Thursday, July 3, 2008

July 4th Trivia

Just in case things slow down at the Barbeque today, here is some July 4th trivia that you can either use to entertain or bore your friends courtesy of the Dallas Morning News, July 3, 2004. Whatever you do don’t forget to thank God for our country and pray for it’s leaders. “I urge, then, first of all, that request,s prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that w may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1,2

July 4th Trivia

1. Which three presidents died on July 4?

2. Which president laid the cornerstone for the Washington Monument on July 4, 1850?

3. What was the title of the 1969 Broadway musical, written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone, that told the story of the founding of the United States?

4. What city in the American South fell to Ulysses S. Grant and Union forces on July 4, 1863, after a short siege?

5. What twin advice columnists were born on July 4, 1918?

6. In one of the wildest baseball games of all time, the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves, 16-13, in how many innings on July 4 (and 5), 1985?


1. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams (1826) and James Monroe (1831)

2. Zachary Taylor. He became ill with cholera that night and died five days later.

3. 1776

4. Vicksburg, Miss. It came a day after the Union victory at Gettysburg, marking a turning point in the Civil War

5. Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren (real names: Esther "Eppie" Lederer and Pauline Phillips)

6. 19 innings. The game ended at 3:55 a.m., and the Braves then fired off their Independence Day fireworks, leading many local residents to believe the city was under attack.

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