On This Day: August 12th II Quiz Stats

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American businessman Isaac Singer receives a patent for this invention.
1851
Sewing machine
93.7%
Mechanical reaper
1%
Steamboat
2.3%
Telegraph
3%
A few weeks after dropping the lead single 'Enter Sandman,' this American heavy metal group's self-titled album debuts at number 1 on the Billboard 200.
1991
Metallica
76.3%
Megadeth
3%
Pearl Jam
8.4%
AC/DC
10.8%
This Austrian physicist and writer, who won a Nobel Prize and devised a famous quantum mechanics thought experiment featuring a cat, is born.
1887
Erwin Schrödinger
70.5%
Paul Dirac
1.2%
Niels Bohr
9.9%
Albert Einstein
17.7%
In a move that would precipitate impeachment proceedings, this US President defies Congress and suspends Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.
1867
Andrew Johnson
66.2%
Andrew Jackson
20.4%
James Buchanan
6.1%
Rutherford B. Hayes
7%
One-time US ally General Manuel Noriega becomes commander of the army of this Central American country, which he would rule as de facto dictator for most of the decade.
1983
Panama
46.4%
Nicaragua
48.3%
Mexico
2.1%
Peru
2%
This World War I action-romance movie starring Clara Bow, the only silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar, opens in New York.
1929
Wings
43.2%
All Quiet on the Western Front
35.7%
The General
13%
Battleship Potemkin
7.2%
En route to five total medals, this American teenager becomes the first Olympic swimmer since the 1960s to win the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle events at the same games with a world record in the 800.
2016
Katie Ledecky
36.9%
Michael Phelps
43.5%
Ryan Lochte
7.4%
Missy Franklin
10.5%

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