101: Donald Duck

On June 9, 1934, Donald Duck made his debut in the Disney animated short “The Wise Little Hen.” Here are some things you may not have known about Donald. First, Donald Duck has appeared in more films than any other Disney character. Donald has been in 197 films, while Mickey Mouse has been in 167. Second, Donald distinctive voice is […]

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100: Porsche

On June 8, 1948, Ferdinand Porsche completed the first prototype of his namesake sports car. Here are some things you may not have known about Porsche and his cars. First: Porsche was born to German-speaking parents in Mattersdorf, Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic, in 1875. In 1898, he designed his first automobile, an electric carriage called the Egger-Lohner. […]

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Episode 99: Graceland

On June 7, 1982, Graceland, the former home of Elvis Presley, was opened to the public. Here are some things you may not know about the Memphis mansion. First, the home wasn’t built for Elvis. It was built in 1939 by Dr. Thomas and Ruth Moore. Presley bought the 10,266-square-foot home in 1957 for $102,500. Second, Elvis died there in […]

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Episode 98: First Drive-In Movie Theater Opens

Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the opening of the first drive-in movie theater. Here are some things you may not know about them: First, the original drive-in theater was located in Camden, N.J. and was the brainchild of Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. His theater had space for 400 cars and a 40-by-50 foot screen with speakers located on a […]

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Episode 97: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

Today marks the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Here are some things you may not have known about the tragedy. First, Kennedy had just wrapped up a celebratory campaign rally after winning the California presidential primary in the early moments of June 5 in Los Angeles. Kennedy was led from the stage through the Ambassador Hotel’s […]

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Episode 96: “Ten Cent Beer Night” And Other Bad Ideas

Today is the 41st anniversary of the infamous “10 Cent Beer Night,” baseball game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. Here are some things you may not have known about other bad ideas for sports promotions. First: “10 Cent Beer Night” was just as it sounds. 12-ounce beers were sold for a dime apiece. […]

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Episode 95: Gemini IV Mission

Fifty years ago today, Edward H. White II became the first American astronaut to walk in space. Here are some things you may not have known about the Gemini 4 mission. First, White was joined on the mission by James McDivitt, who remained inside the 2-man Gemini capsule. The mission also included the first attempted space rendezvous, which failed. Second, […]

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Episode 94: No episode today

Thanks for listening to the Trivia Minute. We just wanted to let you know that there won’t be an episode for June 2, 2015, due to the fact that I have a cold. We’ll return with a new episode for June 3. Until then, pass the NyQuil Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or our website. Also, if you’re enjoying the show, please consider supporting […]

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