On This Day: October 4th Quiz Stats

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This artificial satellite, the first to orbit Earth, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1957
Sputnik 1
93%
Spudnik 1
3.3%
Sudnick 1
0.4%
Spunick 1
1.7%
The Ottoman Empire declares war on the Russian Empire, starting the ______ War.
1853
Crimean
90.4%
Caucasian
4.4%
Chechen
3.8%
Smolensk
1.4%
Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting the ______ in the Black Hills region of South Dakota.
1927
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
89.7%
Crazy Horse Memorial
7.4%
Lincoln Memorial
1.1%
Statue of Liberty
0.7%
This American actor and director, who also served as a five-term president of the National Rifle Association, is born.
1923
Charlton Heston
85%
Charles Bronson
5.8%
Steve McQueen
5.1%
Gregory Peck
3.4%
This man arrives in New York City, the first Pope to visit the Americas.
1965
Paul VI
63.8%
Francis
7.5%
Pius X
18.4%
Leo XIII
8.7%
The landlocked colony of Basutoland becomes independent from the United Kingdom, and is renamed this.
1966
Lesotho
55.4%
Togo
8%
Burkina Faso
21.3%
Tanzania
13.5%
In the midst of a constitutional crisis, tanks bombard the White House, a government building that housed the Russian parliament, while demonstrators rally against this man outside.
1993
Boris Yeltsin
52%
Mikhail Gorbachev
42.7%
Boris Berezovsky
2.2%
Gennady Zyuganov
1.1%

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