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Famous Firsts #3 - The United States

Guess these American people, places, and things that came first.
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Last updated: September 13, 2018
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U.S. State
Team to win the Super Bowl
Green Bay Packers
Black Major League player
(modern era)
Jackie Robinson
Signer of the U.S.
Declaration of Independence
John Hancock
National park
College in the U.S.
City to have a Starbucks
American to orbit Earth
John Glenn
Permanent English colony in
North America
Woman to fly solo across
the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart
College football bowl game
Rose Bowl
Catholic U.S. President
John F. Kennedy
"American Idol" winner
Kelly Clarkson
Person with a net worth
over $1 billion
John D. Rockefeller
Person with a net worth
over $100 billion
Jeff Bezos
African-American woman with a
net worth over $1 billion
Oprah Winfrey
Female Supreme Court justice
Sandra Day O'Connor
Black Supreme Court justice
Thurgood Marshall
U.S. Civil War battle
Battle of Fort Sumter
Person to assassinate a
U.S. President
John Wilkes Booth
American woman in space
Sally Ride
U.S. city to host the Olympics
St. Louis
level 69
May 27, 2018
I don't know much about sports but I actually would have gotten the first super bowl correct (shockingly) if I had said Packers instead of just Green Bay. Bummer.
level 67
Nov 4, 2018
That was my first answer too - should be city or team, in my opinion.
level 75
Nov 4, 2018
I tried Green Bay first, also, but I knew it was the correct answer because I watched it with my dad. (We could only get one TV channel back then - CBS - so I had no choice.) Because of that I realized I had to add Packers, but I agree, city or team should be enough. BTW, it wasn't called the Super Bowl then, only the AFL-NFL championship game.
level 75
May 29, 2018
I put "First Battle of Bull Run", because I wasn't sure that Fort Sumter was big enough to be considered a battle. Zero casualties? May all battles be thus.
level 73
Jun 4, 2018
That's pretty commonly taught that the battle of Ft. Sumpter was really what kicked off the US civil war. Casualties or not, it was obviously an important event that changed American history.
level 67
Jun 10, 2018
12 out of 22, happy enough with that as a Brit. I have no idea on American sport or American Idol (I couldn't tell you the UK idol equivalent either). Interesting quiz though.
level 56
Aug 4, 2018
Agree with kapulani3, you should accept "Green Bay".
level 59
Nov 4, 2018
I agree. I think the city should be enough if a given sport only has one team in that city, *especially* Green Bay because the only reason most people know it exists is that the Packers play there.
level 54
Nov 4, 2018
I was guessing Olympics host cities and got the answer for Starbucks.
level 78
Nov 4, 2018
Ah yes, the St. Louis Olympics. The one that was so bad, they almost stopped having them. https://www.thesportsbank.net/history/dumbest-worst-olympics-event-ever-1904-st-louis-marathon/
level 44
Nov 5, 2018
I thought the lost colony of Roanoke was the first English settlement in North America
level 58
Nov 5, 2018
The question says the first permanent settlement, which doesn't count Roanoke because it, obviously, wasn't permanent.
level 63
Nov 5, 2018
It is, perhaps, worth noting that the distinction of first permanent English settlement in the New World nearly fell to St. John's, Newfoundland. Explorer Sir Humphrey Gilbert declared it as such in 1583, but was subsequently lost at sea, and so plans to settle the area were delayed until after 1620. Canada foiled again!
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