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On This Day (January 1st) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on January 1st?
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Last updated: December 31, 2023
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1. 1438 - Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of which European country?
Hungary
Spain
United Kingdom
Denmark
2. 1788 - Which newspaper is published for the first time?
Chicago Tribune
Le Monde
The Times (London)
Washington Post
3. 1808 - The importation of which commodity was banned by the United States ?
Live Animals
Fireworks / Explosives
Tobacco
Slaves
4. 1877 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom is proclaimed Empress of which country ?
India
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
5. 1895 - J.Edgar Hoover is born in which US city?
Washington D.C.
Dallas, Texas
Sacramento, California
Boise, Idaho
6. 1902 - The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in which city ?
Miami, Florida
Seattle, Washington
Pasadena, California
Detroit, Michigan
7. 1953 - Country singer songwriter Hank Williams dies of heart failure at age 29 in which US state ?
Kentucky
Alabama
West Virginia
Oklahoma
8. 1971 - Advertisements for what are banned on American television ?
Adult only products
Strong Alcohol / Spirits
None US made products
Cigarettes
9. 1984 - Which country becomes independent of the United Kingdom ?
Sri Lanka
Bahamas
New Zealand
Brunei
10. 1985 - What UK first is achieved between Michael Harrison and his father Sir Ernest Harrison ?
First e-mail
First father/son bungee jump
First political job share
First mobile/cell phone call
11. 1990 - David Dinkins is sworn in as the first black mayor of which city ?
Los Angeles
Dallas
New York
Chicago
12. 1993 - Which former European country is dissolved into two new countries ?
USSR
Yugoslavia
Czechoslovakia
Austria-Hungary
13. 2009 - Sixty-six people die in the Santika nightclub fire in which Asian city?
Beijing, China
Bangkok, Thailand
Busan, South Korea
Baghdad, Iraq
14. Unix Time, a date and time representation that is used in computing starts, but in which year ?
2000
1970
1955
2020
15. January 1st is what National day in the US?
National Bloody Mary Day
National Hug a Firefighter Day
National Drive Safely Day
National Have a Bud Day
16. 2023 - Which European country becomes the 20th in the Eurozone by adopting the Euro as its currency?
Slovenia
Estonia
Croatia
Luxembourg
4 Comments
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Level 23
May 24, 2022
Nice idea
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Level 78
May 24, 2022
Thanks, there are 365 more in the series !
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Level 50
Dec 30, 2023
Now two of the questions are the same (Croatia adopting the euro)
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Level 78
Dec 31, 2023
Oh dear, let that be a lesson to myself, read the rest of the questions before making an update.

Fixed now, changed one of the offending questions.

Thanks for taking the quiz and letting me know.