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
94.7%
Jane Austen
1.7%
Emily Brontë
1.5%
Virginia Woolf
2.1%
The ______–Washington hotline between the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union goes into operation.
1963
Moscow
90.7%
Leningrad
5%
Kyiv
1.3%
Tashkent
1.1%
The Allied Control Council, which would govern this nation after World War II, comes into being.
1945
Germany
76.9%
Italy
5.1%
France
5%
Japan
11.8%
This man is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1967
Thurgood Marshall
72.4%
Clarence Thomas
20.7%
William H. Hastie
2.3%
Wade H. McCree
2.6%
Timor-Leste (East Timor) votes for independence from ______ in a referendum.
1999
Indonesia
61.3%
Malaysia
19.4%
Australia
7.7%
Philippines
9.4%
Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures this Bolshevik leader, helping prompt the decree for the Red Terror.
1918
Vladimir Lenin
49.9%
Joseph Stalin
11.6%
Leon Trotsky
33.4%
Nikita Khrushchev
4.3%
Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht discover the archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the ______ Ocean.
1873
Arctic
46.8%
Indian
22.2%
Pacific
19.9%
Atlantic
10.6%

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