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Who was the first African American woman to be crowned Miss America?

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Answer: Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America 1984 in 1983 but was forced to resign in July 1984 (under pressure from the Miss America Organization) upon learning that Penthouse magazine would be publishing unauthorized nude photographs of her.

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Who wrote the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", published in 1960?

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Answer: Harper Lee
Real name Nelle Harper Lee, published "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1960. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama and lived out her whole life there. To date, 40 million copies of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been sold.

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What holiday was first observed under its current name on November 11th, 1954?

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Answer: Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day was originally meant to honor those who died in World War I, but was changed to honor all veterans who have served in the U.S. military.



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