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On This Day: V
"A number of events for you to try and remember. The date is provided, but can you remember what happened on that date?"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
February 5th 1958 saw which 'experimental' scheme start in London's Mayfair?
The first one way route in London
The first set of double yellow lines (this prevents British road users from parking in an area of danger)
Traffic wardens with electric hand holds
February 6th 1983 saw which Nazi fugitive charged in Lyon, France, with crimes against humanity? Clue: he was known as the "butcher of Lyon" during World War Two, when he headed the local Gestapo.
February 7th 1685 saw the death of which monarch who died in mysterious circumstances?
February 8th, 1983 saw which champion horse kidnapped in County Kildare, Republic of Ireland?
On February 9th 1964 who said "It's easy, you turn left at Greenland", when asked how he found America?
February 10th 1955 saw a sorry state of affairs in South Africa. Which event in Johannesburg captured the front pages of the world's newspapers?
The removal of black only business' that were deemed to be on white only land
The killing of 350 black youths who were watching a boxing match
The removal of 60,000 black people to a different township
The murder of seven black women who were demonstrating outside a 'Whites Only' store
February 11th 1990 saw which man in South Africa say the following?
"I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities ... If need be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die".
February 12th 1554 saw "The nine day Queen" lose her head. Who was she?
Lady Jane Grey
February 13th 1990 saw a huge shock in the boxing world two days after the fight, little known journeyman, James 'Buster' Douglas knocked out the unbeaten heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. But why was there a two day delay before the result stood?
The IBF and WBC versions did not recognise the fight as Douglas was not the number one challenger
Douglas had failed a preliminary urine sample test
Tyson claimed that Douglas had stayed down to the count of 12 in the eighth round
Tyson refused to accept the defeat and held on to his belts
February 14th 1779 saw the great explorer Captain James Cook die. But how did he perish?
The boom on his vessel hit him hard and killed him instantly
A native's spear in Hawaii
An outbreak of smallpox wiped out half his crew and ultimately him
Cook fell overboard and hit the rocks below in a tropical storm
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