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Where did James Cook explore in the 1700's?

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South Pacific. The Cook Islands, part of New Zealand, were named after British explorer James Cook, who landed there in 1773.

Which hotel was once used as a detention center for interned Japanese diplomats?

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Bedford Springs. The 200 Japanese diplomats who stayed at Bedford Springs Resort after WWII weren't allowed to play golf there.

Colonel Sturgis was later dispatched to bring back the head of what rebel leader?

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Forrest. Sturgis searched for, found, and was annihilated by N. B. Forrest.

Who was the captain of the "Pinta" on Christopher Columbus' voyage in 1492?

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Martin Alonso Pinzon. Martin Alonso Pinzon captained the "Pinta", and is considered by many in his hometown of Palos to be the real hero of the 1492 voyage.

What year was the Starbucks Coffee chain first opened?

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1971. The first Starbucks location outside of North America opened in Tokyo in 1996.

Who was President William McKinley's Vice President during his first term?

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Garret Augustus Hobart. Hobart had never held elective office prior to serving as Vice-President.

What was the name of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

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Enola Gay B-29. Paul Warfield Tibbets, Jr. was the pilot who dropped the bomb from the Enola Gay.

Why did the Daughters of the American Revolution refuse to allow Marian Anderson to sing in 1939?

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She Was Black. Because of their discriminatory practices, Eleanor Roosevelt resigned as a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1939.

Which German aircraft was considered a failure?

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Me-210. The 210 was reported to have killed as many German pilots as Allied pilots.

What airline owned the 747 blown up by a terrorist bomb over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988?

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Pan Am. On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, at the time the worst terrorist attack against U.S. citizens.

Which was never declared a war but, rather, was considered only a conflict?

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Vietnam War. Senators Wayne Morse of Oregon and Ernest Gruening of Alaska were the only two senators to vote against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.

What is the term for the amount of money a government owes?

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National Debt. National debt is also referred to as "sovereign debt" and "public debt".

What was the name of Theodore Roosevelt's 1904 addition to the Monroe Doctrine?

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Roosevelt Corollary. The 1904 Roosevelt Corollary stated that the U.S. had the right to intervene in the affairs of all Western Hemisphere nations.

What famous author died the same day as JFK?

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Aldous Huxley. Aldous Huxley, the author of "Brave New World", died at age 69 on 11/22/63.

Most terms that help to identify vulcanological events come from which language?

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Hawaiian. The Hawaiian language consists of 10 vowels and 8 consonants, and is spoken by fewer than 10,000 people.

Where did the Madisons stay immediately following the burning of the White House in 1814?

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Octagon House. Octagon House. In 1815, the Madisons moved into a house on the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 19th Street.

Which U.S. President's wife took over her husband's presidency to finish his term in office?

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Woodrow Wilson's. Woodrow Wilson's second wife finished his term after he suffered a stroke in Colorado in 1919.

What islands did James Cook discover?

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Hawaii. James Cook was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer, he died in a fracas with Hawaiians during his third voyage.

What did the Romans carry away on the Arch of Titus that depicted a Roman victory?

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A Menorah. The Arch of Titus commemorated the sack of Jerusalem in 70 AD during the First Jewish-Roman War.

Calpurnia was married to what famous person in history?

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Julius Caesar. Calpurnia Pisonis was the wife of Julius Caesar at the time of his murder on the Ides of March, 44 BC.

 

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