On This Day (February 5th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on February 5th ?
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1. 789 – Idris I reaches Volubilis and founds the Idrisid dynasty, ceding land from the Abbasid caliphate and founding the first state to be known as what ?
2. 1782 – The Spanish defeat British forces and capture which island ?
Gran Canaria
3. 1788 – Robert Peel, Politician, Prime Minister and founder of the Metropolitan Police is born in which English town ?
Bury, Lancashire
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Kings Lynn, Norfolk
4. 1852 – The New Hermitage Museum, one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, opens to the public in which city ?
London, England
St. Petersburg, Russia
Paris, France
Vienna, Austria
5. 1869 – The largest alluvial gold nugget in history, weighing over 97kg is found in Moliagul, Victoria, Australia. It is known as what ?
Big Yellow
Beautiful Bounty
Worthy Prospect
Welcome Stranger
6. 1922 - Which long running magazine is published for the first time ?
National Geographic
Reader's Digest
7. 1924 – The Royal Greenwich Observatory in London begins broadcasting what ?
Hourly Time Signals
BBC Radio
Military Signals
Radio Pulses to Space
8. 1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost, and so far not recovered, by the US Air Force off the coast of which city ?
Tampa, Florida
Savannah, Georgia
Portland, Maine
Nome, Alaska
9. 1966 - The BBC opens a relay radio station on which remote island ?
South Georgia
Ascension Island
Tristan da Cunha
Pitcairn Island
10. 1972 - US airlines begin mandatory inspection of what ?
Fuel Quality
Passengers and Baggage
Air Cargo Containers
11. 1990 - Actor Rowan Atkinson, known for portraying Mr.Bean and Edmund Blackadder, weds Sunetra Sastry in which city ?
New York
12. 1996 - British supermarket chains stock the first GM food to be sold in the country, what is it ?
Tomato Puree
Canned Sweetcorn
13. 1997 – The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid what ?
Cancer Research
Holocaust Survivors
Global Warming Research
Famine Relief
14. 2004 – Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting a rebellion in which island nation ?
East Timor
15. 2004 Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in which British body of water ?
The Wash
Firth of Forth
Bristol Channel
Morecambe Bay
16. 2021 - Eleven cops are arrested for rioting whilst trying to break up a demonstration by cyclists in which city?
Mexico City
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