On This Day: December 31st II Quiz Stats

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This English actor, known for his starring role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film ‘Gandhi’, is born.
1943
Ben Kingsley
91.4%
Alec Guinness
1.4%
Omar Sharif
5.5%
Amitabh Bachchan
1.7%
In compliance with a 1977 treaty, the government of this nation formally hands control of the Panama Canal over to Panama.
1999
United States
78.5%
United Kingdom
9%
France
5.2%
Colombia
5.4%
Boris Yeltsin, the first President of Russia, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister ______ as the acting President and successor.
1999
Vladimir Putin
76.9%
Dmitry Medvedev
16.4%
Vyacheslav Volodin
0.9%
Sergey Kiriyenko
4%
______ becomes the first US corporation to be worth over $10 billion.
1955
General Motors
69.4%
Exxon Mobil
22.2%
Berkshire Hathaway
5.1%
Merrill Lynch
2.8%
Taipei 101 opens to the public in Taiwan. It will remain the tallest skyscraper in the world until 2010, when it is overtaken by the ______ in Dubai.
2004
Burj Khalifa
68.4%
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower
8.5%
Lotte World Tower
3.4%
Petronas Tower
17.5%
The final strip of this Bill Watterson comic runs in Sunday newspapers.
1995
Calvin and Hobbes
66.1%
Family Circus
11.4%
The Far Side
10.7%
Beetle Bailey
10.3%
At a New Year’s Eve party, and with a rebel victory looming, this Cuban dictator tells his Cabinet he is fleeing the country.
1958
Fulgencio Batista
58.6%
Fidel Castro
28.5%
Raúl Castro
2.1%
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara
9.9%

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