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Nov 18, 2012
 
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I) An English dramatist, librettist, poet and illustrator,(Personality, please)(18 November 1836 – 29 May 1911) was best known for the fourteen comic operas (known as the Savoy operas) produced in collaboration with the composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The most famous of these are “H.M.S. Pinafore”,“The Pirates of Penzance”, and one of the most frequently performed works in the history of musical theatre,“The Mikado”.
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II)(Personality, please)(18 November 1860 – 29 June 1941) was a Polish pianist, composer, diplomat, politician, and the second Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

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III) As the forerunner of today's popular advice columnists,(Personality, please)(18 November, 1861 — 16 December, 1951) was America's highest paid and most widely read female journalist at the time of her death. Her advice on marriage was syndicated in newspapers around the world. At its peak in 1940, she was receiving 100,000 letters a year and her estimated reading audience was about 60 million in countries including United States, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South America, China, and Canada. With an estimated audience of 60 million readers, she became a popular and recognized figure on her travels abroad.
Dorothy Dix [Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer]
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Z'at G. Marconi?
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<quoted text>Do we call him the Prince of Wales?
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Do we call it Baghdad?
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It's too bad he didn't have the Panama Canal.
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Was that Emma Hamilton's lover, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson?
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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IV) An Irish American sports official, he was one of the founders of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) in 1888, serving as its secretary from 1889 until 1906 when he was elected as president from 1906 to 1909. He declined a fourth term and was re-elected to his former position as secretary-treasurer until his sudden death which followed an emergency operation.(Personality, please)(18 November, 1862 – 16 September, 1914) also served as the chairman of the Greater New York Irish Athletic Association in 1903 and on the New York City Board of Education from 1908 to 1912.
James Edward Sullivan

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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V) Known as "The Father of the Two-Ocean Navy" (Personality, please)(18 November, 1883 – 01 June, 1981) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat and the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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__________ NONFICTION __________
John Feinstein called his 1995 bestseller about this sport "A Good Walk Spoiled"
Golf

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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VI) A Hungarian-born conductor and violinist, his 44-year tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra began in 1936 and became the source of much of his lasting reputation and fame. Two years after his appointment as associate conductor under Leopold Stokowski, he became its music director. As music director,(Personality, please)(18 November, 1899 – 12 March, 1985) conducted from 100 to 180 concerts each year in Philadelphia. Upon his retirement in 1980, he was made conductor laureate.
Eugene Ormandy [Jeno-Ormandy Blau]

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VII) This American comic actress made memorable guest appearances on sitcoms including two appearances on “Bewitched” as Mary the Tooth Fairy, on “The Brady Bunch” as Aunt Jenny, and on “Mama's Family” as Gert in the episode ‘Gert Rides Again’.(Personality, please)(18 November, 1908 – 02 June, 2001) later starred as a cave woman with Joe E. Ross in the 1966–67 time-travel satire sitcom “It's About Time”.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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This newsman's "A Life on the Road" was a bestseller in 1990
Charles Kurault

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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VIII) an American lyricist, songwriter and singer, he was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. His music includes some for MGM films, including “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”(1954), and “Merry Andrew”(1958). He collaborated on three Broadway musicals in the 1950s,“Top Banana”(1951),“Li'l Abner”(1956), and “Saratoga”(1959).(Personality, please )(18 November, 1909 – 25 June, 1976) made an occasional television appearance. In 1953-1954 season, he guest starred as himself on ABC's “Jukebox Jury”, a musical/quiz program on which celebrities judge the latest releases from the recording companies. His more successful songs of the 1950s include "The Glow-Worm" (sung by the Mills Brothers) and "Something’s Gotta Give". In 1961, he wrote the lyrics to "Moon River" for Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany's”, and for “Days of Wine and Roses”, both with music by Henry Mancini.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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This senator & former basketball player reflects on his life in "Time Present, Time Past"
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#184248
Nov 18, 2012
 
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<quoted text>Who is Harry Truman.
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<quoted text>Who was Martin Van Buren?
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<quoted text>Who is Franklin Pierce?
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Who was Thomas Jefferson?
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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This John Gray book about the differences between the sexes has been a bestseller for more than 3 years
Women are from _______, Men are from Mars

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Nov 18, 2012
 
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IX) This American author of fantasy and science fiction is best known for his science fiction novels set in the Humanx Commonwealth, an interstellar ethical/political union of species including humankind and the insectoid Thranx. Many of (Personality, please)(18 November, 1946)’s novels feature Philip Lynx ("Flinx"), an empathic young man who has found himself involved in something which threatens the survival of the Galaxy. Flinx's constant companion since childhood is a minidrag named Pip, a flying, empathic snake capable of spitting a highly corrosive and violently neurotoxic venom.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
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X) A former American professional gridiron football quarterback,(Personality, please)(18 November, 1956) played for the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football League's Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, and Kansas City Chiefs. Since retiring from the game as a player, he has been a broadcaster for the Seattle Seahawks.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
01) On 19 November, 1850, the first life insurance policy for (Specify, please) was issued. Carolyn Ingraham, 36 years old, bought the policy in Madison, New Jersey.

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Nov 18, 2012
 
02) On this date in 1863, U.S. President (PotUS, please) delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

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Nov 18, 2012
 
03) On this date in 1893, the first newspaper (Specify, please) supplement was published in the Sunday New York World.
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Nov 18, 2012
 
04) On this date in 1895, the "paper pencil" was patented by (Personality, please).
A) Frederick E. Blaisdell
B) Charles Conrad
C) Dwight Gooden
D) Sandy Koufax
E) Nolan Ryan
F) Vincent van Gogh

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