Calling balls and strikes? The pay telephone, first installed in a Hartford, Conn., bank in 1889, was invented by a William Gray. Mr. Gray had previously invented the inflatable chest protector used by baseball catchers and umpires.

“The Red Baron” was the nickname of World War I German flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, often remembered today for his fanciful comic-strip encounters with Snoopy in “Peanuts.” The aviator’s nickname was derived from the color of his:


B) Hair

C) Scarf

D) Shoes

Monday’s answer: Other than the British Isles, the only other two European countries where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road are the Mediterranean islands Malta and Cyprus.

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