Afghanistan declared itself independent of which power in 1919?
- Russian Empire
- Great Britain
Which American President declared the US Civil War officially over in 1866?
Ulysses S. Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes
Which American comic poet, born this week in 1902 wrote these lines? "Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore and that's what parents were created for"
- E. E. Cummings
- Pam Ayres
- Spike Milligan
- Ogden Nash
Film noir "The Big Sleep" premiered this week in 1946 starring Humphrey Bogart as which famous fictional detective?
- Sherlock Holmes
- Sam Spade
- Philip Marlowe
- Hercule Poirot
Which composer wrote the "1812 Overture" which premiered in 1882?
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Johannes Brahms
- Fryderyck Chopin
- Richard Wagner
The 1st air raid in history involved a pilot-less air balloon attack on Venice by Austria this week in 1849?
The catholic St. Columba reported seeing what this week in Scotland in 565?
- Loch Ness monster
- Vision of Mary
- Island of Iona
- The Picts
Who were the 1st people to sack the city of Rome for the first time in 800 years in 410 AD?
What was the name of the ship of English Captain James Cook, which departed Plymouth in 1768 on Cook's 1st voyage to the Pacific?
Marxist Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky was murdered this week in 1940 in Mexico with what?
- Ice axe
- Run over by a car
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