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Nov 22, 2012
 
11) On this date in 1998, a U.S. federal judge rejected a (State, please) county's effort to block pornography on library computer calling the attempt unconstitutional.
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12) On this date in 2001, a crowd of 87,555 people watched the Texas Longhorns beat the Texas A&M Aggies 21-7. The crowd was the largest to see a football game in (State, please).

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I) This 14th President of the United States (1853–1857) is the only President from New Hampshire. (Personality, please) (23 November, 1804 – 08 October, 1869) took part in the Mexican-American War and became a brigadier general in the Army. He was nominated as the party's candidate for president on the 49th ballot at the 1852 Democratic National Convention. In the presidential election, he, and his running mate, William R. King, won by a landslide in the Electoral College.

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II) He is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in “Frankenstein”(1931),“Bride of Frankenstein”(1935), and “Son of Frankenstein”(1939). His popularity following “Frankenstein” was such that for a brief time (Personality, please)(23 November 1887 – 02 February 1969) was billed simply as “___ the Uncanny." His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch, as well as the narrator, in the animated television special of Dr. Seuss's “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”(1966).

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III) He was the second-oldest of the Marx Brothers. His comic style was influenced by clown and pantomime traditions. He wore a curly reddish wig, and never spoke during performances (he blew a horn or whistled to communicate). (Personality, please) (23 November, 1888 – 28 September, 1964) frequently used props such as a horn cane, made up of a lead pipe, tape, and a bulbhorn, and he played the harp in most of his films.

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IV) She was ‘discovered’ while working at an ice cream parlor where one of the customers, actor William Demarest, took notice of her and eventually helped her get into films. (Personality, please) (23 November, 1915 – 03 December, 2003) became a fixture at Paramount Pictures from 1938 to 1943, where she appeared in as many as six films per year, including “Sing You Sinners” (1938) with Bing Crosby, and “The Lady's from Kentucky” (1939) with George Raft. She moved to RKO in 1944. Among her leading men were Ronald Colman, William Holden, Basil Rathbone, Dick Powell, and Robert Preston (in “Night of January 16th” (1941), and “Night Plane from Chungking” (1943)). Her films include “Christmas in July” (1940), “Isle of the Dead” (1945), “Johnny O'Clock” (1947), “The Man from Colorado” (1948), and “The Crooked Way” (1949).

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V)(Personality, please)(23 November, 1914 – 06 October, 2006) was an American mystery, action adventure, and science fiction writer, as well as the coiner of such terms as "space opera". His most famous novel may be “The Year of the Quiet Sun”(1970), which won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award and was nominated for the Nebula Award. Other notable books include “The Lincoln Hunters”, in which time-travellers from an oppressive future society seek to record Abraham Lincoln's "lost speech" of May 19, 1856. It contains a vivid description of Lincoln and his time, seen through the eyes of a future American who feels that Lincoln and his time compare very favorably with the traveler's own.

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VI) An American actor, comedian, and voice actor, (Personality, please) (23 November, 1936 – 20 December, 2010) was known for his role as the erudite, unflappable police detective Arthur P. Dietrich on the ABC sitcom “Barney Miller”, for which he was nominated for three Emmy Awards.

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VII) Standing 3' 11, (Personality, please) (23 November, 1951 – 02 May, 1990) was an English actor, one of the best known dwarf actors in television and film, known for his roles in the films “Time Bandits” (1981), and “The Bride” (1985), and television series such as “L.A. Law”, “The Wizard”, and “Captain Planet and the Planeteers”.

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VIII) This British film, stage, and television actor (23 November 1959) is known for his roles as Michael Carrington in “Grease 2" (1982) and as Miles Colby in “The Colbys”(1985–87) and its parent show “Dynasty”(1985–86).

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This state is nicknamed "The Land of Opportunity".
This state borders the Mississippi River along it's easter flank.
This state was part of the huge land parcel known as the Louisiana Purchase.
Arkansas!!!hehehe

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Nov 23, 2012
 
Alex Trebek wrote:
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$100 ~ In a 1964 play the Marquis de Sade and other madmen re-enact the 1793 bathtub murder of this Frenchman
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$200 ~ "Teahouse" is a 1957 Chinese play, and this is the longer title of a 1953 work set in Japan
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$300 ~ This 1938 play depicts the romance & marriage of George Gibbs & Emily Webb
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$400 ~ Editor Walter Burns schemes to hold on to reporter Hildy Johnson in this 1928 farce
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$400 ~ 2 major airports, JFK & LaGuardia, lie on this island
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$600 ~ Wisconsin's Apostle Islands lie in this Great Lake
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$800 ~ Antigua, Redonda, & this island form an independent state in the Caribbean
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$1000 ~ More than half of this nation's population lives on New Providence Island
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Bahamas

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$500 ~ In 1920 Betelgeuse in this constellation became the first star whose size was measured
What is Orion

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$600 ~ In the early 1860s the Bisson brothers climbed to the top of this highest peak & took photos
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$1000 ~ The Flinders Ranges in this country extend about 300 miles from near Port Pirie to near Lake Eyre
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$400 ~ Benn wafers, crackers made of this seed, are a popular Charleston, South Carolina treat
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$500 ~ The dough for the "beaten" type of this quick bread needs at least 200 strokes
sesame

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Repost ....______ EDUCATION __________

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$1000 ~ He was chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities before becoming Secretary of Education in 1985
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$1000 ~ Horseshoe Bend National Military Park in Alabama marks the site of this Indian war's last battle
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Repost ....______ POT LUCK __________

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$1000 ~ Tia Maria, a liqueur made from Blue Mountain coffee beans, comes from this country
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__________ MONTHS __________

Columbus discovered the New World during this month

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