Statistics for This Day in History - April

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  • The average score is 24 of 30

Answer Stats

DateYearClueAnswer% Correct
April 11976Jobs, Wozniak, and Wayne found this companyApple, Inc
96%
April 151912This ship sinks in the northern AtlanticRMS Titanic
95%
April 31888The first of a series of eleven murders in London often attributed
to this serial killer
Jack the Ripper
94%
April 61974This Swedish band wins the Eurovision song contestABBA
92%
April 141865This leader is shot at Ford's theaterAbraham Lincoln
92%
April 21753 BCThis city is founded by twin brothers (according to legend)Rome
91%
April 171961The Bay of Pigs invasion begins in this countryCuba
90%
April 201889This historical villain is born in AustriaAdolf Hitler
90%
April 261986This power plant has a catastrophic meltdownChernobyl
89%
April 231616This writer dies at Stratford-upon-AvonWilliam Shakespeare
89%
April 292011She marries Prince WilliamKate Middleton
85%
April 71906Naples is devastated by an eruption of this volcanoMt. Vesuvius
85%
April 111814This French leader abdicatesNapoleon
84%
April 25404 BCAthens is defeated by this city-stateSparta
82%
April 121861This war begins at Fort SumterAmerican Civil War
82%
April 301803The U.S. acquires this territory from FranceLouisiana Territory
80%
April 161943Albert Hofmann accidentally discovers the hallucinogenic effects
of this drug
LSD
79%
April 241898The U.S. declares war on this countrySpain
77%
April 281945This former leader is executed by firing squadBenito Mussolini
77%
April 181980This country, formerly known as Rhodesia, becomes independentZimbabwe
76%
April 221970This environmental day is celebrated for the first timeEarth Day
75%
April 51722Europeans first make contact with this remote Pacific island,
now a part of Chile
Easter Island
75%
April 27711Moorish troops invade this European peninsulaIberia
73%
April 2742This Frankish king is bornCharlemagne
72%
April 101971To improve relations, China hosts American athletes in this sportTable Tennis
67%
April 192005This pope is electedBenedict XVI
65%
April 81820This armless sculpture is discovered on the island of MilosVenus de Milo
65%
April 41581This captain is knighted in honor of his circumnavigation of the globeFrancis Drake
62%
April 91241These steppe raiders decisively beat a Polish army at
the Battle of Legnica
Mongols
61%
April 131204Crusaders capture and loot this Christian capitalConstantinople
59%

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