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This Quiz includes questions on Who won the first American Idol Contest, What was Times Square called before becoming Times Square, Which city was the popular TV show Laverne & Shirley based and many more

  • Question 1

    1. Who became the British Prime Minister in 1937?


    Question 2

    2. Algeria gained its independence from what country in 1962?


    Question 3

    3. The year 1987 was shortened by how many seconds to adjust the Gregorian calendar?


    Question 4

    4. In 1904, the area that is known as "Times Square" in Manhattan was renamed to Times Square, what was it called before?


    Question 5

    5. The soft drink 7-UP was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg in what year?


  • Question 6

    6. In 1936, Jesse Owens won 4 Gold medals at the Summer Olympics in what city?


    Question 7

    7. In what year was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for car racing built?


    Question 8

    8. In what year did New Mexico become a state?


    Question 9

    9. How much did a single US Postage Stamp cost in 1995?


    Question 10

    10. How long did the Siege of Leningrad last until being broken in 1944?


  • Question 11

    11. Which popular fast food chain restaurant was first opened in 1955?


    Question 12

    12. Who assassinated Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles, California in 1968?


    Question 13

    13. The popular 1970s television series Laverne & Shirley took place in which American city?


    Question 14

    14. What was the name of the first "talkie" feature length film to have synchronized dialogue in 1927?


    Question 15

    15. Who won the first American Idol Contest in 2002?


    Question 16

    16. In what year did the United States return the Panama Canal to Panama?


    Question 17

    17. South Africa's new prime minister in 1989 started to dismantle apartheid, what was his name?


  • Question 18

    18. In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty that ended a state of war between the two countries that had existed since what year?


    Question 19

    19. In 1999, Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia, who replaced him?


    Question 20

    20. In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to what by the International Astronomical Union?


    Question 21

    21. In what year did Maine become a state?


    Question 22

    22. The first World Cup for Soccer (Football) was held in which country in 1930?


    Question 23

    23. Which famous US car manufacturer that was formed in South Bend, Indiana in 1852 stopped production in 1963?


    Question 24

    24. In what year did the Golden Globe Awards start?


    Question 25

    25. Which popular entertainer was inducted into the US army in 1958?



Day Fun Info

From our 1920s Car Page

Late 1920's Chevy 1-1/2 ton truck 1929 Chevy 1-1/2 ton Truck
Price $545.00
The late 20s Chevy trucks were based on a 6 cylinder engine with four speed forward transmission and one rear gear, 4 wheel brakes


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From our 1920s Furniture Page

Full Size Walnut Veneer Twenties Wind Up Phonograph Portable Phonograph
Price: $29.00
A Portable Phonograph from the late 20's, unlike many of the other 20s items , you can find these for sale at reasonable prices at most antique fairs, I included this as they were found and used in so many homes to play music.