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Obscure American history trivia

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by micropolitan guy, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Wasn’t trump the first non General with no experience elected? So, the answer is zero?
     
  2. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    I know it happened during the War of 1812, but can’t remember what place they evacuated to for a few days.
     
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Wasn't it York, PA.?
     
  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Maybe? I recently met someone who lived in York and he mentioned a ton of facts about York that I never knew (Paul revere is buried there). He didn’t say anything about a capital, but I also don’t think he was the definitive source of York History.
     
  5. Another fun fact: Tyler still has living grand children.
     
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  6. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Pre or post Constitution?
     
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Post Constitution
     
  8. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    The answer is zero, but Taft and Hoover also held no elective office prior to becoming POTUS.
     
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  9. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Not York, which did serve as the temporary capital during the Revolutionary War. But close.
     
  10. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    I was thinking Lancaster, Pa (which served for one day during the revolution) but if it was post Constitution I'm not sure.
     
  11. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Since we've moved on, the answer is Lincoln's dog Fido who was killed by a drunkard about a year after Lincoln was killed
     
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  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Brookeville, Maryland. James Madison fled there on August 26, 1814 as the British burned Washington. He arrived with a strong box which contained the nation’s treasury. He directed the War from this location until the British left to attack BALTIMORE at Fort McHenry. Where the rockets’ red glare, the bombs burring in air, gave proof through the night ....
     
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