Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
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|What was the last song Elvis Presley performed at his last concert in 1977?||First In, Last Out
Bridge Over Troubled Water. Elvis performed his very last concert on June 26, 1977, at The Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. He died on August 16, 1977 at age 42.
1681. The Raphus cucullatus, or dodo, an odd-looking bird, was discovered in 1598 on Mauritius island by Portuguese sailors. Since it had never before seen a human, it showed no fear of them, so they called the bird "doudou", Portuguese for simpleton, believing the birds to be too stupid to be afraid. I guess they were right, because the sailors hunted them for sport and food, and the animals the sailors had brought with them on the island ate their eggs, sealing the fate of this curious creature for ever.
|The last Oldsmobile rolled off the assembly line on April 29, 2004. Which model was it?||First In, Last Out
Alero. Oldsmobile was one of the longest surviving names in the U.S. automobile industry. Founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds, it produced over 35.2 million cars in its 107 year history. The last Oldsmobile Alero rolled off the Lansing, Michigan assembly line on April 29, 2004.
1971. The last new episode of the "Ed Sullivan Show" aired on March 28, 1971. Featured on that show were Melanie, a folk singer, and David Frye and Joey Bishop, who were comedians. A rerun of another episode of the the program, featuring Gladys Knight and the Pips, was aired on June 6, 1971. The show was then cancelled forever. Ed Sullivan introduced many entertainers to the television world, including the Beatles and Elvis Presley.
NASA's space shuttle program. July of 2011 brought NASA's space shuttle program to a formal end. It was announced that program was scheduled to be taken over by private rocket makers and private companies who expressed the hope to send private citizens into space.
|The Fresh Kills Landfill received its last barge of garbage on March 22, 2001. What was its designated use after being closed?||First In, Last Out
A park, three times the size of Central Park. The Fresh Kills Landfill was the largest landfill in the world, receiving over 29,000 tons of New York City garbage a day. It was so high, it was said to have been able to be seen from space.
|In 1977, Stacey Moskowitz unfortunately became a last victim. What was her cause of death?||First In, Last Out
She was the last person killed by Son of Sam, David Berkowitz.. Stacey Moskowitz was shot by Son of Sam killer, David Berkowitz, on July 30, 1977, while parked in a car on the Shore Parkway in Brooklyn, NY. Her friend, Robert Violente, was also shot, and although he survived, he was permanently blinded. They had been on their first date.
|Rainey Bethea is a not-so-well-known last. What was his infamous claim to fame?||First In, Last Out
He was the last man to be publicly executed in the U.S.. In 1936, Rainey Bethea, 22 years old, became the last man to be publicly executed in the United States. He was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, for raping a 70 year-old woman, Lischia Edwards.
It was the last play President Lincoln attended before he was assassinated.. Abe Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Boothe, a well-known actor at that time, on April 14, 1865, while attending the play "Our American Cousin" in the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The assassination was part of a plot to also kill both the vice-president, Andrew Johnson, and the Secretary of State, William Seward, in an attempt to eliminate those in direct line of succession and to encourage the Confederate troops to escalate the Civil war.
|The last game at Shea Stadium was played on September 28, 2008. Which was the winning team?||First In, Last Out
Florida Marlins. The Marlins won over the Mets 4-2 on that last day at Shea. It was a wet, gloomy day-- very appropriate for the Mets fans.