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Q. How much money did President Abraham Lincoln have in his pockets when he was assassinated?
A. Five dollars in Confederate currency
Q. What is the longest word in the English language that contains just one vowel?
Q. What was the first newspaper to publish a railroad timetable?
A. Baltimore American, in 1830
Q. What is the only animal that can see both ultra-violet and infra-red light?
Q. Who was the first person to water ski?
A. Ralph Samuelson, in 1922
Q. Who was the first person to take his shirt off on television?
A. Henry Morgan, in 1946
Q. How much did it cost to bury Rembrandt?
Q. Who was the first female to sing St. Louis Blues at a public performance?
A. Ethel Waters
Q. What was the selling price of the first electric blanket?
A. $39.50. It was made and sold in 1946.
Q. What was the first musical instrument Barry Manilow played?
Q. What was the first city in the United States to use 911 as an emergency telephone number?
A. Haleyville, Alabama, in 1968
Q. "Elvis has left the building" was first said to an audience by what person?
A. Horace Lee Logan, in 1956
Q. Who was the first person to design a ski area in Aspen, Colorado?
A. Andre Roch
Q. When was the one millionth point scored in the National Basketball Association?
A. December 22, 1962
Q. Who was the first person cremated in the United States?
A. Henry Laurens, in 1792
Q. Who was the first pilot to land a plane onto a ship?
A. Eugene B. Ely, in 1911, onto the USS Pennsylvania
Q. What is the only city in the United States that is spelled using only vowels?
A. Aiea, in Hawaii
Q. Who was the first woman reporter to work as a war correspondent for a broadcast network?
A. Liz Trotta. She covered the Vietnam War for NBC.
Q. Who was the only person to be a U.S. Senator-elect, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. President-elect at the same time?
A. James A. Garfield
Q. Who was the creator of the first home satellite television system?
A. Henry Taylor Howard, in 1976
Q. Who was the first female reporter to interview a president of the United States?
A. Anne Royall. She interviewed President John Quincy Adams.
Q. Who was the only vice president of the United States who wasn't white?
A. Charles Curtis, a Kaw Indian, was vice president under Herbert Hoover
Q. Who was the first person to pitch in a Little League baseball game?
A. Frank E. Sipe, on June 6, 1939
Q. What was the first theater in the United States to hire female ushers?
A. Majestic Theater, in New York City, in 1903
Q. Who was the first person to build an astronomy radio telescope?
A. Grote Reber