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Who wrote ''The Star-Spangled Banner''?
Was inspired by the defense of Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812 which he witnessed
Who was the first person in space?
On April 12, 1961. Was in orbit for 1 hour and 48 minutes
Who was the Beatles first drummer before Ringo?
The Beatles had a number of drummers before Ringo, including (for one night only) a local thug who 'volunteered' to play for them!
What was the code name for the invasion of western Europe during World War II by Allied forces
Began on what is commonly known as 'D-Day'-June 6, 1944
What is the official national langauge of Brazil?
Portuguese in Brazil is in fact slightly different to the Portuguese spoken in Portugal
What was the name of the first Earth-orbiting artificial satellite.
It was launched into an elliptical low earth orbit by the Soviet Union on October 4th, 1957
What famous American discovered 300 uses for peanuts?
He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food & as a source of other products to improve their quality of life
What two independent states are inside the boundaries of Italy?
The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian Peninsula
What are the two official national languages of Israel?
200,000 (approx.) in U.S. speak Hebrew at home
What does 'G8' stand for?
The European Union is represented within the G8 but cannot host or chair
What is the name of the system of government in the United States?
According to the CIA World Factbook the United States of America's government type is a 'Constitution-based federal republic with a strong democratic tradition'
What is the official motto of the U.S.?
The traiditonal motto is E Pluribus Unum---Out of Many, One
What bird did Ben Franklin wish was the national bird of the U.S.?
'For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America'
What is the state capital of Vermont?
By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States
What does 'Zip' in Zip Code stand for
Mr. ZIP promoted the use of ZIP Codes for the USPS during the 1960s and 1970s
What is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan?
Population of over 2.5 million
What scientist formed the Periodic Table of Elements
The Periodic Table of Elements that we know and use today has stayed the same for nearly 130 years
Who became President of the U.S. after Abraham Lincoln was assasinated?
Following the assassination of President Lincoln, Johnson presided over the immediate aftermath of the American Civil War.
What U.S. President, renowned for his toughness, was nicknamed “Old Hickory'?
Was the 7th President of the United States (1829–1837)
What is the United States National Flower?
September 23, 1986, the House of Representatives passed a joint resolution naming the rose as the 'national floral emblem' of the United States.
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