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Tecumseh's Curse was first placed on William Henry Harrison who slaughtered the Shawnee at Tippecanoe. Tecumseh, considered a prophet by his people, pronounced that every President elected in a year with a "0" in it would die. Harrison died one month after his election. Since then Lincoln (1860), Garfield (1880), McKinley (1900), Harding (1920), F.D. Roosevelt (1940), Kennedy (1960), have all died in office. Ronald Regan broke Tecumseh's curse, although he was shot and came very close.

History Quiz#21 What did Woodrow Wilson bring to the White House so that his gardeners would be free for military service? Answer:

Disease killed more Soldiers in the Civil War than bullets. Over 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War, with disease killing twice as many as those lost in battle.50,000 survivors return home as amputees. The bloodiest day in U.S. military history was the battle of Antietm. 26,000 men died in a single day.

History Quiz#22 What feisty Vice-President, (later President), presided over the Senate with loaded pistols? Answer:

General Rahl was so immersed in a chess game, that he ignored a note handed to him. The message from a spy warned that George Washington's army was about to cross the Deleware River. The note was found later stuffed in his pocket after he was mortally wounded.

History Quiz#23 John Adams waged the first negative Presidential campaign, saying that if his opponent was elected "Murder, robbery, rape, adultery, and incest would be openly taught." Who was his opponent? Answer:

After escaping slavery herself, Harriet Tubman made 19 trips back to the South and freed over 300 people, in spite of a $40,000, (A lot of money in those days), bounty for her capture. This slight woman considered it her "Father's business", and faced incredible danger with undaunted courage and deep commitment to prayer.

History Quiz#24 How did the U.S. Marines obtain the nickname "Leathernecks"? Answer:

By 1779, there were more Americans fighting with the British than with Washington! There were no less than 21 regiments (estimated to total 6,500 to 8,000 men) of loyalists in the British army. Washington reported a field army of 3,468. About a third of Americans opposed the Revolution.

History Quiz#25 What famous Confederate escaped capture during the Civil War by dressing in his wife's clothes? Answer:

The top of the Washington Monument is not stone at all, but a 100-ounce solid aluminum pyramid, constructed as part of the monument's lightning protection system. In the1880s, aluminum was a rare metal, selling for $1.10 per ounce and used primarily for jewelry. It was the largest piece of aluminum of its day and was such a novelty that it was displayed at Tiffany's jewelry store before it was placed at the top.

History Quiz#26 What famous duo was born Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Longbaugh? Answer:

James Madison was the only president to face enemy gunfire WHILE IN OFFICE. When the British invaded and burned Washington, D.C. in the War of 1812, Madison took command of a battery of artillery, exercising his authority as commander-in-chief

History Quiz#27 What would your punishment be if you were a Puritan and you beat your wife? Answer?


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