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1926 Trivia

<< - 1925
World Series Champions:
St. Louis Cardinals
Stanley Cup Champs:
Montreal Maroons
U.S. Open Golf:
Bobby Jones
U.S. Tennis (Men/Ladies):
Rene Lacoste/Molla B. Mallory
Wimbledon (Men/Women):
Jean Borotra/Kathleen Godfree
NCAA Football Champions:
Alabama & Stanford
Kentucky Derby:
Bubbling Over
The Sex Symbols, Hotties and Fashion Icons:
Josephine Baker, Dolores Costello, Marion Davies, Greta Garbo, Myrna Loy, Mary Pickford, Anna May Wong
"The Quotes"

"Every woman knows all about everything"
- Rudyard Kipling (The Eye of Allah)

"Good to the last drop"
- Maxwell House Coffee

Miss America:
Norma Smallwood (Tulsa, OK)
The Scandal:
Harry Houdini died of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix on October 31 (Halloween), at the age of 52. He was unprepared for several punches to his gut, on a dare, on Oct. 22nd.
Nerd News:

The first SATs took place on June 23, 1926. They were called the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The SATs changed names in 1990, becoming the Scholastic Assessment Test. The first 'college board' exams were in 1901.

Maidenform's uplifting brassiere was patented in 1926. The adjusted strap fastener came out in 1942.

Dr. Robert Gioddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16th... it traveled about 184 feet.

Q-Tips Baby Gays (invented as 'Baby Gays' in 1923) were rebranded and sold. The "Q" stands for quality. The "Tips" are the cotton thingys on both ends.

The Habit:
Reading Hemingway's 'The Sun Also Rises'