On This Day: May 12th Quiz Stats

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This American comedian, known for his ‘seven dirty words’ comedy routine, is born.
1937
George Carlin
80.7%
Richard Pryor
8.9%
Louis C.K.
3.3%
Bill Hicks
4%
A group of pioneers, known as this, depart Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship and cannibalism.
1846
Donner Party
77.4%
Denny Party
3%
James Party
6.7%
Lewis Party
12%
In North Africa, Tunisia becomes a ______ protectorate.
1881
French
76.7%
German
3.8%
American
1.6%
Dutch
15.9%
Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro, becoming the first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's ______ revolution.
2002
1959
73.2%
1949
8.2%
1939
2.3%
1969
12.2%
The US tanker SS Virginia is torpedoed in the mouth of this American river by the German submarine U-507.
1942
Mississippi
59.6%
Columbia
17%
Colorado
6.7%
Rio Grande
13%
The Italian-built airship Norge becomes the first vessel to fly over this.
1926
North Pole
44.2%
Atlantic Ocean
21.2%
Mediterranean Sea
19.8%
Mount Everest
12%
The National University of San Marcos, the oldest university in the Americas, is founded in this South American capital city.
1551
Lima
27.8%
Buenos Aires
41.6%
San José
11%
Rio de Janeiro
19.4%

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