Season 40 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (16 clues archived)

#8941, aired 2023-10-02PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATIONS: Both issued in April, 80 years apart, the first proclamations by these 2 presidents each declared national days of mourning Andrew Johnson & Harry Truman
#8940, aired 2023-09-29U.S. SENATE HISTORY: In 1805, after 4 years presiding over the Senate, he left the chamber, calling it "a sanctuary; a citadel of law, of order" Aaron Burr
#8939, aired 2023-09-28SYMPHONIES: Debuting at Carnegie Hall in 1893, it was written by a European living in New York & partly inspired by "The Song of Hiawatha" the New World Symphony
#8938, aired 2023-09-27MYTHOLOGY: Chrysomallus was the name of the creature that was the source of this sought-after item, vellus aureum in Latin the Golden Fleece
#8937, aired 2023-09-26PUBLICATIONS: A collection of achievements bearing this name was established in the early 1950s to help resolve pub disputes The Guinness Book of World Records (The Guinness Book of Records)
#8936, aired 2023-09-25SCIENTISTS: A 1953 article by this pair says, "The specific pairing we have postulated... suggests a... copying mechanism for the genetic material" (James) Watson & (Francis) Crick
#8935, aired 2023-09-22COMPOSERS: A fireworks display followed the April 27, 1749 premiere of a work by this man that had been commissioned by George II (George Frideric) Handel
#8934, aired 2023-09-21FIRST NAMES IN SCIENCE: First name of the paleontologist who in 1990 noticed some large vertebrae jutting from an eroding bluff in South Dakota Sue
#8933, aired 2023-09-2020th CENTURY PEOPLE: In 2022 the Dept. of Energy noted "a flawed process" & vacated a 1954 commission's decision "in the matter of" this man (J. Robert) Oppenheimer
#8932, aired 2023-09-19HISTORIC GEOGRAPHY: Of Spain's colonial possessions in the Americas, this 3,400 square mile one in the Antilles never gained independence, but did change hands Puerto Rico
#8931, aired 2023-09-18AUTHORS: He dedicated books to each of his 4 wives, including Hadley Richardson & Martha Gellhorn Ernest (Papa) Hemingway
#8930, aired 2023-09-15ASTRONOMY: The only dwarf planet located in the inner Solar System, it's named for an ancient deity of planting & harvests Ceres
#8929, aired 2023-09-14WORLD CAPITALS: In English, name of 1 of the 2 4-letter capitals with the same first & last letter, one in the N. & one in the S. Hemisphere Apia or Oslo
#8928, aired 2023-09-13ARTISTS: On October 26, 1886 he said, "The dream of my life is accomplished... I see the symbol of unity & friendship between 2 nations" Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
#8927, aired 2023-09-12MYTHOLOGICAL PLACES: "Paradise Lost" says it's "abhorred" & "the flood of deadly hate" & in Dante's "Inferno" it's fed by a "gloomy brook" the River Styx
#8926, aired 2023-09-11BRITISH MONARCHS: The most recent British monarch not to succeed a parent or a sibling was this ruler who succeeded an uncle Queen Victoria
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