History - Questions And Did you knows

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Trivia Questions (Examples)

  • American History

  • In which American City was there a famous ‘Tea Party’ in 1773?
  • Which war was fought over “the Union” and the emancipation of slaves?
  • What was the USA’s biggest attack of the Vietnam War when it took place in February 1967?
  • Who became the world’s first billionaire in 1916?
  • In which Park was the New York marathon run until 1970?
  • How much of the currency in circulation in the United States was believed to be counterfeit in 1865, when the Secret Service was established to combat counterfeiting?
  • What nation do we have to thank for Florida’s orange crop?
  • What nation do we have to thank for Florida’s orange crop?
  • What Oregonian issued the 1994 statement: “I’m apologizing for the conduct that it was alleged I did”?
  • Which state did Amelia Earhart land in on her first solo Pacific flight?
  • Who set up a club of business people which developed into the Rotary Club movement?
  • What controversial crime fighter did Elvis Presley call “the greatest living American”?
  • What was the source of billionaire recluse Howard Hughes’ original fortune?
  • Who declared he had ‘ a dream’ where all Americans would live as equals?
  • What is Hillary Clinton’s daughter called?
  • In which US city was Al Capone crime king during the Prohibition?
  • What did an enemy have to be, for a U. S. soldier to call him a “believer” in the Vietnam War?
  • Which state along with Florida celebrated its centenary of joining the Union in 1945?
  • Which newspaper did Jackie Kennedy work for just before her marriage?
  • Which nuclear-powered US submarine passed under the ice at the North Pole in 1958?
  • Who was stuck in the spacecraft while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin moon-walked?
  • British History

  • Ten lords a leaping — Which political party was led by Screaming Lord Sutch?
  • Muckle John was the last official royal one in England – what?
  • How Many Children did Queen Victoria have?
  • In which year were driving tests first introduced in great Britain?
  • Florence Nightingale was a nurse during which war?
  • Jack Ketch 1663 to 1686 had what public executional job?
  • Winston Churchill had a dog – what type?
  • In which year were driving tests first introduced in great Britain?
  • Which Home County was absorbed into Greater London in the 1974 reorganization?
  • Who thanked Henry VIII for allowing her to be decapitated bya sword instead of an ax?
  • Woodhenge and Stonehenge are 3000 years old. True or False?
  • Which Lillie was the mistress of Edward VII?
  • Who had a US number one hit with “Cherish” in 1966?
  • To Who did Helen Keller dedicate her autobiography, The Story of My Life?
  • Joan Sandra Molinsky became famous as who?
  • If Superman works for the Daily Planet who works for the Daily Bugle?
  • In 1963, actor Rex Harrison played the character called Julius Caesar, what was the film?
  • Anais Lameche’s the lead singer for what group?
  • What U.S. state has only 113 divorces for every 1,000 marriages?
  • What grow as parasites and saprotrophs, contain no chlorophyll, and reproduce by means of spores?
  • What do you call a substance containing only one kind of atom?
  • American Presidents

  • Who said “I’ve watched a lot of baseball – on the radio”?
  • What building whose construction started in 1792 was once described by one of its residents as “…big enough for two emperors, one pope and the grand lama…”?
  • Why was Elm Street in the news in 1963? Clue — November.
  • Which president was the first to visit China?
  • Who was the first president to wear long trousers rather than knee breeches to his inauguration?
  • What twentieth-century American president was so obsessed with secrecy that he often wrote “burn this” on personal letters?
  • Who was the first presidential jogger?
  • Which 1980s US president survived an assassination attempt?
  • President Kennedy was shot in Dallas in what type of car?
  • Who took part in the first televised debate between two presidential candidates?
  • World History

  • Which Athenian statesman started the construction of the Acropolis during the Golden Age of Athens (460–430 BC)?
  • What ‘y’ is cosmonaut Gagarin’s first name?
  • What ‘n’ was India’s first prime minister, in 1947?
  • Whose last words were “Et tu Brute”?
  • Eleven pipers piping — In which sea did the 1988 Piper Alpha disaster occur?
  • Who was the longest reigning Arab ruler, through 1995?
  • What was created in 196 BC, discovered by the French in 1799 and translated in 1822 by Jean-Francois Champollion?
  • 1996 was the Chinese year of which creature?
  • Who became head of state in Guyana in 1992?
  • Israel was proclaimed an independent state in 1948. Who was its prime minister from then until 1963?
  • Which famous name was accused of the abduction of Stompie Seipei?
  • What was the racial segregation policy practiced by South Africa’s National Party until 1994?
  • How many beds were listed in the palace inventories of France’s King Louis XIV?
  • Which city was besieged by German troops for over 900 days in WWII?
  • Genghis Khan was the most famous leader of what people?
  • What Argentine guerrilla fighter’s long-lost remains were given a hero’s burial in Cuba?
  • What country enacted the War Powers Act to quell a separatist rebellion in 1970?
  • Which of the seven wonders of the ancient world was demolished by an earthquake in 224 B.C.?
  • What offence was former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega tried for in the USA?
  • What was 11th-century Spanish military leader Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar better know as?

History did you knows

In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the pharaoh.
Ancient Egypt
Henry VIII of England had people who were called "Grooms of Stool" whose job it was to wipe his bottom. During his reign, he had four such people, all of whom were knighted.
Henry The VIII
The first fax was sent while people were still traveling the Oregon Trail.
Before Abraham Lincoln became a politician, he was a champion wrestler. With more than 300 bouts under his belt, Lincoln only lost one match in his career and was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame in 1992.
Abraham Lincoln
Until the early 20th century in Mongolia, criminals could be locked up in a wooden box as punishment, sometimes left to die of starvation.
In the Victorian era, it was popular for people to photograph relatives after they had died, often placing them in lifelike poses.
Victorian Era
In 1923, jockey Frank Hayes won a race at Belmont Park in New York despite being dead. He suffered a heart attack mid-race, but his body stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the line for a 20-1 outsider victory.
Horse Race
All British tanks since 1945 have included equipment to make tea.
Great Britain
Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nobel Prize
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima when the first atom bomb was dropped. He then traveled home to Nagasaki the day before the second atom bomb was dropped. He survived both and lived to be 93.
Atom Bomb
While Pope Gregory IX was in power, he declared that cats were associated with devil worship and had them exterminated across Europe. It's believed that the disappearance of cats helped rats proliferate and spread the bubonic plague.
The Pope
Jeanette Rankin became the first female member of Congress in America in 1916, four years before women were given the right to vote.
Voting Rights
In 1493, Columbus thought he saw mermaids -- they were "not as pretty as they are depicted, for somehow in the face they look like men." It's suspected he saw a manatee.
At the height of his popularity, Charlie Chaplin entered a Charlie Chaplin look-a-like competition in San Francisco. He came in 20th place.
Charlie Chaplin
History's shortest war was between England and Zanzibar. It lasted only 38 minutes.
Fourteen years before the Titanic sank, Morgan Robertson wrote the novella Futility. It was about the large unsinkable ship "Titan" hitting an iceberg in the Northern Atlantic. Both the Titanic and the fictional Titan did not have enough lifeboats for the thousands of passengers on board.
Seven of the ten deadliest wars in human history have been in China. The Taiping Rebellion alone had twice as many deaths as World War 1.
People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that a safety coffin was invented so the "dead" would have the ability to alert those above ground if they were still alive.
19th Century