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#180304 Oct 11, 2012
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10) On this date in 1983, The last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of (Community, please), were switched to direct-dial service.
A) Washington, DC
B) Milford, Delaware
C) Bryant Pond, Maine
D) Hoboken, New Jersey
E) Houston, Texas
10) On this date in 1983, the last hand-cranked telephones in the U.S. went out of service. The 440 telephone customers of Bryant Pond, Maine, were switched to direct-dial service.

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#180305 Oct 11, 2012
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11) On this date in 1984, expected to be the largest movie production facility in the world, construction began on the Kamric/Cinergy Futursonics Studio in (Community, please).
A) Washington, DC
B) Milford, Delaware
C) Bryant Pond, Maine
D) Hoboken, New Jersey
E) Houston, Texas
11) On this date in 1984, expected to be the largest movie production facility in the world, construction began on the Kamric/Cinergy Futursonics Studio in Houston, Texas.

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#180306 Oct 11, 2012
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12) On this date in 1984, American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle (Name of Vessel, please).
A) Apollo 7
B) Challenger
C) Pioneer 1
12) On this date in 1984, American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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#180307 Oct 11, 2012
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13) On this date in 1984,(Personality, s’il vous plait)(Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.
A) George Carlin
B) Hugh Downs
C) David Henderson Houston
D) Mario Lemieux
13) On this date in 1984, Mario Lemieux (Pittsburgh Penguins) made his debut in the National Hockey League (NHL) against the Boston Bruins. He scored a goal on his first shot on his first NHL shift.

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#180308 Oct 11, 2012
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14) On this date in 1994, the (State, please) Supreme Court declared that the anti-gay rights measure in the state was unconstitutional.
<the Centennial State!>
14) On this date in 1994, the Colorado Supreme Court declared that the anti-gay rights measure in the state was unconstitutional.

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#180309 Oct 11, 2012
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I) An American businessman of German descent, in 1888,(Personality, please)(11 October, 1844 – 14 May, 1919) bought out his partners and reorganized the company that carries his name. Its famous slogan, "57 varieties", was introduced in 1896. The company was incorporated in 1905, and this gentleman served as its first president, remaining in the position for the rest of his life. Under his tutelage, the company was noted for fair treatment of workers and for pioneering safe and sanitary food preparation. He led a successful lobbying effort in favor of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.
Henry John Heinz

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#180310 Oct 11, 2012
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II) She was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945,(Personality, please)(11 October, 1884 – 07 November, 1962) continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.
[Anna] Eleanor Roosevelt

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#180311 Oct 11, 2012
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III) An American theater producer, director, and choreographer,(Personality, please)(11 October, 1918 – 19 July, 1998) was known primarily for Broadway Theater and Ballet/Dance, but who also occasionally directed films and directed/produced for television. His work has included everything from classical ballet to contemporary musical theater. Among the numerous productions he worked on were “On the Town”(1949),“Peter Pan”(1960) with Mary Martin,“The King And I”(1956),“The Pajama Game”(1957),“Gypsy: A Musical Fable”(1962), and “Fiddler on the Roof”(1971). He is a five time Tony Award winner and a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors. He also received two Academy Awards, including the 1961 Academy Award for Best Director with Robert Wise for “West Side Story”(1961).
Jerome Robbins [Rabinowitz]

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#180312 Oct 11, 2012
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IV) Although her career spanned many decades, she is best remembered as the voice of Wilma Flintstone from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon “The Flintstones”.(Personality, please)(11 October, 1919 – 10 April, 1999) also provided the voice for Pebbles Flintstone, as well as Rosie the Robot Maid from the animated series “The Jetsons”, and the voice of Little Ogee on “Magilla Gorilla”.
Jean Vander Pyl

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#180313 Oct 11, 2012
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V) Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her the first Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. In the 1960s,(Personality, please)(11 October, 1932 – 04 September, 1991) was one of the few female country singers working in what was then a male-dominated industry. Throughout the 1960s, she had country hits within the Top 10 and 20. In the early 1970s, she wrote a popular commercial for the Coca-Cola company, titled "Country Sunshine". In the late-70s, she teamed up with country-pop superstar, Kenny Rogers for a series of duets, which brought her career in directions it had never gone before, earning Platinum selling albums and No. 1 records for the very first time. Her duet recordings with Rogers, like "Every Time Two Fools Collide," "All I Ever Need Is You," and "What Are We Doin' In Love," eventually became country-music standards.
Dottie West [Dorothy Marie Marsh]

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#180314 Oct 11, 2012
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VI)(Personality, please)(11 October, 1961) played college football for Brigham Young University, and played professionally for the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League, and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the NFL in 1992 and 1994, and the MVP of Super Bowl XXIX. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. At the time of his retirement, he had the highest passer rating among NFL quarterbacks who have thrown at least 1,500 passing attempts (96.8), and is currently ranked third. He has also won a record six NFL passing titles.
Jon Steven "Steve" Young

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#180315 Oct 11, 2012
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VII) He starred as Dylan McKay on the TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210", a role he played from 1990–95, and then from 1998–2000. Much publicity was garnered over the fact that even though he was playing a sixteen-year-old when “90210" began,(Personality, please)(11 October, 1966) was actually in his mid-twenties at the time. He returned to 90210 in 1998 (this time billed as a permanent "Special Guest Star") and remained with the series until its conclusion in 2000.
Luke Perry [Coy Luther Perry III]

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#180316 Oct 11, 2012
01) On 12 October, 1792, the first monument honoring Christopher Columbus was dedicated in (Community, please).
<One must draw the line, somewhere.>
A) Denver, Colorado
B) Baltimore, Maryland
C) Jersey City, New Jersey
D) Newport, Rhode Island

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#180317 Oct 11, 2012
02) On this date in 1810, Bavarian Crown Prince (Personality, please) married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The royalty invited the public to attend the event which became an annual celebration that later became known as Oktoberfest.
<Was he mad?>

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#180318 Oct 11, 2012
03) On this date in 1892, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Columbus landing the original version of the (Specify, please) was first recited in public schools.

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#180319 Oct 11, 2012
04) On this date in 1895, in (Community, please), the first amateur golf tournament was held. <a little red hen?>
A) Denver, Colorado
B) Baltimore, Maryland
C) Jersey City, New Jersey
D) Newport, Rhode Island

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#180320 Oct 11, 2012
05) On this date in 1915, former U.S. President (PotUS, please) criticized U.S. citizens who identified themselves by dual, or hyphenated, nationalities.
<Ooh! Look out for that big stick!>

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#180321 Oct 11, 2012
06) On this date in 1920, construction of the Holland Tunnel began. It opened on November 13, 1927. The tunnel links (Community, please) and New York City, New York.
<Are there gardens along the way?>
A) Denver, Colorado
B) Baltimore, Maryland
C) Jersey City, New Jersey
D) Newport, Rhode Island

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#180322 Oct 11, 2012
07) On this date in 1933, the (Governmental Body, please) acquired Alcatraz Island from the U.S. Army.
A) Pentagon
B) U.S. Department of Justice
C) U.S. House of Representatives

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#180323 Oct 11, 2012
08) On this date in 1945, Private First Class Desmond T. Doss was presented with the (Name the Award, please) for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman. He was the first conscientious objector in American history to win the award.

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