Historic American Events Trivia Quiz IIIUS History Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Where did America's first Labor Day parade take place on September 5, 1882?
c. New York City
New York City - In the United States, Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September.
Which important American city did British forces evacuate during the Revolutionary War on March 17, 1776?
a. New York
Boston - The British evacuation ended an eleven-month siege.
What did President Harry S. Truman approve to have developed on January 31, 1950?
a. The atomic bomb
b. The first nuclear submarine
c. The first Intercontinental Ballistic Missle
d. The hydrogen bomb
The hydrogen bomb - On November 1, 1952, the United States successfully erupted 'Mike', the world's first hydrogen bomb.
What important articles did the Continental Congress adopt on March 1, 1781?
a. Articles of Confederation
b. Articles of Immigration
c. Articles of Federation
d. Articles of Isolation
Articles of Confederation - The Articles of Confederation was an agreement between the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states.
Which man was the first officer in the US Navy to receive the ranks of rear admiral, vice admiral and admiral?
a. George Dewey
b. Raphael Semmes
c. David Farragut
d. Oliver Hazard Perry
David Farragut - Surprisingly, David's naval career began as a midshipman when he was just nine years old.
On September 15, 1789, the US Department of State was renamed from what previous name?
a. Department of Foreign Affairs
b. Department of Outside Affairs
c. Foreign and Outside Affairs
d. Department of Foreign Interests
Department of Foreign Affairs - The US Department of State is responsible for international relations.
Following in the footsteps of Elisha Collier, which American inventor from Connecticut invented the revolver in 1836?
a. Samuel Colt
b. John Moses Browning
c. Benjamin Tyler Henry
d. Samuel Gardiner
Samuel Colt - Upon his death in 1862, Colt had an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Which US president died after being in office for only one month in 1841?
a. Martin Van Buren
b. Andrew Jackson
c. John Tyler
d. William Henry Harrison
William Henry Harrison - William served the shortest term of any American president and was the first president to die while in office.
According to the narrative, William H. Bonney a.k.a. Billy the Kid killed 21 men before he was shot dead at the age of 21. Who is credited with his death?
a. Pat Garrett
b. Bat Masterson
c. "Wild Bill" Hickok
d. Wyatt Earp
Pat Garrett - After his demise, assorted biographies were written that depicted the Kid in varying lights.
Which US president was assassinated by Leon Czolgosz in Buffalo, New York on September 14, 1901?
a. Benjamin Harrison
b. Theodore Roosevelt
c. Grover Cleveland
d. William McKinley
William McKinley - McKinley was shot twice in the abdomen and died eight days later.
Directed by Tex Avery and released in July of 1940, "A Wild Hare" is vastly considered to be the first official cartoon to introduce which of the following sketch characters?
a. Peter Rabbit
b. Bugs Bunny
c. The Easter Bunny
d. Rabbit (from Winnie the Pooh)
Bugs Bunny - Bugs catch phrase is 'Eh... What's up, doc?'
Which well-known San Francisco landmark made its debut in 1937?
a. Golden Gate Bridge
b. Orpheum Theatre
c. Dutch Windmill
d. South San Francisco Opera House
Golden Gate Bridge - According to 'The Frommers Travel Guide', the Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed bridge in the world.
In July of 1946, which country regained independence from the United States?
c. Puerto Rico
Philippines - The islands were originally granted by Spain to the United States for $20 million in the 1898 Treaty of Paris.
The first U.S. satellite was launched into space on January 31, 1958. What was the satellite's name?
a. Sputnik 1
b. Telstar 1
c. Explorer 1
d. Echo 1
Explorer 1 - Explorer 1 was the first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt.
In November of 1963, the "Warren Commission" was established by President Johnson to investigate which event?
a. Assassination of President Kennedy
b. Need for Troops in Vietnam
c. Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
d. Specifics of the Cuban missile crisis
Assassination of President Kennedy - Although controversial, the commision concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President Kennedy.
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