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American Trivia

How long did the black boycott against the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system last?
A: The boycott, led by the Rev. Marin Luther King, Jr., lasted 382 days. It ended when the city of Montgomery began integrated bus service on December 21, 1956.

What crime led to Billy the Kid's first run-in with the law?
A: The theft of some butter. His second known offense was receiving stolen property--clothes taken from a Chinese laundry.

When and where was the first recorded report of a UFO sighting made in the United States?
A: In June 1947, near Mount Rainier, Washington. Idaho businessman Kenneth Arnold reported seeing nine silvery, saucer-shaped disks flying in formation at very high speed.

Which were the only four states to vote against the Sixteenth Amendment, the amendment ratified 80 years ago that gave Congress the power to "lay and collect taxes in incomes, from whatever sources derived"?
A: Connecticut, Florida, Rhode Island and Utah.

What late Nobel Peace Prize-winning world leader was once a wanted terrorist with a $50,000 bounty on his head?
A: Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The bounty was offered by British authorities in 1946 when Begin led the Irgun underground guerrillas in their fight for Zionist homeland. He shared the Nobel Prize with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1978.

How did Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis get back to the U.S. after its historic 1927 transatlantic flight to Paris?
A: In a pine packing crate, measuring 27 by 12 by 9 feet, that was put aboard the cruiser USS Memphis.

Where was the flower known as the Yellow Rose of Texas first found in the United States.
A: In New York City. A lawyer named George Harrison found it as a seedling in the 1830s on his farm near what is now Penn Station. The rose was brought out west by settlers and --according to legend--adapted by Texans after Mexican General Santa Anna was distracted by a beautiful woman wearing it in her hair.

How wide are the stars from point to point on the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
A: Two feet across. The flag is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

What two changes have been made in the wording of the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance since it was first published in 1892?
A: The words "the flag of the United States of America" replaced the original words "my flag" in 1923; and the phrase "under God" was added in 1954.

How many birthday cards does the average person receive annually?
A: Eight, according to the folks at Hallmark.

What magazine regularly publishes a column called "Street-walker"?
A: Forbes. The street referred to, course, is Wall Street.

The name of what American state capital means "sheltered harbor."
A: Honolulu.

Why were many private clubs able to serve alcoholic beverages legally during Prohibition?
A: Their alcohol had been purchased before Prohibition went into effect. The Eighteenth Amendment didn't ban the purchase, possession or consumption of alcohol--it banned its manufacture, sale, transportation, importation or exportation.


 

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