Trivia Bits for Feb 20, 2021

By Leslie Elman

February 20, 2021 1 min read

Maggie Lena Walker, the first Black woman to charter a bank in the United States, founded the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, Virginia, in 1903. Its goal to encourage economic growth and financial security for the Black community extended all the way to little kids, who were permitted to open their own bank accounts once they'd saved 100 pennies in their piggy banks. Walker's home in Richmond is now a National Historic Site.

Scientist/inventor Nikola Tesla is pictured on the 100-dinar banknotes of which European country?

A) Belgium

B) Estonia

C) Finland

D) Serbia

Previous answer: The oldest and longest boardwalk in the United States is in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

TRIVIA FANS: Leslie Elman is the author of "Weird But True: 200 Astounding, Outrageous and Totally Off the Wall Facts." Contact her at [email protected]

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