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The First Boer War between the Boer South African Republic and the _____ Empire begins.
1880
British
82%
Russian
4%
French
6.2%
German
6.6%
This English novelist, known primarily for her six major novels, is born.
1775
Jane Austen
78.9%
Charlotte Brontë
11.4%
Virginia Woolf
5.8%
Mary Shelley
3.2%
Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's ______ crime family.
1985
Gambino
77.6%
Genovese
12%
Bonanno
2.7%
Lucchese
4.7%
This battle, the last major German offensive on the Western Front during World War II, begins with a surprise push through the Ardennes forest.
1944
Battle of the Bulge
73.9%
Battle of Stalingrad
6%
Battle of Midway
4.2%
Battle of Dunkirk
13.5%
Members of the ______ disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston Harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
1773
Sons of Liberty
69.4%
Revolutionary Riders
7.5%
Massachusetts Militia
18.6%
Fighters for Freedom
4.4%
Acting on orders from this US president, the United States Navy battle fleet begins its circumnavigation of the world in order to demonstrate growing American naval power.
1907
Theodore Roosevelt
67.6%
William Howard Taft
9.7%
William McKinley
9.3%
Woodrow Wilson
11.3%
This nation, the largest landlocked country in the world, declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
1991
Kazakhstan
62.3%
Kyrgyzstan
15.4%
Afghanistan
14.9%
Turkmenistan
4.2%

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