How did the Los Angeles Clippers get their name?

How did the Los Angeles Clippers get their name?

San Diego team officials didn’t think Braves was a representative nickname for the club. A contest decided on Clippers because the city was known for the great sailing ships that passed through San Diego Bay. When the Clippers moved to Los Angeles in 1984, they kept their nickname.

What are the 15 states of the Louisiana Purchase?

Today all or parts of the following 15 states were formed from the Louisiana territories: Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Texas, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Louisiana.

Do candles evaporate?

As a candle burns the wax melts and is drawn up the wick like when you dip a paper towel into a cup of water. The melted wax in the wick gets evaporated due to the heat from the flame, this dries the wick out which allows it to draw up more melted wax at a constant rate.

What does it mean to be a ‘Maverick’ and where does the term come from?

A ‘Maverick’ is someone who is perceived to do their own thing and follows their own path without being told what to do.The word “maverick” came into use after Samuel Maverick, a Texan refused to brand his cattle.

Is smoke a state of matter?

Smoke is particulate material suspended in a gas (air). The particulates may be very finely divided solids or aerosol particles composed of liquid materials. Smoke is neither solid or gas, it is a colloidal dispersion that is a different arrangement of matter.

Who made the first phone call to the moon?

Richard Nixon: Telephone Conversation With the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the Moon. Hello Neil and Buzz, I am talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House, and this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made from the White House.

How many is in a peck of pickled peppers?

When Peter Piper picked his peck of pickled peppers, he picked the equivalent of 1/4 of a bushel. While no one knows the origin of this word nor how it came to be a unit of measurement, we do know that Peter’s peck of pickled peppers amounted to the equivalent of 2 gallons of dry weight, or 10 to 14 pounds.

Who ran against Eisenhower in the 1952 election?

The 1950s. People. Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) ran against Eisenhower for president as the Democratic candidate in both 1952 and 1956.