On This Day (February 26th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on February 26th ?
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1. 1606 – The Janszoon voyage of 1605–06 becomes the first European expedition to set foot on Australia, although it is mistaken as a part of which island ?
New Guinea
2. 1616 - The Roman Inquisition delivers an injunction to Galileo demanding he abandon his belief in what ?
The Earth being round rather than flat
The existance of other moons on other planets
That all things fall at the same acceleration rate
The Earth orbiting the Sun
3. 1863 - Abraham Lincoln signs an Act, establishing a single national what ?
Postage Rate
Telegraph Service
Cost per Mile of Rail Travel
4. 1881 - P&O's SS Ceylon sails from Liverpool to begins the world's first pleasure cruise to do what ?
Sail around the World
Sail to Australia and New Zealand
Sail across the Atlantic
Sail to Antarctica
5. 1909 – Kinemacolor, the first successful color motion picture process, is first shown to the general public at which London Theatre ?
Apollo Theatre
Alhambra Theatre
Palace Theatre
New Gaiety Theatre
6. 1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress establishing which US National Park.?
Crater Lake
Grand Canyon
Carlsbad Caverns
7. 1935 – Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry, UK, which leads directly to the development of what ?
Spitfire Aircraft
Land Mines
Bouncing Bombs
8. 1947 – Sandie Shaw, English singer was born in Essex on this day, apart from her music, how was her act memorable ?
Flamboyant dresses
Performing with bare feet
Bald Head
Running around the stage
9. 1952 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that Britain has its own what ?
Gold Mine
Atomic Bomb
Oil and Gas Fields
Supersonic Aircraft
10. 1975 - What type of transplant operation is televised for the first time ?
11. 1980 – Egypt and which other country establish full diplomatic relations ?
12. 1995 – The UK's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses after a rogue securities broker Nick Leeson loses how much ?
$500 million
$1.4 billion
$4.5 billion
$750 million
13. 1997 – David Doyle, American actor dies of a heart attack at 67. For which role is he most famous ?
Alfred in "Batman and Robin"
Bosley in "Charlies Angels"
Higgins in "Magnum P.I."
Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane in "The Dukes of Hazzard"
14. 2008 – The New York Philharmonic performs in which Asian city for the first time ?
Phnom Penh
15. 2013 – A hot air balloon crashes, killing 19 people, near which African city ?
Luxor, Egypt
Windhoek, Namibia
Mombasa, Kenya
Casablanca, Morocco
16. 2021 - 279 female students are kidnapped by bandits in which African country?
Burkina Faso
Central African Republic
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