On This Day: February 5th Quiz Stats

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As noted by Seneca the Younger, a magnitude 5 or 6 earthquake hits Pompeii and may have been a precursor to this volcanic eruption.
62
Vesuvius
91.8%
Huaynaputina
1.4%
Krakatoa
5.8%
Ilopango
1%
'Modern Times,' the first talkie featuring this actor's iconic Little Tramp, premiers in New York.
1937
Charlie Chaplin
88.3%
Mary Pickford
2.5%
Harold Lloyd
1.7%
Buster Keaton
5.6%
King Leopold II of Belgium establishes this African territory as his personal possession.
1885
Congo
68%
Abyssinia
5.3%
Madagascar
16.1%
Kenya
9%
Sweden recognizes the independence of ___.
1783
the United States
59.1%
India
2.5%
Estonia
29.9%
Algeria
7.3%
Henry of Navarre, future King Henry IV of France, formally renounces ___ at Tours.
1576
Catholicism
50.8%
Protestantism
27.2%
The Enlightenment
6.6%
The Edict of Nantes
14.9%
Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to become the first president of the new United Arab Republic, a short-lived union of Syria and ___.
1958
Egypt
49.1%
Lebanon
30.1%
Turkey
8.3%
Iran
10.3%
This prominent Beat Generation figure and author of the controversial novel 'Naked Lunch' is born.
1914
William S. Burroughs
38.5%
Ernest Hemingway
8.6%
Jack Kerouac
35.2%
Norman Mailer
15.9%

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