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  Trivia Friday, October 24, 2014

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Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, played a central role in Greek history. Called Constantinople, it was capital of the Byzantine Empire. The name Istanbul was not officially adopted until 1930.
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"We are all designed for a specific purpose; we all have something for which each of us, and each of us alone, is responsible."
- Naomi Stephan
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dais
Pronunciation: /DAY-iss/
n : a raised platform, as in a lecture hall or room,generally for speakers
"Don't start speaking until you feel comfortable on the dais."
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"Between changed environmental factors and better drugs, coronary heart disease will be pretty well licked by 2000."
- Dr. Irvine Page of the Cleveland Clinic, 1966.
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 Today In History
October 24, 1939
Women’s nylon hosiery went on sale for the first time - at Wilmington Dry Goods in Wilmington, Delaware. The Dupont Company, the inventor of nylon, is based there.
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In 1989, the Soviet Union began employing what it called "The Sinatra Doctrine" — relaxing the existing controls and letting its eastern European satellites "do it their way." Crooner Frank Sinatra's lyric "I Did it My Way" was popular even in the USSR.
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