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When an American soldier received the letter "Dear John" it meant..
The end of the relationship. A Dear John letter is a letter written to a man by his wife or romantic partner to inform him their relationship is over because she has found another lover. While the exact origins of the phrase are unknown, it is commonly believed to have been coined by Americans during World War II. "John" was the most popular baby name for boys in America.
Which team won the most NBA championships?
Boston Celtics. The Celtics dominated the League in the '60s winning 8 titles in a row and missing only one season of 1966-67. Boston total score is 17 championships. Next comes LA Lakers (16), Chicago Bulls (6) and San Antonio Spurs (5).
Who killed U.S. president William McKinley?
Leon Czolgosz. Leon Frank Czolgosz was an American anarchist and former steel worker who assassinated U.S. President William McKinley in September 1901. Czolgosz was executed just over seven weeks later.
What is the largest library in the world?
Library of Congress in Washington. The Library of the U.S. Congress is the largest library in the United States as well as the largest library in the world. The library is a federal institution in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C. The library houses research material from all parts of the world. 450 languages of the world are represented in the Library of U.S. Congress. The library was established in Washington, D.C. in 1800.
Which Indian state was previously a kingdom, ruled by Palden Thondup Namgyal and his American wife Hope Cooke, before its annexation to India in 1975?
Sikkim. The Kingdom of Sikkim was a hereditary monarchy from 1642 to 1975 in the Eastern Himalayas. It was ruled by Chogyals (kings) of the Namgyal dynasty. Its 12th and the last king was Palden Thondup Namgyal who married Hope Cooke, which brought worldwide media attention to Sikkim. In 1975, as the result of a referendum, Sikkim became a state of India and the monarchy was abolished.
What is the name of that gun, very popular during US Prohibition?
Thompson. The Thompson submachine gun is an American submachine gun, invented by John T. Thompson in 1918, that became infamous during the Prohibition era. It was a common sight in the media of the time, being used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.
Which one of these states isn't a part of New England?
New York. New England is a region in the northeastern United States which comprises six states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island Massachusetts and Connecticut. It was first settled by English pilgrims, who arrived there in 1620 and formed the Plymouth Colony.
Which European was the first to discover America?
Bjarni Herjólfsson. Bjarni was heading to Greenland to visit his father in 986, when he drifted south and found himself near the coast of today Canada. Despite his crew eagerness, he refused to land and only attested the discovery of a land full of trees and hills.