Historical Whack-A-Mole

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is considered one of the chief catalysts to the start of World War I. The assassination brought Austria-Hungary to declare war against …

Grounds for War

The sinking of what British cruise liner on May 7th, 1915 by a German U-boat was a significant catalyst in turning US public opinion toward entering World War One? Answer: …

High Court Moments

What was the name of the Supreme Court case in 1954 that declared racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional? Answer: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka or just Brown …

A Royal Distinction

Which genetic disease is known as the “royal disease” due to its prevalence in royal families of the 19th and 20th centuries from Europe to Asia? Answer: Hempophilia

We’re Done Here

Which American president was in office when the Panama Canal was officially opened in 1914? Answer: Woodrow Wilson

Working for Peanuts

Which African American scientist and inventor revolutionized agricultural practices in the Southern United States with his work on peanuts and other alternative crops to cotton? Answer: George Washington Carver

Tragedy Replayed

On June 5th, 1968, Robert Kennedy was fatally wounded by an assassin’s gun at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Who was his assassin? Answer: Sirhan Sirhan

King of Swing

Known as the “King of Swing”, what American bandleader and clarinetist led one of the most popular swing bands during the mid-1930’s to the mid-1940’s? Answer: Benny Goodman

Bringing it Back

A technique for dislodging objects when someone is choking using abdominal thrusts was named after the man who first published the maneuver in 1974. What is this technique called? Answer: …

Public Privateering

What successful Scottish privateer, hired to protect England’s shipping interests in the North American colonies, was eventually arrested by the very people who hired him and executed on May 23rd, …