On This Day: September 21st II Quiz Stats

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On ABC, this big 4 sports league begins its well-known Monday night prime-time televised game.
1970
NFL
89.2%
NBA
4.7%
MLB
2.6%
NHL
2.6%
One of the ‘fathers of science fiction,’ this English author of classics including 'The Island of Doctor Moreau' and 'The War of the Worlds' is born.
1866
H. G. Wells
87.5%
Jules Verne
9.4%
Frank Herbert
1.5%
Philip K. Dick
1.5%
At the beginning of a civil war in this country, the fascist junta fighting the leftist National Front names Francisco Franco both commander-in-chief and head of government.
1936
Spain
84.7%
Portugal
2.8%
Italy
6%
Argentina
5.9%
After civil war victories put him in control of the mainland, this Communist Party Chairman declares the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
1949
Mao Zedong
83.1%
Chiang Kai-shek
11.3%
Sun Yat-sen
1.2%
Deng Xiaoping
3.6%
Up to a quarter of this East Coast US city, ruled variously by the Dutch and the English in the colonial era, burns down amid occupation by British forces.
1776
New York City
65%
Boston
15.4%
Philadelphia
9.8%
Charleston
9.8%
This archipelago in the Mediterranean gets its independence from the United Kingdom.
1964
Malta
60%
Cyprus
26%
Sardinia
5.2%
Corsica
7.9%
This Russian President scraps the functioning constitution and dissolves parliament, leading to street fighting in Moscow.
1993
Boris Yeltsin
57.2%
Mikhail Gorbachev
28%
Vladimir Putin
11.7%
Dmitry Medvedev
2%

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