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Who, What, When or Where on this Day?

A quiz all about February 1st! 10 Questions.

 
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1

What was the name of the British sailor rescued on this day 1709 after being marooned on an island for five years. He was the inspiration for Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”?

  • Thomas Reid
  • James Lofthouse
  • Alexander Selkirk
  • Jack Trelawney

2

Which South African president said he would "repeal all apartheid laws" on this day in 1991?

  • P. W. Botha
  • M. Viljoen
  • B. J. Vorster
  • F. W. de Klerk

3

Which Norwegian did Diana Ross marry on this day in 1986?

  • Aksel Lindgren
  • Arne Naess
  • Bo Hagland
  • Arni Forsberg

4

Which Australian bowler took 8 wickets for 97 runs against England on this day in 1991?

  • Shane Warne
  • Merv Hughes
  • Jeff Thompson
  • Craig McDermott

5

In which year was the first Motor Insurance Policy issued in the U.S.A on this day.?

  • 1895
  • 1898
  • 1903
  • 1908

6

Which volcano erupted in the Phillipines on this day in 1814 killing 1,200 people?

  • Pinatubo
  • Mayon
  • Taal
  • Butusan

7

In what year was Boris Yeltsin (1st President of the Russian Federation) born on this day?

  • 1930
  • 1931
  • 1932
  • 1933

8

Which Pope began his reign on this day in 772?

  • St. Leo I
  • Pius V
  • Celestine IV
  • Adrian I

9

In which Italian city did Puccini’s opera “La Boheme” premiere on this day in 1896?

  • Turin
  • Milan
  • Rome
  • Florence

10

In which year did “late Night with David Letterman” debut on NBC-TV on this day?

  • 1980
  • 1982
  • 1984
  • 1985

 

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