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Zsa zsa gabor was the first, and only, recipient of Golden Globe Award for Most Glamorous Actress. She won it in 1958, after which the category was deleted.

Galileo had turned totally blind shortly before his death, probably because of the damage done to his eyes over many years of looking at the sun through a telescope.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies cloakroom in the ancestral castle of Blenheim. His mother was attending a formal ball there when she prematurely delivered.

Martha Washington is the only woman whose portrait has ever appeared on a US currency note.

After the death of Albert Einstein his brain was removed by a pathologist and put in a jar for future study.

Queen Lydia Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian Islands. She was also the only Queen the United States ever had.

The oldest actor to win a Best Actor Oscar is Henry Fonda. He was 76 when he won it.

Charlie Chaplin once lost a contest for a Charlie Chaplin look alike.

James Buchanan was the only unmarried president of the United States.

In 1930, Ellen Church became the world’s first airline stewardess.

The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Jean Henry Dunant, who was the founder of the Swiss Red Cross.

Margaret Sanger established the first birth control clinic, in the year 1917.

Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, had musophobia, the fear of mice.

US president Franklin D Roosevelt is the only man to receive the Time’s Man of the Year award thrice. He received it in the years 1932, 1934 and 1941.

The 20th president of United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time.

Astronaut John Glenn ate the first meal in space when he ate pureed apple sauce squeezed from a tube abroad friendship in 1962.

Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.

Ramses II a Phoroah of Egypt died in 1225 B.C. At the time of his death, he had fathered 96 sons and 60 daughters.

Elvis Presley made only one television commercial – an ad for a doughnut company, in 1954.

Abraham Lincoln, who invented a hydraulic device for lifting ships over shoals, was the only US president ever granted a patent.

First lady Eleanor Roosevelt ate three chocolate-covered garlic balls every morning. Her doctor recommended this to improve her memory.

Laws forbidding the sale of sodas on Sunday prompted William Garwood to invent the ice cream sundae in 1857.

Alexander the Great was one of the most famous generals in history. He conquered much of the early civilized works, and introduced Greek ideas and ways to the people he conquered.

Compulsive shopping was identified by a German psychiatrist almost a hundred years ago. Clinically it is known as Oniomania.

Isaac Newton was a bad student who was admitted to Trinity College on the condition that he would do some domestic chores.

In July 1934 Babe Ruth paid a fan $20 for the return of the baseball he hit for his 7000th career home run.