Tuesday, December 10 In 1956, Chicago's fire academy was built, rather aptly, on the site of Mrs. O'Leary's barn, at 558 W DeKoven Street, which was numbered 137 at the time of the fire. The barn, or more precisely, a cow inside of it, was once blamed for burning the …Read more. Monday, December 9 A vet named Pete Hodgson was known in New Zealand as one of the pit bulls of the Labour Party. Outside New Zealand, though, he is known for being appointed "Minister of the Rings" to promote the fact that "The Lord of the Rings" …Read more. Saturday, December 7 In 1541, on the Yucatan Peninsula, a Franciscan monk named Diego de Landa burned all the Mayan books he could find, except for a few codices written in hieroglyphs on bark paper. This was part of an inquisition to suppress traditional religious …Read more. Friday, December 6 Jane Smiley won the Pulitzer for "A Thousand Acres," a book that reworked Shakespeare's "King Lear" as the story of an aging farmer who divides his land among three daughters: Ginny, Rose and Caroline. These names parallel …Read more.more articles
Monday, November 26
When Arte Moreno bought the Anaheim Angels from Disney in 2003, he agreed to keep calling them the Anaheim Angels. More or less. In 2005, he followed the letter of the law and called them the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, even though they don't actually play in Los Angeles County. A jury sided with Moreno and, to be fair, the expansion team was originally called the Los Angeles Angels, in tribute to a minor league team of that name.
What Roman emperor was the great-grandson of both Octavian Augustus and his archrival Marc Antony?
Previous Answer: Walter Cavanagh collects credit cards.
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