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1. 1963 was a tense year for the European Union, with some political commentators going so far as to suggest that the Union was doomed to fail. One particular cause for concern was:
2. It was August 28, 1963, at a rally for "jobs and freedom". Martin Luther King gave one of the most important speeches in modern history, and it wasn't the one he'd prepared for the day. Which of his many great speeches was it?
3. 1963 was an amazing year for football (soccer in the US). Which of the following happened in 1963?
4. The death of any one would have made headlines, but on November 22, 1963, three well known and important men died. (Only one dominated the headlines.) Which of the following did NOT die on that date?
5. How often is a new country created? It happened in 1963, when several ex-British colonies on the Malay Peninsula, plus Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore, united to form the Federation of Malaysia. How long did that federation last?
6. A major event every year in the 20th century has been the awarding of Nobel prizes. Which of these Nobel laureates won in 1963?
7. Natural disasters of any magnitude are seared into our memories. What disaster in March of 1963 took the lives of over 1000 people--but is remembered as much for sparing an important cultural site?
8. Three of the following won Academy Awards in 1963. Which one was nominated but did NOT win?
9. Pope John XXIII, the beloved Pope who convened Vatican II, died in 1963 after only about 5 years as Pope. How did he die?
10. Australia initiated which major change in 1963? [Hint: full implementation didn't happen until 1966.]
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