This Date in History... by GelinasT

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Lock him up.


Quiz Description

What happened on today's date in various previous years? You will receive the year and a clue about the event and/person. Oh, and by "today" I mean the day this quiz is being authored, not the day you're taking the quiz. Just so we're clear. :-)

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Questions:

"Blank knocks out Blank" at the Miami Beach Convention Center on February 25, 1964. Fill in the blanks or explain what happened in your own words.

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Clay knocks out Liston.

Name the fort that was surrendered on this day in 1779, marking the beginning of the end of British domination in America’s western frontier. Eighteen days earlier, George Rogers Clark departed Kaskaskia on the Mississippi River with a force of approximately 170 men, including Kentucky militia and French volunteers.

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Fort Sackville

Which city in Florida opened it's first ever drive-in movie theater on this day in 1938.

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Miami

Name the Act that was passed by the U.S. Congress on today's date in 1862, thus ending the long-standing policy of using only gold or silver in transactions.

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Legal Tender Act

On this day in 1948, President Eduard Benes, of what country, allowed a communist-dominated government to be organized?

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Czechoslovakia

Name the actor, best known for Cape Fear and Night of the Hunter, who was released from prison on today's date in 1949, after having served 2 months for smoking pot.

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Robert Mitchum

On this day in 1984, a huge explosion destroys a shantytown, killing at least 500 people, mostly young children. An investigation into the disaster later revealed that the true death count was impossible to know because so many bodies had in effect been cremated in the intense blaze. Name the country.

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Brazil

On today's date in 1870, the first African American was sworn in the US Senate. What was her name? (edited at 4:49 pm, February 25, 2017 (CST))

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Hiram Rhoades Revels

Which president fled their own country on today's date in 1986 with the assistance of US government helicopters?

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Ferdinand Marcos

On today's date in 2004, which US motion picture was released depicting the last 44 days of life of a famous religious leader? Sorry to be so vague, but providing the name of the religious leader in the question would give away the answer.

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The Passion of Christ

Name either one or both of the poets that met on this day in 1956 at a party in Cambridge UK. They got married 4 months later.

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Sylvia Path and Ted Hughes

Which world famous tenor was born on today's date in 1873?

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Enrico Caruso