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On January 17

written by: WagzFamily
 
January 17 seems unknown, but just wait until you find out about all the events that happened on this date.

Question 1:


Benjamin Franklin, famous statesman and inventor, was born on January 17 of what year?
1726
1724
1704
1706

Question 2:


This actress, who played on "The Golden Girls", was born On January 17, 1922.
Bea Arthur
Betty White
Rue McClanahan
Estelle Getty

Question 3:


Which famous boxer, born on January 17, won a gold medal in the 1960 Olympics?
Mike Tyson
Henry Cooper
Muhammad Ali
Joe Fraizer

Question 4:

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Al Capone was born on January 17, 1902.
True
False


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Question 5:


American singer Robert James Ritchie, who was born on January 17, 1971, is best known under what stage name?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


January 17 is the feast day of two saints. Name one of them.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


Two significant earthquakes occurred on January 17. The first was a 6.7 magnitude earthquake in Northbridge, California. The second was a 7.3 magnitude earthquake near Kobe, Japan. In what two consecutive years did they occur?
1999 and 2000
1994 and 1995
1976 and 1977
1862 and 1863

Question 8:


Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous speech warning Americans about the rise of power in the "military-industrial complex" on January 17 of what year?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
1963
1951
1953
1961

Question 9:


On January 17, 2006, this person became the second oldest inmate to be executed in the United States since 1976.
Clarence Ray Allen
Al Capone
Stanley Williams
John B. Nixon, Sr.

Question 10:


Award-winning American author Robert Cormier died on January 17.
False
True

 


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