Song-and-dance man? Actor Richard Gere’s first major acting role was in the original London production of the musical “Grease.” He dances in the films “Chicago” and “Shall We Dance.”

The word “lens,” as a part of the eye or the man-made “camera” or “contact” variety, is derived from the Latin word for “lentil,” whose shape it resembles.

Austin, the capital city of Texas, was named for Texas pioneer Stephen Austin in 1839. Before it was called Austin, it had another name, one that figures prominently in history books. What was that name?

A)
Columbus

B) Lafayette

C) Waterloo

D) Washington

Tuesday’s answer: The 1940 U.S. stamp honoring author Washington Irving was the first featuring a person whose last name begins with the letter “I.”


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