Special Sub-Topic: It Happened in September
|The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England on September 16th. Which year was it?|
1620. She carried 102 paassengers and arrived off Cape Cod on November 21, 1620.
|The first city in what is now the United States was founded in September 1565. Which city?|
St. Augustine, Florida. St. Augustine was founded in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles. Roanoke founded in 1585, Jamestown in 1607, and New Amsterdam in 1624.
|Name one of the two presidents who died from gunshot wounds in September.|
McKinley & Garfield. Garfield was shot in July and died in September 1881. McKinley was shot on Sept.6, and died on Sept. 14, 1901
|Which state achieved statehood in September 1850?|
California. California was became the 31st state in 1850. Nevada became a state in 1864, Wyoming in 1890 and Louisiana in 1812.
|William the Conqueror landed in England in September. Which year was it?|
1066. William fought King Harold at the Battle of Hastings. King Harold was shot during this battle. William became King William I .
|Haile Selassie was overthrown as ruler of this country in September 1974.|
Ethiopia & Abyssinia. He ruled from 1930 to 1974. He fled to England when the Italians invaded his country in 1936 and returned when the country was liberated in 1941.
|Who first sighted the Pacific on September 25, 1513?|
Balboa. On September 1513 first sighted the Pacific Ocean and claimed it for Spain.
|Which English monarch was born on September 7, 1533?|
Queen Elizabeth I. She was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. She succeeded Mary I. She never married and was the last of the Tudors. During her reign England prospered and became an important maritime power.
|Which country did Hitler invade on September 1, 1939, thus precipitating World War II?|
Poland. England and France declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939. I was only a preschooler living in London, but I remember that day!
|The composer of 'Porgy and Bess' was born on September 26, 1898. Who was he?|
Gershwin & George Gershwin. George Gershwin (1898 - 1937) was a writer of popular songs and musicals. Among his works are "Rhapsody in Blue" "Swanee" and "An American in Paris"
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