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Which famous Ford automobile was first made available to the public in 1908?

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Model T. The original Model T sold for $850 and was produced until May 26, 1926.

What was the Opium War between China and Britain fought over?

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Opium Imports. The First Opium War (1839-1942) between China and Britain was fought over opium imports.

Which of the following U.S. Presidents did not reach the age of 90?

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Harry Truman. Truman was 88 when he died in December of 1972.

When did the tragic Who concert take place in Cincinnati?

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December Of 1979. 11 fans were trampled in the tragic December 1979 concert by the Who in Cincinnati.

In what country is NATO headquarters located?

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Belgium. NATO (or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) headquarters is located in Brussels, Belgium.

In what city did Princess Diana suffer her fatal car crash?

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Paris. In August 1997, Princess Diana died after a car crash.

What was the warship that exploded in Havana Harbor, precipitating the Spanish-American War?

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USS Maine. The captain of the USS Maine was Charles Sigsbee.

What was the name of the famously anti-Communist United States Senator?

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Joseph McCarthy. Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin, McCarthy became noted for aggressively investigating claims that there were Communist and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the federal government.

How tall was the Berlin Wall?

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11-13 Feet. The Berlin Wall was officially referred to as the "Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart" by GDR authorities.

In what year did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. make his famous "I Have a Dream" speech?

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1963. Rev. King gave the Dream speech at the March on Washington in 1963.

What year was the invention/discovery of penicillin?

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1928. Penicillin was the first true antibiotic, it was discovered by Alexander Fleming, Professor of Bacteriology at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

Which author penned "The Metamorphosis" in 1915?

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Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka's 1915 novel "The Metamorphosis" is a classic dealing with themes of alienation and anxiety.

Which Persian ruler was the son of Darius?

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Xerxes. Xerxes became the King of Persia when he was just 36 years old, in 486 B.C.

What was U.S. President Grover Cleveland's middle name?

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Grover. President Cleveland's given name was Stephen Grover Cleveland.

What was the Truman Administration Plan to rebuild post-war Europe?

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The Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan was proposed to help all countries in post-war Europe including eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

Who preceded Fidel Castro as political leader of Cuba?

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Fulgencio Batista. Fulgencio Batista preceded Castro as Cuba's leader.

From 1998 through 2001, Robert Mueller held what position?

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U.S. Attorney In San Francisco. Robert Mueller was nominated to become Director of the FBI on July 6, 2001.

What country did Iraq invade in 1990, based on claims of disputed oil?

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Kuwait. In its 1990 invasion, Iraq claimed Kuwait was stealing oil.

George H. Bush was captain of what team at Yale?

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Baseball. George Bush entered Yale University, where he pursued a degree in economics and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1948.

What is the most popular first name in the world?

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Muhammad. As of 2009, the most popular male first name in the USA was Jacob.

 
 

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