Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mi$$i$$ippi Trivia

100. Oliver Pollock was the largest individual financial contributor to the American War of Independence, and is buried near Pinckneyville. He is best known, however, as the man who invented the dollar ($) sign.

Source: visitmississippi.org

5 comments:

vhdawg said...

Strangely enough, just last night I was wondering about the origin of the dollar sign, and thinking of when you used to see the cent sign on typewriters but not anymore.

Random, I know.

mrs.h said...

not anymore to the typewriters or the cent sign?

Jennifer said...

That is really, really random vhdawg.

Marshall Ramsey said...

It's (option) $ on my keyboard

vhdawg said...

I thought so too. But true. And of course I was thinking about it while driving, so I forgot about it before I could hit up wikipedia and find out the answer.