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  Trivia Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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Fact of the Day
Thomas Edisonís first major invention was the quadruplex telegraph. Unlike other telegraphs at the time, it could send four messages at the same time over one wire.
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Quote of the Day
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
- Henry Ford
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lope
Pronunciation: /lope/
v : to run or ride with a easy and steady gait
"As a beginner equestrienne, you must learn to lope before you gallop."
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What movie won John Wayne his first Oscar?

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"California, 1984 - To those of us who remember the hurricanes of the 1960's, with their grimly girlish names and their incredible viciousness, a certain excitement has gone out of life. It turned out that hurricanes could be prevented rather easily."
- Dr. Roger Revelle, New Scientist, 1964.
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 Today In History
September 30, 1955
James Dean, the brooding film actor who won acclaim in "Giant", "East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause", died in a car crash in Cholame, California, a tiny farm town. Dean, was killed when his Porsche Spider ran into another car, head-on at 75 miles an hour. Deanís mechanic also died in the crash.
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In October, 1994, Amtrak railways cancelled $2 million in advertising with "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" to retaliate against the frequent jokes Leno told on the show about the railway. Amtrak had complained several times, demanding that the wisecracks be stopped. Leno continued to take potshots, prompting Amtrak's cancellation.
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