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Who was the 33rd president of the U.S.A?

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Answer: Harry S. Truman
More information: Harry S. Truman was the United States president from 1945 to 1953. He was actually voted in as Vice President, but when Roosevelt unexpectedly died, he had to take his place.

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

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Answer: Harper Lee
More information: 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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Historically, parts from which animal were used to stiffen corsets?

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Answer: Whale - The baleen, the parts of their mouths used to filter food, were cut into tough, flexible strips.

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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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