1867 by BarkerC

Champion(s):

FryedBetaKappa
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Runner(s)-Up:

Sean


Quiz Description

Given clues, name the following about events from 150 years ago, the year 1867.

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1 FryedBetaKappa 463 99 15
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3 RobinJRichards 453 95 15
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Questions:

JANUARY: The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world. It will be renamed after THIS MAN, its designer, in 1983.

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John A. Roebling

FEBRUARY: French Empress Eugenie in the imperial yacht Aigle piloted by Napoléon Coste, becomes the first vessel to transit WHAT NEWLY OPENED WATERWAY?

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Suez Canal

MARCH: A source of controversy in the years leading up to the Civil War, THIS MIDWESTERN STATE becomes the 37th state of the union on March 1, 1867.

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Nebraska

APRIL: FIRST AND LAST NAME REQUIRED: This bicycle store owner, the elder of two brothers, is born in Millville, Indiana. He will go on to co-patent "a system of aerodynamic control that manipulated a flying machine's surfaces."

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Wilbur Wright

MAY: THIS UNIVERSITY IN WASHINGTON DC, named for a Civil War general and head of the Freedman's Bureau, is chartered. Today, it is the top-rated historically black college/university in most leading university rankings.

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Howard University

JUNE: THIS AUSTRIAN, younger brother of the emperor Francis Joseph I, is executed in Mexico by forces loyal to restored Mexican president Benito Juárez.

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Emperor (Ferdinand) Maximilian (Joseph) I

JULY: On the same day as the British North America Act creates the Dominion of Canada, the Constitution of the North German Confederation comes into effect, creating a confederation of states under the leadership of Otto von Bismarck of WHAT NORTHERN EUROPEAN STATE?

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Prussia

AUGUST: Captain William Reynolds of the USS Lackawanna formally takes possession of THIS ATOLL for the United States, the first Pacific island annexed by the U.S. It remains the only island in the Hawaiian archipelago that is not a part of the state of Hawaii.

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Midway Island

SEPTEMBER: Founded as an offshoot of the Wednesday Cricket Club, The Wednesday, one of the oldest football clubs in the world, is founded in THIS ENGLISH CITY.

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Sheffield

OCTOBER: Tokugawa Yoshinobu, the last of THESE MILITARY DICTATORS of Japan, tenders his resignation to Emperor Meiji.

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shogun

NOVEMBER: After an assignment by President Andrew Johnson to collect information about agricultural conditions in the South, Oliver Hudson Kelley helps found The Order of Patrons of Husbandry, better known by THIS NAME.

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The Grange

DECEMBER: The Angola Horror train wreck occurs in New York state. It will lead THIS MAN to invent the air brake, which he will patent in early 1868.

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George Westinghouse