Special Sub-Topic: History Potluck
|Who are the only three women to be featured on US currency uo the end of the 20th century?|
Sacajewea, Susan B. Anthony and Martha Washington. All of these women were considered pioneers in their fields, trailblazers or famous firsts.
|Where did members of the Nazi SS have their blood group tatooed?|
Armpits & armpit & underarms & underarm. Though obviously useful during the war, this provided a "tell-tale" indication of membership of the Waffen-SS for war crimes investigators after the Second World War. Some SS men tried to remove the tattoos, but in turn certain kinds of mutilations to the skin on the (left) underarm also became highly suspect ...
|What was the bloodiest one day in American military history?|
Antietam. 20,000 men and boys were killed, wounded or MIA
|Which was the first state to secede from the union?|
South Carolina. South Carolina seceeded from the Union on December 20, 1860
|What was the name of the first nuclear powered submarine?|
The Nautilus. The Ironclad Merrimac was, apparently, the first ship to have a flush toilet.
|What branch of the military is nicknamed 'Leathernecks'?|
Marines. The first marines wore high leather collars to protect their necks from sabres.
|Which vessel's maritime tragedy led to the worldwide adoption of the distress signal SOS?|
Titanic. The SOS signal was adopted as the international signal of distress is 1912, the Titanic sank in April of that year.
|At its height of power, what was the slave to citizen ratio in Sparta, ancient Greece?|
|Who was the first President of the United States to win non-consecutive terms?|
Grover Cleveland & Cleveland.
|What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the A-Bomb on Nagasaki?|
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