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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

    Fido? Is this where we trace the name Fido for dogs from?
     
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  2. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    I read one source that indicated that. Fido is short for fidelitas or faithful. Fitting name for a dog.
     
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  3. garrow

    garrow Well-Known Member

    Who were the only two senators to vote agains the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
     
  4. cyclingwriter2

    cyclingwriter2 Well-Known Member

    Whichever Kennedy that was in the senate at the time and Strom Thurmond. Aka those are only two senators I know from that time off the top of my head
     
  5. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Assassinated? As in targeted? Or was is happenstance that this jamoke killed Lincoln's dog?
     
  6. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

    Along the same lines, William Howard Taft had two unusual pets during his tenure in the White House. Can you guess the species and their names?
     
  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    You're right "assassinated" not assassinated but it wasn't an accident. Some guy didn't like the dog I think jumping on him and killed Fido with a knife.
     
  8. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    As a former newspaper delivery boy, I can appreciate that sudden urge to pop a pooch.
     
  9. justgladtobehere

    justgladtobehere Well-Known Member

    Goldwater and some crusty old New England Republican.
     
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Wayne Morse of Oregon and Gruening (sp?) of Alaska.

    The asshole Bob Packwood used it against Morse in the next Senate election and defeated him.
     
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  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    What American naval commander was recruited to join --- and did serve in --- the Russian navy?
     
  12. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    David Farragut?
     
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