Monthly Archives: May 2013

Final Jeopardy – 5/27/13

  Radio Flyer         Originally begun in 1917, by Antonio Pasin, as a small one-man operation, The Liberty Coaster Company grew to become one of the most popular and prosperous toy-making enterprises in America. His first wagon … Continue reading

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Final Jeopardy – 5/24/13

  “A Spoonful of Sugar”         The song, “A Spoonful of Sugar“, is from the 1964 Walt Disney film Mary Poppins starring Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews. It’s one of the highlights of this classic Disney … Continue reading

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Final Jeopardy – 5/23/13

  Bullfighting         Artist Francisco Goya, a painter for the Spanish royal court, was famous for his portraiture as well as his finely detailed depictions of Spanish life of his era. Bullfighting, a favorite in his culture, … Continue reading

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Final Jeopardy – 5/17/13

  Tennessee         While being the last state to secede, Tennessee was also the first state readmitted to the Union after the Civil War was over. The name “Tennessee” comes from an old Yuchi Indian word, “Tana-see,” … Continue reading

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Final Jeopardy – 5/14/13

  June 4         On June 4, 1989, a student protest in China culminated in the massacre of thousands of citizens, by the Chinese military, in Tiananmen Square    

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Final Jeopardy – 5/10/13

  The Spirit of St. Louis         On May 20-21, 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly non-stop from New York to Paris in his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis.    

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Final Jeopardy – 5/7/13

  Prospero     Prospero, the Duke of Milan, is the lead character of Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. He and his daughter Miranda are cast out to die when his dukedom is stolen by his brother. Instead they survive and … Continue reading

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