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North Vietnam - The event is referred to as the Gulf of Tonkin Incident. On August the 4th 1964, the United States became involved in a sea battle. Whom were they fighting?

a. Japan
b. Russia
c. Germany
d. North Vietnam

Sacagawea - Acting as an interpreter and guide, Sacagawea was a Lemhi Shoshone woman.Who guided the "Lewis and Clark Expedition"?

a. Sacagawea
b. Henry Hudson
c. Daniel Boone
d. Davey Crocket

The Macedonian - USS United States was armed with a battery of 55 guns.During the War of 1812, the U.S. heavy frigate "USS United States" captured which British vessel on October 25?

a. The Royal Yacht
b. The Scotsman
c. The Britannia
d. The Macedonian

January 31, 1971 - Apollo 14 was the third manned mission to land on the Moon.When did astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blast off for the moon aboard Apollo 14?

a. January 31, 1969
b. January 31, 1968
c. January 31, 1971
d. January 31, 1965

New York City - Washington's tomb can be found at Mount Vernon, Virginia.Where did George Washington take office as the first elected President on April 30, 1789?

a. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
b. Williamsburg, Virginia
c. Washington, D.C.
d. New York City

Nation of Islam Members - Malcolm X's body received 21 gunshot wounds.Who shot and killed former Black Muslim leader Malcolm X on February 21, 1965 in Harlem, New York City?

a. The CIA
b. The NYC Police
c. Israeli Agents
d. Nation of Islam Members

Aboard a ship off Virginia's coast - Known as the 'Hampton Roads Conference', it was an unsuccessful attempt to negotiate an end to the American Civil War.Where did President Lincoln and Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens hold a peace conference on February 3, 1865?

a. In the Boston Harbor
b. In Williamsburg, Virginia
c. At Freedom Hall in Philadelphia
d. Aboard a ship off Virginia's coast

Rhode Island - Of the fifty states, Rhode Island is the smallest in area.Which state declared its independence from England on May 4, 1776, two months before the Declaration of Independence was adopted?

a. New Jersey
b. New York
c. Connecticut
d. Rhode Island

Muhammad Ali - Ali was arrested on the same day. He was also stripped of his boxing licences.On the 2nd of April, which famous American refused to join the army and fight in the Vietnam War?

a. Martin Luther King
b. Elvis Presley
c. Muhammad Ali
d. Jesse Jackson

Nixon - The Senate Watergate committee was set up to investigate the Watergate burglaries.On May 17th 1973, the Watergate Hearings began. Which President was involved?

a. Clinton
b. Kennedy
c. Nixon
d. Ford

A tornado outbreak - In a 24-hour period, 148 tornados touched down. They caused extensive damage in 13 States.An event known as "The Super Outbreak" began on the 3rd of April 1974. What was this event?

a. A small pox epidemic
b. A conflict with Iraq
c. A prison riot
d. A tornado outbreak

New York - The blackout was the result of lightning strikes. The first strike hit the Buchanan South substation.On July 13-14 1977, which city suffered a major blackout?

a. New York
b. Las Vegas
c. San Francisco
d. Chicago

52 - The Americans were taken hostage in Iran. They were held captive for 444 days.On the 4th of November 1979, how many Americans were taken hostage?

a. 93
b. 67
c. 52
d. 23

May 18th, 1980 - The explosion and aftermath killed 57 people.When did Mount St. Helen erupt?

a. August 10th, 1077
b. June 5th 1984
c. May 18th, 1980
d. September 27th 1992

The World Trade Center - On this date, a Ryder truck filled with 1,500 pounds of explosives went off at 12.17 pm. The truck was located in the underground garage.On February 26th 1993, which US landmark was bombed?

a. The World Trade Center
b. Wall Street
c. Harvard University
d. Los Angeles Times Building

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