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All about August
"Ten random questions about August events and August facts."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
After whom is the month of August named?
Dame May Whitty
After the failure of the 1991 coup in the Soviet Union, which state took advantage of the situation to claim independence from the USSR on 21 August 1991?
In August 1942, the first amphibious landing of WWII was undertaken on Guadalcanal, an island in which Pacific Island chain?
North Mariana Islands
On August 21st 1940 Leon Trotsky died of injuries inflicted with an ice pick the day before. In which country was he killed?
Which punk rocker was born in Turkey in August 1952 as John Graham Mellor?
Which British middle-distance runner won two gold medals in August 2004 at the Athens Olympics?
In August 1959, which state became the 50th state of the USA?
In which year did the Edinburgh festival, traditionally held in August, begin?
Which film director born on 21st August 1944 directed "The Truman Show", "Master and Commander" and "Picnic at Hanging Rock"?
Francis Ford Coppola
The Panama Canal was opened to traffic in August 1914. In which year did Panama finally take control of it?
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