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September Quiz

A quiz on famous events, births/deaths that have occurred in the month of September. 30 Questions.

 
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Starting with the 1st September, what happened on 1st Sept. 1939?

  • Franco invaded Portugal
  • Stalin invaded Finland
  • Mussolini invaded Albania
  • Hitler invaded Poland

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On 2nd September 1666, what took place in London?

  • The Great Fire of London
  • The Great Plague
  • The first Lord Mayor of London's Banquet
  • The first coffee house in London opened

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Who won the battles of Dunbar (1650), Worcester (1651) and died in 1658, all on the 3rd September?

  • James Graham, 1st Marquis of Montrose
  • Charles II
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Prince Rupert

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On September 4th 1609, which island did navigator Henry Hudson discover?

  • Baffin Island
  • Manhattan Island
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Nova Scotia

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Which wild west legend was born in Centerville, Missouri on 5th September 1847 and formed a group of outlaws with his brother, Frank?

  • Buffalo Bill
  • Jesse James
  • Butch Cassidy
  • Billy The Kid

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On 6th September 1991, which Russian city was renamed St. Petersburg?

  • Minsk
  • Kiev
  • Stalingrad
  • Leningrad

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September 7th 1533 is the birthday of which British Tudor monarch?

  • Elizabeth I
  • Mary I
  • Edward VI
  • Henry VIII

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On September 8th 1900, a hurricane struck which town in Texas, killing over 8,000 people and destroying 2,500 buildings?

  • Dallas
  • Austin
  • Houston
  • Galveston

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On September 9th 1776, which nation was formed from the 'United Colonies'?

  • Australia
  • The United States of America
  • Canada
  • South Africa

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On 10th September 1955, which TV show first aired on CBS Television and is the longest running prime time drama in the U.S.?

  • "Gunsmoke"
  • "The High Chaparral"
  • "Rawhide"
  • "Bonanza"

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On the 11th September 1962, The Beatles recorded their first single, what was it called?

  • Please Please Me"
  • "Love Me Do"
  • "From Me To You"
  • "She Loves You"

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Which African-American athlete was born in Oakville, Alabama on 12th September 1913 and won 4 gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin?

  • Jesse Owens
  • John Woodruff
  • Glenn Hardin
  • Mack Robinson

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On September 13th 1788, which American city was declared the temporary capital of the U.S.A.?

  • Chicago
  • New York
  • Baltimore
  • Boston

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Who died after her car plunged off a mountain road in Monte Carlo on 14th September 1982?

  • Princess Grace of Monaco
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Katherine Hepburn
  • Princess Astrid of Belgium

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British novelist Agatha Christie was born on the 15th September 1890, in which English town?

  • Bridlington
  • Rochester
  • Torquay
  • Southport

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On September 16th 1620, which ship set sail for America with the Pilgrims aboard?

  • The Golden Hind
  • The Mayflower
  • The Cutty Sark
  • The Endeavour

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September 17th 1862 saw the single bloodiest day in American history after which American Civil War battle?

  • Antietam
  • Shiloh
  • Fredericksburg
  • Gettysburg

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Which musician died in London on the 18th September 1970 after an overdose of barbiturates?

  • Brian Jones
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Jim Morrison
  • Janis Joplin

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On September 19th 1893, which country became the first to give women the right to vote?

  • Greece
  • Columbia
  • Japan
  • New Zealand

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Which South African, anti-apartheid president was sworn into office on the 20th September 1989?

  • B.J. Vorster
  • P.W. Botha
  • F.W. De Klerk
  • J. Zuma

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Which republic came into being on 21st September 1949 after a declaration by its communist leaders?

  • The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • The People's Republic of China
  • Republic of the Union of Myanmar

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Born on 22nd September 1791, which British scientist discovered electromagnetic induction, resulting in the development of electric generators?

  • Michael Faraday
  • James Watt
  • Georg Simon Ohm
  • Andre-Marie Ampere

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On September 23rd 1846, Johann Gottfried Galle discovered which planet of our solar system?

  • Uranus
  • Pluto
  • Neptune
  • Jupiter

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Born on the 24th September 1936, who created the TV shows "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show"?

  • Jim Benson
  • Jim Henson
  • Jim Stenson
  • Jim Jensen

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A composer of 15 symphonies and many other works, which Russian composer and pianist was born on 25th September 1906?

  • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Sergei Prokofiev
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Dmitri Shostakovich

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On September 26th 1960, the first televised debate between presidential candidates J.F. Kennedy and who, took place?

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Gerald Ford
  • Jimmy Carter

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On the 27th September 1888, whose name was first used in a letter sent to the Central News Agency?

  • Jack The Ripper
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • King Kong

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On September 28th 1066, William The Conqueror landed his troops at which place in southern England?

  • Folkestone
  • Dover
  • Rye
  • Pevensey

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On 29th September 1758, which famous Englishman was born at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk?

  • James Wolfe of Quebec
  • Horatio Nelson
  • William Makepeace Thackeray
  • J.M.W. Turner

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And finally, on 30th September 1924, which American writer was born T.S. Persons in New Orleans, and is perhaps best known for "Breakfast at Tiffany's"?

  • J.D. Salinger
  • John Steinbeck
  • Truman Capote
  • Ernest Hemingway

 

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