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On 3 August 1988, the Soviets released Mathias Rust as a gesture of goodwill to the West. Why had he been held in custody?
Landed his plane near Red Square in Moscow
Tried to escape over the Berlin Wall
Flew a U2 spy plane over Russia
Wrote an anti-Soviet novel
3 August 1963 was the date when the Beatles gave their last performance at this venue. Which was it?
Kaiserkeller Bar, Hamburg
Cavern Club, Liverpool
Abbey Road Studios, London
Penny Lane, Liverpool
Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914. On which country had Germany declared war the previous day?
On 3 August 1955, in London, half the audience walked out mid-way through a performance of which play by Samuel Beckett?
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
Waiting for Godot
On 3 August 1492, Christopher Columbus set off on a famous voyage from Palos de la Frontera. Which nation sponsored his voyage?
On 3 August 1916, Roger Casement was hanged for treason in London. What nationality was he?
Which submarine passed under the North Pole on 3 August 1958?
Born on 3 August 1940, this actor played President Josiah Bartlet. By what stage name do we know him?
On 3 August 1936, Jesse Owens won the first of his four Olympic gold medals. In which city were the Olympic Games held?
Who was sworn in as President of the United States on 3 August 1923?
Archbishop Makarios died on 3 August 1977. Of which country was he President?
Born on 3 August 1803, he designed the Crystal Palace for the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. What was his name?
On 3 August 1978, the Queen opened the Commonwealth Games in which Canadian city?
"If I should die, think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is forever England." Which poet, born on 3 August 1887, wrote these lines?
Elisha was born on 3 August 1811. He invented a safety device which increased public confidence and which was instrumental in the development of skyscrapers. What was his surname?
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