On This Day: National Trivia Day

  1. Who is the only player to win a championship as both a Celtic and a Bruin? (answer below)
  2. Many children mail their letters to “The North Pole, zip code 12345”.  Where is the zip code 12345 located? (answer below)
  3. Which Dr. Seuss book is Schenectady featured in? (answer below)

December 4th is National Trivia Day!  Test your knowledge, share you fun facts, and try to stump your friends.  National Trivia Day is your opportunity to stake your claim as the king or queen of knowledge trinkets!

Also On This Day:

  • World Hypnotism Day
  • National Spaghetti Day – que the Lady and the Tramp spaghetti scene!
  • Pop Music Chart Day – The first pop music chart based on national sales was published by “Billboard” magazine (1936)
  • The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad Street (1865)
  • Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) was the first American-born saint.  Her feast day is January 4th.
  • Jesse “The Body” Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota (1999)
  • Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” was #1 on the Billboard chart. The video features Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin.

Birthdays and Remembrances:

  • Don Shula (81)
  • James Ussher (1581-1656) – First person to calculate the age of Earth using the Bible
  • Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
  • Louis Braille (1809-1852) – Creator of Braille
  • Sterling Holloway (1905-1992) – Original voice of Disney’sWinnie the Pooh
  • James Bond (1900-1989) – American Ornithologist who inspired Ian Fleming’s fictional spy character

 

Answers:
  1. Bill Walton – 1972 & 1973 with the UCLA Bruins and Boston Celtics 1977 & 1986
  2. Schenectady, NY – more specifically, the General Electric Plant
  3. “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut”
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