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April 12: A Day To Remember
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"A look at important and interesting moments in history that happened on April 12. All questions are multiple choice. Good luck!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
April 12, 1961 was the date that the first human ventured into space. It is commonly known that the Soviet Union(Russia) made this historic flight and Yuri Gagarin was the cosmonaut. What was the name of the spacecraft?
Which war, fought in the United States, began on April 12, 1861 when shots were fired at Fort Sumter, South Carolina?
American Civil War
French and Indian War
The Canadian military earned a major victory during World War I on April 12, 1917. It was the first time that all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force fought together in the same battle. Which battle was it?
Battle of Vimy Ridge
Battle of Cambrai
Battle of the Somme
Battle of Loos
The Auto-Lite strike took place in the United States in 1934. It started on April 12 and carried on until June 3. It is famous for having a five day battle between striking workers and the National Guard. What state did this strike take place in?
Which song, recorded on April 12, 1954, is widely considered to be the first rock and roll song, and responsible for bringing that genre of music into mainstream culture?
Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley
Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
Tutti Frutti - Little Richard
On April 12, 1955, vaccine for the disease polio was officially declared safe and effective. Who was the doctor that was responsible for developing the vaccine and bringing it to the world?
Which space shuttle was first launched by the United States on April 12, 1981, on the twentieth anniversary of the first manned spaceflight?
The "Marathon of Hope" began in St. John's, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980. What was it?
Attempt to set new world record for longest slow dance
School children ran a marathon for diabetes.
A run by Terry Fox to raise money for cancer research
Annual race for charity in Newfoundland
During the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the city of Constantinople was conquered by the Crusaders. Which Pope was responsible for launching this crusade?
April 12, 1945, was a sad day in the United States. The life of this American President who was elected to four consecutive terms all the while being confined to a wheelchair after being stricken with polio, ended due to a stroke.
Harry S. Truman
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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