Random History by State

Can you answer five history questions concerning the history of six randomly-changing
U.S. states?
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Last updated: December 29, 2020
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What hurricane devastated South Florida in 1992?
Hurricane Andrew
What beverage was invented to help the Florida Gators football team in 1965?
What bearded, daiquiri-loving novelist lived in Key West from 1931 to 1939?
Ernest Hemingway
What city, founded in 1565, is the oldest European settlement in the U.S.?
St. Augustine
Who is given credit as the first European to explore Florida?
Juan Ponce de León
What state was Maine part of before 1820?
What Maine-native wrote books such as "Pet Sematary", "It" and "Cujo"?
Stephen King
What outdoor retailer, famous for its boots, had an unlimited return policy until 2018?
L.L. Bean
What poet wrote "The Song of Hiawatha"?
Henry Wadsworth
What state's Portland was named after Maine's Portland?
West Virginia
West Virginia
In what town did the radical abolitionist, John Brown, raid in 1859?
Harpers Ferry
What West Virginia native broke the sound barrier in 1947?
Chuck Yeager
What song did John Denver sing and write about West Virginia in 1971?
Take Me Home,
Country Roads
What West Virginian gymnast won the all-around in the 1984 Olympics?
Mary Lou Retton
During what war was West Virginia formed?
American Civil War
What Tennessee politician would have become President if he had
been able to win his own state?
Al Gore
What scientific theory was John T. Scopes prosecuted for teaching?
What singer was born in Mississippi but later relocated to Memphis?
Elvis Presley
What three-letter agency brought electricity to the Tennessee Valley in the 1930s?
What "King of the Wild Frontier" served as a Tennessee congressman before
getting killed at the Alamo?
Davy Crockett
What Nevadan boxer fought Pacquiao in 2015?
Floyd Mayweather
What "area", famous for UFO's, did USAF acquire in 1955, primarily for flight
testing the Lockheed U-2 aircraft?
Area 51
What type of weapons were mainly being tested at the Nevada Test Site?
Nuclear Weapons
What former Senator Majority Leader who represented Nevada from 1987-2017?
Harry Reid
What sport did Andre Agassi play professionally between 1986-2006?
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