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This novel by Mark Twain, among the first in major American literature to be written entirely in vernacular English, is published in the UK.
1884
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
77.5%
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
15.9%
Pudd'nhead Wilson
4.9%
The American Claimant
0.7%
After creating a constitutional crisis by proposing marriage to Wallis Simpson, an American divorcée, this king renounces the British throne.
1936
Edward VIII
75.1%
George V
15.7%
William IV
4.3%
James II
2.7%
This man wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, becoming the first American to win the award.
1906
Theodore Roosevelt
72.8%
William McKinley
10%
William Howard Taft
8.6%
Grover Cleveland
6.9%
The President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek retreats from Chengdu, boarding a military plane to ______.
1949
Taiwan
69.2%
Russia
7.6%
Philippines
9.5%
Singapore
11.3%
Sometimes referred to as ‘The Magnolia State’ today, ______ becomes the 20th US state.
1817
Mississippi
57.3%
South Carolina
27.1%
Kentucky
7.8%
Tennessee
7.4%
After more than seven years of military dictatorship, democracy is restored in this South American country with the inauguration of President Raúl Alfonsín.
1983
Argentina
50.2%
Suriname
5%
Peru
15.7%
Venezuela
26.4%
This English mathematician and computer scientist, often regarded as the first computer programmer, is born.
1815
Ada Lovelace
39.4%
Grace Hopper
4.8%
Herman Hollerith
10.6%
Alan Turing
45.2%
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