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October Fact A Day

Thanks to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, today’s kids know who Vincent Price is.

October Fact A Day

Bela Lugosi was born near the western border of Transylvania, not far from Count Dracula’s Carpathian Mountains in 1882.

October Fact A Day

To add to the mystery of Boris Karloff, in the opening credits of “Frankenstein” they listed him as “?”.

October Fact A Day

East Hartford, Connecticut Representative, Tim Larson wants to change the date of Halloween to the last Saturday of the month. He says it would be easier on kids and parents because they would not be trying to fit in time for homework and parents would not have to try to rush home to cook dinner and get the kids out to trick-treat before it gets too late.
What do you think?

October Fact A Day

“The Murders In The Rue Morgue”, by Edgar Allen Poe, is considered the first detective story.

Poe did not like the military school his step-father sent him to, so in order to be kicked out, he showed up to class one day in nothing but a tie.
Sandra Scarborough (my mom)

Poe and his wife were so poor that she used the cat as a blanket to keep warm at night.
Sandra Scarborough (my mom)

October Fact A Day

The Texas Rangers, from my hometown of Arlington, Texas, are one game away from winning the World Series.
(Yes, I know it has nothing to do with Halloween.)

October Fact A Day

After the release of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho”, an angry father wrote to Hitchcock, complaining that his daughter was now afraid to take a shower. He replied with a letter saying, “Just send her to the dry cleaners.”

October Fact A Day

The legendary Vincent Price’s father was the president of The National Candy Company and his grandfather invented “Dr. Price’s Baking Powder”, the first cream of tartar baking powder.

October Fact A Day

The “Twilight Zone” aired from 1959-1964, with Rod Serling as the narrator, known for his unique way of speaking, pulling his lips back tight, and a cigarette in his hand. Out of the 156 episodes, 92 of them were written by Serling, himself.
Some actors who have graced the show with their presence include Jack Klugman, William Shatner, Burgess Meredith, Buster Keaton, Carol Burnett and Mickey Rooney.

October Fact A Day

It is believed that one of the influences of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the city of Edinburg, his birthplace. One half was well-to-do, with little to no crime, while the other was slums, filled with the poor and heavy with crime.

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