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Which country was formerly known as Persia?

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Iran. Scholars actually still argue about the merits of using the name "Persia" to refer to either the entire country known to most of us as Iran, or at least to a province within it.

Which British luxury liner first set sail on September 20, 1906?

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RMS Mauretania. In 1906, the maiden voyage of the RMS Mauretania ushered in the age of trans-Atlantic luxury liners.

What major event did the United States celebrate in 1976?

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Bicentennial. The 1976 United States Bicentennial commemorated the 200-year anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Who was the Democratic candidate for Vice President in the election of 1920?

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt was an unsuccessful candidate for Vice-President 12 years before he was elected President in his first of four terms.

Who was the mayor of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck?

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Ray Nagin. Nagin was elected mayor in May of 2002.

Who made up the Second Triumvirate in the Roman republic in addition to Octavian and Mark Antony?

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Marcus Lepidus. After Julius Caesar's assassination, Marcus Lepidus, Mark Antony and Octavian made up the Second Triumvirate.

What event in 1969 started the Gay Rights Movement?

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Stonewall Rebellion. The Stonewall Rebellion started with a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village.

Saddam Hussein was the President of which country?

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Iraq. Saddam Hussein was the president of Iraq from 1979 until toppled in 2003, during the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

W.E.B. Du Bois was the leader of which civil rights group, founded in 1909?

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NAACP. W.E.B. Du Bois was on the staff of Atlanta University when he founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909.

In what year did the Battle of Hastings occur?

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1066 Ad. Duke William of Normandy led the Battle of Hastings with 600 ships.

How many people died from scurvy on Captain Cook's first voyage?

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None. Although three people had scurvy on Captain Cook's first voyage, none of them died which was a first for the British Navy.

Which American astronaut went into space aboard the "Freedom 7" in 1961?

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Alan Shepard. Alan Shepard's 1961 flight in the "Freedom 7" marked the first time an American reached outer space.

What was Josef Stalin's nationality?

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Georgian. Joseph Stalin was "Time" Magazine's Man of the Year in 1939.

Who commanded the French army in India during the Seven Years War?

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Dupleix. Dupleix faced off against English General Robert Clive.

What type of telephone was first introduced in 1919?

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Dial Telephone. The introduction of the dial telephone caused telephone operators to go on strike, fearing for their jobs.

During World War II, men in the Air Corps who did not fly bore which nickname?

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Kiwi. Kiwi was used as a slang expression because the kiwi does not fly.

Who makes federal laws in the United States?

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Congress. The United States Congress meets in Washington, D.C. in two houses of the Capitol.

Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of which country?

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India. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India for fifteen years.

What did Medieval Knights place on their sword handles to give them a more secure grip?

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Sharkskin. Traditionally, sharkskin is made from a combination of mohair, wool and silk.

Whose Algonquin-language Indian name meant "Panther in the Sky"?

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Tecumseh. On the night Shawnee Indian Tecumseh was born, a meteor was seen streaking across the sky.

 

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