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State of Israel Proclaimed

In November of 1947, the UN voted on a Partition Plan for Palestine, calling for the formation of two states, one Jewish and one Arab, in what had been a British-administered territory. The Arab leadership rejected this plan, arguing that it violated the rights of the 67% of the population who were not Jewish. On May 14, 1948, the State of Israel was declared in the territory that the Partition Plan allotted. The next day, 6 Arab states declared war on Israel. How did this war end?

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Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is a well-known television game show which first ran on NBC in 1964. Its most successful incarnation is the current Alex Trebek-hosted syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984. The Jeopardy! concept of presenting clues in the form of answers was created by Merv Griffin, who also created Wheel of Fortune. Why is the show called Jeopardy!?

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George Lucas

Lucas is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter famous for his epic Star Wars saga and the Indiana Jones trilogy. Lucas has his own studio, Lucasfilm, in northern California. Skywalker Sound and Industrial Light and Magic, the sound and visual effects subdivisions of Lucasfilm, respectively, are among the most respected firms in their fields. Lucasfilm Games, renamed LucasArts, is highly regarded in the gaming industry. What was Lucas' first feature-length film?

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