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Who was the last of the Tudor dynasty?

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Elizabeth I. Elizabeth Tudor became Queen in 1558 at 25 years old.

Which astronaut was aboard Apollo 11 but did not walk on the moon?

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Michael Collins. Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins was stuck with the job of driving around the block, as it were, in the command module.

As which Russian leader was Vladimir Ulyanov better known?

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Lenin. Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov in 1870 in Russia.

Approximately how many convicts did Australia accept between 1790 and 1840?

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75,000. From a January 1788 arrival at Botany Bay, 75,000 convicts exiled from the British Isles for various crimes landed in Australia by 1840.

Whose domestic program was described as a "War on Poverty"?

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LBJ. The Great Society was LBJ's brainchild, and it would have kept him in office had he not declared war on Vietnam.

What period began in Italy in 1325 which was known for its contribution to the arts?

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Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci is a well known Renaissance artist.

Who made the existence of the "White House tapes" known to the committee investigating Watergate?

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Alexander Butterfield. When asked the question that forced him to reveal the "White House tapes", Alexander Butterfield said "Sir, I wish you had not asked that".

What college did President William McKinley attend?

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Allegheny College. President William McKinley attended Allegheny College in 1860, but did not graduate.

Harry Truman was an exception to which Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1951?

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22nd. Harry Truman could run for a third term because the 22nd Amendment, setting Presidential term limits, did not apply to him.

Which President lost three children to death?

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Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln's first son Robert was his only offspring to reach an old age.

What tragedy took place on April 15, 1912?

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Sinking Of The Titanic. The sinking of the Titanic led to increased safety measures and the creation of patrols to monitor and warn ships of icebergs.

How many professional soldiers did the Swiss Army have in 2004?

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3300. Military service for women in Switzerland is voluntary and includes combat roles.

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.

 

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