Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

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Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1899, New Yorker Henry Bliss became the first American person to join a list you don’t want to be on. Famous people on the list include Harry Chapin, author Albert Camus, hockey player/restaurant namesake Tim Horton, comedian Sam Kinison, Jackson Pollack and Jayne Mansfield. Your One Cup of Java Challenge this morning – based on the clues provided, what list was Henry Bliss the first American to join, on this date in 1899?

Answer: People killed in car accidents.

Bonus Blog Trivia: The first person generally thought of as killed in a automobile accident is Mary Ward of Ireland, hit and killed in 1869 by a steam-powered carriage.


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