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Fun History Trivia Questions and Answers

Fun History trivia questions and answer from around the world!

 

Fun history trivia questions and answers.

 

What was the first country to recognize Mexico's independence, in 1836?
A: The U.S.

What encyclopedia's first edition, in 1771, described California as "a large country of the West Indies"?
A: Encyclopedia Britannica's.

Who was the only American to become vice president and president after resignations?
A: Gerald Ford.

What year did the Dow Jones Industrial Average break both the 4000 and 5000 marks?
A:
1995 .

Who saw his crew dine on wormy biscuits and rats on his fourth voyage to the New World?
A: Christopher Columbus.

What disgraced vice president's high school yearbook quote read; "An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow"?
A: Spiro Agnew.

Who was the youngest man to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
A: Colin Powell.

Which of Henry VIII's wives gave birth to Elizabeth I?
A: Anne Boleyn.

What 19th-century president erroneously noted: "The ballot is stronger than the bullet"?
A: Abraham Lincoln.

What country led all Arab nations in the number of troops participating in Operation Desert Storm?
A: Saudi Arabia.

Who did George Bush accuse of being "a card-carrying member" of the American Civil Liberties Union, in 1988?
A: Michael Dukakis.

What presidential election year saw Republicans dub Democrats the party of "Communism, Corruption and Korea"?
A:1952.

What position was Eileen Collins the first female to hold on a space shuttle mission?
A: Captain.

What were the Viet Minh called when they crossed into South Vietnam?
A: The Viet Cong.

What Russian cleric was poisoned, shot and finally drowned on December 30, 1916?
A: Rasputin.

Who led the Million Man March on Washington?
A: Louis Farrakhan.

What country suffered the worst two earthquakes in history, killing 830,000 in 1556 and 750,000 in 1976?
A: China.

What Eastern European city was the last city to be liberated in World War II?
A: Prague.

What country used the deadly nerve gas Sarin against its Kurdish minority in the 1990s?
A: Iraq.

What general did GI's nickname "Top Gun" in the Persian Gulf War?
A: Colin Powell.

What trade union was finally legalized in Poland in 1989?
A: Solidarity.

What symbol was first linked to the Democratic party in an 1870 cartoon by Thomas Nast?
A: A donkey.

What Harry Callahan line did Ronald Reagan invoke to "tax increasers"?
A: "Go ahead, make my day".

What explorer of North Carolina never got to finish his "History of the World" while banished to the Tower of London?
A: Sir Walter Raleigh.

Who was president of the U.S. when Uncle Sam first got a beard?
A: Abraham Lincoln.

Who did Adolf Hitler dictate Mein Kampf to while in prison?
A: Rudolf Hess.

What structure was 26.5 miles long until 1989?
A: The Berlin Wall.

What sport sparked a war between El Salvador and Honduras, after an unpopular referee's call in 1969?
A: Soccer.


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