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It All Happened on July 18 (and so did I)

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It All Happened on July 18 and so did I game quiz
"We all know that ruby is the July birthstone and larkspur is the flower of July, but did you know what events in history took place on the same day I was born? Let's take a look at what has happened on July 18."

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1. One thousand eight hundred ninety-nine years before I was born (64 A.D.), a great fire devastated Rome. What emperor reputedly fiddled while it burned?
    Julius Caesar

2. One hundred thirty-three years before I was born (1830) a country in South America adopted its first constitution. What country, whose capital is Montevideo, was it?

3. One hundred years before I was born (1863), my home country, the United States of America, was engaged in civil war. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry made an assault on Battery Wagner on this date. What was significant about this unit?
    it was the first formal African-American Union military unit
    it attacked a stronghold of its own army
    it was comprised of women sharp-shooters
    it conducted the assault without any firearms

4. Ninety years before I was born (1873) Oscar II was crowned king of Norway-Sweden. What are the current (2007) capitals of these two countries?
    Oslo and Helsinki
    Bergen and Stockholm
    Helsinki and Stockholm
    Oslo and Stockholm

5. Forty-five years before I was born (1938), an infamous pilot landed his plane in Ireland, the wrong destination. Who was this pilot?
    Pete "Backwards" Ryder
    "Got Lost" Louie Thompson
    Frederick "Flyaway" Harrison
    Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan

6. I was three years old (1966) when the United States launched its 8th manned space flight. What was the name of the crew of the Gemini X spaceflight?
    Young and Williams
    Bean and Collins
    Williams and Collins
    Young and Collins

7. When I was 6 years old (1969), a US Senator was involved in an automobile accident that cost the life of his passenger. What was the name of the island whose name lent itself to the incident?

8. When I was 13 (1976), a young gymnast from Romania captivated audiences with her talent at the Olympic games held in Montreal. Who was this dynamic gymnast?
    Mariana Karolyi
    Olga Korbut
    Nadia Comaneci
    Katerina Witt

9. The day I turned 21 (1984), a gunman opened fire at a fast food restaurant in San Ysidro, California killing 21 people and injuring 19 others before being killed by police. In what fast food chain did this tragedy occur?
    Taco Bell
    Burger King
    Pizza Hut

10. On my 35th birthday (1998), a 23-foot tidal wave slammed into an island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, killing over 3,000 people. What is the name of this island nation whose capital is Port Moresby?
    Papua New Guinea

11. Sharing my birthday, but born 50 years before me (1913), was an American comedian and actor best known for his television show. Characters he created were Willie Lump-Lump, Cauliflower McPug and Clem Kadiddlehopper. Who was this American treasure?
    Jackie Gleason
    Red Buttons
    Red Skelton
    Milton Berle

12. Born on the same day as me, but 24 years prior (1939), was what American singer-songwriter who had hits with "The Wanderer" and "Runaround Sue"?
    Buddy Holly
    Dion DiMucci
    Bobby Darin

13. Arriving into this world 16 years ahead of me (1947) was what American entrepreneur, business magazine editor and former Presidential candidate?
    Pat Buchanan
    Clark Kent
    Helen Gurley Brown
    Steve Forbes

14. I arrived on the 6th birthday (1957) of what star of the sport of golf? Hint: he is from England and has won 3 Open Championships and 3 US Masters titles.
    Nick Faldo
    Tiger Woods
    Ian Woosnam
    Fred Couples

15. On the day I turned 19 (1982), on the other side of the world was born Priyanka Chopra. This beautiful young woman would grow to become an actress and beauty queen. What pageant did Priyanka win in 2000?
    Miss Universe
    Mrs. World
    Miss Millenium
    Miss World

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