On This Day: October 21st II Quiz Stats

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In the Battle of Trafalgar, a British fleet led by Vice Admiral ______ defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet, as part of the Napoleonic Wars.
1805
Horatio Nelson
90.6%
Henry Morgan
4.8%
Jim Beam
1.6%
Johnnie Walker
3%
This Swedish chemist and engineer, known for inventing dynamite, is born.
1833
Alfred Nobel
89.7%
Dmitri Mendeleev
3.8%
Louis Pasteur
1.2%
Alexander Fleming
4.7%
English businessman Joseph Aspdin patents Portland ______. Made from concrete, mortar, stucco, and non-specialty grout, it is widely used around the world today.
1824
Cement
77.5%
Plaster
15.5%
Caulk
4.3%
Gravel
2.4%
This novel by Ernest Hemingway, based on his experiences during the Spanish Civil War, is first published.
1940
For Whom the Bell Tolls
74.8%
The Old Man and the Sea
8.3%
The Grapes of Wrath
5.3%
The Sound and the Fury
10.4%
The short-lived Republic of Formosa on ______ collapses as Japanese forces invade. Japan will control the island until 1945.
1895
Taiwan
71.5%
Bahrain
1.6%
Singapore
13.1%
Samoa
12.9%
At the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, a ______ is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
1983
Meter
51.8%
Furlong
11.4%
Fathom
22.5%
Nautical Mile
12.2%
US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order transferring ______ and other German scientists from the United States Army to NASA.
1959
Wernher von Braun
50.9%
J. Robert Oppenheimer
40.1%
Alan Shepard
3.3%
Robert H. Goddard
4.1%

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