Statistics for This Day in History - August

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DateYearClueAnswer% Correct
Aug 61945An atomic bomb is dropped on this cityHiroshima
97%
Aug 211959This state becomes the 50th to join the U.S.Hawaii
96%
Aug 81974This U.S. President resignsRichard Nixon
95%
Aug 11834This practice is abolished in the British EmpireSlavery
94%
Aug 1230 BCThis Egyptian ruler commits suicide, possibly snake biteCleopatra
93%
Aug 242006This Kuiper Belt object is demoted to "dwarf planet" statusPluto
92%
Aug 51962This actress is found dead at age 36, in a "probable suicide"Marilyn Monroe
92%
Aug 311997This celebrity dies in a car crash after being chased by paparazziPrincess Diana
91%
Aug 131961Borders are closed in this European cityBerlin
90%
Aug 111919The new constitution of this country is signed in the city of WeimarGermany
89%
Aug 151281For the second time, a "divine wind" destroys the Mongol fleet
attempting to invade this island nation
Japan
88%
Aug 251875Matthew Webb becomes the first person to swim across
this body of water
English Channel
87%
Aug 181969Jimi Hendrix plays the American national anthem at this music festivalWoodstock
87%
Aug 292005This hurricane makes landfall in LouisianaHurricane Katrina
86%
Aug 91965This country gains independence unwillingly after being
expelled from Malaysia
Singapore
83%
Aug 71974Philippe Petit walks between these two buildings on a tight ropeWorld Trade Center
83%
Aug 301963The so-called "red phone" is established, connecting this city and MoscowWashington D.C.
83%
Aug 141980Lech Wałęsa leads labor strikes in this countryPoland
82%
Aug 191991A failed coup attempt is launched against this Soviet leaderMikhail Gorbachev
82%
Aug 161829Chang and Eng, conjoined twins from this country, arrive in the U.S.Siam
79%
Aug 171807The world's first commercial steamboat service is started on
this river, connecting New York City and Albany
Hudson River
79%
Aug 101921Franklin D. Roosevelt first shows signs of this diseasePolio
78%
Aug 31778Opera house "La Scala" opens in this cityMilan
74%
Aug 281879In South Africa, the British capture Cetshwayo, the last king of this tribeZulu
73%
Aug 231305This Scottish rebel is executed in LondonWilliam Wallace
72%
Aug 470Romans destroy the temple in this cityJerusalem
71%
Aug 261768This explorer sets sail from England aboard the HMS EndeavourJames Cook
71%
Aug 2216 BCThis Carthaginian general defeats the Romans at the Battle of CannaeHannibal
71%
Aug 27479 BCAncient Greeks win the battles of Plataea and Mycale, ending
the attempted invasion by this empire
Persian Empire
66%
Aug 221642This king declares Parliament to be traitors, sparking the English Civil WarCharles I
63%
Aug 201882This Tchaikovsky overture debuts in Moscow, using cannon shots
as part of the music
{1812} Overture
50%

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