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Who beat Tommy Burns to become World Heavyweight Boxing champ on December 26, 1908?

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Jack Johnson. In defeating Tommy Burns in 1908, Jack Johnson became the first ever Black heavyweight boxing champion.

Who built the first steam engine powered boat?

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Robert Fulton. Fulton's boat Clermont was completed in 1807.

Who was the U.S. President just prior to Woodrow Wilson?

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William Howard Taft. William Howard Taft, after serving as President, went on to become the Chief Justice of the Unites States.

What was the name of rapper P. Diddy's 2004 campaign to encourage young people to vote?

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Vote Or Die. Hotel heiress Paris Hilton appeared in an ad for the campaign but later neglected to vote.

Who ran for re-election as president in 1916 with the slogan "He kept us out of war"?

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Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson was re-elected president in 1916 and led the U.S. into World War I in 1917.

The Sino-Japanese war was fought between Japan and which country?

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China. The first Sino-Japanese war was fought in the late 19th century, with Japan asserting influence in Korea.

What novel by Mark Twain was published in 1876?

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The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer. Mark Twain published "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", a sequel to "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", in 1885.

Han Myeong Sook became the first female Prime Minister of which country in 2006?

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South Korea. A Seoul court acquitted Han Myeong Sook of bribery charges in 2010.

What is the name of the Jewish homeland, established in 1948?

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Israel. The founding of Israel in 1948 was the beginning of a prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict.

What was Camp David originally called?

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Shangri-La. Camp David was developed for Franklin Roosevelt, who called it Shangri-La after a place mentioned in a 1933 novel.

What was Charles Lindbergh's plane called?

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Spirit Of St. Louis. Spirit Of St. Louis was built by Ryan Airlines

Which of the following Presidents did not die in Washington, DC?

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James A. Garfield. Before his death, President Garfield was taken to Elberon, New Jersey, on the Atlantic coast, to be away from the heat and humidity of Washington.

Which of the following events occurred earliest in the administration of Richard Nixon?

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Neil Armstrong Walks On The Moon. The Pentagon Papers were printed in 1971. Nixon went to China in 1972. And Ford was sworn in 1973.

Which was the name of the Federal Building in Oklahoma City that was bombed in 1995?

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Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was named for federal judge Alfred P. Murrah, an Oklahoma native.

What California theme park did Walt Disney open in 1955?

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Disneyland. Walt Disney's original "Disneyland", which opened in 1955, was created as a way to celebrate America's small town family values.

Who built the Suez Canal?

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A French Corporation. The Suez Canal was built by French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps from 1859 to 1869.

What was the color of the "Ukrainian Revolution" of 2004?

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Orange. During the "Orange Revolution" of 2004, the color orange was seen everywhere, including in upscale boutiques and in cosmetic products.

In what Tahitian bay did Captain Cook first land?

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Matavai Bay. Captain Cook landed at Matavai Bay in Tahiti in 1769.

According to the EPA, air pollution in how many states didn't meet federal health standards in 2004?

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31. The American Lung Association's State of the Air 2002 report listed California as the state with the most polluted metro area.

Which Harley model did the U.S. Army most use in World War II?

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W1A. Harley Davidson Motorcycles used in WWII had a rifle holster by the front wheel.

 
 

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