Answer – Atari
Thursday – This company had game consoles with a 2600 and a 5200 in their names.
Wednesday – Al Alcorn was their first design engineer.
Tuesday – In 1972 this company presented Pong as an arcade game and by 1974 there was a home version.
Monday – This company’s name is a term in the game “go” which means a state where a stone or group of stones is imminently in danger of being taken by one’s opponent.
Answer – John Jay
Thursday – He wrote five of The Federalist Papers.
Wednesday – On this date in 1798, this man was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
Tuesday – He was a leader of the Federalist Party and governor of New York.
Monday – This man was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Answer – Harriet Tubman
Thursday – The name she was born with was Araminta Ross.
Wednesday – This woman was a cook and a nurse during the Civil War.
Tuesday – She escaped from slavery in 1849.
Monday – This woman was born a slave in Maryland in 1822.
10/31/16 – Halloween came from a Celtic Holiday called “Samhain” (pronounced sow-in).
10/24/16 – Clara Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross in Washington, DC on May 21, 1881.
10/17/16 – Blue stars are hotter than red stars.
10/11/16 – Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called “Jumpman.” He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.
11/28/16 – A housefly hums in the key of F.
10/3/16 – Some male songbirds sing more than 2000 times each day.
11/21/16 – Staff can play basketball in the Matterhorn at Disneyland.
9/26/16 – P.L. Travers, the writer of Mary Poppins, did not like any of the songs for the movie Mary Poppins except “Let’s Go Fly a Kite.” If they did not have that song she would have probably backed out of the movie deal.
11/14/16 – The Illinois results for the vote for president were 55.4% for Hillary Clinton, 39.4% for Donald Trump, 3.8% for Gary Johnson, and 1.4% for Jill Stein. The Jersey County results were Donald Trump 71%, Hillary Clinton 25%, Gary Johnson 4%, and Jill Stein 1%.
9/19/16 – May 29th is put your pillow in a fridge day.