On This Day: March 9th II Quiz Stats

 Plays Quiz Updated Mar 9, 2018

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Observers in China, Mongolia and Eastern Siberia are treated to a rare double feature as an eclipse permits this comet to be seen during the day.
1997
Hale–Bopp
87.7%
Hyakutake
5.4%
Encke
2%
Holmes
2.2%
A massive 8.6 magnitude earthquake hits the Aleutian Islands of this US state, causing $5 million in damage and creating a destructive tsunami that affected Hawaii.
1957
Alaska
82.3%
Washington
3.8%
Oregon
1.5%
California
11.1%
This Scottish economist and philosopher publishes the influential economics book, ‘The Wealth of Nations.’
1776
Adam Smith
75.7%
Karl Marx
6.4%
John Stuart Mill
14.3%
Voltaire
3.6%
This anchorman, one of the ‘Big Three’ news anchors in the US during the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, begins a 24 year run as the lead on ‘CBS Evening News’.
1981
Dan Rather
58.4%
Walter Cronkite
27.1%
Peter Jennings
8.9%
Brian Williams
3.9%
This American rapper from Brooklyn, often considered one of the greatest rappers of all-time, is killed by an unknown assailant in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles.
1997
The Notorious B.I.G.
53.2%
2Pac
41.8%
Eazy-E
2.4%
Big Pun
0.4%
A group in Baltimore, Maryland, identifying themselves as the ______, host a convention for time-travelers to come from the future and discuss the scientific methods of Time Travel.
1982
Krononauts
47.2%
Cosmonauts
12.3%
Hydronauts
3%
Cybernauts
35.4%
Later called the ‘Night of the Black Snow’ in Japan, the United States Army Air Forces firebomb this city, inflicting damage comparable to that done by both atomic bombs five months later.
1945
Tokyo
44.8%
Nagano
18%
Mito
2%
Osaka
34.4%

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