Sequoias are huge coniferous evergreen trees that belong to the cypress family. They probably originated over 100 million years ago and were once widespread in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere but were almost exterminated by the ice sheets of the glacial ages. Today, the two living species survive only in a narrow strip near the Pacific coast of the US. How high does the redwood variety, which is probably the tallest tree in the world, grow?
Back in the day
The assassination of John F. Kennedy while he was riding in a presidential motorcade in Dallas was a seminal event in American history. Although two official investigations have concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the culprit, the assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation and has spawned a number of conspiracy theories. Who was the "Babushka Lady," and what was she doing at the time of the assassination?
Born on a day like today
Born Jacob Cohen, Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor who appeared in a slew of movies, including Caddyshack, Easy Money, and Back To School. His Manhattan nightclub, "Dangerfield's," was the venue for an HBO show that helped popularize many stand-up comics, including Jerry Seinfeld and Roseanne Barr. Dangerfield was best known for his trademark line "I don't get no respect," which was inspired by what iconic 1972 film?