18th and 19th Centuries

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18th and 19th centuries Trivia QuestionAnswer
What capital was destroyed in 1855 by earthquake and fire?Tokyo (Edo)
What did the Kansas-Nebraska Act effectively repeal?Missouri Compromise
What service began in Britain in 1839?Telegraphs
What was it the task of Robert R. Livingston and James Monroe to negotiate in 1802?Louisiana Purchase
America's first subway line opened in what city in 1897?Boston
Who was the first president of Texas?Sam Houston
Who, in 1705, calculated that comets return?Edmond Halley
How many words long was Lincoln's Gettysburg Address?260
What highly influential prison opened in Philadelphia in 1829?Eastern State Penitentiary
Under what assumed name did Oscar Wilde publish "The Ballad of Reading Gaol"?Sebastian Melmoth
What 1704 battle was a crushing victory for Britain over France?Blenheim
In the Battle of Little Bighorn, two Sioux tribes joined to defeat Custer. They were led by Crazy Horse and whom?Sitting Bull
What did Ben Franklin do in 1752?Fly his famous kite
In 1822 Brazil became independent of what country?Portugal
What battle took place on and near the Plains of Abraham?Quebec
What became illegal in the US on January 1, 1808?Importing slaves
What 1805 sea battle did the British win over the French?Trafalgar
What historic event occurred at Appomattox Court House?Confederacy surrenders
What was the nickname of Mexican-American War hero and future president Zachary Taylor?Old Rough and Ready
What began in London in 1829?A police force
What year did Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific?1805

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