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On This Day (April 15th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on April 15th ?
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1. 1071 – The last Byzantine possession in southern Italy, is surrendered to Robert Guiscard. Which city was it ?
Bari
Brindisi
Taranto
Lecce
2. 1755 – "A Dictionary of the English Language" is published in London by which author ?
Robert Cawdrey
Edward Phillips
Samuel Johnson
Nathan Bailey
3. 1817 – Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc founded a school for what type of student in Hartford, Connecticut ?
Blind
Deaf
Disabled
Mentally Handicaped
4. 1896 – Closing ceremony of the Games of the I Olympiad in which city ?
Rome
London
London
Athens
5. 1924 – Rand McNally publishes its first what ?
Road Atlas
Dictionary
Star Chart
Magazine
6. 1941 – Two-hundred bombers of the German Luftwaffe attack which city, killing around one thousand people ?
London
Birmingham
Belfast
Liverpool
7. 1952 – First flight of which Boeing aircraft ?
377 Stratocruiser
B-52 Stratofortress
Chinook
707
8. 1955 – McDonald's restaurant dates its founding to the opening of a franchised restaurant by Ray Kroc, in Des Plaines, now a suburb of which city ?
Chicago
New York
Los Angeles
Dallas
9. 1989 – A human crush occurs, resulting in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans, at Hillsborough Stadium, home of which soccer team ?
Everton
Aston Villa
Leeds United
Sheffield Wednesday
10. 2013 – Two bombs explode killing three people and injuring 264 near the finish line at which sporting event ?
Italian Grand Prix
Boston Marathon
Grand National Horse Race
Baja 400
11. 2019 – Which cathedral is seriously damaged by a large fire ?
York Minster, UK
St. Mel’s, Ireland
Notre Dame de Paris, France
St. Basils, Russia
12. 1793 - The Bank of England issues its first note of which denomination ?
10 Shillings
£5
£1
£10
13. 1965 - The NFL changes its penalty flag to yellow from which colour ?
White
Red
Green
Blue
14. 2010 - Volcanic ash from the eruption of which volcano leads to the closure of airspace over most of Europe ?
Etna
Beerenberg
Stromboli
Eyjafjallajökull
15. 1997 - America On Line (AOL) begins a service in which country ?
United Kingdom
South Africa
Japan
New Zealand
2 Comments
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Level 55
Apr 15, 2020
No Titanic question? Also, I never realised how many significant events happened on this particular day.
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Level 78
Apr 15, 2020
There was a Titanic question on the previous quiz (April 14th), I didnt want to repeat myself. LOL. I agree about the number of events, the 15 questions each day only represent around a quarter of the actual events I've found.

Thanks for commenting and taking my quiz.