On This Day: August 18th Quiz Stats

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This American actor, known for roles in ‘Dirty Dancing’ and ‘Ghost’, is born.
1952
Patrick Swayze
95.7%
Keanu Reeves
0.7%
Matt Dillon
0.8%
Rob Lowe
0.9%
Colombian presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated by hit men hired by the drug cartels near ______.
1989
Bogotá
81.3%
Caracas
10.5%
Sucre
2.2%
Lima
3.1%
A massive power blackout hits this Indonesian island, affecting almost 100 million people. It is one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2005
Java
78.6%
Luzon
9.9%
Kyūshū
4.2%
Hainan
4.1%
French astronomer Pierre Janssen confirms this element, which has the atomic number 2.
1868
Helium
69.6%
Hydrogen
26%
Lithium
2.6%
Beryllium
1.7%
This author’s controversial novel, ‘Lolita,’ is published in the United States.
1958
Vladimir Nabokov
65.6%
Anton Chekhov
11%
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
8.1%
Leo Tolstoy
13.1%
This man is arrested at a police roadblock in South Africa. He later dies from injuries sustained during his arrest, bringing attention to the country’s apartheid policies.
1977
Steve Biko
54.2%
Thabo Mbeki
27.4%
Hector Pieterson
6.7%
Albert Lutuli
9%
This Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.
1920
19th
53.4%
20th
12.9%
21st
23.7%
22nd
8.6%

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