October 14 - This Day in History by LuskT

Champion(s):

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Runner(s)-Up:

KroegerJ
Strength and Honor


Quiz Description

What do you do when you have an hour to kill? You write a quiz.

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Questions:

October 14, 1066 - This battle...do you really need more than that? Okay, fine. William of Normandy defeats Harold Godwinson.

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Battle of Hastings

October 14, 1930 - Which singer and actress, known for her rendition of "Everything's Coming Up Roses," has her Broadway debut in George Gershwin's Girl Crazy?

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Ethel Merman

October 14, 1964 - Based on his advocacy of nonviolent resistance, who is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

October 14, 1884 - Which entrepreneur, whose name is most commonly associated with a company he helped found, is issued two patents for photographic roll film?

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George Eastman

october 14, 1894 - which american poet, who apparently disliked capital letters, was born in cambridge, massachusetts?

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e e cummings

October 14, 1705 - The British Navy captures what city, the capital of the autonomous region of Catalonia?

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Barcelona

October 14, 1947 - Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier while piloting what model of aircraft?

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Bell X-1

October 14, 1968 - At the Mexico City Olympics, which athlete was the first to officially break the 10-second barrier in the 100-meter sprint?

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James Ray (Jim) Hines

October 14, 1912 - Who, while preparing to give a speech in Milwaukee, was the intended victim of an assassin's bullet? Despite his wounds, he insisted on finishing his speech - LIKE A BOSS.

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Theodore Roosevelt

October 14, 1974 - Natalie Maines, lead vocalist of this trio, enters the world. It's rumored that she was sporting an 'FUTK' shirt when she was born.

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Dixie Chicks

October 14, 1582 - If anyone tells you something important happened on this day in Spain, Portugal or Italy, they're lying. This day technically never existed in those countries due to the adoption of what?

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Gregorian Calendar

October 14, 2006 - "Not in our house." What two schools, only 9 miles apart, had their infamous football brawl that resulted in 31 suspensions and CSS's decision to fire commentator Lamar Thomas?

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University of Miami, Florida International University