by Diana Filer
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, NY, on March 24th, 1918.
- Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was the first person to sail the Northwest Passage, 1903-1906.
- Ginkgo biloba is another name for the maidenhair tree.
- The word stogie, meaning cigar, comes from a shortening of the word Conestoga, as the long cigar was the favoured smoke of the drivers of the so-named wagons.
- The capital of Angola is Luanda.