Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama became the 1st European to do what this week in 1497?
- Round the Cape of Good Hope
- Reach India by sea
- Discover Florida
- Reach the Spice Islands
US Commodore Matthew C. Perry sailed into which harbor this week in 1853 beginning a new openness for that country after decades of isolation?
- Edo Bay (Tokyo Bay), Japan
- Golden Horn Bay, Vladivostok
- Ship Creek, Anchorage, Alaska
- Chao Phraya River, Bangkok, Siam (Thailand)
American inventor and philanthropist George Eastman, born this week, is the founder of what company?
- General Electric
On the July 11, 1804, Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded who in a pistol duel?
- George Clinton
- John Jay
- Alexander Hamilton
- Robert R. Livingston
The first ever automobile race took place this week from Paris to Bordeaux in what year?
In this week in 2011 Neptune completed its first orbit since its discovery in 1846
What Los Angeles landmark was officially dedicated this week in 1923?
- The Hollywood sign
- Universal Studios
- Santa Monica Pier
- Grauman's Chinese Theater
The Live Aid concerts organized by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure were held this week in 1985 in which two cities?
- London and New York
- Paris and Los Angeles
- Dublin and Boston
- London and Philadelphia
Which classic game still played today was released by Nintendo this week in 1983?
- Donkey Kong
- Mario Bros
- Space Invaders
Great Britain's King Charles II ratified the far-reaching Habeas Corpus Act this week in 1679, which allowed what?
- Barred his brother, the Duke of York, a Catholic, from the throne
- Allowed a court to examine a prisoner's impressionment
- Prohibited assemblies of more than 5 people, unless for religious purposes
- Made use of the Common Book of Prayer compulsory
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