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This Day In History - October 12th

written by: lynbat
 
Historical events, people, milestones and more, all related to October 12th.

Question 1:


On October 12th 1492, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, Spanish explorer Christopher Columbus landed on a Bahamian island, thinking he had reached the Spice Islands of East Asia. He claimed the land for Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain, regardless of the indigenous population living there.
True
False

Question 2:

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On 12 October 1940, this famous cowboy was killed in an automobile accident in Arizona.
Will Rogers
Tom Mix
James Dean
Gene Autry


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Question 3:


On October 12th, 1998, this University of Wyoming student was robbed, tortured and left for dead by two attackers outside of Laramie, Wyoming.
Dennis Shepard
Russell Henderson
Matthew Shepard
Aaron McKinney

Question 4:


On 12 October in 1810, the first Oktoberfest was held to celebrate the marriage of then Bavarian Crown Prince Louis (Ludwig) and his bride, Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Near what city were the festivities held?
Potsdam
Augsberg
Stuttgart
Munich

Question 5:


On 12 October in 1945, PFC Desmond T. Doss won the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery as a medical corpsman and became the first conscientious objector in American history to receive the nation's highest military award.
True
False

Question 6:


12th October 1582 does not exist in Italy.
False
True

Question 7:


What did children attending American public schools do for the first time on October 12, 1892?
had provided school lunches
said Prayers
said the Pledge of Allegiance
were released from classes by the ringing of a bell

Question 8:


On 12 October, 1960, Nikita Khrushchev pounded this on a desk at the United Nations General Assembly meeting.
his fist
his shoe
his gavel
his water glass

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October 12th, 1773 marked the opening of the first American insane asylum, located in this city.
Boston, Massachusetts
New York, New York
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Williamsburg, Virginia


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On October 12th, 1968, the 19th Olympic Games opened in this city.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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