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On This Day (February 6th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on February 6th ?
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1. 1685 – James II of England and VII of Scotland is proclaimed King upon the death of which other king?
William III
Charles II
Charles I
James I
2. 1820 – The first 86 African American immigrants depart New York to start a settlement in the area that is now known as which country ?
Liberia
Mauritania
Guinea
Ghana
3. 1836 - HMS Beagle and Charles Darwin arrive in Van Diemen's Land, now known as what ?
New Zealand
New Caledonia
Tasmania
Vanuatu
4. 1854 - Composer Robert Schumann is saved from a suicide attempt into which European river ?
Danube
Rhine
Seine
Po
5. 1895 – George Herman Ruth Jr. a.k.a. Babe Ruth, American baseball player and coach is born in which city ?
Baltimore
Cincinatti
Chicago
Boston
6. 1935 - Which board game goes on sale for the first time ?
Monopoly
Clue / Cluedo
Risk
Game of Life
7. 1952 – Elizabeth II becomes Queen of the United Kingdom, at the exact moment of succession, she was in a tree house at the Treetops Hotel in which country ?
Kenya
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
8. 1956 - French Prime Minister Guy Mollet is pelted with what on a visit to Algiers ?
Eggs
Rotten Cabbage
Tomatoes
Camel Dung
9. 1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players and 15 other passengers are killed in an air disaster in which city ?
Paris
Budapest
Rome
Munich
10. 1971 - Which astronaut is the first to hit a golf ball on the Moon?
Neil Armstrong
Alan Shepard
Edgar Mitchell
James Irwin
11. 1976 – Lockheed Corporation president Carl Kotchian admits paying out $3 million in bribes to the Prime Minister's office of which country ?
China
Japan
South Korea
Malaysia
12. 1987 - What new rule takes effect in all US federal buildings ?
No Smoking
No Alcohol
No Recording Devices
Mandatory Personnel Checks at Entrances
13. 1993 - Arthur Ashe, American tennis player (3 Grand Slam singles titles), dies at 49 of which condition?
Tubercolosis
Heart Disease
Leukemia
AIDS related Pneumonia
14. 1996 – Birgenair Flight 301 crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, killing all 189 people on board. This is the deadliest aviation accident involving which aircraft ?
Boeing 747
Airbus A320
Ilyushin Il-96
Boeing 757
15. 1997 - English woman Diane Blood won the right to use her dead husband's what ?
Swiss Bank Accounts
Security Access to Parliament
Sperm
Safe Deposit Box
16. 2023 - Two earthquakes occur killing almost 58,000 people occur on the border of which two countries?
Venezuela / Guyana
Turkey / Syria
Bangladesh / Myanmar
Indonesia / Papua New Guinea
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