On This Day: July 31st Quiz Stats

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This athlete breaks a record set in 1964 by Larisa Latynina for the most medals won at the Olympics.
2012
Michael Phelps
86.8%
Ian Thorpe
2.7%
Usain Bolt
6.2%
Simone Biles
2.4%
Fidel Castro hands over power to his brother, ______.
2006
Raúl
85.3%
Ernesto
4.3%
Miguel
4.9%
Fernando
3.6%
The United States and Soviet Union both sign the START, or _______ Arms Reduction Treaty, the first to reduce both countries' stockpiles.
1991
Strategic
84.9%
Secret
2.6%
Special Task
7.2%
Soviet
3.8%
This popular English author, who has also published books under the pen name Robert Galbraith, is born.
1965
J. K. Rowling
65%
George R. R. Martin
23%
Rick Riordan
7.3%
Stephenie Meyer
3.9%
This English author, famous for his novel ‘Robinson Crusoe’, is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet.
1703
Daniel Defoe
61.7%
Robert Louis Stevenson
31.8%
Charles Dickens
3.3%
Jules Verne
3.1%
Archaeologists discover engraved gold and silver plates from this king, who ruled the First Persian Empire at its peak.
1938
Darius I
39.6%
Nebuchadnezzar II
23.8%
Hammurabi
15.6%
Alexander the Great
20.6%
The Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to do this on the moon.
1971
Ride in a Lunar Rover
34%
Hit a Golf Ball
48%
Plant a Flag
14.4%
Leave a Plaque
2.5%

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