On This Day: May 2nd Quiz Stats

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This famous English soccer player, who is married to a former member of the Spice Girls, is born.
1975
David Beckham
95.4%
Alan Shearer
0.8%
Wayne Rooney
0.9%
Michael Owen
0.7%
This Russian monarch, who came to power when her husband Peter III was assassinated, is born.
1729
Catherine II
87.1%
Anna
6.5%
Elizabeth
2.9%
Praskovia Saltykova
2.7%
This American playwright wins the Pulitzer Prize for ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’.
1955
Tennessee Williams
81.2%
Arthur Miller
11.9%
Edward Albee
2.9%
August Wilson
2%
A pastel version of ‘The Scream’, by Norwegian painter ______, sells for $120 million in a New York City auction, setting a new world record for a work of art at auction.
2012
Edvard Munch
78.9%
Vincent van Gogh
10.8%
Rembrandt
3.6%
Claude Monet
4%
This central African territory is established by King Léopold II of Belgium.
1885
Congo Free State
76.1%
Togoland
15.3%
Río Muni
1.2%
Basutoland
5.9%
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the ______ trade in North America.
1670
Fur
75%
Weapons
2%
Cotton
5.8%
Tobacco
17.2%
Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man, is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, ______.
2011
Pakistan
64.8%
Syria
2%
Iraq
6.6%
Afghanistan
24.2%

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