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Old 10-14-2019, 06:37 AM   #1
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Trivia 10/14

trivia 10/14
According to script writer Michael Stewart, the character of Conrad Birdie
in the hit movie, “Bye Bye Birdie” was modeled after Conway Twitty, with a
little Elvis thrown in.

1. In which US state did US Steel Corp. originate?
a. - Illinois
b. - Indiana
c. - Ohio
d. - Pennsylvania
2. Who was the first NFL quarterback to throw 3000 pass completions?
a. - Bart Starr
b. - Joe Montana
c. - Fran Tarkenton
d. - Bob Griese
3. What is the name of Canada's newest territory?
4. Which of Hemingway's books deals with the grandeur and controversy that
swirls around the popular Spanish sport of bullfighting?
5. The Great Barrier Reef lies in what body of water ?
6. If you experienced a "williwaw" in Alaska, what would you have
7. Strange Words are These ; CACKLEBERRY...
8. What is the fourth astrological sign of the Zodiac?

During 1930, bank failures were reported in nearly every issue of 'Time'. By
the end of the year, about 2,000 banks had failed since the stock market
crash began in 1929.
1. - d
2. - c
3. Nunavut
4. Death in the Afternoon
5. Coral Sea
6. a Strong Wind
7. a Hen's Egg
8. Taurus

After a year of reporting on bank closures as the American economy plunged,
'Time' finished 1930 with the closing of two major big city institutions.
The December 22 issue brought news of the closing of the Bank of the United
States in New York City after a run by depositors left it insolvent. A week
later, 'Time' reported that customers of Bankers Trust Co. in Philadelphia
found a sign on the door stating that the bank was closed and "in the
possession of Peter G. Cameron, Secretary of Banking of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania". The bleeding didn't stop in 1930. By 1933, 11,000 of the
nation's 25,000 banks had disappeared. It was only after the election of
Franklin Roosevelt and the enactment of major reforms that the banking
industry in the US began to stabilize.

Also in 1930: cost of a loaf of bread - $.09, a new Pontiac $745.

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
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