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    reveal's Daily Trivia 6.14.19

    Weekend edition!

    1) What are the names of the specific shades of red and blue seen in the American flag?

    2) In Sarah Dessen's young adult novel This Lullaby, what is the name of the band in which Dexter is the lead singer?

    3) When did Father's Day become a nationwide holiday in the United States?
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    1) Are they looking for...
    ...names ("blood-of-patriots red", e.g.)
    ...five-digit ASCCA numbers (8nnnn, 8nnnn)
    ...Pantone codes (PMS nnn, PMS nnn)
    ...RPG codes (#FFnnnn, #nnnnFF)
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    3. Some time after WW1, so 1918?
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    Ima go with crimson and navy.

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    1. Scarlet and...ocean blue?

    Dark the stars and dark the moon
    Hush the night and the morning loon
    Tell the horses and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.

    Dark the oceans, dark the sky
    Hush the whales and the ocean tide
    Tell the salt marsh and beat on your drum
    Gone their master, gone their son.


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    3 - By "nationwide" do you mean "when it was finally celebrated nationwide" or "when it was officially recognized by the US government"?

    Them's two seperate things. Father's Day wasn't made official until the '60s-'70s, but it wasn't actually celebrated nationwide until the mid '80s.

    Multiple Presidents and Congressmen tried to get a bill passed from the 1910s and on, but it was Johnson that made a presidential proclamation (mid '60s) and Nixon finally got it signed into law (early '70s). But it still took more than a decade to get people to actually celebrate the fact that they had Fathers (nationwide anyway, the Father's Day Council made a joke about it finally being "Dad's second Christmas" mid '80s, I remember the push back on the news and in the papers still going on in the late '70s, early '80s).
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    1) Heroic red and true blue. IDK. But I might as well take a stab at it.

    Somebody ought to give nb a ticket for knowing too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiningbrow View Post
    Somebody ought to give nb a ticket for knowing too much.
    I wrote a paper on it in my Currents Events politics class in 9th grade. Surprised* everyone but our teacher who I'm pretty sure remembered back to before WWI. I chose it because the subject of our papers was some bullshit thing like "social movement that inspired political action" and I wasn't going to the millionth fucker who did a half-assed report on the Vietnam War hippy movement. So I did a half-assed report on Father's Day instead.


    * In that there wasn't "always a Father's Day".
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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    3 - By "nationwide" do you mean "when it was finally celebrated nationwide" or "when it was officially recognized by the US government"?

    Them's two seperate things.
    I vote this post by nail bunny "Most likely to get the address of the daily trivia calendar response."

    Also, my guess for #1: Plain red; simple white; and basic blue.
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    Stumbled across #1 while looking at t-shirts. May or may not be what the calendar is looking for.

    (No, I'm not submitting this as an answer; I found the answer elsewhere even though I wasn't looking for it.)
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    1) Old Glory Red and Old Glory Blue. The Color Association of the United States dictates the palette. However, sometimes mass-market flag producers get away with using Pantone colors Dark Red and Navy Blue.

    2) Truth Squad. The band is also mentioned in two of Dessen's other novels Just Listen and Saint Anything.

    3) 1972 (58 years after Mother's Day became an official holiday).
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