On V-J Day, where did Japan formally surrender, marking the end of WWII?
- Honolulu, Hawaii
- On board USS Missouri
- Tokyo, Japan
- Okinawa, Japan
Which American city was sacked and burned this week in 1864 by General Sherman during the US Civil War?
- New Orleans
- Washington DC.
In 1972 American Mark Spitz became the first Olympian to win how many gold medals in Munich?
In 1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards
Who is this, whose expedition was the 1st to circumnavigate the earth, yet had to return home without him in 1522?
- Francisco Pizzaro
- Walter Raleigh
- Vasco da Gama
- Ferdinand Magellan
Who was the first European to discover Manhattan Island this week in 1609?
- Juan Ponce de León
- Henry Hudson
- Samuel de Champlain
- Christopher Columbus
Which sci-fi TV series debuted this week in 1966?
- Doctor Who
- Buck Rogers
- Flash Gordon
- Star Trek
Who carved this famous statue of David, unveiled in Florence in 1504?
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Who was the star of Alfred Hitchcock's film Psycho, released this week in 1960?
When Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopted the Gregorian Calendar in 1752, losing 11 days, people rioted because they thought the government had stolen 11 days of their lives
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