On This Day: August 21st Quiz Stats

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This Jamaican sprinter, an eight-time Olympic gold medalist, is born.
1986
Usain Bolt
96.9%
Justin Gatlin
0.5%
Asafa Powell
0.5%
Michael Frater
0.5%
This famous painting by Leonardo da Vinci is stolen by a Louvre employee.
1911
Mona Lisa
91.5%
The Starry Night
2.5%
The Last Supper
4.2%
The Birth of Venus
1.1%
Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, ‘Please Mr. ______’ by The Marvelettes.
1961
Postman
83.8%
Roboto
1%
Jackson
2.4%
Sandman
11.4%
James Cook formally claims eastern ______ for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
1770
Australia
79.2%
New Zealand
14.8%
New Guinea
4.8%
Java
1.3%
This man, who had frequent visions which he interpreted as messages from God, leads black slaves and free blacks in a rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia.
1831
Nat Turner
74.2%
Denmark Vesey
2.3%
Solomon Northup
18.8%
David Walker
4.3%
This president signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the Union.
1959
Dwight D. Eisenhower
72.9%
Harry S. Truman
13.9%
John F. Kennedy
5.6%
Lyndon B. Johnson
6.4%
A coup d'état attempt by hardline Communist Party members against this Soviet President collapses.
1991
Mikhail Gorbachev
62.6%
Boris Yeltsin
30.9%
Andrei Gromyko
1.6%
Konstantin Chernenko
3%

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