On This Day (March 14th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on March 14th ?
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1. 1885 – Which opera by Gilbert and Sullivan, receives its first public performance in London ?
The Mikado
HMS Pinafore
The Pirates of Penzance
The Gondoliers
2. 1757 – Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard which ship for breach of the Articles of War.
HMS Blenheim
HMS Formidable
HMS Monarch
HMS Princess
3. 1794 – Eli Whitney is granted a patent for what invention ?
Lightning Rod
Cotton Gin
Tuning Fork
Preserving Jar
4. 1926 – A train falls off a bridge over the Río Virilla between Heredia and Tibás. Two hundred forty-eight are killed and 93 wounded, in which country ?
Costa Rica
5. 1942 – Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using what ?
Blood Transfusion
Artificial Heart Valve
6. 1903 - The first national bird reservation is established in which city ?
Sebastian, Florida
Citronelle, Alabama
Hardeeville, Georgia
Awendaw, South Carolina
7. 1923 - US President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to do what ?
Become Bankrupt
Visit Antarctica
Pay Taxes
Keep Chickens
8. 1966 - The British film "Born Free", based on the book "Born Free" by which author is released ?
Roald Dahl
Joy Adamson
Frank Herbert
J.D. Salinger
9. 1971 - The Rolling Stones leave England for France for what reason ?
European Tour
Record an Album
Reduce Fan Pressure
Escape Taxes
10. 1984 - Gerry Adams, head of Irelands Sinn Féin party, is seriously wounded in an assassination attempt in which city ?
11. 1997 - President Clinton trips & injures what part of his body that then requires surgery ?
12. 2013 - 7 people are killed after gunmen storm a bar in which city ?
Key West, USA
Cancun, Mexico
Belmopan, Belize
Montego Bay, Jamaica
13. 2017 - European Court of Justice rules companies can ban staff from wearing what ?
Provocative Clothing
High Heel Shoes
Religious Symbols
14. 2017 - World's oldest golf club, Muirfield in Scotland, votes to admit women as members for the first time in how many years ?
15. 2019 - Google announces its employee Emma Haruka Iwao, using Google Cloud, has broken the world record for calculating pi, to how many digits ?
31.4 trillion
18.9 billion
22.4 million
76.1 billion
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