On This Day (June 21st) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on June 21st ?
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1. 1749 – Which Canadian city is founded ?
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Saint John, New Brunswick
London, Ontario
Quebec City, Quebec
2. 1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at which battle ?
Battle of Salt Road
Battle of Vinegar Hill
Battle of Pepper Lake
Battle of Mayo Fields
3. 1898 – The United States captures which island from Spain ?
Puerto Rico
Key West
4. 1900 – Boxer Rebellion. In an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi, China declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, and which other two nations ?
Italy and France
France and Japan
India and Pakistan
Malaysia and Thailand
5. 1919 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the general strike in which city ?
6. 1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in which body of water ?
Scapa Flow, Orkney, UK
Jade Bight, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Skaggerak, Norway / Denmark
Gulf of Gdansk, Poland
7. 1942 – World War II: Which North African port falls to Italian and German forces ?
Sfax, Tunisia
Tobruk, Libya
Marsa Matrah, Egypt
Benghazi, Libya
8. 1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near which river, firing 17 shells in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland ?
Chehalis River, Washington
Mad River, California
Snohomish River, Washington
Columbia River, Oregon
9. 1957 – Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female what ?
Police Chief
City Mayor
Cabinet Minister
Member of Parliament
10. 1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as which Pope ?
Pope John XXIII
Pope Paul VI
Pope John Paul I
Pope Pius XII
11. 1978 – The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opened at which London theatre ?
Prince Edward Theatre
Playhouse Theatre
Prince of Wales Theatre
Dominion Theatre
12. 2004 – The first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight takes off. What was it called ?
Pathfinder 1
13. 2006 – Which heavenly body's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra ?
14. 2009 – Which territory assumes self-rule ?
Cook Islands
New Caledonia
15. 1950 – Joey Kramer, American drummer and songwriter is born. He is the drummer of which band ?
Bad Company
Steve Miller Band
Charlie Daniels Band
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