#tbt Trivia: How Well Do You Know Congress?
The only thing better than celebrating a birthday is celebrating it all year long. Roll Call is turning 60, and we’re doing a whole bunch of stuff to mark six decades of covering Congress.
To kick it off, and in honor of #throwbackThursdays, we’re doing congressional trivia via the @rollcall Twitter feed. Follow along there!
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Roll Call Trivia, forged from our very own archives.
Do you have a great suggestion for future questions? Other fun stuff found in your stack of newspapers? Let us know by emailing christinabellantoni – at – rollcall.com.
Away we go!
Question : What food was Rep. George W. Andrews trying to make a national institution in 1960?
Answer : Peanut butter.
Question : In 1962, which American hero “conquered” Capitol Hill with his visit, even inspiring a new cocktail?
Answer : Col. John Glenn, the first American to orbit the earth. He would return to the Capitol 12 years later as a senator.
Question : How many Hill staffers participated in the Civil Rights March of 1963?
Answer : About 100, as Roll Call reported on Aug. 28, 1963. According to the article in our archives, more than 100 staffers split evenly along racial and gender lines were planning to attend.
The paper went to print before the march actually took place. It was published the morning that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Another famous speech was given by future congressman and Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis. His memories of the day were published earlier this year in “March: Book Two.”