Nov 29, 2016
On this date in 1972, Atari released “Pong,” the first commercially successful video game.
Here are some things you may not have known about it.
It wasn’t the first home video game, or the first arcade game, for that matter. The first home video game console was the Magnavox...
Nov 28, 2016
On this date in 1925, the radio show that would become the “Grand Ole Opry” premiered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Here are some things you may not have known about the Grand Ole Opry.
The Opry began as the “WSM Barn Dance,” modeled after a similar program on WLS in Chicago. The first program featured...
Nov 24, 2016
Today is the birthday of baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio.
Here are a few things you may not have known about the Yankee Clipper.
DiMaggio was born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California, in 1914. He was the eighth of nine children. His father was a fisherman, who moved from Sicily in 1898, followed...
Nov 24, 2016
Welcome to the Trivia Minute, your daily dose of history, facts and tidbits from TriviaPeople.com … I’m Marcus Michelson.
On this date in 1971, a man using the alias Dan Cooper hijacked a Northwest Orient Airlines flight between Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington.
Here are some things you may not have known...
Nov 23, 2016
Today is the birthday of Harpo Marx, the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers comedy troupe.
Here are some things you may not have known about Harpo and his brothers.
Adolph Marx was born in New York, and grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He was the third son of Sam and Minnie Marx, their first child,...