Saturday, October 17, 2015



The  answers are in the post immediately below

ON OCT.  17

(Q. 1)  1814, 320,000 gallons of beer from ruptured vats reportedly killed 9 people when it rushed into the streets of the St. Giles District of what city?

OCT. 18

(Q. 2)  1898,  the U.S. formally took possession of what territory?

(Q. 3) 1977, Who tied Babe Ruth's record of 3 home runs in a single World Series game?

OCT. 19

(Q. 4)  1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered at the Last Battle of the American Revolution,  the  battle of _____________________.

(Q. 5)  1789, who was sworn in as the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

OCT. 20

(Q. 6)  1740, this woman became the ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia upon the death of her father.

(Q. 7)  1977,  in  plane crash, the lead singer (Ronnie Van Zant) guitarist (Steve Gaines) and 4 other members of what rock group died?

OCT. 21

(Q. 8)  1805, British Admiral Sir Hortio Nelson died in the fighting but nonetheless scored a crucial victory against the French in what battle

(Q. 9)  1879,  who invented the light bulb?

OCT.  22

(Q. 10)  1966, who/what  was the first all-female singing group to have a #1 selling album?

OCT. 23

(Q. 11)  Article I, sec. 9, cl. 2 of the Constitution provides: "
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it."  On this date in 1861 Pres. Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus  for all military-related cases for what city/area?

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