On This Day (November 24th) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on November 24th?
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1. 1248 – An overnight landslide on the north side of Mont Granier, is one of the largest historical rockslope failures ever recorded in Europe, but in which country ?
2. 1359 – Peter I of Cyprus ascends the throne of Cyprus after his father abdicates. What was his fathers name ?
James III
Guy de Lusignan
Hugh IV
3. 1835 – The Texas Provincial Government authorizes the creation of a horse-mounted police force called what ?
Texas Riders
Texas Rangers
Texan Mounties
Texas Runners
4. 1859 – Charles Darwin publishes which of his works ?
The Descent of Man
The Voyage of the Beagle
The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms
On the Origin of Species
5. 1863 – American Civil War: Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain near which Tennessee city ?
6. 1932 – The FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens in which city ?
Washington DC
New York
7. 1941 – World War II: The United States grants Lend-Lease to which of the Allied forces ?
United Kingdom
Republic of China
Free French Forces
Soviet Union
8. 1942 – Billy Connolly, Scottish comedian and actor is born. He is known in his homeland by what nickname ?
The Big Yin
The Braw Fella
The Great Eejit
The Cludgie Bawbag
9. 1944 – World War II: The 73rd Bombardment Wing launches the first attack on Tokyo from where ?
Midway Atoll
Wake Island
Northern Mariana Islands
10. 1962 – Which influential British satirical television programme is first broadcast ?
Spitting Image
Monty Pythons Flying Circus
That Was The Week That Was
Have I Got News for You
11. 1969 – Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in which ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon ?
12. 1971 – A hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money over which US state ?
13. 1973 – A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasts for how long ?
Eight months
Two years
Eighteen months
Four months
14. 2012 – A fire at a clothing factory in which Asian capital city kills at least 112 people ?
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bangkok, Thailand
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Hanoi, Vietnam
15. 2016 – The government of Colombia and the People's Army sign a revised peace deal, bringing an end to the country's civil war that had lasted for how long ?
39 years
61 years
52 years
47 years
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