Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category A Year of Firsts) for Monday, May 8, 2017:
Year in which the Dept. of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st Pres. was sworn in under a nickname
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Graham Toben, a middle school English teacher from Portola Valley, California
||George Deane, a high school humanities teacher from Colchester, Vermont
||Gail Ansheles, a kindergarten teacher from Santa Fe, New Mexico
What is 1977?
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The Department of Energy was formed during the Carter administration on August 4, 1977. A few months prior to that, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500, and James Earl Carter was sworn in on January 20 of that year using his nickname Jimmy.
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