March 12 - This Day in History by LuskT

Champion(s):

KashyapN


Runner(s)-Up:

ElendilPickle


Quiz Description

You know the drill.

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Questions:

March 12, 1622 - First and last name required. Pope Gregory XV canonized Ignatius of Loyola and what other man, a co-founder of the Jesuits and the first Christian missionary to visit Japan?

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(Saint) Francis Xavier

March 12, 1968 - this nation in the Indian Ocean achieves independence from the United Kingdom. It had been claimed by the Netherlands and France prior to being captured by the British in 1810 and remains a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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Mauritius

March 12, 2011 - due to an earthquake and tsunami the previous day, a nuclear power plant in what Japanese prefecture suffers a partial meltdown and radiation release?

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Fukushima

March 12, 1922 - this author of Dharma Bums and Beat Generation pioneer is born in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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Jack Kerouac

March 12, 1947 - this doctrine, whose purpose was to counter the Soviet-led expansion of communism, was announced to Congress.

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Truman Doctrine

March 12, 1966 - this Hall of Fame hockey player breaks the NHL single-season goals record by scoring his 51st in a matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers. He would finish the season with 54 goals and would hold the record until 1971 when it was eclipsed by former teammate Phil Esposito.

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Bobby Hull

March 12, 1946 - this actress and singer, winner of the 1973 Oscar for Best Leading Actress, is born in Hollywood. Her father also won an Oscar for directing Gigi, and you likely know her mother's name too. (edited at 11:02 am, March 12, 2018 (MDT))

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Liza Minelli

March 12, Every Year - this organization, founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, celebrates its birthday. In place of a more traditional cake, it's rumored that they have cookies instead.

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Girl Scouts (of the USA)

March 12, 1958 - Andre Claveau wins this competition with "Dors, mon amour."

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Eurovision Song Contest

March 12, 1912 - the theatre in midtown Manhattan, with only 597 seats and later named for this woman, opens with a production of John Galsworthy's The Pigeon.

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Helen Hayes

March 12, 538 - Vitiges, king of this Germanic tribe, ends his siege of Rome.

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Ostrogoth

March 12, 1930 - Mohandas Gandhi begins a 24-day march to protest British taxation and regulation of this commodity.

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Salt