Small-town celebrity birthplace of the week: Avon, S.D. (current population about 600). Former U.S. Sen. and 1972 Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was born there in 1922.

Industrialist/aviator/film producer Howard Hughes made his first million the old-fashioned way: He inherited it. The basis of the fortune of Hughes’ father, Howard Hughes Sr., was:

A) An inheritance from his father

B) A best-selling book

C) A U.S. patent

D) A gambling casino

Wednesday’s answer: A, S, D and F are the first four letters on the second row of letters on a standard computer keyboard or typewriter.


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