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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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What was the name of the U.S. mail service, started in 1860, that used horses and riders?

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Answer: Pony Express
The Pony Express transferred mail between Missouri and California on horseback.

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Who painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?

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Answer: Michelangelo
The Sistine Chapel ceiling was painted between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was built within the Vatican, named after Pop Sixtus IV.



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