Also a Famous Date in History by LuskT

Champion(s):

UllspergerA


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Lock him up.


Quiz Description

Some years and dates are instantly recognizable for one singular event, meaning that others tend to fall by the wayside. Given a year/date and a description of a less famous thing, identify said thing. Standard terms and conditions apply. Offer void in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Full Results:

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1 UllspergerA 458 99 15
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2 ChernicoffS 453 97 15
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3 AllenJ 429 95 15
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4 LaudermithM 425 93 15
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5 GoodmanDL 419 91 15
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6 mujason 363 90 15
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8 GrahamJ 331 86 15
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9 ElendilPickle 316 84 00
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10 MichaelT 315 83 15
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11 WeikleB 309 81 15
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12 DuffyM 303 78 00
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15 WolfsbergE 299 74 15
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16 JordanG 288 72 00
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21 WilliamsK 260 62 00
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23 HallR 258 59 00
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24 ThompsonA 257 58 00
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Questions:

While the ink was drying on excommunication decrees in Rome and Constantinople in 1054, astronomers in China observed the first recorded sighting of what phenomenon?

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Supernova (also accepted: Crab Nebula) (edited at 6:58 pm, February 13, 2016 (EST))

In the year of our Lord 1314, patriots of Scotland - starving and outnumbered - charged the fields of Bannockburn. Three months earlier, Jacques de Molay was executed as the last leader of what medieval organization?

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Knights Templar

Topping the Billboard Hot 100 on September 11, 2001 was the song "I'm Real." Name the main singer AND featured artist on that song.

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Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule

What extant honor society was founded at William & Mary in December 1776? Its Greek letters are an abbreviation for a phrase that roughly translates "Love of learning is the guide of life."

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Phi Beta Kappa

In 1618, as Prague was throwing people out of windows (again), Sir Walter Raleigh had his head thrown off his body due to treason against what English monarch?

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James I

Between Woodstock and the "Miracle Mets," 1969 was a banner year for New York. Who was the manager of that Mets team, his first of four seasons in the role?

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Gil Hodges

Five months after the first shots of the American Civil War are fired in 1861, the first complete remains of what animal were discovered in Germany? It is still occasionally referred to by its German name Urvogel.

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Archaeopteryx

In August 1492, Alexander VI is elected pope as white smoke billows from the chimney of what building for the first time?

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Sistine Chapel

In 1814, while the British army was setting fire to buildings in Washington, DC, what Romantic poet published The Corsair back in the UK? It was believed to be based on the life of Jean Lafitte and would later serve as inspiration for both an opera by Verdi and an overture by Berlioz.

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George Gordon, Lord Byron

In February 1914, before the assassination of Franz Ferdinand puts the world at war, what famous comedic actor debuted his first two films - Making a Living and Kid Auto Races at Venice? (edited at 1:53 pm, February 13, 2016 (EST))

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Charlie Chaplin

Which future Secretary-General of the United Nations was born in the village of Haengchi one week after the D-Day landings at Normandy in 1944?

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Ban Ki-moon

On December 31, 1999, the United States handed over administration of the Panama Canal - that way if the Millennium Bug hit, it would be the Panamanians' problem. Name either signatory of the treaties that handed control of the canal back to Panama on this date.

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Jimmy Carter, Omar Torrijos