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Quiz Updated Jun 26, 2014

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This golfer wins his third consecutive U.S. Amateur Championship.Tiger Woods
82.9%
This mountain sees the death of 8 climbers after a sudden storm descends on it. Jon Krakauer later published the book, 'Into Thin Air,' describing his experiences in the storm.Mount Everest
79.5%
This rapper succumbs to injuries suffered in a Las Vegas drive-by shooting.Tupac Shakur
78.7%
This Mel Gibson film wins 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.Braveheart
78.5%
This famous sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, is born.Dolly
77.8%
A blizzard closes this city's schools for the first time since 1978.New York City
72.3%
Theodore Kaczynski, better known by this moniker, is arrested.Unabomber
66%
This man wins 159 electoral votes; Bill Clinton wins 379.Robert (Bob) Dole
63.7%
This 'First Lady' of jazz passes away at 79.Ella Fitzgerald
61.5%
Fred Goldman's wrongful death suit against this man goes to trial.O.J. Simpson
60.1%
Russia reelects this man as president.Boris Yeltsin
59.8%
They win their first World Series since 1978, 4-2 over the Atlanta Braves.New York Yankees
58.8%
Date Answer % Correct
This South African Nobel laureate retires as Archbishop of Cape Town.Desmond Tutu
57.2%
This school wins its first NCAA men's basketball championship since 1978, its 6th overall.University of Kentucky
49.3%
This astronomer, one of 'billions and billions' of people on the 'pale blue dot,' dies.Carl Sagan
47.4%
This cartridge-based video game console goes on sale in North America.Nintendo 64
44.9%
Russian troops begin an extended engagement with militant separatists in this region.Chechnya
43.1%
This musical about 'La Vie Bohème' opens off-Broadway.Rent
41.4%
A California jury finds these brothers guilty of murdering their parents.Lyle and Erik Menendez
40.7%
The United Nations General Assembly votes to confirm him as the next Secretary-General.Kofi Annan
36.6%
This space shuttle lifts off, beginning a record-setting 17 day mission.Columbia
35.2%
This chess-playing computer defeats Garry Kasparov.Deep Blue
33.9%
She helped the USA gymnastics team win a gold medal with a vault score of 9.712.Kerri Strug
33.6%
He becomes the 25th Prime Minister of Australia.John Howard
12.2%

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