To free the gardeners for military service. The sheep of state--which
at one point numbered 18--not only grazed and kept the lawn
well manicured, but their wool was auctioned off to raise money
for the Red Cross.
2. Benjamin Franklin.
Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich established the first rubber
company west of the Alleghenies in Akron, Ohio, in 1870.
3. 30. Each player
4. Hall of Fame pitcher
Whitey Ford, who was known as the Chairman of the Board during
his years with the New York Yankees.
5. The nematode.
In 1998 scientists at the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England,
and Washinton University in St. Louis, Missouri, announced that
the millimeter-long worm has 19,099 genes spread out among 97
million base pairs of nucleotides in its DNA.