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Beltway's DC Trivia

From time to time we post a DC related trivia question on our Facebook Business Page. Several days later we post the answer here! Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook Business Page for more great trivia questions!


June 9, 2016

Question:

What do these three women have in common? Helen Keller, Sacagawea, and Susan B Anthony

Answer:

They are the only women to be on US circulating currency. Save some of your coins by reviewing our move day cost cutter ideas in the resource section of beltwaymovers.com!


September 4, 2015

Question:

Which U.S. President signed the bill making Labor Day a national holiday?

Answer:

President Grover Cleveland


July 22, 2015

Question:

Why are Washington D.C.'s buildings so short?

Answer:

In 1894 the 14 story Cairo apartment building was erected in DC. Congress reacted with a law stipulating that future structures could be no higher than the Capitol building.


March 27, 2015

Question:

What is the average estimate of the number of books in the Library of Congress?

Answer:

Even the librarians are not quite sure, but they estimate they have 30 million books and about 532 miles of shelving in their four buildings.


February 6, 2015

Question:

In 1971 who developed a detailed layout for the city of Washington, DC?

Answer:

Pierre L'Enfant


January 9, 2015

Question:

Which memorial in Washington, D.C. is the only one to have a statue of a first lady and a pet?

Answer:

The FDR Memorial is the only memorial to have a statue of the first lady and a pet.


November 14, 2014

Question:

What was the original design of the Washington Monument?

Answer:

The original design of the Washington Monument called for the structure to be surrounded by a circular temple style base. Unfortunately, insufficient funds and a nation at war forced a change in the plans.


October 10, 2014

Question:

What is the required minimum age to be a member of the House of Representatives?

Answer:

Twenty five (25) years old


September 19, 2014

Question:

Who set the filibuster record in the US Senate by talking 24 hours and 18 minutes?

Answer:

United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set the record on August 19, 1957.

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