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Obscure U. S. History #1
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15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Who declared himself as Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico, thus becoming the laughing stock of the nineteenth century?
Emperor Joshua Norton I
General Winfield Scott
On May 12th, 1975, Forces of the Khmer Rouge seized an American ship in the Gulf of Siam. What was its name?
Who was the first person officially to hold the title of President of the United States in Congress Assembled?
Arthur St. Clair
One state initially refused to sign the Articles of Confederation. Which state was it?
What American warship was captured by North Korea in 1968?
What ship was attacked by Israeli forces in 1967?
What President of the United States was almost named King of the United of the States by the Continental Army?
What Olympics games were an embarrassing shambles?
1904 St. Louis
Here's a real toughie. Who is most arguably the twelfth President of the United States?
David Rice Atchison
James K. Polk
What great fire claimed the most casualties in United States history?
The Coconut Grove fire
The great Chicago Fire
The Peshtigo fire
The great Circus fire
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