196: General Anthony McAuliffe who sent a message to the German just saying “Nuts!” when asked to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge and a campaign by fans of the TV series Jericho who sent in tons of peanuts to CBS executives after the show was cancelled at the end of season one. The show finale had made a reference to the famous “Nuts!” incident. The show was revived and given a proper send off at the end of season two.
197: Whose remarkable literary career is depicted here? “He had writer’s block once,” fellow science fiction writer Harlan Ellison said, referring to his impressive output. “It was the worst ten minutes of his life.”