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Trivia Challenge – February

AnswerJohn Jeffries

Thursday – National Weatherperson’s Day is celebrated on his birthday each year.

Wednesday – He is credited with being among America’s first weather observers.

Tuesday – He graduated from Harvard and received his medical degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Monday – This man was born in Boston on February 5, 1745.

Trivia Challenge – January

AnswerAlabama

Thursday – Helen Keller was born in this state.

Wednesday – The George Washington Carver Museum is in this state.

Tuesday – This state has some shoreline and was once called the Cotton State.

Monday – This week’s answer is one of our United States.

Trivia Challenge – November

AnswerAtari

Thursday – This company had game consoles with a 2600 and a 5200 in their names.

Wednesday – Al Alcorn was their first design engineer.

Tuesday – In 1972 this company presented Pong as an arcade game and by 1974 there was a home version.

Monday – This company’s name is a term in the game “go” which means a state where a stone or group of stones is imminently in danger of being taken by one’s opponent.

Trivia Challenge – October

AnswerJohn Jay

Thursday – He wrote five of The Federalist Papers.

Wednesday – On this date in 1798, this man was sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States.
Tuesday – He was a leader of the Federalist Party and governor of New York.
Monday – This man was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Did you know . . . by Madi

12/13/16 – Donner and Blitzen weren’t the original names of two of Santa’s reindeer.  (They were Dunder which is Dutch for thunder and Blixem which is Dutch for lightning.)

10/17/16 – Blue stars are hotter than red stars.

Did you know . . . by Carter

12/7/16 – Each year there are approximately 20,000 “rent-a-Santas” across the United States.

10/11/16 – Mario was first seen in the video game Donkey Kong, but he was called “Jumpman.”  He was also a carpenter then, not a plumber.