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On This Day (February 29th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on February 29th ?
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1. February 29, also known as leap day or leap year day, is a date added to most years that are divisible by 4, but for what reason ?
Realign the seasons
Fun
Change Daylight Saving Time
To mess up calendars
2. 1504 – Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Jamaican natives to do what ?
Prevent them attacking
Provide him with supplies
Establish his superiority
Study their behaviour
3. 1712 – In a move to abolish the Swedish calendar for a return to the Julian calendar, in Sweden February 29th is followed by which date ?
March 2nd
March 1st
February 30th
February 29th (again)
4. 1916 - Tokelau is annexed by which country ?
New Zealand
Australia
France
United Kingdom
5. 1916 - In South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to what age ?
13
14
15
16
6. 1940 - Hattie McDaniel becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award for her performance in which film ?
The Wizard of Oz
Stagecoach
Gone With The Wind
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
7. 1944 - Karol Wojtyla, future Pope John Paul II, is injured in Krakow by what ?
Falling Masonry
Stray Bullet
Nazi Truck
Beaten by Soldiers
8. 1944 – World War II: The Admiralty Islands are invaded led by American General Douglas MacArthur under the name of Operation what ?
Brewer
Corkscrew
Matador
Teardrop
9. 1976 - Jeffrey Atkins better known as Ja Rule, American rapper and actor, is born in which New York City borough ?
Manhattan
Queens
The Bronx
Brooklyn
10. 1988 - Svend Robinson becomes the first member of the House of Commons of Canada to announce what ?
His Divorce
Upcoming Trial
Resignation
He is Gay
11. 1996 - The siege of which city officially ends ?
Niamey
Sarajevo
Kabul
Grozny
12. 2004 – Following a coup Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed as President of which country ?
Haiti
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
13. 2008 - Following a leak in the foreign media, the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence decides to withdraw which royal from a tour of Afghanistan?
Prince Andrew
Prince William
Prince Charles
Prince Harry
14. 2008 - Misha Defonseca admits to fabricating her memoir, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years, in which she claimed what ?
She was a nurse at Auschwitz
She hid in a basement in Berlin
She lived with a pack of wolves in the forest
She escaped to North Africa
15. 2012 - Veteran actor Dick Van Dyke (86) weds make-up artist Arlene Silver (40) in which Californian city ?
Malibu
Ventura
Laguna Beach
Santa Cruz
16. 2020 - The United States and the Taliban sign an agreement to bring peace to Afghanistan in which city?
Baku
Muscat
Doha
Abu Dhabi
2 Comments
+1
Level 60
Jan 6, 2022
your lucky you did this series in 2019!
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Level 78
Jan 7, 2022
But it was done in 2020