~ The world's first televised sports spectacular was the Joe Loius - Bill Conn heavyweight championship at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 1946. It was seen by 45,266 paying spectators at the stadium plus an estimated 150,000 TV viewers.
~ Mouse fur was used to make fake eyebrows that were considered fashionable in the 18th century. Real eyebrows would be shaved off and replaced with fake ones.
~ The Margherita pizza's colors were intended to represent the colors of the flag of Italy - red (tomatoes), shite (mozzarella), and green (fresh basil). Created in the late 19th century, it was named in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy.
~ Sean Connery made his professional acting debut onstage as a sailor in the chorus of "South Pacific" in 1951, in London.
~ The daisy was originally known as "day's eye" because its petals, like the human eye, open in the morning and close at night. Through usage, day's eye eventually became daisy.