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1. This way, folks, just follow me. We'll begin with some musical history. Which exquisite opera by Puccini premiered in Rome on 14 January, 1900?
2. Now for a sports history. Which international tennis competition was created on 9 February, 1900?
3. Moving right along to the Australian display, a country people often confuse with Austria! Beginning on March 2, 1900, groups of huffing and puffing officials began to inspect towns around Australia for which purpose?
4. Unfortunately the April display is being demolished right now - the plague, you know - so we'll proceed to May. May 14 to be exact. The second of its kind since 1896, and with the potential to really unite the entire world, what event took place in Paris of the year 1900?
5. And now to the stimulant display. This truly shocking event began in America on 1 June, 1900, and men there, and everywhere else in the western world, were seen reeling out of buildings, weeping and wailing, comatosed, or in deep shock. Kentucky born woman Carrie Nation began a crusade to do what?
6. To the Deutschland exhibition next. Which magnificent event took place in that nation on 2nd July 1900?
7. We'll move on past August to September 1900 instead. Which great future leader of Great Britain was elected to parliament for the first time on the 25th day of that month?
8. Back to America and the history of flight again. In that country during October 1900, what amazing feat occurred in the skies over Kill Devil Hills, in the state of North Carolina? Be careful with selecting your answer, and note the date.
9. Move along, move along now folks to the literature display. In November of 1900, two great writers left and entered this world respectively. Their works continue to fascinate readers. The first writer was born in Ireland in 1854 and died in 1900, alone and deserted in Paris, and was known for his brilliantly funny and satirical plays. However, he also wrote one famous novel. The second writer, American born, only ever produced one great work. Who are they?
10. A science question to finish off. (Pay attention please, or you'll be zapped with a death ray). This great scientist, inventor, mechanical and electrical engineer gave us the gift of commercial electricity. Yet he died alone and ignored by all who knew who him, and was referred to by many as "That mad scientist". One of the reasons for that cruel name was that on 7 December 1900, he claimed he had received intelligent communications from Mars. You're directed to select the alternating answer. Who was he?
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