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New York City was originally known by which Dutch name?

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Answer: Nieuw Amsterdam
More information: Nieuw Amsterdam became New York city on September 7th, 1964.

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

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Answer: Vanessa Williams
More information: 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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In what year was Queen Elizabeth II born?

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Answer: 1926
More information: Queen Elizabeth has been the Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia since February 6, 1952. She was born on April 21, 1926 at 2:40 A.M.

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Which founding father is known for his large signature on the United States Declaration of Independence?

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Answer: John Hancock
More information: He became very popular in Massachusetts when British officials seized his sloop (sail boat) Liberty in 1768 and charged him with smuggling (although the charges were eventually dropped).



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