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On This Day (August 21st) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on August 21st?
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1. 959 – Eraclus becomes the 25th bishop of which city ?
Liege
Padua
Reims
York
2. 1331 – King Stefan Uroš III, after months of anarchy, surrenders to his son and rival Stefan Dušan, who succeeds as King of where ?
Spain
Norway
Denmark
Serbia
3. 1770 – James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it what ?
Queensland
New South Wales
New Britain
New Caledonia
4. 1821 – Jarvis Island is discovered by the crew of the ship, "Eliza Frances". Where is Jarvis Island ?
South Atlantic Ocean
Amazon Delta
South Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
5. 1852 – Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk. Where was Fort Selkirk ?
Alaska
Colorado
Manitoba
Yukon Territory
6. 1883 – A tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota, leading to the creation of what ?
The Mayo Clinic
An early warning system
Underground bunkers
Stormchasers
7. 1888 – The first successful model of which type of machine is patented in the USA by William Seward Burroughs ?
Sewing machine
Ice making machine
Adding machine
Pumping machine
8. 1897 – Which American automobile manufacturer and marque, is founded ?
Buick
Oldsmobile
Duesenberg
Hudson
9. 1901 – Six hundred American school teachers, Thomasites, arrived in which city on the "USAT Thomas" ?
Manila
Singapore
Colombo
Mombasa
10. 1911 – Which painting is stolen by Louvre employee, Vincenzo Peruggia ?
"Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix
"La Belle Jardinière" by Raphael
"Mona Lisa" by Leonardo da Vinci
"Death of the Virgin" by Caravaggio
11. 1944 – World War II: Canadian and Polish units capture the strategically important town of Falaise in which French region ?
Provence
Normandy
Burgundy
Riviera
12. 1961 – Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, what was the song ?
"Reet Petite" by Jackie Wilson
"My Guy" by Mary Wells
"Shop Around" by The Miracles
"Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes
13. 1969 – Gap Inc. open their first store in which city ?
San Francisco
Los Angeles
New York
Miami
14. 1991 – Which nation declares renewal of its full independence after its occupation by the Soviet Union since 1940
Lithuania
Estonia
Latvia
Belarus
15. 1952 – Joe Strummer, English singer-songwriter and guitarist is born on this day. He is best known as a member of which British punk rock band ?
The Sex Pistols
Buzzcocks
The Stranglers
The Clash
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