On This Day: September 15th II Quiz Stats

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Confederate forces capture the armory in this town, previously the site of John Brown’s failed anti-slavery raid.
1862
Harpers Ferry
76.2%
Richmond
6.8%
Charleston
10.8%
Savannah
5.5%
This US financial services firm at the center of the housing bubble files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the largest bankruptcy filing in US history.
2008
Lehman Brothers
73.8%
Capital One
3%
Washington Mutual, Inc.
4.1%
Enron Corporation
17.2%
This Soviet premier who had denounced Stalin’s purges, becomes the first Soviet leader to visit the United States.
1959
Nikita Khrushchev
73%
Leonid Brezhnev
10.9%
Mikhail Gorbachev
12.9%
Yuri Andropov
2.2%
This American writer, author of the ‘Leatherstocking Tales’ series that included ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ is born in New Jersey.
1789
James Fenimore Cooper
72.2%
Nathaniel Hawthorne
17.6%
Edgar Allen Poe
2.4%
Washington Irving
7.6%
In a defining and tragic event of the Civil Rights Movement, KKK members bomb the 16th Street Baptist Church in this US city, leaving 4 girls dead and 22 other persons injured.
1963
Birmingham, AL
64.6%
Atlanta, GA
7.2%
Jackson, MS
14.8%
Little Rock, AR
12%
Though it wouldn’t launch its web page until a year later, this company started by two Stanford Ph.D. students registers its domain name.
1997
Google
59.7%
Amazon
5.2%
YouTube
8.8%
Facebook
24.6%
George Washington names this Polish nobleman a brigadier general in the Continental Army, in part because he had saved Washington’s life during the Battle of Brandywine.
1777
Casimir Pulaski
57.3%
Czeslaw Milosz
9.3%
Lech Walesa
5.3%
Stanislaw August Poniatowski
28%

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