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St. Louis Missouri "Firsts"
"St. Louis, Missouri, is home to a number of "firsts." How many of them do you know?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The Eads Bridge crossed the Mississippi River in 1874 at St. Louis. What "first" did this bridge feature?
It allowed automobiles to cross the Mississippi for the first time
It was the first pedestrian/railroad bridge ever built across the Mississippi
It connected Missouri and Illinois for the first time
It was the first structural alloy steel bridge across the Mississippi
What St. Louis building holds the title of the world's first skyscraper?
The Sullivan Building
The Railway Exchange
The Wainwright Building
What invention did Nikola Tesla demonstrate publicly for the first time in St. Louis in 1893?
Alternating current (AC) electricity
St. Louis hosted the World's Fair in 1904. What other 1904 St. Louis event was a "first" for the United States?
(Most countries in the world participate in this event)
Although the automobile was invented elsewhere, what key support facility for the automobile first appeared in St. Louis in 1905?
(Before 1905, drug stores served this purpose.)
St. Louis boasts one of the nation's premier art museums. What "first" action did St. Louis take in 1907 to support the museum?
The city opened the St. Louis Zoo, the revenues of which helped support the museum
The city allocated funds to purchase several Monet paintings, adding prestige to the museum
City voters approved a tax to support the museum
The museum switched to free admission
Teddy Roosevelt became the first president to ride in an airplane in St. Louis in 1910.
What other early flight-related event occurred in St. Louis for the first time?
World's first woman pilot to took the skies
World's first parachute jump from an airplane
World's first four-engine bomber plane took flight
World's first dirigible (blimp) took flight
What operation was successfully performed for the first time in 1933 in St. Louis?
First successful lung cancer operation
First successful plastic surgery
First successful appendectomy
First successful bypass
St. Louis was the site of the first-ever lunch-counter sit-in protest in 1944.
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