On This Day (December 12th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on December 12th?
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1. 884 – King Carloman II, King of West Francia, dies after an accident whilst doing what activity ?
2. 1388 – Maria of Enghien sells the lordship of Argos and Nauplia to which Republic ?
Republic of Venice
Republic of Siena
Republic of Florence
Republic of Amalfi
3. 1862 – American Civil War: USS Cairo sinks on which river ?
Atchafalaya River
Blind River
Mississippi River
Yazoo River
4. 1866 – Oaks Colliery explosion: The worst mining disaster in England kills 361 miners and rescuers near to which town ?
Silverdale, Staffordshire
Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Barnsley, West Yorkshire
Redruth, Cornwall
5. 1870 – Joseph H. Rainey of which state becomes the second black U.S. congressman ?
South Carolina
6. 1901 – Guglielmo Marconi receives the first transatlantic radio signal at Signal Hill in St John's, Newfoundland. It was the Morse Code for which letter ?
A (.-)
S (...)
R (.-.)
O (---)
7. 1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer, actor, and producer is born in which city in the New York Metropolitan area ?
Mount Vernon
Fort Lee
8. 1935 – The Lebensborn Project, a Nazi reproduction program, is founded by which Nazi Holocaust perpetrator ?
Adolf Eichmann
Hermann Göring
Martin Bormann
Heinrich Himmler
9. 1939 – HMS Duchess sinks after a collision with HMS Barham off the coast of which part of the United Kingdom with the loss of 124 men ?
Mull of Kintyre
Isles of Scilly
Cape Wrath
Gibraltar Point
10. 1979 – The Tumaco earthquake shakes which two countries killing between 300–600, and generating a large tsunami ?
Mexico and Guatemala
Venezuela and Guyana
Colombia and Ecuador
Peru and Bolivia
11. 1988 – A rail crash kills thirty-five after two collisions of three commuter trains—one of the worst train crashes in the United Kingdom near which station ?
Manchester Piccadilly
Birmingham New Street
Bristol Temple Meads
Clapham Junction
12. 2006 – Peter Boyle, American actor dies on this day. He is known for playing the character of Frank Barone in which TV sitcom ?
Everybody Loves Raymond
How I Met Your Mother
Mork and Mindy
Diff'rent Strokes
13. 2012 – Which country successfully launches its first satellite, "Kwangmyŏngsŏng-3 Unit 2" ?
South Korea
North Korea
14. 2019 – Russia's only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, catches fire while docked in which port ?
15. The World Health Organisation designates this day as what ?
Universal Health Coverage Day
Malnutrition Awareness Day
World Cancer Day
Clean Water for All Day
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