Special Sub-Topic: Ten Days In August
|On August 28, 1963, one of the most memorable speeches in history was heard publicly for the first time. What was it and who said it?|
'I have a dream' speech by Martin Luther King Jr.. Dr. King made his famous speech in front of over 200,000 civil rights demonstrators in Washington D.C.
|August 6, 1945 changed the concept of warfare in the most terrifying way imaginable, when an atomic bomb was used in anger for the first time. What was the name of the plane that dropped the bomb?|
The Enola Gay. The Enola Gay was a B29 SuperFortress bomber, which under the command of Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, dropped 'Little Boy', the name given to the bomb, over Hiroshima, Japan.
|Babe Ruth and Elvis Presley both died on the 16th of August. True or false?|
t. Babe Ruth died on August 16, 1948 and Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977. Two all-American giants, whose passing left the world a little smaller.
|MTV began broadcasting on August 1, 1981. What was the first music video to air on MTV?|
'Video Killed the Radio Star' by the Buggles. MTV made possible the proliferation of the music video, forever changing the way in which music was received by the public.
|One of the greatest construction and engineering achievements in American history was unofficially opened on August 15, 1914. What was it?|
The Panama Canal. On that date a ship named Ancon made the first inter ocean voyage by way of the Panama Canal.
|Which one of these celebrities did NOT die in August?|
Bing Crosby. Bing Crosby died in October 1977, near Madrid, Spain.
|What happened on August 13, 1961?|
The Berlin Wall went up. For three decades, the symbol of cold war divisions, the Berlin Wall was responsible for the loss of numerous, as people were shot trying to cross it.
|It began on August 15, 1969, and it is one of the most memorable events in the history of the twentieth century. What was it?|
Woodstock. Held at a farmer's field in Bethel, New York, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair became one of the defining moments in music history.
|The Cold War started to melt as a result of this localised event that took place on August 14, 1980. What was it?|
Workers seized control of the shipyard at Gdansk, Poland. They were protesting the authorities' treatment of their would be leader Lech Walesa who had been detained for demonstrating.
|Iraqi SCUD missiles were fired on Israel on August 2, 1990. True or false?|
f. August 2, 1990, was the date in which Saddam Hussein's troops invaded Kuwait.
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