During World War I, American Soldiers were referred to as
Which former vice president shot the Secretary of the Treasury
in a duel?
What were the names of George Washington's wives?
How many times was he married?
What were the names of his children?
During what years was he president?
I don't ever recall hearing that a U.S. B-52 airplane struck the
Empire State Building. Can you point me to an article regarding who,
what, why, when and where?
Why and when was the Certificate of Need (CON) created?
What do the colors red, white, and blue stand for in the
What year did we start Daylight Saving Time?
What presidential candidate won the largest electoral vote total
and what was the total and the year?
Did anyone ever really escape from Alcatraz?
I'm in the 8th grade, and I am doing a report for history. I
need five different events for every year of my life. Where can I find
some news headlines for the years 1987-99?
I have researched literally hundreds of articles and cannot find
the names of the seven senators on the Senate Watergate Committee. Can
you please give me this information or another place where I could
What is the length of the Statue of Liberty's nose?
What president wrote a novel that won an award?
What famous memorial in Washington D.C. is surrounded
by Japanese cherry trees?
Recently, I learned that Justice Hugo Black was once a member of
the KKK. With that in mind, do you know why he decided to go along
with the other justices in the unanimous decision in the Brown v.
Board of Education case?
I am looking for the name of the 700 foot long ship that laid
the first transatlantic cable connecting Europe with North America in
1866. They also say the ship was haunted by a young boy. What is the
name of this ship?
What candidate has run in the most U.S. presidential
I am trying to find a map of the original 13 colonies.
Can you help?
Where can I find official reports of coal mining accidents in
Can you tell me what Ohio's old state capital was?
What are the oldest colleges and universities in the United
I was watching a movie about Pearl Harbor and it said that when
the president asked for a declaration of war (against Japan) there was
only one vote against it. Who was it?
The area that is the District of Columbia was originally part of
What percentage of live births yearly in the United States are
I roughly recall that the motto of the U.S. Postal Service is in
part, "Neither snow nor rain nor dark of night . . ." How does the
rest go? Who wrote it? And where does it appear?
Which vice president cast the most tie-breaking votes in the
U.S. Senate? How many?
Where can I find a list of the Speakers of the House have there
been in the U.S. House of Representatives?
What does it say on the tablet the Statue of Liberty is
When was the first swimming pool built in the White
Was the Union army in control of Fort Pillow before it was
attacked during the Civil War? Were they flying the "black flag"? If
so, what does that flag mean?
Senators were not always elected by the people. Before this, how
did a senator get a seat in the senate?
We need info on The Blackout . . . thinking this was in New York
I needed some information on Civilian Conservation Corps. I want
to know the history of it.
In what year did the federal government move to Washington D.C.
I've been told the largest battle ever fought in the Western
Hemisphere was fought early in the month of July. What was that
I was always told that the Liberty Bell had an inscription
inside the bell. Apparently, the names of different people who helped
fix the bell are there. Could you please check this out and let me
know where I can look for a write up about it?
Which Supreme Court justice has served the longest tenure in
What was established first—The Department of Defense or the
Can you identify and give any details of a prison fire that
occurred in early 1930, before May, that took several lives? It was a
disaster of such proportion that it made the news in Europe as well as
in the USA.
Who wrote the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag?
I can't find the war that the phrase "the shot heard 'round the
world" refers to?
I wanted to know more about the submarine "The Hunley." When and
where did it go down? Why?
I just moved to Toledo, Ohio, and found out about the war
between Ohio and Michigan and want to know where to find more about
it. I thought it was bogus, but then I found a monument that talked
about it and now I'm interested in learning more. Any ideas where I
can find out more?
I would like information about the Totem Trail, probably used by
pioneers in the 1900's. Where did it start? Did it go south to north
or east to west? Where did it end? And what was noteworthy about this
trail, as well as the Chisholm Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the Oregon
Trail? The Oregon Trail passed through Heddinger, North Dakota, and
that's all I know.
How can I locate the Vietnam military draft order. I remember
watching it on TV when I was a child. I would like to review the birth
dates and the order in which they were selected.
George Washington was the first president to use the veto. What
was the bill and why did Washington veto it?
What was the name of the vessel that brought the Statue of
Liberty to America?
How many civilians died as a direct or indirect result of the
fighting during the American Civil War?
A few summers ago I was digging (as I often do) for rocks in my
grandmother's backyard. Somehow I came across a small, heavy glass
piece. It has a date printed on it and it says "PATENT JANY 11TH
1868." Do you know where I can find patent information online?
Where can I find a site that has a list of the order in which
states entered the union and on which date they were admitted?
Was there ever a real wall on Wall Street?
How much does the Statue of Liberty weigh?
I'm in 7th grade and I need to know what the postage rate for a
first class letter was and also I need to know one top story in 1987
for my life story.
How are U.S. Navy vessels named?
What is the first co-ed college in the U.S?
Is there a website that features violent crime
What state was the site of the most battles during the U.S.
How many bathrooms are there in the White House?
Why did Congress (in 1845) select the first Tuesday in November
as Election Day?
What is the origin of the donkey and elephant as the symbols of
the Democratic and Republican parties in America?
Who is the youngest person ever appointed to the Supreme
My friend says there was an emperor of the United States. What's
the story with that?
When was the first Macy's Parade?
What was the first zoo in the U.S.?
Who was Miranda, and where did her rights come from?
Is it true that the Senate restaurants all serve bean soup
Can you give me information about the only woman ever to be
awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor?
Who was the first woman to be elected senator?
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