On This Day: February 19th Quiz Stats

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England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. The Dutch colony of New Amsterdam is transferred to England. What is it renamed?
1674
New York
84.2%
New Jersey
6.1%
Vermont
4%
Boston
5.2%
Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of ______. This is the first time this defense is successfully used in the United States.
1859
Temporary Insanity
77.1%
Insufficient Evidence
4.9%
Self Defense
13.3%
Juror Misconduct
3%
William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial ______ to leave a hospital.
1985
Heart
74.2%
Lung
10.9%
Brain
1.6%
Hand
5.6%
This Polish mathematician and astronomer, known for his geometric model of a heliocentric universe, is born.
1473
Nicolaus Copernicus
70.3%
Johannes Kepler
12.5%
Galileo Galilei
13.8%
Isaac Newton
3.3%
NASA's Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of this planet using its thermal emission imaging system.
2002
Mars
65.4%
Venus
12.5%
Pluto
6.8%
Mercury
7.2%
The United Kingdom grants independence to this Mediterranean island nation.
1959
Cyprus
36.4%
Malta
39.1%
Corsica
4.6%
Jamaica
12.7%
United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the ______, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to internment camps.
1942
Executive Order 9066
18.6%
Japanese Internment Act
59.3%
Relocation Bill
9.3%
Wartime Executive Order
7.9%

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