Who captured the capital of the Chinese Jin dynasty, Zhonghu (modern Beijing) this week in 1215?
Who is this anti-slavery activist who began her activities this week in 1843?
- Harriet Tubman
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Frances Harper
- Sojourner Truth
What was the largest ever battle on the American continent?
- Battles of Saratoga (American Revolutionary War)
- Battle of Gettsburg (US Civil War)
- Battle of Vicksburg (US Civil War)
- Battle of the Little Bighorn (Great Sioux War)
What did the UK House of Commons vote to return to Scotland this week in 1996?
- St. Margaret’s shoulder bone
- The remains of Bonnie Prince Charlie
- The Stone of Scone
- Galloway Viking Hoard
True or false: Two former American Presidents died on the same day, July 4, 1826
Who is this famous polar explorer, born this week in 1868?
- Robert Falcon Scott
- S. A. Andrée
- Roald Amundsen
- Richard E. Byrd
Which pioneering female tennis player, who went on to have a 181 game winning-streak won her first Wimbledon Championship this week in 1919?
- Helen Moody (USA)
- Dorothea Douglass Lambert Chambers (GB)
- Maureen Connolly (USA)
- Suzanne Lenglen (FR)
Which writer had an obscenity ban for their novel "Naked Lunch" overturned by the Massachusetts Supreme Court this week in 1966?
- William S. Burroughs
- Allen Ginsburg
- D. H. Lawrence
- Hunter S. Thompson
Guglielmo Marconi applied for a patent for what invention this week in 1896?
- Contact lenses
- The steam turbine
US Interviewer Barbara Walters famously said “what kind of tree are you?” to which famous movie star this week in 1981?
- Katharine Hepburn
- Lucille Ball
- Barbra Streisand
- Elizabeth Taylor
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