Trivia Bits for Mar 03, 2021

By Leslie Elman

March 3, 2021 1 min read

In 1919, Field Marshall Jan Smuts of South Africa signed the Treaty of Versailles, which marked the end of World War I. In 1945, as prime minister of South Africa, Smuts signed the Paris Peace Treaty, marking the end of World War II. He's the only person whose signature appears on both documents. He's also the only person to have signed both the charter for the League of Nations in 1918 and the charter for the United Nations in 1945.

Who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations before he was elected president of the United States?

A) George H.W. Bush

B) Jimmy Carter

C) Gerald Ford

D) Harry Truman

Previous answer: In the Highland Games event called the caber toss, the caber is a pole made from the trunk of a tree.

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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