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HISTORY TRIVIA XIII

121) Who was the first First Lady of the United States to wear pants in public?


Eleanor Roosevelt, known for shattering precedent in many spheres, also loved riding horses regularly in the early morning and her famous informality allowed her to comfortably continue wearing her jodhpurs around the White House upon her return. One year, without time to change before she was due to preside over the annual Easter Egg Roll, she just showed up in her riding pants.

122) What military award was established during the Civil War?


Senator Henry Wilson, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Military Affairs, introduced a resolution on February 15, 1862 for an Army Medal of Honor. This measure provided for awarding a medal of honor "to such non-commissioned officers and privates as shall most distinguish themselves by their gallantry in action and other soldier-like qualities during the present insurrection."

123) Which war was ended by the 1763 Treaty of Paris?


The signing of the treaty formally ended the Seven Years' War, also known as the French and Indian War.

124) Which political party was banned in Italy after World War II?


The National Fascist Party along with its successor, the Republican Fascist Party, are the only parties whose re-formation is banned by the Constitution of Italy.


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