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American Trivia

What state, of the contiguous 48, touches only one other state?
A: Maine--it touches only New Hampshire.

The highest and lowest points in the contiguous 48 states are within 75 miles of one another. What are they?
A: Mount Whitney, which is 14,494 feet above sea level, and Death Valley, which drops to 282 feet below sea level at a spot known as Bad Water. Both are in California.

The sign in front of a building on George Washington Parkway in Langley, Virginia, used to say Fairbank Highway Research. What does it say now?
A; CIA--it was changed in 1974 in a Nixon administration move toward more open government.

what was the source of the green copper used to repair the Statue of Liberty for her 100th birthday in 1986?
A: A Bell Laboratory roof in Murray Hill, New Jersey. New copper would have been penny-bright.

Who was the only U.S. astronaut to fly in the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs?
A: Walter Shirra.

What exactly did the Apollo II crew declare on a U.S. Customs form upon their return from the moon on July 24, 1969?
A: "Moon walk and moon dust samples."

Who is famous fro staging the first train robbery?
A: Jesse James, at Adair, Iowa, on July 21, 1873.

What was the name of the ship on which Francis Scott Key composed "The Star Spangled Banner" in Baltimore Harbor, in 1814?
A: The Minden.

French architect Pierre L'Enfant is best remembered in American history for what?
A: He planned the city of Washington, D.C. in 1791. It was known at the time as Federal City.

What was the name of the first child born of English parents in the New World?
A: Virginia Dare, who was born in 1587 on Roanoke Island.

John Glenn was the first American to orbit the earth. Who was the second?
A: Scott Carpenter, on May 24, 1962.

How many women were among the first 105 colonists to settle in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607?
A: None. The first two women settlers arrived in 1609.

When the first census of the United States was taken in 1790, what percentage of the population was African-American?
A: 19.3 percent--of which 59,557 were free blacks and 697,624 were slaves.

What was the name of the man who shot frontier legend Wild Bill Hickok in the back while he was playing poker in a Deadwood, South Dakota, saloon in 1876?
A: Jack McCall. He was acquitted at a trial the day after the shooting, then retried and hanged.

On what day of the week in 1492 did Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World?
A: Friday.

What was originally on the site of America's first mint, the Philadelphia mint, which opened in 1792?
A; A distillery.

What bird was imported to the United States from England in 1850 to protect shade trees from voracious, foliage-eating caterpillars?
A: The English sparrow. Eight pairs were imported by the Brooklyn Institute in New York. They multiplied do prolifically that in 1890, New York City imported starlings to prey on the sparrows in Central Park.

What were the five tries in the Iroquois League when it was formed around 1600?
A: The Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Cayuga. The League later expanded to six tribes when it admitted the Tuscarora.