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What classic horror novel did Mary Shelley write?

Frankenstein

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22 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which war was triggered by the shooting of a pig?

 

21 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

PIG WAR

Answer: The “Pig War” was a confrontation between the American Army and British Royal Navy on San Juan Island that began in the summer of 1859 after an American settler shot a British pig on the island that both nations claimed. The “Pig War” is celebrated because it was ultimately resolved by negotiation and compromise instead of by guns and force, and there were no casualties except the pig. The confrontation and its resolution are also significant in history because it led to the San Juan Islands being awarded to the United States instead of Great Britain.

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17 hours ago, phkrause said:

What classic horror novel did Mary Shelley write?

Frankenstein

 

14 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

FRANKENSTEIN

Answer: Frankenstein is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley and published on this day in 1818. The novel tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was nineteen, and the novel was published when she was twenty-one. The first edition was published anonymously in London in 1818. Shelley's name appears on the second edition, published in France in 1823. Shelly was inspired to write the legendary novel after entering a friendly competition to see who could write the best horror story.

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Which U.S. President gave "fireside chats" on the radio during the Great Depression?

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What was the original name of the NY Yankees franchise?

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On 3/12/2019 at 12:22 PM, phkrause said:

Which U.S. President gave "fireside chats" on the radio during the Great Depression?

 

21 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

FRANKLIN D ROOSVELT

Answer: On this day in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his first national radio address—or “fireside chat”—broadcast directly from the White House. At the time, the U.S. was at the lowest point of the Great Depression, with between 25 and 33 percent of the workforce unemployed. The nation was worried, and Roosevelt’s address was designed to ease fears and to inspire confidence in his leadership. Roosevelt went on to deliver 30 more of these “fireside chats”. They reached an astonishing number of American households, 90 percent of which owned a radio at the time.

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On 3/12/2019 at 4:09 PM, phkrause said:

What was the original name of the NY Yankees franchise?

 

22 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

THE  HIGHLANDERS

Answer: On this day in 1903, the New York Highlanders were given the go-ahead by team owners to join baseball’s American League. The Highlanders had recently moved from Baltimore, where they were called the Orioles and had a winning tradition dating back to the 1890s. Called the “Yankees” by fans, the team officially changed its name to the New York Yankees in 1913, and went on to become the most dominant franchise in American sports. The Yankees have won a record 27 World Series and 40 American League pennants.

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Which Marlon Brando movie was banned in Italy?

Last Tango in Paris

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Which U.S. city was founded by Mormons?

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16 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which Marlon Brando movie was banned in Italy?

Last Tango in Paris

 

4 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

LAST  TANGO  IN  PARIS

Answer: The movie Last Tango in Paris starring Marlon Brando was released in Italy on December 15, 1972, grossing an unprecedented $100,000 in only six days. One week later, however, police seized all copies on the order of a prosecutor, who defined the movie as "self-serving pornography", and its director Bernardo Bertolucci was put to trial for "obscenity". On January 26, 1976 the Italian Supreme Court ordered all copies to be destroyed. Bertolucci was served with a four month suspended sentence in prison and had his civil rights revoked for five years. In 1987, fifteen years after the film's release, a new ruling allowed the film to be released in Italy.

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16 hours ago, phkrause said:

Which U.S. city was founded by Mormons?

 

5 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

SAALT  LAKE  CITY

Answer: Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Utah. Salt Lake City was originally founded in 1847 by a group of Mormon pioneers. (Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.) The pioneers, led by Brigham Young, were the first non-Indians to settle permanently in the Salt Lake Valley. The Mormons came to the valley in search of a region where they could practice their religion, free from persecution. When Brigham Young first saw the valley he said, "This is the right place." The world headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located in Salt Lake City.

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Who was awarded the first official Gold Record?

Perry Como

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On 3/14/2019 at 2:00 PM, phkrause said:

Who was awarded the first official Gold Record?

Perry Como

Answer: The Recording Industry Association of America awarded its first official Gold Record on this day in 1958, to Perry Como for his smash-hit single “Catch a Falling Star.” The single won Como the 1959 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Performance, Male. Introduced by the RIAA as a way “to create a standard by which to measure sales,” the Gold Award honored records that sold 500,000 copies in the United States. The RIAA had already gifted an unofficial gold-sprayed record to Glen Miller in 1942 for his hit "Chattanooga Choo Choo." Source: RIAA

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During the 2000 presidential election, what did Al Gore's critics say he claimed to have invented?

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On 3/15/2019 at 3:19 PM, phkrause said:

During the 2000 presidential election, what did Al Gore's critics say he claimed to have invented?

Answer: Former Vice President Al Gore is frequently quoted as claiming credit for the invention of the internet, but what he actually said in a 1999 CNN interview was “I took the initiative in creating the internet.” Gore was widely mocked for this statement. But the men who did invent the internet, TCP/IP designers Bob Kahn and Vint Cerf, argue that Gore was “the first political leader to recognize the importance of the internet and to promote and support its development.” As a Senator in the 1980s Gore urged government agencies to consolidate what at the time were several dozen different and unconnected networks into an “Interagency Network”.

ps:I'm glad they cleared that up! One of the reasons I've never cared for this man is because for that!!

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22 hours ago, phkrause said:

The American Legion is a nationwide organization that represents what group of people?

 

18 hours ago, dgrimm60 said:

VETERANS

Answer: The American Legion is a U.S. war veterans organization. The organization was founded on this day in 1919, in Paris, France. Veterans who served at least one day of active duty during wartime, or are serving now, are potentially eligible for membership in The American Legion. There are nearly 2 million members of The American Legion, making it the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization. The organization played the leading role in drafting and passing of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, otherwise known as the "GI Bill."

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What is the motto of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point?

It should be "God, Home, Country"  But its Duty, Honor, Country

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