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Who seized the U.S.S. Pueblo and held Americans captive for 11 months?

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North Korea. The Pueblo was captured in January of 1968.

What state did John Glenn represent in the Senate?

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Ohio. John Glenn was a WWII fighter pilot, and the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the earth.

What municipality was annexed by Los Angeles in 1910?

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Hollywood. Film companies first began moving to the area known as Hollywood in the early 1910's.

Which rights for women did Susan B. Anthony and Carrie Chapman Catt fight for until 1920?

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Voting Rights. American women were granted the right to vote in 1920 by the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Who wrote "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"?

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Martin Luther King, Jr.. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray.

What element was used inside the Hindenburg to keep it up in the air?

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Hydrogen. Hindenburg was planned to run on helium, but because of the U.S. export ban, flammable hydrogen was chosen instead.

What did King Louis XIV adopt as his personal emblem?

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The Sun. King Louis the Fourteenth is commonly referred to in France as "Le Roi Soleil" (which means "The Sun King").

How many rounds does a pre-ban Glock 23 magazine hold?

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13 Rounds. Although a pre-ban Glock 23 magazine holds 13 rounds, a post-ban magazine holds only ten.

What were the two sides in World War II known as?

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Allies And Axis. The Allied Powers in World War II included the U.K., USSR, and USA, while Germany, Italy and Japan comprised the Axis.

In 1906, a call for higher vitamin intakes was made to decrease outbreaks of which ailments?

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Scurvy And Rickets. In the late 1800's, English biochemist Frederick Hopkins was the first to declare vitamins an essential part of the human diet.

Who led a Kansas-based saloon-smashing movement against alcohol consumption?

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Carrie Nation. The temperance movement espoused by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1874 was a crusade to reduce alcohol consumption.

What world leader was assassinated on October 6, 1981?

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Anwar Al Sadat. The Egyptian president Anwar Al Sadat was assassinated by an Islamic group called Tanzim al-Jihad on October 6, 1981.

What was the name of the German aviator who flew his plane undetected into Red Square?

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Mathias Rust. Mathias Rust spent several years in a Soviet prison for his Red Square stunt of flying into Red Square.

In World War II, what British submarine was nicknamed "Hunting Submarine" for its exploits?

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Tally Ho. During World War II, the British submarine Tally Ho claimed amongst its victims the German UIT-23 and Japanese cruiser Kuma.

Who was nicknamed the "Iron Chancellor" and known as the unifier of Germany?

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Otto Von Bismarck. Bismarck was the President of Prussia from 1862?1890.

Who was involved in the Chappaquiddick incident?

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Ted Kennedy. As a result of the Chappaquiddick incident, Ted Kennedy pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

What was the model year of the Tucker Torpedo?

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1948. The Tucker Torpedo was the line's model produced in Chicago and released in 1948.

During whose U.S. Presidential administration did sheep trim the White House lawn?

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Woodrow Wilson's. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson had sheep instead of maintenance men cut the White House lawn as a gesture of support for the war effort.

Where can you find the Chartres Cathedral?

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France. Orson Welles used the Chartes Cathedral as the backdrop for a scene in his movie "F For Fake".

Who became the 35th Chief of Staff of the United States Army in 2003?

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General Peter Schoomaker. Early in his career, General Peter Schoomaker was a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander.

 

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