What is John Hancock famous for?

What is John Hancock famous for?

Born on this day in 1737, John Hancock is most famous for his bold signature. On August 2, 1776, he was the first member of the Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence, the document first demanding independence for the United States from the rule of Great Britain.

Where are Albert Einstein’s eyes kept?

Einstein’s actual eyeballs are in New York City. They were given to Henry Abrams and preserved in a safety deposit box. Abrams was Einstein’s eye doctor. He received the eyeballs from Thomas Harvey, the man who performed the autopsy on Einstein and illegally took the scientist’s brain for himself.

Who invented bowling?

A British anthropologist, Sir Flinders Petrie, discovered in the 1930’s a collection of objects in a child’s grave in Egypt that appeared to him to be used for a crude form of bowling. If he was correct, then bowling traces its ancestry to 3200 BC.

How many moons does Mars have?

Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are thought to be captured asteroids. Both satellites were discovered in 1877 by Asaph Hall and are named after the characters Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread) who, in Greek mythology, accompanied their father Ares, god of war, into battle.

How long is a giraffe’s tongue?

On average the length of a giraffe’s tongue is 21 inches and they can use them to clean their ears.

When did Ireland become divided?

The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 divided Ireland into two regions, the Irish Free State, given Commonwealth status and Northern Ireland which stayed part of the UK. Fiona Allison. The Anglo-Irish Treaty brought little peace to Ireland after its implementation: the Irish Free State plunged into civil war.

What state is bordered by only one other state?

Maine is the only state to border exactly one other state (New Hampshire to the west). Maine is the easternmost state in the United States both in its extreme points and its geographic center.

When did Puerto Rico become a commonwealth?

Puerto Rico has been a U.S. possession since 1898. It became a commonwealth in 1952. Puerto Rican citizens became U.S. citizens in 1917.