Answer – Harry Houdini
Thursday – He died 7 days later at the age of 52.
Wednesday – His last performance took place on this day in 1926 at Garrick Theatre in Detroit. He performed in great pain and reportedly passed out during the show.
Tuesday – He was a famous magician and escape artist.
Monday – This man was born in 1874 in Budapest.
10/24/18 – An airplane mechanic invented the Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
10/17/18 – Yoda was almost played by a monkey.
10/9/18 – A single cow can pass up to 200L of methane gas into the atmosphere a day.
10/1/18 – In Captain America Civil War, Sebastian Stan had buffed up so much they had to make him a bigger metal arm.
11/12/18 – Over 2,500 left-handed people are killed each year by using products intended for right-handed people.
9/25/18 – Mr. Rogers was an ordained minister.
Answer – New Zealand
Thursday – A Māori culture was established here by the Polynesians between 1250-1300.
Wednesday – On this date in 1893, this country became the first to grant women the right to vote.
Tuesday – It has two main land masses – North Island and South Island.
Monday – This is a sovereign island country.
11/13/18 – Despite living most of their lives in water, hippos cannot swim.
9/17/18 – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all banned in China.
Answer – Betty White
Thursday – On this date in 2010 she hosted SNL thanks to a push by fans on FB. She won an Emmy for her appearance.
Wednesday – In her early “golden” years she played quite the “rose” of a character.
Tuesday – She was one of the first women to have control both in front of and behind the camera and is recognized as the first woman to produce a sitcom.
Monday – This actress was born in 1922 and is now 96 years old. She has the longest television career of a female entertainer.
Answer – William Shakespeare
Thursday – He is credited with writing 37 plays.
Wednesday – He was 18 when he married Anne Hathaway.
Tuesday – He invented over 1,700 of our common words.
Monday – This man would presumably be 454 years old today (if his baptism, which was recorded, took place 3 days after his birth).