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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.

What does the Brady Bill, signed into law by President Clinton in 1993, deal with?

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Gun Control. The Brady Bill was named for James Brady, who was shot during an assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981.

Which U.S. President was the successor of President Andrew Jackson?

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Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren was the first President to be born an American citizen.

What detective agency went after Jesse James & Gang?

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Pinkerton. The Pinkerton detective agency was after Jesse James, and more importantly, the reward.

In which century was the American Revolution?

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18th. American Revolution was fought with help from France.

Where will you find the Crown Jewels of England?

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Tower Of London. The Tower of London was founded in 1078.

What was the family name of the dynasty that ruled Byzantium from 1081-1185 A.D.?

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Komnenos. The Komemnos family, considered to have reversed the decline of the Byzantine Empire, included Alexios I, Anna, Manuel I and Andronicus I.

Which U.S. President died of cancer?

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Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant died of cancer on July 23, 1885.

Which volcano erupted from January 18-21, 1951, causing over 3,000 deaths?

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Mt. Lamington, Papua New Guinea. Mt. Lamington in the Northern Province of Papua New Guinea erupted in January 1951, destroying all who lived there.

What U.S. President's motto was "the buck stops here"?

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Harry S. Truman's. The famous "The Buck Stops Here" sign on President Harry S. Truman's desk had "I'm From Missouri" painted on its back side.

Jerry Brown served as governor of which state?

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California. Jerry Brown sought the Presidency in 1992, losing to Bill Clinton in the Democratic primary.

How many crew members survived the sinking of the U.S. submarine Tullibee in World War II?

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One. Only Gunner's Mate C.W. Kuykendall survived the sinking of U.S. submarine Tullibee in World War II.

In what year was the invention of the pendulum clock?

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1656. Christian Huygens invented the pendulum clock and that was the most accurate clock up to 1930.

How many letters are in the Maltese alphabet?

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29. Malta has one of the "youngest" European populations.

What were "sambucae" used for during the Siege of Syracuse in 212 BC?

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Scaling Walls. During the Siege of Syracuse, it was rumored that Archimedes used giant mirrors to light the Roman sails from a distance.

Which country is Timbuktu in?

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Mali. Timbuktu is in Mali, a large West African country.

What candy inventor produced the first box of Valentine chocolates?

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Cadbury. Benjamin and John Cadbury ended their partnership in 1860 and John retired in 1861, leaving his sons to continue to build the business.

 

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