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What was the model year of the Tucker Torpedo?

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1948. The Tucker Torpedo was the line's model produced in Chicago and released in 1948.

During whose U.S. Presidential administration did sheep trim the White House lawn?

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Woodrow Wilson's. In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson had sheep instead of maintenance men cut the White House lawn as a gesture of support for the war effort.

Where can you find the Chartres Cathedral?

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France. Orson Welles used the Chartes Cathedral as the backdrop for a scene in his movie "F For Fake".

Who became the 35th Chief of Staff of the United States Army in 2003?

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General Peter Schoomaker. Early in his career, General Peter Schoomaker was a Reconnaissance Platoon Leader and Rifle Company Commander.

What state is home to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library?

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California. People can access the Presidential papers, photographs, and learn about the museum and air force one at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

Who was the first black author to win a Pulitzer Prize?

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Gwendolyn Brooks. Gwendolyn Brooks was appointed Poet Laureate to Illinois in 1968.

To what island was French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte exiled?

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St. Helena. Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled twice, the first time to the Island of Elba.

Who was the grandson of Genghis Khan?

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Kublai Khan. Genghis Khan's cause of death remains a mystery.

On which date was William I crowned?

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December 25, 1066. William the Conqueror was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066.

A purple stripe on a Roman tunic was a sign of what?

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Status. The purple stripe on a Roman tunic was called a "clavus".

Which man wrote most of the Monroe Doctrine?

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John Quincy Adams. Monrovia, Africa, is named after James Monroe on account of his plan to begin sending slaves back to Africa.

What was the name of the anti-Castro group at the "Bay of Pigs"?

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La Brigada. La Brigada was wiped out by Castro's forces.

What U.S. sub rescued the most downed airmen in WWII?

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Tigrone. Tigrone was working right off the Japanese coast.

Which actress did Harry Truman serenade as she sat on the upright piano he was playing?

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Lauren Bacall. Harry Truman's wife, Bess, was not pleased with a public performance he gave with Lauren Bacall sitting on his piano.

Which Austrian psychiatrist penned "The Interpretation of Dreams" in 1900?

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Sigmund Freud. Sigmund Freud's studies of the unconscious mind led to the creation of the field of psychoanalysis.

Who did not serve as U.S. President in the 1980's?

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Gerald Ford. Gerald Ford's term was 1974-1977 and Jimmy Carter was President for 20 days in 1980.

The first large-scale U.S. antitrust lawsuit was filed against which company in 1911?

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Standard Oil. The 1911 Standard Oil antitrust case broke up the 37-firm corporation that controlled almost all U.S. oil.

Who introduced processed cheese in 1915?

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James Lewis Kraft. James Kraft's processed cheese was a result of his efforts to make cheese last longer and taste better.

Which U.S. President drafted the "Fourteen Points"?

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Woodrow Wilson. Wilson's "Fourteen Points" were part of the end of WWI.

What former U.S. Senate leader was born on July 22, 1923?

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Bob Dole. Bob Dole has been awarded two Purple Hearts after his service in WWII.

 

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