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"IT HAPPENED ON
THE 4TH OF JULY"
A Really Hard Pensacola Beach Independence Day Quiz

     Here's a challenging Fourth of July quiz we put together. 

INSTRUCTIONS

     1.  Click on "Questions & Answers" then scroll down the page. Don't peek at the answers unless you're stuck.
     2.  Use your "back" button to return to a previous section. 
     3.  Score yourself.
     4.  If you feel like arguing about the answers, check our Proof of Answers first.
 

Questions &
Answers
Score
Yourself
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

1.  Name three U.S. presidents who died on the Fourth of July.
ANSWER     Proof

2.  How many Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
ANSWER     Proof

3.  What famous American novelist was born on July 4?
ANSWER     Proof

4.  What famous American composer was born on July 4?
ANSWER     Proof

5.   What notable United States military siege of hostile forces ended on 
July 4?
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6.   What famous baseball club owner was born July 4, 1930?
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7.    Ancient Chinese records reveal a very bright star appeared for the first time in the sky on the 4th of July, according to our modern day calendar, and remained visible for several weeks. In what year did this occur? 
ANSWER     Proof

8.  Numbers inventor born on the 4th of July.
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9.  Virginia-born namesake of a Founding Father from Virginia who founded a college for minorities and began teaching there on the Fourth of July. 
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10.  On July 4, agents of the U.S. took control of this nation as part of a plan to eliminate its independence. 
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11.  On July 4, this nation voted to voluntarily surrender its independence and be governed by the United States. 
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12.  On the Fourth of July in 1898, this uninhabited wasteland was occupied for the first time by the United States Government.
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13.  On the Fourth of July in 1845, this uninhabited wasteland was occupied by a single American. 
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14.  The "Great Fire" that destroyed this American city was started by fireworks on the Fourth of July. 
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15.  In 1778, how did General George Washington celebrate the Fourth of July for the first time?
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16.  What famous "Declaration of Rights" was read aloud on July 4 to a large crowd at Freedom Hall in Philadelphia?
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17.  What famous American musician celebrated his birthday on the Fourth of July? 
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18.  What did Israel do on July 4th to commemorate the two hundredth anniversary of American Independence Day?
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19.  The longest-running entertainment show, ever, opened open on Independence Day. What was the name of the show?
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20.  On what day did the Continental Congress vote to declare independence for the United States of America?
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Bonus Question: What U.S. president was born on July 4?
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