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1. On March 3, 1923, who was on the cover of TIME's Vol. I, No. 1?
2. Who was the very first person NOT from the United States to be featured on a TIME cover?
3. The picture on the cover of the May 30, 1927 issue of TIME was unusual for featuring a woman, Betty Nuthall. What was the occasion justifying this cover story?
4. On September 3, 1939, France and Britain declared war on Germany. The active involvement of which of the following men put him on the cover of the September 18 issue of TIME?
5. On January 2, 1950, TIME's annual "Man of the Year" cover doubled as "Man of the Half Century." This individual was thought to best sum up those 50 years. Who was he?
6. The superstitious often opine that appearing on the cover of TIME brings a downfall or other kind of bad luck. Who was on the February 11, 1957 cover, thereby giving the superstitious more reason to believe?
7. Charles de Gaulle was featured on the cover of TIME's May 31, 1968 issue. What was the occasion that led TIME editors to make that decision?
8. What event, affecting Ford's political chances for re-election, caused TIME to put President Gerald Ford on the cover of its August 9, 1976 issue?
9. The TIME cover for October 20, 1986, featured Ronald Reagan at a centrally important moment in his presidency. Who was with him on the cover, and why?
10. Who was on the cover of the last issue of TIME magazine in the 20th century? (Major hint: the question assumes the purists' definition of the turn of the century.)
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