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Name that Year - December Dates Quiz

Answers to December Dates QuizEvents that happened in December - Quiz

  1. 1640 Portugal achieves independence from Spain. (100 years)
  2. 1955 Rosa Parks refuses to give her bus seat to a white man. A key moment in American Civil rights. (10 years)
  3. 1805 Battle of Austerlitz. Napoleon defeats a joint Russo-Austrian force.  (75 years)
  4. 1937 'The Dandy' first published. (20 years)
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  5. 1872 The brigantine Marie (Mary) Celeste found abandoned off the Azores. (50 years)
  6. 1958 UK, first motorway opens. Also on the same day, STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialling) begins. (10 years)
  7. 1786 the Encyclop�dia Britannica is first published. (75 years)
  8. 1941 Japanese attach Pearl Harbour and bring the USA into the Second world war. (5 years)
  9. 1980 John Lennon was murdered by Mark Chapman. (10 years)
  10. 1960 The first episode of Coronation Street broadcast by ITV. (10 years)
  11. 1868 The world's first traffic lights switched on in London. (30 years)
  12. 1282 Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last native Prince of Wales was killed at Cilmeri in Powys, Wales. (200 years)
  13. 1979 Rhodesia changes its name to Zimbabwe. (40 years)
  14. 1974 Malta becomes a republic. (50 years)Wright Brothers 1903 Kitty Hawk first flight
  15. 1911 Roald Amundsen becomes the first man to reach the South Pole. (20 years)
  16. 1891 James Naismith invents basketball. (20 years)
  17. 1773 Boston Tea Party. Seminal moment in the American Revolution against the English. (75 years)
  18. 1903 The Wright brothers make their first plane flight in Kitty Hawk N. Carolina. (10 years)
  19. 1271 Kublai Khan founds the Yuang dynasty in China. (100 years)
  20. 1843 A Christmas Carol is published by Charles Dickens. (40 years)
  21. 1955 Cardiff officially proclaimed the capital of Wales. (20 years)
  22. 1913 The first 'word cross' or, crossword published in the New York World. (30 years)
  23. 1984 Vigilante Bernhard Goetz shot four men on an express train in The Bronx. (10 years)
  24. 1888 Vincent van Gogh cuts off part of his left ear. (30 years)
  25. 1818 'Silent Night' composed by Franz Xaver Gruber and Josef Mohr. (50 years)
  26. 1643 Christmas Island in the Indian ocean named by Captain William Mynors. (150 years)
  27. 1870 The Fréjus Rail Tunnel (also called Mont Cenis Tunnel) is completed between France and Italy. (40 years)
  28. 1978 Spain becomes a democracy after 40 years of General Franco's dictatorship. (15 years)
  29. 1065 Westminster Abbey (London) is consecrated. (10 years)
  30. 1612 Galileo Galilei discovers Neptune. (100 years)
  31. 1851 The first American YMCA opens in Boston, MA.
  32. 1965 Ferdinand Marcos becomes President of the Philippines. (20 years)
  33. 1879 Thomas Edison demonstrates his light bulb to the public for the first time (25 years).

 

Bonus Question:  Which date in December is St Stephens Day?  December 26th 'Boxing Day'.

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