On This Day: August 19th II Quiz Stats

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‘The Fame,’ the Grammy Award-winning debut album by this singer, is released, featuring the hit single ‘Poker Face.’
2008
Lady Gaga
83.3%
Taylor Swift
4.3%
Adele
5.3%
Amy Winehouse
5.2%
In the Battle of Blue Licks, the last major fighting of the American Revolution, Loyalists and American Indians rout Kentucky militiamen nearly ten months after British General Cornwallis had surrendered at ______.
1782
Yorktown
75.9%
Saratoga
12.5%
Philadelphia
2.5%
Charleston
8.8%
Some 12,000 spectators watch the first automobile race at this fabled track now known as ‘The Brickyard.’
1909
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
72.7%
Daytona International Speedway
20.3%
Circuit de Monaco
4%
Sonoma Raceway
2.1%
The French government releases the early photographing process developed by this man as a ‘free gift to the world.’
1839
Louis Daguerre
67.1%
George Eastman
24%
Nicéphore Niépce
5.4%
Edwin Land
2.9%
Charles Edward Stuart, known to posterity by this nickname, launches the second Jacobite rebellion in an attempt to take the British throne his grandfather, James II, had lost.
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlie
63.2%
The Sun King
4%
Charles the Great
17.6%
Edward the Confessor
15.1%
In a coup attempt by anti-reform hardliners, this Soviet President and General Secretary is placed on house arrest while vacationing in Foros, Ukraine.
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev
56%
Boris Yeltsin
31.5%
Leonid Brezhnev
8.3%
Vladimir Putin
3%
In Athens, this gymnast becomes only the second American to win all-around gymnastics gold (it was the first all-around gold for an American at a non-boycotted Olympics).
2004
Carly Patterson
20.8%
Shannon Miller
40.3%
Dominique Moceanu
16.6%
Simone Biles
20.6%

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