March 21: Alcatraz

Today is the 52nd anniversary of the closing of the Alcatraz federal prison in San Francisco Bay. Here are a few things you might not know about Alcatraz: • It was open for only 29 years. It opened in 1934 and closed in 1964. The closure was because of the high cost of operation and deteriorating facilities due to the […]

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March 20: Iditarod

March 20 is the 20th anniversary of Libby Riddles becoming the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail sled dog race. Here are three things you might not know about the Iditarod. • It’s named after the Iditarod National Historic trail, which runs from Seward to Nome via the ghost town of Iditarod. • It is run in honor of […]

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March 19: Gambling in Nevada

Today is the 84th anniversary of the legalization of gambling in the state of Nevada. Here are three things you may not know about gambling in Nevada. • In part, you have civil engineering to thank for the casinos of Las Vegas. The legalization of gambling coincided with the construction of the Hoover Dam, 30 miles away. • It’s not […]

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March 18: The Great Boston Art Heist

March 18, marks the 25th anniversary of the largest art heist in history. Posing as police officers, two thieves stole 13 works of art, worth about $500 million, from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. During the heist, the robbers made off with three paintings by Rembrandt, one by Vermeer, Manet and Flinck; five drawings by Degas, an ancient […]

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March 17: St. Patrick’s Day

Today is St. Patricks Day, commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day is both a religious and secular celebration, marked by festivals, parades and wearing green. In the United States, additional traditions include eating corned beef and cabbage and the month-long sale of Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds. Follow us on twitter (@triviapodcast), Facebook (www.facebook.com/triviapodcast) or our website (www.triviapeople.com) Also, if you’re enjoying […]

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March 16: General Motors’ 100 millionth Vehicle

On March 16, 1966, an Oldsmobile Toronado, the 100 millionth vehicle manufactured worldwide by General Motors rolled off the assembly line in Lansing, Michigan. The 1966 Toronado was the first American car to feature front-wheel drive since 1938, when the Cord automobile company went out of business. In addition to front-wheel drive, the Toronado originally featured the 425 cubic-inch Rocket […]

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March 15: Broadway Debut of “My Fair Lady”

March 15 marks the 59th anniversary of the Broadway debut of the musical “My Fair Lady.” Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews originated the roles of Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle in the retelling of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion.” Follow us on twitter (@triviapodcast), Facebook (www.facebook.com/triviapodcast) or our website (www.triviapeople.com) Also, if you’re enjoying the show, please consider supporting it through Patreon.com (patreon.com/triviapodcast).

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March 14: Pi Day

Today is a very special day for those of you who are mathematically inclined. March 14th, or numerically 3/14, is Pi Day, a celebration of the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, which is approximately 3.14 to 1. What makes today special is that there will be a second during the day when the month, date and year […]

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March 13: Naming of Harvard College

March 13 marks the 376th anniversary of the naming of Harvard College. Originally founded as “New College” in 1636 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the college was renamed to honor clergyman John Harvard, who left the college £779 and a library of about 400 books. Follow us on twitter (@triviapodcast), Facebook (www.facebook.com/triviapodcast) or our website (www.triviapeople.com) Also, if you’re enjoying the show, please consider […]

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