On This Day: June 22nd Quiz Stats

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The Holy Office in Rome forces ______ to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1633
Galileo Galilei
91.7%
Isaac Newton
4.9%
Ptolemy
2.6%
Robert Boyle
0.8%
The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the ______.
1969
Environmental Protection Agency
90.2%
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
2%
Department of Energy
2.7%
National Science Foundation
1.5%
This American film star, whose 20 Academy Award nominations are more than any other actor, is born.
1949
Meryl Streep
76.6%
Marlon Brando
11.5%
Daniel Day-Lewis
7.2%
Julia Roberts
1.6%
Commonly known as this, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944.
1944
G.I. Bill
75.2%
Veteran Benefits Bill
6.6%
Veteran Act
13.7%
Service Bill
2.6%
Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot, leaders of this Native American tribe, are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the Trail of Tears.
1839
Cherokee
60.2%
Navajo
12.3%
Sioux
22.1%
Chippewa
4.4%
This player scores his controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal in the quarterfinals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Argentina would beat England 2–1 and go on to win the World Cup.
1986
Diego Maradona
51.2%
Pelé
35.9%
Ronaldo
7%
Gabriel Batistuta
2.1%
This World War II Pacific battle, nicknamed the ‘typhoon of steel’ in reference to the ferocity of fighting, comes to an end.
1945
Battle of Okinawa
35.9%
Battle of Midway
46.3%
Battle of the Bulge
11.4%
Battle of Saipan
3.7%

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