On This Day: August 9th II Quiz Stats

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Transcendentalist author Henry David Thoreau publishes his now-famous book on self-reliant living in nature, ‘Walden,’ with this sub-title.
1854
Life in the Woods
89.9%
The Over-Soul
1.8%
The Maine Woods
5.6%
Consider the Lobster
2.7%
In London, this sprinter becomes the first person to win the 100m and 200m gold medals at back-to-back Olympics.
2012
Usain Bolt
89.9%
Carl Lewis
5.9%
Gail Devers
1%
Justin Gatlin
1.1%
The first camp meeting of this organization ends after 9 days on Brownsea Island in Poole Harbor of the southern coast of England.
1907
Boy Scouts
79.2%
Girl Scouts
5.9%
Sierra Club
6.3%
Salvation Army
8%
This German inventor receives a patent for an internal combustion engine that would eventually be known by his name.
1898
Rudolf Diesel
78.6%
Karl Benz
13.1%
Nicolaus Otto
2.1%
Gottlieb Daimler
6.1%
This Japanese city is destroyed when the United States drops 'Fat Man,' the second atomic bomb used at the close of World War II.
1945
Nagasaki
75.6%
Hiroshima
21.9%
Tokyo
0.6%
Kyoto
0.5%
Roberta Cooper Ramo, with a B.A. from the University of Colorado and a J.D. from the University of Chicago, becomes the first woman to serve as president of this professional organization.
1995
American Bar Association
75.6%
American Medical Association
16%
US Senate
4.1%
Modern Language Association
2.4%
This American actor, known for his thick mustache, deep Southern drawl, and supporting roles in films like 'The Big Lebowski' and TV shows like 'Parks and Recreation' is born.
1944
Sam Elliott
50.7%
Nick Offerman
24.6%
Matthew McConaughey
3.8%
Jeff Bridges
19.9%

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