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1.
  A Sprinkling of June   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Throughout history, June has been an eventful month. Here are ten interesting events sprinkled across the years that all took place in June.
Easier, 10 Qns, KayceeKool, Jan 16 23
Easier
KayceeKool gold member
Jan 16 23
370 plays
2.
  Ten Days In April   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So much has happened in April that the hard part was selecting what to leave out... Good luck.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Mar 17 14
Easier
Ikabud
6833 plays
3.
Early Morning April 4
  Early Morning April 4    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
April 4th had its share of historic events, some well known, others less so. Events in this quiz are mostly focused on American history but have a few international questions.
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Jun 08 23
Average
AlexT781
Jun 08 23
387 plays
4.
  Month of May   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about events which happened in May. It covers a range of centuries and countries.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 04 15
Average
rossian editor
1078 plays
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  It's April 1st - No Fooling! editor best quiz   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
April 1st has been a busy day throughout history, with births, deaths, military campaigns - and even an earthquake! Here are just ten of those historic events - events that were certainly not jokes.
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Mar 31 13
Average
beergirllaura
1656 plays
6.
  May The Fourth Be With You   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
May the Fourth isn't just an excuse for a silly "Star Wars"-related pun. Some properly important things happened on this day as well. What do you know about just ten of them?
Easier, 10 Qns, stedman, Nov 01 17
Easier
stedman editor
Nov 01 17
735 plays
7.
  It's My Party, I'll Write a Quiz If I Want To   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
No Lesley Gore here I'm afraid, just events that took place on April 27 (which happens to be my birthday) in previous years. Can you match the event to the year in which it took place?
Easier, 10 Qns, pagea, Jun 30 17
Easier
pagea
Jun 30 17
369 plays
8.
  May I be the First?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Chicago World's Fair opened on May 1st, 1893, the All-China Federation of Trade Unions was established on May 1st, 1925, and the dwarf planet Pluto's name was officially announced on May 1st, 1930. Let's see what else has happened on the 1st of May.
Average, 10 Qns, beergirllaura, Apr 28 13
Average
beergirllaura
488 plays
9.
  Anniversaries & Dates of Interest - April   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We reach April in our study of random anniversaries and dates of interest.
Easier, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 11 13
Easier
darksplash gold member
758 plays
10.
  April 12: A Day To Remember   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A look at important and interesting moments in history that happened on April 12. All questions are multiple choice. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, johnnycat777, Jul 11 14
Average
johnnycat777 gold member
674 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Broadcast in 1957 on the BBC, the spaghetti tree hoax sparked interest about a family harvesting spaghetti from a tree in which country?

From Quiz "It's April 1st - No Fooling!"




11.
  Ten Days In May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten days that may or may not have changed the world. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Jul 06 16
Average
Ikabud
2868 plays
12.
  May 13th Throughout History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of events that occurred on May 13th (my birthday). Best of luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Jan 02 16
Average
Triviaballer gold member
847 plays
13.
  25th April    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
It is your job to match the event that happened with the date, 25th April, to its year
Easier, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Dec 04 19
Easier
ClaudiaCat gold member
Dec 04 19
404 plays
14.
  Ten Days In June    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'If in each life a little rain must fall, let it not be in June... In June let there be no rain at all.' Anonymous quote. Ten questions on June events. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, Ikabud, Jul 04 06
Average
Ikabud
3330 plays
15.
  It Happened in May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions about events that have happened in the month of May.
Average, 10 Qns, minch, May 09 13
Average
minch gold member
2443 plays
16.
  Anniversaries & Dates of Interest - May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Spring has well and truly sprung, in fact it is almost over as we reach May in our race through a year of notable dates and anniversaries.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 12 13
Average
darksplash gold member
355 plays
17.
  It Happened in April    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What do you know about events that happened in past Aprils?
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Apr 17 23
Average
minch gold member
Apr 17 23
1793 plays
18.
  My Daughter's Birthday, May 26    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My daughter was born on May 26, so it is a special date for me. I have come to find out through research that many historical events have happened on this date in history. See how you do with questions based on this date's history.
Average, 10 Qns, Spaudrey, Jul 06 11
Average
Spaudrey
363 plays
19.
  Winter is Not Coming   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Even though "Game of Thrones" says that dark and scary things happen in winter, sometimes we have to worry when summer is imminent instead of the colder months. Name these "Thrones"-worthy events from spring.
Average, 10 Qns, merylfederman, Oct 07 13
Average
merylfederman gold member
601 plays
20.
  What Happened in the World in the Month of April?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many historical events have happened in the month of April. Here are just a few of them.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Dec 16 14
Average
zambesi
540 plays
21.
  May 29th: One Day in History   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at a selection of historical events which took place on my birthday - May 29th.
Average, 10 Qns, helen295, Jul 18 11
Average
helen295 gold member
804 plays
22.
  What Happened on April 6th?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is all about births, deaths, and historical events that happened on April 6th (my birthday).
Average, 10 Qns, peakles, Mar 29 09
Average
peakles
553 plays
23.
  Mayday, Mayday! Famous events that occurred in May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Mayday" is the international call for help during times of distress. Sure, the month of May has seen its share of disasters or unfortunate events over the years, but some good things happened then as well. Let's take a look back.
Average, 10 Qns, paulmallon, Nov 15 12
Average
paulmallon gold member
464 plays
24.
  Historical Events Occurring on June 19th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the next stage of my Adventures in Authoring quest. This time it is a quiz one events that happened on June 19th, which is also my birthday.
Average, 10 Qns, mcsurfie, Nov 28 14
Average
mcsurfie
331 plays
25.
  What Happened on June 16th? (Mainly American)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was curious about other lesser events on June 16. I mean, June 16 was the day of my birth; to me it doesn't get more important than that. Without that event, I wouldn't get to make quizzes like this one!
Average, 10 Qns, spaudrey, Mar 11 10
Average
spaudrey
607 plays
26.
  The History of June   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are ten historic events that happened in the month of June. Let's see what you know!
Average, 10 Qns, dcpddc478, May 07 13
Average
dcpddc478
718 plays
27.
  May 31st    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
After playing a few quizzes in this category, I just had to make one about my birthday. See how many things you know about the events that occurred on the last day of May...
Average, 15 Qns, LeoDaVinci, Jul 03 20
Average
LeoDaVinci editor
Jul 03 20
875 plays
28.
  April 15th, an Eventful Date    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll admit, I am slightly partial to April 15th as it's the day I was born. I have found though that several important or slightly significant events have occurred on this day throughout time, so I put this quiz to you and hope you can spot all of them!
Average, 10 Qns, Doenutty, Jun 14 12
Average
Doenutty gold member
383 plays
29.
  June 24th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
June 24 is my niece's birthday. Let's find out what else happened on that day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Oct 13 22
Average
zebra101
Oct 13 22
353 plays
30.
  Be That as It May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about the historical events which have happened in the merry month of May?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, May 01 13
Average
nyirene330
358 plays
31.
  April Fools' Day    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is on events that occurred on April Fools Day! Have fun and *Please rate!*
Difficult, 10 Qns, rightiam, Aug 20 07
Difficult
rightiam
948 plays
32.
  April 22nd in History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Like other quizmakers, I've been tempted to make a quiz about events that happened on my birthday. In my case, that's April 22nd. Main sources: "The Wordsworth Book of Days" and "Encyclopaedia Britannica".
Average, 10 Qns, TabbyTom, Apr 27 03
Average
TabbyTom gold member
823 plays
33.
  It happened in June   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The last of my 'It Happened in ....' I created the first in July 2000.
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Nov 17 02
Average
minch gold member
2747 plays
34.
  May 9th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
May 9th is my aunt's birthday. Let's find out what else happened on that day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 13 11
Average
zebra101
338 plays
35.
  April 21 -- Happy Birthday, Ma'am    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Born in London in 1926, Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 85th birthday on April 21, 2011. This quiz features 10 other people born on the same date.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Apr 23 11
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
417 plays
36.
  June Happenings    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Lots of things have happened during the month of June. See how many of them you know!
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Feb 06 19
Tough
bullymom
Feb 06 19
1055 plays
37.
  It Happened On April 9th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was born on April 9th. Many other events have happened on this date over the years. This quiz will explore just a few of them. They are in no particular order. In a non leap year it it the 99th day.
Difficult, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Nov 19 09
Difficult
romeomikegolf gold member
465 plays
38.
  June 3rd    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was born on the 3rd of June, so I thought I would make a quiz about some of the events that have taken place on that date.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Nov 06 08
Average
Dizart gold member
607 plays
39.
  April in History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the month of April. What do you know of other events of the past the happened in this month?
Average, 10 Qns, minch, Oct 08 12
Average
minch gold member
1944 plays
40.
  What Happened on May 11?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
May 11 is my favorite day of the year. Test your knowledge on a variety of events in history that happened on this day!
Tough, 10 Qns, AlexxSchneider, Mar 24 11
Tough
AlexxSchneider gold member
541 plays
41.
  April 19    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
April 19th is my nephew's birthday. Let's find out what else happened on that day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Jan 29 13
Average
zebra101
371 plays
42.
  May Happenings    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
For you history buffs, here's a quiz on events all over the world that occurred during the month of May.
Tough, 15 Qns, bullymom, Aug 28 14
Tough
bullymom
763 plays
43.
  May 10th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is one of my friends birthday. Let's see what else happened on this day. Enjoy! All information is found at "http://en.wikipedia.org/".
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Aug 20 10
Average
zebra101
597 plays
44.
  This Day In History - 17 May    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My Birthday is 17 May and this quiz is based on that day in history! What has happened in the past on this day will be brought to light throughout this multiple choice quiz!
Average, 10 Qns, Engadine, Aug 11 04
Average
Engadine
681 plays
45.
  Lucky or Unlucky, It's the 13th of June    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was born on June 13th, so it is an important date for me. How many of these other events, all of which happened on that date, do you know?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, May 15 13
Tough
Rowena8482 gold member
351 plays
46.
  This Day in History- May 14    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
May 14- My husband's birthday and an interesting day, full of history.
Tough, 10 Qns, skitzkara, May 31 07
Tough
skitzkara
465 plays
47.
  April 17    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
What a neat idea! A lot has happened on my birthday. I used Wikipedia as a reference guide.
Average, 15 Qns, canucklehead, May 15 11
Average
canucklehead
609 plays
48.
  June 2nd    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my friend's birthday. Let's see what else has happened on this day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Jul 16 09
Average
zebra101
503 plays
49.
  May 1st (Mainly American)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my dad's birthday. Let's see what else has happened this day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Apr 28 08
Average
zebra101
488 plays
50.
  April 27th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my niece's birthday. Let's see what else happened on this day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Aug 08 07
Average
zebra101
470 plays
51.
  April 18th in History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you know about these events that occurred on April 18th?
Average, 10 Qns, napierslogs, Jul 01 20
Average
napierslogs
Jul 01 20
852 plays
52.
  May 22nd    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my nephew's birthday. Let's see what else has happened on this day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Jul 16 09
Average
zebra101
480 plays
53.
  June 17th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my friend's birthday. Let's see what else has happened on this day. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Apr 08 08
Average
zebra101
498 plays
54.
  April 20th    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
April 20th is my birthday. Let's find out other things that happened that day. Enjoy!
Tough, 10 Qns, zebra101, Apr 28 13
Tough
zebra101
580 plays
55.
  What happened on June 6?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about June 6 history from around the world, with topics ranging from D-Day to European tennis champions.
Tough, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Dec 08 08
Tough
GWU_Boy
731 plays
56.
  20 June in History    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
These interesting things happened on this date in history - June 20th.
Difficult, 25 Qns, daisyduke71, Oct 29 12
Difficult
daisyduke71
900 plays
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  March & April [World] (13 quizzes)

  May & June [World] (6 quizzes)


April May June Trivia Questions

1. On May 13, 609 a famous Roman building was converted into a Christian church. Which building, renown for its massive concrete dome and oculus, was this?

From Quiz
May 13th Throughout History

Answer: Pantheon

The Pantheon was constructed between 118-128 CE under the leadership of the Roman emperor Hadrian. Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon to St. Mary and the Martyrs in 609 after the building was gifted to the papacy by Byzantine emperor Phocas. Of all the ancient Roman buildings, the Pantheon has been one of the best preserved because of its constant use in church services.

2. On April 2, 1513 Spanish explorer Juan de Leon sighted land and claimed it for the Spanish Crown. In the vicinity of the place where he landed there is now a small harbour now called "Ponce de Leon Inlet". Where did he land?

From Quiz What Happened in the World in the Month of April?

Answer: Florida

Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521) was an explorer and conquistador. He was appointed by the Spanish Crown as the first Governor of Puerto Rico. It was while in Puerto Rico that he lead the first European expedition to Florida. Initially he thought Florida was an island and he named it La Florida in recognition of the landscape and vegetation and as it was around Easter time the Spaniards have a festival called Pascua Florida(Festival of Flowers). The three countries (Cuba, Puerto Rico and Bahamas) were discovered by Christopher Columbus.

3. June 19th, 1829. An Act of Parliament was passed on this day to set up which organization, founded by Sir Robert Peel?

From Quiz Historical Events Occurring on June 19th

Answer: The Metropolitan Police Force

Before 1829, there was only the Statute of Winchester relating to the governance of policing. This law dated back to the 13th century and was ill suited to a more modern age where towns and cities were growing rapidly with the Industrial Revolution and the spread of the railways. Although attempts had been made to establish a more effective police force, it was not until Sir Robert Peel's Police Act was passed, that a properly organized police force came into existence in London and was soon copied in other major cities in Britain. Initially, times were hard for the fledgling Metropolitan Police Force. Many men resigned due to the poor pay, however gradually they won over the public, gaining acceptance.

4. The coronation of which king of England, known for his many wives, took place on June 24, 1509?

From Quiz June 24th

Answer: Henry VIII

Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491 to Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. His wives included Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Catherine Parr. He was a member of the House of Tudor, the second king to be so. He died on January 28, 1547, at the age of 55 due to health issues brought on by his obesity.

5. "Gotcha" - the famous, or infamous, headline from the British newspaper "The Sun" when the Argentinian battleship The General Belgrano was sunk on May 2nd 1982 during the Falklands War with Britain. How was she sunk?

From Quiz Anniversaries & Dates of Interest - May

Answer: By torpedo from a submarine

The Belgrano was launched in 1938 as the 'USS Phoenix' for the US Navy. She survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and went on to have a successful war campaign. Decommissioned in 1946, she was sold to Argentina in 1951. The incident in which the Belgrano was sunk has earned some controversy. She was outside the 200-mile total exclusion zone that Britain had declared as their campaign to retake the Falkland islands built up. On May 30th, the submarine 'Conqueror' spotted Belgrano and two escorting ships. Following discussions at the highest level of the British command, it was decided to engage the Belgrano. It is said that Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was one of those who sanctioned the attack. At 15:57 local time on May 2nd, HMS Conqueror discharged three torpedoes, two of which exploded under the Belgrano. (The third also is thought to have hit but not exploded). The ship was abandoned and sank. In all, Chilean and other Argentinian ships rescued 772 survivors, but 323 people died.

6. April 1st is the anniversary of the ending of a civil war between 1936 and 1939 that claimed thousands of lives and in which many people of foreign nationalities joined the hostilities, on one side or the other. Where was that war fought?

From Quiz Anniversaries & Dates of Interest - April

Answer: Spain

The Spanish Civil War began on 17th July 1936 and ended on 1st April 1939. The warring sides were the Republicans loyal to the established Government and Nationalists led by General Francisco Franco. Many foreigners fought for the protagonists. Crucially, Germany and Italy backed Franco's forces with military hardware and might. The war ended in victory for Franco, who was to rule Spain for 36 years.

7. Which event did NOT happen on May 1, 1961?

From Quiz Be That as It May

Answer: Soviet Union shoots down U-2 spy plane

The Soviet Union shot down the U-2 spy plane piloted by Gary Francis Powers on May 1, 1960 at the time of the Cold War, during the tenure of President Dwight Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev. At first, the US denied the mission but, when the Soviet government supplied proof of the event (including the pilot), Eisenhower was forced to admit it. Powers was convicted of spying and received a sentence of 3 years' imprisonment and 7 years' hard labor. After serving a year and nine months, he was released in 1962 in a prisoner-exchange for Rudolf Abel.

8. On May 1st, 1707, the Acts of Union took effect between which two countries?

From Quiz May I be the First?

Answer: England & Scotland

The Acts of Union which went into effect on May 1st, 1707 were actually the terms agreed upon in the 1706 Treaty of Union. While Scotland and England had been under the rule of one monarch since 1603, the Acts effectively combined the crowns of the two kingdoms into one. It also combined the kingdoms' separate parliaments, creating the Parliament of Great Britain. Ireland was largely unaffected by the Acts of Union, and remained a separate kingdom. A union between Great Britain and Ireland was achieved in January of 1801.

9. On April 1st, 1873, the British steamer RMS Atlantic sank, killing 547. After failing to spot the Sambro Island Lighthouse, the steamer hit an underwater rock near Meagher's Island - in which Canadian province?

From Quiz It's April 1st - No Fooling!

Answer: Nova Scotia

The RMS Atlantic, owned by the White Star Line, had her maiden voyage in 1871, and met with disaster on her 19th voyage. Crossing from Liverpool to New York City, the liner was heading for Halifax to take on more coal, but due to stormy conditions, the ship went off course. Following the collision with the rock, the lifeboats were all lost or destroyed, the liner went over on its side and the passengers and crew were forced to find a way to shore. Of the passengers and crew, 371 people survived, and at least 535 perished. Out of the 345 women and children aboard, only one child survived. The White Star Line also lost the RMS Tayleur, the RMS Republic, the SS Naronic - and of course, the RMS Titanic. In 1934 White Star Line and Cunard Line merged, and by 1949 Cunard owned all of White Star.

10. June 13th 1381 proved to be an unlucky day for John of Gaunt, the son of King Edward III of England. His London residence was burned to the ground by Wat Tyler and his rag-tag army at the end of the Peasants' Revolt. Which building was this?

From Quiz Lucky or Unlucky, It's the 13th of June

Answer: Savoy Palace

The Savoy Palace was famed as one of the most luxurious and beautiful manor houses in England at the time of the Peasants' Revolt. It even had its own laws and rules for the immediate surroundings. In modern London, the Savoy Hotel and Savoy Theatre stand on the site of the former palace.

11. Wilfried Martens was born on April 19, 1936. What country was he the prime minister for twice?

From Quiz April 19

Answer: Belgium

Wilfried Martens was born in Evergem, Belgium. He co-founded the European People's Party in 1976. He was the Prime Minister of Belgium from April 3, 1979 to April 6, 1981 and again from December 17, 1981 to March 7, 1992. He headed several governments during these two periods.

12. 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?

From Quiz April 12: A Day To Remember

Answer: Vostok 1

Vostok 1 can be viewed at the RKK Energiya Museum outside of Moscow. The mission lasted 1 hour 48 minutes. Gagarin completed one full orbit of the Earth then returned. His call sign was Kedr which in Russian means Siberian Pine. Gagarin visited numerous countries including Canada and the United Kingdom following the flight to promote the Soviet Union's accomplishment. He died tragically, in 1968, during a training flight in a MiG fighter plane at age 34.

13. May 1931 saw the official opening of which iconic building, one of the tallest in the world?

From Quiz Month of May

Answer: Empire State Building

The Empire State Building was the tallest in the world until 1972, when the North Tower of the World Trade Centre was completed. Following the tragic events of 2001, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York. The Burj Khalifa, in Dubai, became the tallest in the world on its opening in 2010. The Eiffel Tower in Paris was the world's tallest structure from 1889 until 1930 and Toronto's CN Tower held the accolade between 1976 and 2010. The clock tower of Big Ben in London is among the tallest free standing clock towers in the world.

14. Which American actress, born on this day in 1958, made her film debut as Tarzan's love interest, Jane Porter, in the 1984 film "Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes"?

From Quiz April 21 -- Happy Birthday, Ma'am

Answer: Andie MacDowell

Andie McDowell played Jane opposite Christopher Lambert in 1984. Bo Derek (born in 1956) had played her opposite Miles O'Keeffe's Tarzan in 1981. Kim Crosby (born in 1960) is primarily known as a singer, but she played Jane opposite Joe Lara in 1989. Minne Driver (born in 1970) provided the voice for the animated Jane in a Disney animated version in 1999.

15. The Blackwall Tunnel was officially opened on May 22, 1897. What river is it under?

From Quiz May 22nd

Answer: River Thames

The Blackwall Tunnel is an underwater road tunnel. It links the London Borough of Tower Hamlets with the London Borough of Greenwich in east London. The Prince of Wales opened it and it cost £1.4 million.

16. On May 29th 1913, an Igor Stravinsky ballet caused a riot when it premiered in Paris. What was the name of this ballet?

From Quiz May 29th: One Day in History

Answer: The Rite of Spring

"The Rite of Spring" was choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky. The ballet was set in pagan Russia and this, together with Igor Stravinsky's harsh, discordant music, caused the audience to grow restless. The police were eventually called to deal with the rioting crowd.

17. June 16, 1890: Arthur Stanley Jefferson is born. He would later go on to be a member of one of the greatest comedy teams in history, after altering his name for stage and screen. What was this great comedy team?

From Quiz What Happened on June 16th? (Mainly American)

Answer: Laurel and Hardy

Stan Laurel was the more "lithe" of the two in the group. Born in Lancashire, England, Stan got his early start understudying for the great Charlie Chaplin. He went on to work with Oliver Hardy for nine years during the 20s and 30s.

18. In the year 330, what name was given to Byzantium in a dedication ceremony?

From Quiz What Happened on May 11?

Answer: Nova Roma (New Rome)

Byzantium was founded by Constantine I the Great in 324. Although it was renamed to Nova Roma, it was at the time more popularly referred to as Constantinople. Istanbul is the modern name.

19. April 9th, 1413, saw England crown a new King. Which one?

From Quiz It Happened On April 9th

Answer: Henry V

Henry was born in Monmouth in September 1386. His father was Henry IV, also known as Henry Bollingbroke. When his father was exiled in 1398 Henry, aged 12, was taken into the protection of Richard II who was not unkind to the boy. The following year Henry's father reclaimed the throne and made him Prince of Wales and Duke of both Lancaster and Cornwall. He is probably best remembered, due in part to Shakespeare, for his victory at Agincourt.

20. Which Renaissance painter and architect was born on April 6 in 1483 and died exactly 37 years later?

From Quiz What Happened on April 6th?

Answer: Raphael Sanzio

Dispite his short life, Raphael completed over 80 paintings. His best known works are his numerous "Madonna and Child" paintings of Mary and baby Jesus, including "Madonna of the Chair" and "Madonna of Loreto." Michelangelo was born March 6, 1475 and died February 18, 1564 at age 88. Leonardo da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 and died May 2, 1519 at age 67. Donatello was born circa 1386 and died December 13, 1466 at estimated age 80.

21. Which space flight, launched on June 3rd, 1965, was the first multi-day manned space flight launched by the USA?

From Quiz June 3rd

Answer: Gemini 4

Gemini 4 stayed in orbit for 4 days, during which time Edward White became the first American to make a space walk.

22. How many people died in the "Hotel Vendome Fire" on June 17, 1972?

From Quiz June 17th

Answer: nine

The "Hotel Vendome Fire" took place in Boston, Massachusetts. All of the people that died were fire fighters. They died when part of the building collapsed.

23. How many people died in the Winter Quarters Mine disaster, which took place on May 1, 1900?

From Quiz May 1st (Mainly American)

Answer: 200

It took place near Scofield, Utah. An explosion caused disaster. It happened at 10:28 A.M.

24. Which famous Washington Redskins player, nicknamed 'Meast', was born on April 1st, 1983?

From Quiz April Fools' Day

Answer: Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor was a Washington Redskins player who has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and with armed assault. He was born in Miami, Florida. He is 6'3" tall and weighs 212 pounds.

25. René Barrientos died on April 27, 1969. He was president of what country?

From Quiz April 27th

Answer: Bolivia

He was the 57th president. He was born on May 30, 1919. An army man, he was president from 1964 to 1966.

26. Henry IV of France was assassinated on this day in which year?

From Quiz This Day in History- May 14

Answer: 1610

This resulted in Louis XIII coming to the throne. Henry IV was christened as a Roman Catholic and raised by his mother as a protestant. He was stabbed to death by Francois Ravaillac whilst riding in his coach in Paris.

27. What day of the year is May 10th in a non-leap year?

From Quiz May 10th

Answer: 130th

This is on the Gregorian calendar. There are 235 days after it. On leap years it is the 131st day.

28. April 20th is the what number day of an ordinary year (not a leap year)?

From Quiz April 20th

Answer: 110th

This is on the Gregorian calendar. It is the 111th on leap years. There are 255 days after it.

29. Canada officially repatriated this important document from Great Britain on April 17, 1982.

From Quiz April 17

Answer: Constitution

I actually watched this on television when I turned 13. Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Trudeau signed the document authorizing the transfer.

30. Who set out to sail across the Atlantic Ocean on 17 May 1970?

From Quiz This Day In History - 17 May

Answer: Thor Heyerdahl

Norwegian, Thor Heyerdahl, set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco in 'Ra II', a papyrus sail boat modelled on ancient Egyptian vessels, on 17 May 1970. It took Thor and his crew, 57 days to travel the 4,000 miles to Barbados.

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