1942 by BarkerC

Champion(s):

IngramB
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Runner(s)-Up:

MatthewsP
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Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about events from 75 years ago, the year 1942.

Full Results:

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1 IngramB 467 99 15
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2 MatthewsP 440 97 15
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3 Kloefkorn 407 95 15
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4 helitzur 395 94 15
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5 MyrowitzJ 384 92 15
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6 ChernicoffS 377 90 15
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7 GoodmanDL 370 89 00
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8 BClemens 346 87 15
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9 tdalesan 343 85 15
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10 CoenM 342 84 15
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11 EmilyT 338 82 15
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12 GriffinJoe 335 80 15
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13 LorinBurte 329 79 15
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14 OBrienJ 319 77 15
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15 BarthR 309 75 15
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16 CarterBurke 307 74 15
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17 FeitelD 298 72 15
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18 Shosin 297 70 00
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19 KonkelT 295 69 00
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20 ScrosatiS 292 67 00
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21 RubensteinM 280 65 15
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22 RonningD 276 64 15
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23 BillPennington 270 62 15
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24 DreyfusB 262 60 00
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25 RautY 256 59 15
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26 RobinJRichards 250 57 15
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27 BradburnA 246 55 00
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28 KleinJ 242 53 15
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28 GrahamJ 242 53 00
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31 Nicole 233 49 00
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32 ChrisRosenberg 223 46 00
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32 ElendilPickle 223 46 00
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34 RichmondJ 219 44 00
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40 ChengB 191 34 15
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Questions:

JANUARY: Signed by China, the United Kingdom, the United States, the Soviet Union and 22 other nations, the Declaration of THIS GROUP (another name for the Allies, which would go on to greater fame in the post war era). In the Declaration, they agree "not to make any separate peace with the Axis powers".

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United Nations

FEBRUARY: THIS U.S. GOVERNMENT-FUNDED NEWS SOURCE, aimed at airing pro-Allied propaganda, begins radio broadcasting. During the Cold War, it will continue to serve a similar function aimed at Eastern Europe.

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Voice of America (VOA)

MARCH: THIS U.S. GENERAL, his family, and key staffers are evacuated under cover of darkness by a PT boat from Corregidor in the Philippines.

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General Douglas MacArthur

APRIL: THIS GERMAN LEGISLATIVE BODY meets for the last time, dissolving itself and proclaiming Adolf Hitler the "Supreme Judge of the German People", granting him the power of life and death over every German citizen.

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The Reichstag

MAY: THIS PACIFIC NAVAL BATTLE (the first battle in naval history where the enemy fleets fought without seeing each other's fleets) ends in an Allied victory.

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Battle of the Coral Sea

JUNE: The United States declares war on three additional nations, beyond Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan. Name ANY TWO of the three European nations upon which war was declared.

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Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania

JULY: In Amsterdam, THIS DIARIST and her family go into hiding in an attic above her father's office in an Amsterdam warehouse.

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Anne Frank

AUGUST: Approximately one milligram of THIS ELEMENT'S -239 ISOTOPE is isolated for the first time at the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago.

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Plutonium

SEPTEMBER: A Japanese floatplane drops incendiary devices at Mount Emily, near Brookings, in THIS STATE in the first of two "Lookout Air Raids", the first bombing of the continental United States.

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Oregon

OCTOBER: "The Mouse of Tomorrow" premieres, marking the debut of THIS ANIMATED CHARACTER, created by Ralph Bakshi and Paul Terry.

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Mighty Mouse

NOVEMBER: THIS SOVIET GENERAL launches the Operation Uranus counter-attacks at Stalingrad, turning the tide of the battle in the USSR's favor.

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Georgy Zhukov

DECEMBER: A telegram "The Italian navigator has landed in the new world" is sent to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. TO WHAT NOBEL PRIZE WINNER does "The Italian navigator" refer to in the telegram?

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Enrico Fermi