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What famous American's father headed the investigation into the
Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932?
A: General h. Norman Schwarzkopf's. The senior Schwarzkopf was a
retired brigadier general who was New Jersey's state chief of police
at the time of the kidnapping.
What triggered the legendary feud between the hillbilly Hatfields
and McCoys in 1873?
A: The alleged theft of a pig.
What was the powder used by America's Founding Fathers to keep
their wigs white?
A: Ground Rice.
Judge Roy Bean gained fame as the Law West of the Pecos. What was
his brother, Josh known for?
A: He was the first mayor of the city of San Diego California.
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What was astronaut Neil Armstrong's total annual salary when he
walked on the moon on July 20, 1969?
A: Just over $30,000.
What was the name of the prospector who discovered gold in the
Alaska panhandle in 1880?
A: Joseph Juneau--the man for whom the capital of Alaska is named.
In what year did the average American salary pass $100 a week?
A: In 1963.
Which state was the first in the nation to recognize Labor Day as
a legal holiday?
A: Oregon, in February 1887--followed later the same year by
Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
What famous Cherokee Indian was known to the Americans of his
time as George Guess?
What famous words did Francis Bellamy write to commemorate the
400th anniversary of Columbus's discovery of America?
A: "The Pledge of Allegiance"--which was published in "The Youth's
Companion" magazine. Bellamy was on the magazine's staff.
What was the name of the very first ocean-going vessel built by
Englishmen in the New World?
A: Virginia. The 30-ton ship was built by settlers who landed in
Main in 1607, established a colony, but found life and the winter
weather so harsh that they built a ship to escape a second winter.
What was the name of the first permanent settlement in Kentucky,
established in 1775 by frontiersman Daniel Boone?
What is more less known as the "Invisible Empire"?
A: Klu Klux Klan
The motto of what U.S. state is "Regnat Populus" , or "
The people rule"?
Which American city got its name from a vice president of
the mid 1840s?
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is the main competitor with
what other book?
A: Encyclopaedia Galactica
In Texas, someone is killed every year doing what?
A: Painting road lines
What U.S. state has the longest borders with Canada?
In America, people in what kind of occupation have an
average IQ of 104?
From which fictional school did Mr. Chips say goodbye?
Which actor gained the nickname "the muscles from
A: Jean Claude Van Dam
On the Connecticut state flag, there are three what?
A: Grape Vines
What role did the ships "Discovery," "Sarah Constant" and "Goodspeed"
play in American history.
A: They landed in what is now Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, carrying
the colonists who established the first permanent English settlement
in the United States.
What house is the second most visited American home in the United
States--outdrawn only by the White House.
A: Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1784 American settlers established an independent state named
Franklin,,,, in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Where was it?
A: In what is now eastern Tennessee. The territory had been ceded to
the federal government by North Carolina.
How much expense money did Congress allot Meriwether Lewis and
William Clark for thier expedition across America that lasted from
May 1804 to September 1806?
A: The sum of $2,500.
What famous frontierswoman was buried in Deadwood, South Dakota,
wearing a white dress and holding a gun in each hand?
A: Calamity Jane, aka Martha Jane Burke.
Why couldn't surgeon Charles Richard Drew, who organized the
first blood bank in the U.S., donate his own blood?
A: Segregation lasws in 1941 prohibited it---he was black.