Fort Duquesne—Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fort Ticonderoga—New York State
Fort Sumter—Charleston, South Carolina
Fort Corregidor—Manila Bay, Philippines
- What kind of whiskey was involved in the Whiskey Rebellion? Whiskey distilled from surplus corn was at the heart of this 1794 rebellion by western Pennsylvania farmers. The farmers refused to pay a federal excise tax on whiskey, which was easier to store…
- When did Diet Coke first appear on the U.S. market? The original Diet Coke, made with saccharin, debuted in July 1982. An updated version of Diet Coke, made with NutraSweet, first appeared in August 1983.
- What is the oldest lighthouse in the world still in use? The Tower of Hercules, outside La Coruna, Spain is the oldest lighthouse still in use. The 185-foot-tall working lighthouse dates from the reign of the Roman emperor Traj an, A.D. 98-117.
- In what film before Taxi Driver (1976) did Robert DeNiro play a cabdriver? Robert DeNiro had a bit part as a gypsy cabdriver in Jennifer On My Mind (1971) before Taxi Driver.
- Which city’s streets are threatened with panic in Panic in the Streets (1950)? New Orleans' streets are threatened with panic in Panic in the Streets (1950). The city is threatened by a deadly plague which may be carried by a pair of murderers.
- How many U.S. state capitals are named after presidents? Four state capitals are named after presidents. They are Jackson, Mississippi; Jefferson City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Madison, Wisconsin.