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In 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 10 million gallons of what substance in Alaska?

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Crude Oil. The March 24, 1989, Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska's Prince William Sound was the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

What name did Jacques Cousteau call his main research vessel?

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Calypso. On July 11, 1996 the Calypso sank in Singapore Harbor.

What was the first CD console system to come out?

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Phillips CDI. The PlayStation was originally going to be an add on piece for the SNES.

What was the family name of Mary Queen of Scots?

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Stuart. Mary Queen of Scots was executed for treason against Queen Elizabeth I.

Which tribe of Native Americans walked the now-famous Trail of Tears?

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Cherokee. The march along the famous Trail of Tears was walked by the Cherokee of North Carolina to Oklahoma in the mid-1800's.

Which U.S. President died while serving in the House of Representatives?

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John Quincy Adams. John Quincy Adams died in the Speaker's Room on February 23, 1848.

In which city were the 1948 Republican, Democratic and Progressive Party's conventions held?

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Philadelphia. The famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" photograph was taken at the end of the 1948 election.

Amelia Earhart was the first woman to do what?

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Fly Solo Across The Atlantic. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean by herself.

What spread the Black Death through Medieval Europe?

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Fleas. The Black Death was one of the most lethal plagues in human history.

Which of the original Mercury astronauts walked on the moon?

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Alan Shepard. Alan Shepard was the only one of the original seven to make it to the moon.

What was the first birth-control pill available in the U.S.?

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Envoid. Envoid was approved by the F.D.A. in 1960.

What country did King Farouk rule from 1936-1952?

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Egypt. Due to a revolution King Farouk was forced to abdicate his throne in 1952.

Who succeeded Neville Chamberlain as British prime minister in 1940?

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Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill's stubborn insistence on seeing Adolf Hitler crushed was a crucial element in Britain's World War II success.

In what state did the Sioux uprising of 1862 take place?

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Minnesota. In the early fall of 1862, the Sioux attacked the settlers of Minnesota.

Which of the following was a task of medieval trade guilds?

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Regulate Prices. The earliest guild with economic power was called the guild merchant.

Which Nazi prisoner of war camp was near the River Mulde?

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Colditz Castle. Colditz Castle overlooks the River Mulde, near Dresden, Germany.

Who invented the telephone?

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Alexander Graham Bell. The first telephone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell to his assistant Thomas Watson.

What country did Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi lead?

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Malaysia. From 2003 to 2009, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi led Malaysia.

Which U.S. state was originally known as the Republic of New Connecticut?

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Vermont. Vermont was originally called the Republic of New Connecticut, and had the first written constitution in North America.

What was the first operational jet-fighter in history?

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Me 262. The Me 262 is also called "schwalbe" which is German for "swallow" and also means "diving" in soccer.

 

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