In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
In 1959, the Soviet space probe "Luna Two" became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.
George Crum invented potato chips in 1853 at the Moon Lake Lodge in Saratoga Springs, New York. Crum was part Indian, part black, a former guide in the Adirondacks.
Every time the moon's gravity causes a ten-foot tide at sea, all the continents on earth rise at least six inches.
Easter is the first Sunday after the first Full Moon after March 21.
December 1972 U.S. astronaut Eugene CERN an becomes the last person to set foot on the moon.
After the sun, the closest star to Earth is 25,000,000,000,000 miles away.
1959's A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.
The oldest works of art are pictures of animals found in caves in Spain and France. They have been dates as far back as 18,000 years ago.
The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was formed in 1866.
The 1st performance of Handel's "Messiah" was on April 13, 1742 at the New Music rooms in Fishable St., Dublin. Because of the demand for space, the men were asked not to wear their swords and the ladies not to wear hoped skirts.
The first toothbrush with bristles was developed in China in 1498. Bristles were taken from hogs at first, later from horses. The nylon bristles were developed in 1938 by DuPont.
In the 1800s, the Chinese believed that strangling a man was less sever a punishment than beheading because the body would not be permanently disfigured.
The first reference to a monetary prize in a horse race was offered by Richard I in 1195.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.