March Random Info


The last American troops departed South Vietnam, ending nearly ten years of U.S. military presence in that country.

Jeopardy premiered on March 30, 1964 with host Art Fleming.

The U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time in March 1918. 

Violinist Midori Goto made her concert debut in 1982 with the New York Philharmonic symphony orchestra at the age of eleven.

Compact disc players and music CDs made their debut in the United States and the UK on March 2, 1983.  The products were released in Japan the previous year.

To remove unpleasant odors from your microwave, add a tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of water and microwave on high for a minute.  Your microwave will smell lemony fresh.

The dwarf planet Pluto is only four hours away when traveling at the speed of light

The Sahara Desert once had a wet climate.  The area was covered with forests about 12,000 years ago.  Today it is the world’s largest desert.

Professional mime Marcel Marceau had the only speaking role in Mel Brooks’ Silent Movie.

Total winnings of Ken Jennings was $2,520,700 during his record-shattering seventy-four game winning streak on the TV quiz show JEOPARDY! (not including a $2,000 consolation prize for coming in second on his final game in 2004).

In 1958, the Boston Red Sox signed Ted Williams for $135,000, which was then the highest salary in baseball.

Number of postage stamps in Franklin D. Roosevelt’s personal collection, according to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum is 1.2 million.

Source Material: Andrew McMeel Publishing