November 23 - This Day in History by LuskT

Champion(s):

WengerAS


Runner(s)-Up:

FryedBetaKappa
Don't read this.


Quiz Description

In honor of my dad's birthday and my older daughter's half-birthday, another installment of the "This Day in History" quizzes. Enjoy.

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Questions:

November 23, every year: The Russian Orthodox Church celebrates the feast day of this saint and former prince of Kievan Rus, also the subject of a 1938 film by Sergei Eisenstein with score by Sergei Prokofiev.

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Alexander Nevsky

November 23, 1954: This singer-songwriter was born in Williamsburg, Virginia. He enjoyed brief commercial success in the mid-1980s with The Range but fell into obscurity afterwards. That's just the way it is.

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Bruce Hornsby

November 23, 2005: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf becomes the first democratically selected female leader in Africa when she wins the election in what country?

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Liberia

November 23, 1924: The New York Times runs a story about this astronomer's research on the "island universe" that was known at the time as the Andromeda Nebula. His later observation of Cepheid variable stars would settle the matter and rebrand the Andromeda Nebula as the Andromeda Galaxy.

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Edwin Hubble

November 23, 1863: Union forces advance on Orchard Knob and take the high ground in the battle for what city? The next day's fighting was concentrated heavily on nearby Lookout Mountain.

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Chattanooga

November 23, 1940: Romania officially joins the Axis powers by signing what agreement originally conceived among Germany, Italy, and Japan?

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Tripartite Pact (Berlin Pact)

November 23, 2005: This film based on a musical had its release, starring Anthony Rapp as Mark Cohen and Rosaria Dawson as Mimi Marquez.

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Rent

November 23, 1961: The Buffalo Bills lost 21-14 to the New York Jets, who were known by what other nickname at the time? It would resurface in the NFL approximately 40 years later in a different city.

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Titans

November 23, 1644: This British author publishes his pamphlet Areopagitica, an early polemic against censorship that was later quoted several times by the U.S. Supreme Court when reviewing cases involving the First Amendment.

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John Milton

November 23, 1936: This publication was rechristened as a photo-and-news magazine, with an image showing construction of the Fort Peck Dam on its debut cover.

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Life Magazine

November 23, 1814: This U.S. Vice President dies of an unknown illness, but his legacy endures in a term applied to such places as North Carolina's 12th and Maryland's 3rd Congressional districts.

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Elbridge Gerry

November 23, every year: While Thanksgiving in the United States occurs on this date once every 7 years on average, Labor Thanksgiving Day is celebrated every year on this date in what country? It was established in the country's new constitution in 1948 to coincide with an ancient harvest festival that is still celebrated by the country's imperial house.

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Japan