On This Day: August 26th II Quiz Stats

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This French general (and future prime minister and president) parades down the Champs-Élysées in Paris despite coming under fire from pro-Nazi holdouts who refused to surrender.
1944
Charles de Gaulle
89.9%
François Mitterrand
3.1%
Jacques Chirac
2.4%
Nicolas Sarkozy
1.4%
The first news dispatch across the Atlantic using this technology is issued.
1858
Telegraph
89.3%
Telephone
2.6%
Radio
6.2%
Steamship
1.8%
The first pope born in the twentieth century, Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice becomes ______. He would serve only 33 days before passing away on 28 September.
1978
Pope John Paul I
59.7%
Pope John Paul II
11.9%
Pope Benedict XVI
7.5%
Pope Pius XII
17%
This Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated American actress, known for roles in Gilmore Girls, Bridesmaids, and Ghostbusters, is born.
1970
Melissa McCarthy
58.1%
Kristen Wiig
19.1%
Maya Rudolph
3.5%
Lauren Graham
16%
This NHL defenseman signs a five-year, 1-million dollar contract with the Boston Bruins, the first million dollar contract in league history.
1971
Bobby Orr
54.2%
Gordie Howe
16.7%
Wayne Gretzky
21.1%
Ray Bourque
4.4%
This amendment to the US Constitution goes into effect, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
1920
19th
54%
15th
6.3%
18th
17.7%
21st
19.3%
This 15 year-old golfer from New Zealand becomes the youngest LPGA winner ever and first amateur winner since 1969.
2012
Lydia Ko
23.8%
Michelle Wie
38.7%
Karrie Webb
23%
Annika Sörenstam
10.3%

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