The first home TV set was demonstrated in 1928 and the size of the screen was 3-inches by 4-inches.

President George Washington owned foxhounds named DRUNKARD, TIPLER and TIPSY.

As a twelve-year-old contestant, star PATTY DUKE won over $8,000 on the TV game show “THE $64,000 CHALLENGE”.

It takes 110 domestic silkworm cocoons to make a man’s tie and 630 to make a blouse.

PHILLIP DRINKER and Louis Agassiz Shaw built the first IRON LUNG with two vacuum cleaners at Harvard University in 1927. Iron Lungs are known as DRINKER RESPIRATORS.

The first vending machines in the United States were installed on New York City train platforms in 1888 and dispensed CHEWING GUM.

For his first JAMES BOND film Dr. No, 32-year-old SEAN CONNERY received a reported $16,500. By 1966, his salary was $750,000.

“IN GOD WE TRUST”, motto of United States, adopted July 30, 1956, first appeared on US coins in 1864.

CHRISTMAS became a National Holiday in the U.S. in 1890.

The FIRST TRANSOCEANIC CABLE MESSAGE was sent on August 16, 1858 and said “Europe and America are united by telegraph. Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace and good will towards men”.

BUDDY was the name of the FIRST SEEING EYE DOG in AMERICA, brought to the U.S. in 1928 from Switzerland by owner Morris Frank.

The Pony Express only lasted 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861.

The Lone Ranger’s mask was made from the vest of his dead brother Capt. Daniel Reid by Tonto.

Actor JAY SILVERHEELS who played the character TONTO retired from showbusiness in 1984 and became a HARNESS-RACING DRIVER.

DERRY CHURCH, PA was the original name of the town known today as HERSHEY, PA home of HERSHEY CHOCOLATE.

CLEO and CAESAR were early stage names of CHER and SONNY Bono.


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