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Question of the Day | History – Capital City

What was the first capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified?

What was the first capital of the United States after the Constitution was ratified? Washington, D.C. has been the federal capital city of the United States since 1802.

Question of the Day >> People – Presidents

Also able to simultaneously write in Latin with one hand and Greek with the other, who was the first left-handed president of the United States? Despite popular myth, Washington’s dentures weren’t made of wood. They were made of hippopotamus ivory, bone, animal and human teeth, lead, brass screws and gold wire.

Question of the Day >> History – Hobbies

According to his wife Mary, Abraham Lincoln’s hobby was what?  Everyone thought Abraham Lincoln was ugly, including himself. Once when he was accused of being “two-faced,” he replied, “If I had two faces, would I be wearing this one?”

Question of the Day >> History – White House

Who was the first president to live in the White House? A swimming pool was added to the White House in 1933 to help polio-stricken Franklin Roosevelt exercise his upper body.

Question of the Day – America’s First Novel

Thought to be the first novel ever written in America, The Power of Sympathy of 1791 falls into what genre? Founded in 1534, the Cambridge University Press is the oldest publishing house in the world.

Question of the Day

Benjamin Franklin was inducted into which US Hall of Fame in 1999?  Benjamin Franklin was an advocate of “air baths”, during which he would spend up to an hour reading or writing in his house completely naked. [carousel_slide id=’8577′]

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Air conditioning was first installed in the Oval Office of the White House under the direction of which US President, who allegedly spent $30,000 on the system? Think you know the answer? Before checking it out, take a guess in the comments below! Share Want more? Check out even more fun trivia questions below. [carousel_slide …

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