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
95.6%
Michael Collins
0.4%
Jim Lovell
0.7%
Alan Shepard
2.5%
This civil rights leader is jailed. He will not be released until 1990.
1962
Nelson Mandela
92.2%
Mahatma Gandhi
1.2%
Martin Luther King Jr.
3%
Desmond Tutu
1.8%
The Copiapó mining accident occurs, trapping 33 ______ miners approximately 2,300 ft below the ground.
2010
Chilean
81.4%
Peruvian
9.6%
Mexican
3.4%
Brazilian
3.6%
President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking ______, who had ignored his order for them to return to work.
1981
Air-Traffic Controllers
70.5%
Teachers
10.7%
Police Officers
11.4%
Firemen
5.5%
This music-performance TV show, which was geared towards teenage ‘baby-boomers’, debuts on ABC.
1957
American Bandstand
70.1%
Soul Train
5.2%
The Ed Sullivan Show
19.9%
Hullabaloo
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
65.5%
Telephone
9.9%
Street Light
10.5%
Typewriter
14%
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
14.4%
Sugar
6%
Tobacco
14.5%

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