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
94.2%
Keanu Reeves
0.7%
Matt Dillon
0.9%
Rob Lowe
0.9%
Colombian presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated by hit men hired by the drug cartels near ______.
1989
Bogotá
79.9%
Caracas
10.1%
Sucre
2.1%
Lima
3.2%
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
77.2%
Luzon
9.7%
Kyūshū
4.2%
Hainan
4%
French astronomer Pierre Janssen confirms this element, which has the atomic number 2.
1868
Helium
70.3%
Hydrogen
25%
Lithium
2.7%
Beryllium
1.9%
This author’s controversial novel, ‘Lolita,’ is published in the United States.
1958
Vladimir Nabokov
65%
Anton Chekhov
10.6%
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
7.8%
Leo Tolstoy
12.8%
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
53.6%
Thabo Mbeki
26.7%
Hector Pieterson
6.5%
Albert Lutuli
8.9%
This Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage.
1920
19th
52.8%
20th
12.7%
21st
23.2%
22nd
8.7%

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