DID YOU KNOW...
The first recorded mention of same-sex marriage occurs in Ancient Rome and
seems to have occurred without too much debate until Christianity became the
official religion. In 1989, Denmark was the first post-Christianity nation
to legally recognize same-sex marriage.
1. The first ever ticker tape parade was held in New York City in 1886. What
was being celebrated?
2. Just as the Roman Empire split into East and West divisions, so did the
Catholic Church. This split happened in 1054 and became known as what?
3. The ancient site of Knossos is linked with which civilization?
a. - Persian
b. - Spartan
c. - Etruscan
d. - Minoan
4. How many tiles are used in the game of Scrabble?
5. Which religion uses the taijitu, also known as yin and yang, as a main
symbol to represent universal unity and the duality of all phenomena?
a. - Buddhism
b. - Hinduism
c. - Taoism
d. - Sikhism
6. Who Am I ?
I played for 14 seasons as a Dolphin quarterback. As an eight time Pro
Bowler, I had the pleasure of throwing the ball to such greats as Paul
Warfield and Nat Moore. Retiring in 1980, I handed the reins over to Don
Strock and David Woodley.
7. In which of the Fifty would I find the Home of Coca-Cola ? Also, Pepsi ?
(Two Different States...)
8. In what country was Vincent Van Gogh born?
TRUTH OR CRAP ??
Cinco de Mayo was started by Mexican-Americans living in the United States.
1. The dedication of the Statue of Liberty
2. The Great Schism
3. - d
4. - 100
5. - c
6. I am Bob Griese
7. Georgia and New York
8. the Netherlands
In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was
engaged in its Civil War. The French presence in Mexico was a strategic
move: by gaining a toehold in Mexico, the French could then support the
Confederate Army. The defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla was not
definitive, but it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union
forces made advances. Thus Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in
the U.S. Civil War. Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States
in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against
Celebrations continued on a yearly basis, and by the 1930s it was seen as an
opportunity to celebrate Mexican identity, promote ethnic consciousness and
build community solidarity. In the 1950s and 60s Mexican-American youths
appropriated the holiday and it gained a bi-national flavor, and its
celebration was used as a way to build Mexican-American pride. Celebrations
sometimes acquired corporate sponsors, and this is the way the holiday began
to take on a commercial flavor.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.”
― Mahatma Gandhi