On This Day: August 5th Quiz Stats

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This American engineer and astronaut, the first man to walk on the moon, is born.
1930
Neil Armstrong
94.7%
Michael Collins
0.5%
Jim Lovell
0.8%
Alan Shepard
2.1%
This civil rights leader is jailed. He will not be released until 1990.
1962
Nelson Mandela
90.7%
Mahatma Gandhi
1.2%
Martin Luther King Jr.
3.1%
Desmond Tutu
1.8%
The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 ______ miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.
2010
Chilean
80.1%
Peruvian
9.2%
Mexican
3.5%
Brazilian
3.5%
The British Admiralty dismisses Francis Ronalds's new invention of the first working electric ______ as ‘wholly unnecessary’, preferring to continue using the semaphore.
1816
Telegraph
65.4%
Telephone
10.4%
Street Light
10.7%
Typewriter
13.4%
President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking ______, who had ignored his order for them to return to work.
1981
Air-Traffic Controllers
64.9%
Teachers
12.8%
Police Officers
12.5%
Firemen
6.3%
In order to help pay for the war effort during the American Civil War, the US government levies the first ______ tax as part of the Revenue Act of 1861.
1861
Income
64.8%
Property
13.8%
Sugar
6.4%
Tobacco
13.9%
This music-performance TV show, which was geared towards teenage ‘baby-boomers’, debuts on ABC.
1957
American Bandstand
64.1%
Soul Train
6.3%
The Ed Sullivan Show
22.9%
Hullabaloo
4.1%

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Greek Alphabet in Order

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It's like driving down Greek row on a one way street.
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