve" Newfoundland
#7208, aired 2016-01-06SITCOMS: When it premiered in 1974, this TV show used a 1955 No. 1 hit as its opening song Happy Days
#7207, aired 2016-01-05BRITISH NOVELS: In some countries the subtitle "A Contemporary Satire" was used for this 1945 parable Animal Farm
#7206, aired 2016-01-04MILESTONES IN U.S. HISTORY: This president began a State of the Union Address by congratulating the historic 100th Congress Ronald Reagan
#7205, aired 2016-01-01THE 18th CENTURY: In 1765 Britain's PM said, after all we've done for the colonies, if they whine about this law, they'll whine about anything the Stamp Act
#7204, aired 2015-12-31AFRICAN ANIMALS: This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need a gnu
#7203, aired 2015-12-30GERMAN SCIENTISTS: Best known for his theories about planetary orbits, in 1604 he became the first to explain how eyeglasses correct vision Johannes Kepler
#7202, aired 2015-12-29FAMOUS LAST NAMES: The first woman space shuttle pilot shares this surname with a man on the 1st manned lunar landing 26 years earlier Collins
#7201, aired 2015-12-28TOP 40 SONGS: The first 2 Top 40 hits for this late singer--one in 1971, the other in 1973--ended up becoming official state songs John Denver
#7200, aired 2015-12-25PLAYWRIGHTS: He wrote the line "Our home has been nothing but a playroom" Henrik Ibsen
#7199, aired 2015-12-24AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN: Ironically, this man worth tens of millions when he died in 1990 said his parents named him with a socialist logo in mind Armand Hammer
#7198, aired 2015-12-23BABY GIRLS' NAMES: In 2014 it was No. 1 in Sweden &, thanks to an animated movie, in the top 300 for U.S. baby girls for the first time in decades Elsa
#7197, aired 2015-12-22THE ANCIENT WORLD: Dedicated to a female, it's among the few of the 7 Ancient Wonders whose ruins you can visit the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
#7196, aired 2015-12-21PUBLISHING: In 1927 the publishers of the Modern Library widened its scope and took this name, meant as a joke about how it would select titles Random House
#7195, aired 2015-12-18AMERICANA: While working for a plastics company, Don Featherstone created this iconic lawn decor, basing it on photos in National Geographic a pink flamingo
#7194, aired 2015-12-17LANDMARKS: Jacques-Germain Soufflot, who designed this Paris landmark, was interred there 49 years after dying the Panthéon
#7193, aired 2015-12-1619th CENTURY AMERICAN LITERATURE: The theft alluded to in the title of this 1844 Poe story is committed by a government minister "The Purloined Letter"
#7192, aired 2015-12-15DYSTOPIAN AUTHORS: The author of his own dystopian classic in 1932, this man taught a young George Orwell at Eton Aldous Huxley
#7191, aired 2015-12-14HISTORIC PLACES: In 1761 he started running a ferry where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah Robert Harper
#7190, aired 2015-12-11HISTORIC NAMES: The only time the pope & the U.S. president shared a name ended when both died in this year 1963
#7189, aired 2015-12-10LITERARY BRITAIN: After her death in 1943, the farmland & cottages of this author & animal lover were bequeathed to the National Trust Beatrix Potter
#7188, aired 2015-12-09DOG BREEDS: This small breed is named for a member of the 17th century House of Stuart the King Charles spaniel
#7187, aired 2015-12-08STATE CAPITALS: It's the only capital named for a signer of the Constitution Madison
#7186, aired 2015-12-07U.S. LEGISLATION: The website for this '60s act says, "First look to see if the information you are interested in is already publicly available" the Freedom of Information Act
#7185, aired 2015-12-04RELIGION IN AMERICA: The Dakotas & Minnesota are the 3 states with the largest % of residents identifying as this denomination Lutherans
#7184, aired 2015-12-03SONGS FROM MUSICALS: This song from a Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was once simply titled "First Singing Lesson" "Do-Re-Mi"
#7183, aired 2015-12-02NEWLY INDEPENDENT NATIONS: Prior to South Sudan, this European country was the most recent one to gain independence & be recognized by the United States Kosovo
#7182, aired 2015-12-01THE MOVIES: The title of this 2009 Best Picture Oscar nominee alludes to the left tackle's job in a football game The Blind Side
#7181, aired 2015-11-30U.S. HISTORY: It's the only odd-numbered year in which a U.S. presidential election has been held 1789
#7180, aired 2015-11-27AUTHORS: In 1990 he said, "I would like to do what Faulkner did; carve out a little piece of Mississippi territory & claim it for my own" John Grisham
#7179, aired 2015-11-26NATO COUNTRIES: With a population of under 400,000, this founding member of NATO remains the smallest of the member nations Iceland
#7178, aired 2015-11-25DAYS OF THE WEEK: To the ancient Greeks, this day of the week was Hemera Aphrodites Friday
#7177, aired 2015-11-24THE OSCARS: For films of 2005 through 2012, he received nominations for Best Picture, Director, Writing & Acting George Clooney
#7176, aired 2015-11-23THE 16th CENTURY: In 1521 he was the credited author of "Defense of the 7 Sacraments" against Martin Luther's attacks Henry VIII
#7175, aired 2015-11-20PHILOSOPHERS: His last name means a type of burial place & in 1855 that's where he went Søren Kierkegaard
#7174, aired 2015-11-19FRENCH NOVEL TITLE HEROES: He "looked as if he had been shut up for a long time in a tomb and... been unable to recover the... complexion of the living" the Count of Monte Cristo
#7173, aired 2015-11-18SPACE EXPLORATION: The first man to travel into space began his journey on that fateful day in what is today this country Kazakhstan
#7172, aired 2015-11-17AFRICAN COUNTRIES: These 2 6-letter rhyming countries both derive their names from rivers & were both once controlled by Great Britain Zambia & Gambia
#7171, aired 2015-11-16CITIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION: A Hanseatic city, this port of 1.8 million is the largest European Union city that's not a capital Hamburg, Germany
#7170, aired 2015-11-13GREEK MYTHOLOGY: Famous mother of Pyrrha, who survived the Great Flood & with her husband repopulated the Earth Pandora
#7169, aired 2015-11-12ARTISTS' SUBJECTS: The woman seen here, who was born in North Carolina & died in England in 1881, was the subject of this painting Whistler's Mother (Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1)
#7168, aired 2015-11-11ABBREVIATIONS: Its meaning as an individual product dates to 1977; its meaning as conforming to orthodox opinion dates to 1986 PC
#7167, aired 2015-11-10INAUGURAL ADDRESSES: His first address spoke of "the present happy state", "our peculiar felicity" & our "happy government" James Monroe
#7166, aired 2015-11-09AMERICAN AUTHORS: He was the first to have both fiction & nonfiction No. 1 New York Times best sellers; the latter featured his beloved poodle John Steinbeck
#7165, aired 2015-11-06CHILDREN'S LIT: As she arrived at the house of her new employer, "the wind seemed to catch her up into the air and fling her" at the door Mary Poppins
#7164, aired 2015-11-05ART HISTORY: Although it's a statue of a giant's foe, an observer who saw its 1504 unveiling called it "the marble giant" David (Michelangelo's statue)
#7163, aired 2015-11-04INTERNATIONAL SPORTS: Its name refers to safety efforts that currently restrict cylinder capacity & prohibit supercharging Formula One
#7162, aired 2015-11-0320th CENTURY BUSINESSMEN: In 1915 he dropped bomb-shaped cardboard leaflets on Seattle to promote military aviation Boeing
#7161, aired 2015-11-02WORLD GEOGRAPHY: This country has 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks Nepal
#7160, aired 2015-10-30COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: Founded in 1873, it was endowed by & named for the richest man in America Vanderbilt University
#7159, aired 2015-10-29AFRICA: On the Horn of Africa, it's the only country whose name in English begins with a silent letter Djibouti
#7158, aired 2015-10-28POPULAR PSYCHOLOGY TERMS: Anna Freud wrote, "The infantile ego resorts to" this behavior "in order not to become aware of some painful impression" denial
#7157, aired 2015-10-27THE FOUNDING FATHERS: On an alphabetical list of Declaration of Independence signers, he comes between Lyman Hall & Benjamin Harrison John Hancock
#7156, aired 2015-10-26POP MUSIC HISTORY: Appropriately, this 1984 blockbuster was the first music CD mass-produced in the United States Born in the U.S.A.
#7155, aired 2015-10-23FLOWERS: The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left a bleeding heart
#7154, aired 2015-10-22THE CIVIL WAR: There were about 900 casualties in the 1862 Battle of Secessionville, fought in this state South Carolina
#7153, aired 2015-10-21THE PRIME MERIDIAN: Besides the U.K., it's the only country that the Prime Meridian touches that starts with a vowel Algeria
#7152, aired 2015-10-2020th CENTURY NOVELS: A line from this 1995 novel is "The infant glistened a scandalous shade of pale emerald" Wicked
#7151, aired 2015-10-19TODAY'S INTERNATIONAL FILM STARS: The first 2 Spanish actors to win acting Academy Awards, they got married soon after they both had won Penélope Cruz & Javier Bardem
#7150, aired 2015-10-16BASEBALL TEAMS: When translated, the full name of this Major League Baseball team gets you a double redundancy the Los Angeles Angels
#7149, aired 2015-10-15THE MIDDLE EAST: With an area of 4,000 square miles, it's the only primarily Arabic-speaking country in the Middle East that has no desert Lebanon
#7148, aired 2015-10-14U.S. LANDMARKS: For its 50th anniversary in 2012, the roof of this landmark was temporarily repainted its original color, Galaxy Gold the Space Needle (in Seattle)
#7147, aired 2015-10-13MODERN AMERICAN POETRY: A critic said this 1956 poem was "a tirade... against those who do not share the poet's... sexual orientation" "Howl" (by Allen Ginsberg)
#7146, aired 2015-10-12HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS: Its restitchings over the centuries helped perpetuate the story of King Harold II being struck in the eye with an arrow the Bayeux Tapestry
#7145, aired 2015-10-09VIDEO GAMES: As part of its 30th anniversary celebration in 2014, this video game used the slogan "We all fit together" Tetris
#7144, aired 2015-10-08THE EUROPEAN UNION: Since Bulgaria joined in 2007, the E.U.'s 3 official alphabets have been our Latin one & these 2 Greek & Cyrillic
#7143, aired 2015-10-07MOVIE CHARACTERS: Charlton Heston's wardrobe in 1954's "Secret of the Incas" inspired the clothes worn by this adventurous character 27 years later Indiana Jones
#7142, aired 2015-10-06EUROPEAN AUTHORS: "To explain... Harry by the artless division into wolf and man is a hopelessly childish attempt", he wrote in 1927 Hermann Hesse
#7141, aired 2015-10-05WORD HISTORY: From the Latin for "buy back", it once referred to buying a slave's freedom & today can refer to being saved from sin redeem (or redemption)
#7140, aired 2015-10-02NOTABLE AMERICAN WOMEN: U.N. delegate was one role of this woman who wrote, "I could not... be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside" Eleanor Roosevelt
#7139, aired 2015-10-01SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS: 8-letter name shared by a tragic heroine & Uranus' innermost known moon Cordelia
#7138, aired 2015-09-30UNITED NATIONS NATIONS: This nation of 55 million is the only one to provide a secretary-general but never to have a seat on the Security Council Burma (or Myanmar)
#7137, aired 2015-09-29EUROPEAN MUSEUMS: In one of her last official acts before abdicating, Queen Beatrix reopened this museum after a 10-year renovation the Rijksmuseum (in Amsterdam)
#7136, aired 2015-09-28ROCK & ROLL: The group Nazareth took its name from the first line of a 1968 song from this other group The Band
#7135, aired 2015-09-25EUROPEAN CITIES: National Geographic says the site of this city is "the largest wetland in the Mediterranean" Venice
#7134, aired 2015-09-24FOREIGN PHRASES: This French phrase refers to part of the Order of the Holy Ghost; its knights became known for serving superb dinners Cordon Bleu
#7133, aired 2015-09-23HISTORIC LEGISLATION: In 1820 Jefferson called this bill "the knell of the Union," saying "a geographical line... will never be obliterated" the Missouri Compromise
#7132, aired 2015-09-22PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS: The only election year since 1952 in which neither major-party candidate had been president or vice president 2008
#7131, aired 2015-09-21WORLD OF BOOKS: Mussolini considered this book written during the Renaissance "the statesman's supreme guide" The Prince (by Machiavelli)
#7130, aired 2015-09-18ALPHABETS: It's the only letter of the Greek alphabet whose English spelling could also be identified as a number in Roman numerals Xi
#7129, aired 2015-09-17CONTEMPORARIES: On an 1851 visit to Europe, Mathew Brady had hoped to meet this man who inspired him, but he died just as Brady set sail Louis Daguerre
#7128, aired 2015-09-16OSCAR-NOMINATED SONGS: This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored from its Oscar performance "Blame Canada" (from South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut)
#7127, aired 2015-09-15GREAT THINKERS: 239 years ago he wrote of "the enormous debts which... will in the long run probably ruin all the great nations of Europe" Adam Smith
#7126, aired 2015-09-14AMERICAN POEMS: The title of this poem that begins the 1916 book "Mountain Interval" was inspired by long country walks "The Road Not Taken" (by Robert Frost)
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