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Answers to October Dates Quiz

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Events that happened in October- Quiz

Answers to October Dates Quiz

  1. 1918 Arabs, lead by Lawrence of Arabia, capture Damascus. (15 Years)
  2. 1938 Germany annexes the Sudetenland. (10 Years)
  3. 1869 Mahatma Gandhi is born. (20 Years)
  4. 1932 Iraq becomes independent from Britain. (20 Years)When was Gandhi born?
  5. 1883 The Orient Express leaves Paris on its first journey (20 Years)
  6. 1910 Portugal declares itself a republic. (100 Years)
  7. 1908 Austria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina. (25 Years)
  8. 1945 Bill Sianis and his pet Billy-goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during the World Baseball Series. Thus the 'Curse of the Billy Goat' was born. Since the curse the Chicago Cubs have never reached the finals of the World Series. (20 Years)
  9. 2003 Arnold Schwarzenegger voted Governor of California (3 Years)1967 Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia
  10. 1769 Captain Cook discovers New Zealand. (100 Years)
  11. 1967 Che Guevara is executed in Bolivia (20 Years)
  12. 1971 London Bridge sold, dismantled and re-built in Arizona.
    Note London Bridge, not Tower Bridge (20 Years)
  13. 1066 William of Normandy defeats Harold II of England (2 Years)
  14. 1307 Over 100 Knights Templar are arrested in France. They are tortured by 'Phillip the Fair' and admit heresy. (100 Years)
  15. 1913 439 miners killed in the Senghenydd colliery in Wales. This was the United Kingdom's worst coal mining disaster. (25 Years)
  16. 1823 Charles Macintosh sells his first raincoat in Scotland. (50 Years)
  17. 1582 Pope Gregory XIII implements the Gregorian calendar. Widely adopted in Catholic countries, but not UK until 1752.  (50 Years)
  18. 1869 'Cardiff Giant' hoax unveiled in Cardiff New York. (50 Years)
  19. 1793 Marie Antoinette is guillotined during the French Revolution. (50 Years)
  20. 1860 The first Open Golf Championship held in Prestwick Scotland. (30 Years)
  21. 1887 Alaska day commemorating the purchase of Alaska from Russia. (50 Years)
  22. 1912 Italy takes possession of Tripoli from the Ottoman Empire. (20 Years)
  23. 1968 Jackie Kennedy marries Aristotle Onassis. (10 Years)
  24. 1973 John Paul Getty III's ear is cut off by his kidnappers (20 Years)
  25. 1910 Dr Crippen convicted of murdering his wife (20 Years)
  26. 1739 Walpole declares war on Spain. This started what is know as the War of Jenkins Ear. (50 Years)Charge of the Light Brigade - Battle of Balaclava.
  27. 1210 French Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated by King Louis IX. (100 Years)
  28. 1854 Charge of the Light Brigade - Battle of Balaclava. (20 Years)
  29. 1881 Gunfight at the OK Corral (20 Years)
  30. 1936 Mrs Wallace Simpson files for divorce This opened the way to her marrying King Edward VIII. (10 Years)
  31. 1922 Benito Mussolini marches on Rome and takes over government (20 Years)
  32. 1863 International Red Cross formed. (50 Years)
  33. 1974 'The Rumble in the Jungle' Mohammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in Kinshasa Zaire. (10 Years)
  34. 1917 Battle of Battle of Beersheba - Last cavalry charge in history (20 Years).
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Bonus Answer:  Which date in October is Halloween?  Why, October 31st Naturally.

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