Roosevelt took the United States off the gold standard in 1933? http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/GoldStandard.html
Check out Charlotte’s own Mint Museum. The Randolph Road location is the oldest art museum in North Carolina and was a mint for the US government. http://www.mintmuseum.org/visit
Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated 1968 during his struggle to fight for human rights in America? Not surprisingly, the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights was established to continue that work. Check them out here .
The first drive-in theater opened in 1933?
George Orwell’’s 1984 was published in 1949?
The first successful assent of North America’s tallest mountain peak, Mt. McKinley (Denali), was accomplished in 1913?
Port Royal, Jamaica, was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692? Why is that significant, matey? Check out the histories of famous pirates here.
The first Porsche was completed in 1948?
GHOSTBUSTERS was released in 1984?
And FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF was released in 1986?
Apache Chief Cochise died in 1874?
Amazing what you can learn when you start checking out historical facts, famous peoples’ birthdays, “this date in history”, etc. History.com is a comprehensive site that gives you more historical information than you can imagine. You can also check out what events occurred on your birthday and you can have the “facts of the day” emailed to you. Just a little push to get you started on your path to more knowledge. Worst case – you will be well prepared for any trivia game out there!
~ Julie Morris ~