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    Question: Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?
    Answer: Abraham Lincoln was shot on the night of April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. He died the next morning.
    Question: What major airline began as a crop-dusting service?
    Answer: Delta Airlines began its life as a company called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924. It was the world’s first aerial crop-dusting service.
    Question: How many months was the Pony Express, the pioneer mail service in the Wild West, operational?
    Answer: The Pony Express ran for only 18 months, from April 1860 to October 1861. During that time, Pony Express riders lost only one mail pouch!
    Question: Which structure was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks?
    Answer: The terrorist attacks that struck New York City on September 11, 2001, destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
    Question: What nickname is given to the period preceding the Great Depression in America?
    Answer: The 1920s was dubbed the "Roaring Twenties" because it was a period of great economic growth and consumption.
    Question: What animal did William F. Cody’s Wild West show introduce to audiences in London?
    Answer: Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show brought bison to Europe, where throngs of people came to his performances to see them and other wonders.
    Question: How many stars are there in the American flag?
    Answer: There are 50 stars on the flag of the United States, one for each state.
    Question: What was New York called before it was New York?
    Answer: The original name of New York was New Amsterdam. It was first settled by the Dutch. When the English took over, they renamed the city.
    Betsy Ross showing George Ross and Robert Morris how she cut the stars for the American flag; George Washington sits in a chair on the left, 1777; by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (published c. 1932).
    Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (digital file no. 3g09905u)

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