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On This Day (October 2nd) Multiple Choice

Can you answer these questions relating to events that happened on October 2nd?
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1. 1187 – Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after how many years of Crusader rule ?
88
107
72
94
2. 1263 – The Battle of Largs is fought between the Scots and invaders of which nationality ?
Swedish
Danish
Norwegian
French
3. 1470 – The Earl of Warwick's rebellion forces King Edward IV of England to flee to which country, restoring Henry VI to the throne ?
France
Netherlands
Spain
Portugal
4. 1535 – Jacques Cartier discovers the present site of which Canadian city ?
Ottawa
Toronto
Vancouver
Montreal
5. 1780 – American Revolutionary War: John André, a British Army officer, is hanged by the Continental Army for what reason ?
Murder
Theft
Espionage
Desertion
6. 1919 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson suffers from which medical condition, leaving him incapacitated for several weeks ?
Stroke
Heart Attack
Appendicitis
Injured Back
7. 1941 – World War II: The Wehrmacht attempts to capture Moscow before the onset of winter in an operation known by what name ?
Operation Stormforce
Operation Typhoon
Operation Weathervane
Operation Autumn Leaves
8. 1942 – World War II: Which ocean liner accidentally rams and sinks HMS Curacoa ?
RMS Nova Scotia
RMS Empress of Canada
RMS Lusitania
RMS Queen Mary
9. 1958 – Guinea declares its independence from which country ?
France
United Kingdom
Portugal
Spain
10. 1959 – Rod Serling's anthology series The Twilight Zone premieres on CBS. What is the first episode Called ?
"What Was That Noise ?"
“Where Is Everybody ?”
"Who Said That ?"
"Help Me Please !"
11. 1968 – The Mexican President orders soldiers to suppress a demonstration of unarmed students, ten days before the start of what ?
Day of the Dead Festival
World Cup Competition
Start of the Wrestling Season
Summer Olympics
12. 1992 – Military police storm the Carandiru Penitentiary in which Brazilian city during a prison riot ?
Rio de Janiero
Recife
Sao Paulo
Manaus
13. 2002 – The Beltway sniper attacks begin in the Washington-Baltimore area. How long did they last ?
Three weeks
One week
Two weeks
Four weeks
14. 2004 – The first parkrun, then known as the Bushy Park Time Trial, takes place in Bushy Park in which UK city ?
Manchester
London
Newcastle
Glasgow
15. Established by the United Nations, today is celebrated as what ?
International Poverty Awareness Day
International Stop Smoking Day
International Day of Non-Violence
International Famine Relief Day
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