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In 1953, Sony Corporation obtained a transistor license from Western Electric Co. that led to its development of the world's first commercially successful transistor radio.
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A total of 602 athletes from the United States competed at the Olympics in Sydney, Australia in 2000.
Sports

The name "celery" comes from the French name celeri.
Food and Drink

Newts eat snails, earthworms, insects, and other small animals.
Animals

The word encyclopedia is derived from the Greek enkuklios paideia, meaning "general education."
Words and Numbers

Nobel prizes are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, peace, and economic science. Economic science was added in 1969.
Miscellaneous

A typical day for a gorilla is to get up early and eat. It eats until it gets hot, then it will nap. When it gets up from its nap, they resume eating until the sun goes down.
Animals

To enforce integration, Dwight Eisenhower ordered the U.S. National Guard to escort students into the Little Rock High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
People » US Presidents

“Rafferty's Rules” mean no rules at all in Australian slang.
Words and Numbers

On October 5, 1953, the Yankees won their fifth straight World Series, a headlining feat never before achieved in baseball history. They beat the Dodgers 4-3 in the decisive sixth game of the series. Additionally, the Yankees chalked up their sixteenth World Championship against only four defeats.
Sports » Baseball

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