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Ten Days In October

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Ten Days In October game quiz
"Ten questions about events that took place in the tenth month of the year. Good luck."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. Who shouted 'Tierra! Tierra!', about two hours after midnight on October 12, 1492?
    Rodrigo de Triana
    Rodrigo de Jerez
    Christopher Columbus
    Martin Alonso

2. Who was sentenced to death on October 25th, 1586?
    Sir Thomas More
    Mary, Queen of Scots
    Sir Walter Raleigh
    Charles l

3. For what crime was Marie Antoinette guillotined on October 16, 1793?

4. Who was born on October 25, 1881?
    Albert Einstein
    Winston Churchill
    Charlie Chaplin
    Pablo Picasso

5. Which historical first happened on October 6, 1927 ?
    The first television pictures were broadcast from Alexandra Palace in London
    The first circum-navigation of the globe by plane began
    The first shipment of prisioners arrived in Alcatraz
    'The Jazz Singer', the first movie 'talkie' was released

6. What gloomy name was given to October 29, 1929?
    Black Thursday
    Grey Day
    Black Monday
    Black Tuesday

7. What special event took place on October 30, 1974?
    'The Thrilla in Manilla'
    Pele's first game for the New York Cosmos
    Pele's last game for Brazil
    'The Rumble in the Jungle'

8. Which world leader was assassinated on October 6, 1981?
    King Faisal
    Indira Gandhi
    Anwar Sadat
    Rajiv Gandhi

9. October 23, 1983 is remembered for what?
    The start of the Falklands War
    The bombing of the marine barracks in Beirut
    The Piper Alpha disaster
    The sinking of the 'Herald of Free Enterprise'

10. Which world leader was murdered on Halloween 1984?
    Rajiv Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister
    Olof Palme, Swedish Prime minister
    King Faisal, of Saudi Arabia
    Indira Gandhi, Indian Prime Minister

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Compiled Jun 28 12