QUIZ

On This Day (25th January)
25 Questions Name (guess) the Year


1st Winter Olympic Games open in Chamonix, France
a) 1916
b) 1920
c) 1924


01

01 C 1924


The first arcade game is patented
a) 1947
b) 1967
c) 1987


02

02 A 1947


The Beatles get their first US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand"
a) 1964
b) 1965
c) 1967


03

03 A 1964


King Edward III accedes to the English throne
a) 1227
b) 1327
c) 1437


04

04 B 1327


Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
a) 1970
b) 1975
c) 1980


05

05 C1980


Walt Disney's animated film "101 Dalmatians", based on the novel by Dodie Smith is released in the US
a) 1961
b) 1963
c) 1965


06

06 A 1961


Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264.
A bright radio source and x-ray source. It is the sixth brightest galaxy in a rich cluster of galaxies known as Abell 1367, located at a distance of about 260 million light-years away in the constellation Leo.
a) 1992
b) 2002
c) 2012


07

07 A 1992


Al Capone dies of pneumonia and heart failure after fearing all his life he would suffer a gangsters death
a) 1947
b) 1952
c) 1957


08

08 A 1947


Russia ends state of war with Germany
a) 1945
b) 1950
c) 1955


09

09 C 1955


"M*A*S*H", directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould, is released
a) 1970
b) 1974
c) 1978


10

10 A 1970


Alexander Graham Bell in New York calls Thomas Watson in San Francisco
a) 1905
b) 1910
c) 1915


11

11 C 1915


Dr Christiaan Barnard transplants 1st heterotopic heart transplant (adding donor heart without removal of old)
a) 1964
b) 1974
c) 1984


12

12 B 1974


Robert Burns was born
a) 1659
b) 1759
c) 1859


13

13 B 1759


1st transcontinental commercial jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
a) 1949
b) 1954
c) 1959


14

14 C 1959


Columbia University scientists develop an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
a) 1955
b) 1950
c) 1965


15

15 A 1955


"Stikkan" Stig Anderson, Swedish actor, music entrepreneur and co-founder of Polar Music (ABBA), born in Hova, Sweden (d. 1997)
a) 1931
b) 1941
c) 1951


16

16 A 1931


Russia declared a republic of Soviets
a) 1908
b) 1918
c) 1928


17

17 B 1918


American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
a) 1840
b) 1890
c) 1940


18

18 A 1840


A new man-made star that was launched into space was noticed in the sky on this day. This 13-story unit known as Echo 2 was traveling about 800 miles above South Africa on this day. Echo 2 was the second busiest and the heaviest of all satellites created up until this time.
a) 1954
b) 1964
c) 1974


19

19 B 1964


1st nuclear fission experiment (splitting of a uranium atom) in the US, in basement of Pupin Hall, Columbia University by a team including Enrico Fermi
a) 1929
b) 1934
c) 1939


20

20 C 1939


The second of two Nasa rovers sent to explore Mars has landed on the surface of the planet, where it will look for signs of water
a) 1996
b) 2000
c) 2004


21

21 C 2004

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