On This Day: August 30th Quiz Stats

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This English novelist and playwright, best known for her novel ‘Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus’, is born.
1797
Mary Shelley
94.6%
Jane Austen
1.8%
Emily Brontë
1.5%
Virginia Woolf
2%
The ______–Washington hotline between the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
1963
Moscow
88.9%
Leningrad
5.1%
Kyiv
1.3%
Tashkent
1.1%
The Allied Control Council, which would govern this nation after World War II, comes into being.
1945
Germany
75.8%
Italy
4.8%
France
5%
Japan
11.3%
This man is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1967
Thurgood Marshall
71.4%
Clarence Thomas
19.9%
William H. Hastie
2.4%
Wade H. McCree
2.6%
Timor-Leste (East Timor) votes for independence from ______ in a referendum.
1999
Indonesia
61.2%
Malaysia
18.6%
Australia
7.3%
Philippines
9%
Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures this Bolshevik leader, helping prompt the decree for the Red Terror.
1918
Vladimir Lenin
49.6%
Joseph Stalin
11.5%
Leon Trotsky
32.1%
Nikita Khrushchev
4.2%
Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the ______ Ocean.
1873
Arctic
46.9%
Indian
21.3%
Pacific
19.4%
Atlantic
10.3%

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