On This Day: September 15th Quiz Stats

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This English author, known for her novels revolving around fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, is born.
1890
Agatha Christie
95.3%
Dorothy L. Sayers
1.4%
Doris Lessing
1.4%
Jean Rhys
1.1%
The HMS ______, with Charles Darwin aboard, reaches the Galápagos Islands.
1835
Beagle
86%
Basset
4.5%
Bernese
5.5%
Boxer
3.7%
The Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves this woman for confirmation as the first female justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
1981
Sandra Day O'Connor
79.9%
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
14.4%
Sonia Sotomayor
2.9%
Elena Kagan
1.5%
The United States Department of Foreign Affairs, only established in July, is renamed the Department of ______ and given a variety of domestic duties.
1789
State
68.9%
Defense
14.4%
Homeland Security
16%
Energy
0.7%
The United Nations cedes Eritrea to this country.
1952
Ethiopia
68.7%
Kenya
10.1%
Egypt
12.3%
Tanzania
7.7%
At the Battle of the Somme, ______ are used for the first time in battle.
1916
Tanks
63%
Machine Guns
20.7%
Grenades
10%
Submarines
5.4%
Gary Bettman, commissioner of this big four sports league, announces a lockout of the players’ union, which ultimately leads to a cancellation of the 2004–05 season.
2004
NHL
55.4%
NFL
11%
MLB
22%
NBA
10.1%

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