Sporcle Live Newsletter – Happy 4th of July!

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Happy Independence day!

We’re slightly over halfway through the year and more than halfway through the Pub Champions Trivia League season! Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, has come and gone. We hope you’re enjoying your long summer days with plenty of outdoor time, twilight walks, ice cream and BBQs, and an ice cold summer shandy at your local Sporcle Live show!

Independence Day is this week! July 4th is a federal holiday and, accordingly, there will be no Sporcle Live shows this Wednesday. In lieu of your favorite Wednesday night tradition, here are some topical trivia facts:

  • Congress actually voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2.  John Adams wrote to his wife: “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” He got the date wrong, but we certainly live up to his imagined celebrations!
  • Historians believe that the Declaration was probably actually signed nearly a month later, on August 2, 1776.
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.
  • Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872; so far the only U.S. President to be born on Independence Day.
  • In 1870, Congress made Independence Day an unpaid holiday for federal employees. In 1938, they changed it to a paid federal holiday.
  • The musical 1776 has won three Tony Awards.
  • The Philippines celebrates July 4 as its Republic Day to commemorate that day in 1946 when it ceased to be a U.S. territory.

We’re gonna go Back In Time for our next Sporcle Live theme night as we quiz you on some totally tubular 80s Movies! Cash prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $25 for up to 5 players and they will go fast.  Buy yours now!


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The Pub Champions Trivia League lets your team compete for trivia supremacy at your favorite Sporcle Live bars. At the end of each season, each bar hosts a Venue Tournament where the winning team advances to the League Championship to compete for big cash prizes. And, it’s free to sign up and play!

PCTL Information

Before heading out to a show, click below to play the corresponding day’s quiz. Write the answer to the first question on the 3-Point bonus slip for a head start in game one!

  1. Mon – 7/2/18 – First & Last Letters
  2. Tue – 7/3/18 – Movie Dads
  3. Wed – 7/4/18 – Happy 4th!
  4. Thu – 7/5/18 – Settlers of Catan
  5. Fri – 7/6/18 – American History ‘P’
  6. Sat – 7/7/18 – Missing Word Sports Ed.
  7. Sun – 7/8/18 – Elements: First Letter

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