Today’s Tough Trivia question category is History:
In Canada, it’s Canada Day. In the USA, it’s Independence Day. In France, it’s Bastille Day. Whatever the locals call it, it’s their national day of celebration. Can you list the dates these countries celebrate their national days? And the harder part: can you name the countries they’re celebrating their independence from? (They’re listed here in alphabetical order, not that that’s a hint as to which date is which.)
Friday’s question: The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) administers presidential libraries, but not all presidents have libraries in the system. Actually they only start with Herbert Hoover’s Presidential Library and Museum, which was dedicated in 1962 (though two of his successors’ libraries pre-date his). Can you name the locations of the NARA presidential libraries?
Herbert Hoover: West Branch, Iowa
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Hyde Park, New York
Harry S Truman: Independence, Missouri
Dwight D. Eisenhower: Abilene, Kansas
John F. Kennedy: Boston, Massachusetts
Lyndon B. Johnson: Austin, Texas
Richard Nixon: Yorba Linda, California
Gerald Ford: Ann Arbor, Michigan (though his Presidential Museum is a separate site, in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Jimmy Carter: Atlanta, Georgia
Ronald Reagan: Simi Valley, California
George H.W. Bush: College Station, Texas
Bill Clinton: Little Rock, Arkansas
George W. Bush: Dallas, Texas
Barack Obama: Chicago, Illinois (they expect to break ground for the building this year)
Ian’s Tough Trivia is a daily feature of this blog (Monday’s category is History; Tuesday is Arts; Wednesday is Science; Thursday is Entertainment; and Friday is Grab Bag). Each day, I post a tough question, as well as the answer to the previous day’s question. Simply comment on this post with your answer. I’ll approve the comments after the next question is posted. Sure, you can probably find the answers by searching the web, but what’s the fun in that?
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