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HISTORY TRIVIA VIII

71) When did the Great Depression begin?


October 24, 1929, also known as Black Thursday, was the beginning of the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States. This event was the beginning of the Great Depression, which lasted for ten years.

72) What hurricane struck the Gulf Coast of the United States in 2005?


Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States. At least 1,245 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, making it the deadliest United States hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane. Total property damage was estimated at $108 billion.

73) What were the 1920s called in the United States?


The Roaring Twenties was a period of sustained economic prosperity that saw the large-scale use of automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, radio, and electricity; as well as unprecedented industrial growth. Jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined modern womanhood, Art Deco peaked, and, in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism after World War I, normalcy returned to politics.

74) Who was the first African-American President of the United States?


With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States in 2008 and re-elected to a second term in 2012.

75) What year was the first Internet domain registered?


The first domain name ever registered was Symbolics.com. It was registered March 15, 1985, to Symbolics Inc., a computer systems company in Cambridge, Mass.

76) What happened on July 20, 1969?


Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed humans on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969. Six hours later, Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface.

77) What was discovered in 1985?


The discovery of the Antarctic "ozone hole" by British Antarctic Survey scientists Farman, Gardiner and Shanklin (first reported in a paper in Nature in May 1985) came as a shock to the scientific community, because the observed decline in polar ozone was far larger than anyone had anticipated.

78) Who was Germany's first woman Chancellor?


Following the 2005 federal election, Angela Merkel was appointed Germany's first woman Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In December 2015, Merkel was named as Time magazine's Person of the Year, with the magazine's cover declaring her to be the "Chancellor of the Free World."

79) The sinking of what ship in 1915 eventually led to the United States entering World War I?


RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk by a German submarine in World War I. The sinking caused a storm of protest in the United States as 128 American citizens were among the dead. It helped shift public opinion in the United States against Germany and was a factor in the United States' declaration of war nearly two years later.

80) Who was emperor of Japan during World War II?


Hirohito, emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death in 1989, was the longest-reigning monarch in Japanese history.


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