MONDAY – 10/1/12
– Burt Bacharach & Hal David were the first songwriting duo to ever be awarded the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
-Barbra Streisand, is the only artist to have #1 albums in each decade from the 1960’s through the 2000’s. (People – 1964, The Way We Were – 1974, Guilty – 1980, The Broadway Album – 1985, Back to Broadway – 1993, Higher Ground – 1997, Love is the Answer – 2009)
TUESDAY – 10/2/12
-In 1987 Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, as well as the Jefferson designed University of Virginia were named, collectively, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Both sites were designed by Jefferson himself.
-The metal band that holds the eraser on top of a pencil is called a “ferrule”
-Categories on today’s show include “The Walking Dead” and “Where’s Carl?”
(If you don’t watch the tv show – Carl is a young boy who’s always on the loose. Whenever you tell him to go in the house, he’s never there. Then inevitably someone will say “Where’s Carl?” which means shite’s about to go down and Carl is probably in danger (again) or causing mayhem. Little dumbass.)
WEDNESDAY – 10/3/12
-English is the official language of Ghana
-The physician to Queen Elizabeth I, Rodrigo Lopez was accused of conspiracy to poison the queen. He hanged,then drawn and quartered
-The Saturn rocket series began as part of a concept co-created by Wernher von Braun
-The modern opera, “Nixon in China” begins with Air Force One landing in Beijing
THURSDAY – 10/4/12
-Benny the Bull, of the Chicago Bulls, was the first mascot to roam the sidelines of an NBA basketball game.
-rattan wood can be used to make artificial bones
-The Vestal virgins were responsible for receiving the wills of Roman dignitaries
-Any virgin deemed to have shirked her or had sexual relations would be punished with death. Since spilling the blood of a Vestal Virgin was forbidden, the punishment was carried out by burying them alive.
FRIDAY – 10/5/12
-The Chieftains, celebrating their 50 year anniversary was started by Padd Maloney as an Irish folk group
-When A Clockwork Orange was
first published in the US, American publishers deleted the last chapter in which the anti-hero, Alex, decides to give up his ultra-violent ways and change his life for the better
-Before being appointed Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir had been appointed minister to Russia