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On This Day (July 19th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on July 19th?
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1. AD 64 – The Great Fire of _____ causes widespread devastation and rages on for six days, destroying half of which city ?
Rome
Athens
London
Damascus
2. 1545 – The Tudor warship "Mary Rose" sinks off Portsmouth; in which year is the wreck salvaged ?
1971
2001
1982
1994
3. 1553 – Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after how many days on the throne ?
Twenty Five
Nine
Three
Fourteen
4. 1701 – Representatives of the Iroquois Confederacy sign the Nanfan Treaty, ceding a large territory north of which US river to England ?
Hudson
Missouri
Colorado
Ohio
5. 1900 – The first line of which city's subway system opens for operation ?
London
Paris
Tokyo
Moscow
6. 1903 – Maurice Garin wins the first of which sporting event ?
Tour de France
Wimbledon
New York Marathon
U S Masters Golf
7. 1940 – World War II: Army Order 112 forms which section of the British Army ?
Bomb Disposal
Search and Rescue
Intelligence Corps
Home Guard
8. 1952 – Opening of the Summer Olympics in which city ?
Los Angeles
Tokyo
Helsinki
Rome
9. 1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude on X-15 Flight 90. What height in kilometres did he achieve ?
106
121
98
73
10. 1964 – Vietnam War: At a rally in Saigon, South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh calls for expanding the war into which country ?
Laos
North Vietnam
Cambodia
Malaysia
11. 1976 – Sagarmatha National Park is created in which country ?
Mongolia
Uruguay
Poland
Nepal
12. 1977 – The world's first GPS signal was transmitted from Satellite NTS-2 and received at a facility in which city ?
Cheltenham, UK
Cedar Rapids, USA
Miyazaki, Japan
Vaasa, Finland
13. 1979 – The oil tanker SS Atlantic Empress collides with another oil tanker, causing the largest ever ship-borne oil spill. What was the name of the other ship ?
Aegean Captain
Smit Zwarte Zee
Elisabeth Maersk
Gemini Star
14. 1992 – A car bomb kills Judge Paolo Borsellino and five members of his escort in which city ?
Marseille, france
Barcelona, Spain
Palermo, Italy
London, UK
15. 1894 – Percy Spencer, American physicist and inventor is born. He is best known as the inventor of which kitchen appliance ?
Smoke Extractor
Microwave Oven
Dishwasher
Garbage Disposal Unit
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