On This Day: September 10th II Quiz Stats

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Lincoln Highway, running from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in this ‘Bay City,’ opens as the first paved coast-to-coast highway in the US.
1913
San Francisco
84.7%
Los Angeles
5.2%
San Diego
2.8%
Oakland
6.2%
This Caracas-born military leader, known as El Libertador for his leading role in the South American independence movement, is named president of Peru.
1823
Simón Bolívar
82.5%
José de San Martín
7.2%
Hernán Cortés
7%
Toussaint Louverture
2.5%
In Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America, this man, who claimed to have escaped execution at the hands of the Powhatan tribe only by the intercession of Pocahontas, is elected the colony’s president.
1608
John Smith
80.8%
John Rolfe
12.8%
Sir Francis Drake
2.3%
Sir Walter Raleigh
4%
The first episode of the daily syndicated version of 'Jeopardy!' premieres with this man as host, whose contract continues through 2020.
1984
Alex Trebek
79.2%
Pat Sajak
3.5%
Art Fleming
10.3%
Gene Rayburn
4.8%
After General George Washington asks for a volunteer, this 21-year-old soldier offers to spy for the Continental Army; he would be captured and executed by the British less than 2 weeks later.
1776
Nathan Hale
63%
Benedict Arnold
19.7%
Thomas Paine
7.7%
Allan Pinkerton
9.4%
This pair of University of Chicago students are found guilty of ‘the crime of the century,’ the murder of 14-year-old Robert Franks; the perpetrators had bragged about their ability to carry out the ‘perfect crime.’
1924
Leopold and Loeb
47.3%
Sacco and Vanzetti
26.6%
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
12.6%
Lyle and Erik Menendez
11.9%
This American paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, known for the theory of punctuated equilibrium and popular scientific works like ‘The Mismeasure of Man,’ is born.
1941
Stephen Jay Gould
40.3%
Carl Sagan
27.9%
Neil deGrasse Tyson
15.3%
E. O. Wilson
14.7%

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