Stan’s Trivia Bits


“The Ed Sullivan Show,” originally called “Toast of the Town,” was a Sunday night fixture on CBS for 23 years (1948 to 1971). Sullivan and his boss, CBS owner William Paley, were born on the same date: Sept. 28, 1901.

What U.S. president is credited with saying, “Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time”?

A) John Adams

B) Abraham Lincoln

C) Theodore Roosevelt

D) Jimmy Carter

Tuesday’s answer: In a press conference after the first manned Gemini flight, the five-hour Gemini III in 1965, astronaut John Young admitted that he had smuggled a corned beef sandwich aboard the spacecraft. Both he and command pilot Gus Grissom took a few bites before restowing it.