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A Life, a Knife, and a Strife

Posted by Phil Jamieson   Sep 19, 2017 9:10:47 AM

Disneyland CastleOn this day in 1881, eighty days after a failed office seeker shot him in Washington, D.C., U.S. President James A. Garfield died of complications from his wounds. In 1827, Jim Bowie stabbed a Louisiana banker with his famous knife. And in 1959, in one of the more surreal moments in the history of the Cold War, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, while touring the United States, exploded with anger when he learned that for security reasons, he would not be allowed to visit Disneyland. The incident marked the climax of Khrushchev’s day in Los Angeles, one that was marked by both frivolity and tension.

Let’s see if you’re on the cutting edge of vocabulary knowledge or if, for security reasons, you’ll never be allowed to enjoy the advantages of a free day in your favorite theme park. Take today's quiz.



Score  Rate Yourself
All 10 Famous things: the Bowie knife, the Khrushchev shoe, and the <your name here> dictionary
7-9 You can come in and here are five E tickets
4-6 You can come in, and here are some A, B, C, and D tickets
2-3 Sorry, comrade, get, um… Back in the USSR
0-1 You probably think Garfield is just a cartoon cat


Intro text:  history.com
Definitions:  Merriam-Webster 11th Collegiate Dictionary

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