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June Happenings Quiz

Guess these things that happened in the month of June.
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First submittedMay 13, 2012
Last updatedMay 3, 2017
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Date
Year
Clue
Answer
June 1
1533
She is crowned as Queen consort of England
Anne Boleyn
June 2
1896
This Italian inventor files a patent for the radio
Guglielmo Marconi
June 3
1943
The Zoot Suit riots take place in this city
Los Angeles
June 4
1989
Protesters are massacred in this city
Beijing
June 5
1968
This politician is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan
Robert F. Kennedy
June 6
1984
This Russian video game is released
Tetris
June 7
1654
This long-lived French king is coronated
Louis XIV
June 8
632
This prophet dies in Medina
Muhammad
June 9
1973
This horse wins the Triple Crown of American horse racing
Secretariat
June 10
323 BC
This Macedonian conqueror dies
Alexander the Great
June 11
1978
This film, starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John,
opens in movie theaters
Grease
June 12
1997
A re-creation of this Shakespearean theater is reopened in London
Globe Theatre
June 13
2005
This pop singer is found not guilty of child molestation
Michael Jackson
June 14
2013
Hassan Rouhani is elected President of this country
Iran
June 15
1215
King John signs this document
Magna Carta
June 16
1897
This territory is annexed by the United States
Hawaii
June 17
1994
This celebrity flees from police in a Ford Bronco
O.J. Simpson
June 18
1940
This politician gives his "Finest Hour" speech
Winston Churchill
June 19
1846
This sport is played for the first time (under organized rules)
Baseball
June 20
1837
She becomes Queen of England
Queen Victoria
June 21
1982
This British royal is born
Prince William
June 22
1969
The Cuyahoga River catches fire in this U.S. state
Ohio
June 23
47 BC
This queen gives birth to Ptolemy Caesarion, the son of Julius Caesar
Cleopatra
June 24
2010
Julia Gillard becomes the first woman to lead this country
Australia
June 25
1876
This U.S. colonel has a "last stand" at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
George Custer
June 26
2015
The Supreme Court legalizes this across the U.S.
Same-sex Marriage
June 27
1899
A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the all-time record in this sport
Cricket
June 28
1919
This treaty is signed, officially ending the state of war
between Germany and the Allied powers
Treaty of Versailles
June 29
2007
This landmark product is released
Apple iPhone
June 30
1997
China gains control of this territory
Hong Kong
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level 66
Jun 23, 2012
Why does LA never count for los angeles...always throws me off
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level 73
Jan 14, 2014
lot of words may begin with LA. No freebies on Jetpunk!
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level 64
Jun 1, 2015
You left out me being born! That's way more important than baseball, and I like baseball.
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level 58
Jun 1, 2015
I kept anwering "Tiananmen Square". The Question was asking for the city...
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
I did the same thing with the Cuyahoga river question...tried Cleveland...
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level 65
Jun 1, 2015
Seriously? For the 22nd of June you've got: 1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by the Holy Office to confirm that the Earth is the centre of the Universe; 1815 - Napoleon abdicates for the second time; 1940 - signing of the Second Compiegne armistice; 1941 - beginning of the Operation "Barbarossa"; 1986 - Diego Maradona scores two goals against England: "the hand of God" and "the goal of the century"; 1990 - Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin is dismantled, yet you choose a fire of the river that is almost absolutely unknown outside USA (and maybe Canada)? You could as well choose my birthday for that day ;)
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level 46
Jun 2, 2015
I think it is a very good quiz. 37% got Ohio, that is a reasonable number. Checkpoint Charlie would have been a good quiz item too. It is not possible to include everything notable that ever happened in June.
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
"The 1969 Cuyahoga River fire helped spur an avalanche of water pollution control activities, resulting in the Clean Water Act, Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, and the creation of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA)." I won't say it's the most important thing to ever happen on that day, but it's not totally insignificant, either.
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level 68
Jun 1, 2018
A good rule of a thumb is think if you would have found the question worthwhile if it had been about another country. The Sandoz chemical spill was a huge thing in Switzerland. The 2011 Nairobi pipeline fire caused hundreds of deaths and had big political impact. The Vuurwerkramp prompted stricter fire regulations in the Netherlands. None of those incidents is significant from a worldwide perspective. Neither is the Cuyahoga River fire. And for this reason it should be taken out of this test.
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level 76
Jun 1, 2018
I've heard of the Cuyahoga River fire. It's famous and noteworthy. I'm also aware of the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster, Chernobyl, the London Fire of 1666, the burning of Kuwaiti oil fields in 1991, the destruction of the Aral Sea, the CopiapĆ³ mining accident of Chile, the collapse of the Warsaw Radio Mast, the Hindenberg disaster, the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, the destruction by tsunami of Maya Bay in Thailand, the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, the Colectiv nightclub fire in Bucharest, the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, and quite a few other things, too.

Read a book.
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level 25
Jun 2, 2018
I agree that a fire in Ohio with no victims is of little importance outside the USA. I'm in Jetpunk to learn, but I'd prefer to learn more that useless trivia.
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level 76
Jun 15, 2018
Hear! Hear! Let's have trivia sites without trivia on them! While we're at it, let's reduce the amount of fruit in fruit salad, and work towards having fewer jokes in stand-up comedy.
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level 59
Jun 8, 2019
I have heard of all kalbahamut mentions besides the radio mast, none of them from books btw. But hadnt heard about cuyahoga river.

Events do get known outside of their own country, depended on various things. Magnitude and deathtoll being one, but many other reason why certain events get more coverage than other.

It is difficult to asses which events are ones that are known globally. Especially with things that are very known nationaly. In a certain situation it is hard to imagine how things otherwise would be, like would I have liked/done this or that If I never had met that person. No way to know you cant turn back time.

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level 72
Jun 1, 2018
I've usually seen the question "what happened to the Cuyahoga River", but had no idea where it was. Still, when throwing darts at states, I generally go for the Virginias, Carolinas, Dakotas and the News, then the shorter named ones (more goes for fewer keystrokes). Bingo!
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level 79
Jun 1, 2018
I feel like I would follow exactly the same strategy if I was not from the U.S.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2018
A river (you know, made of flowing water) catches fire and can't be extinguished....that's not an event? That had more global ramifications than some soccer trivia answer.
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level 66
Jun 1, 2018
Could you Mr Quizmaster be a bit more forgiving on the spelling of Muhammad? I have seen the name spelt (or spelled if you're American) in various ways.
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level 66
Jun 1, 2018
Shakespeare's Globe should be accepted, I believe almost everyone in the UK (maybe even in the EU) knows it with this name
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level 56
Jun 1, 2018
Im english and i call it the globe
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level 72
Jun 1, 2018
Say what? Never heard it called that (and yes, I am)
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level 66
Jun 4, 2018
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shakespeare%27s_Globe The Globe was the original theatre. The question asks about the reconstruction of the Shakespearean theatre whose new name is Shakespeare's Globe, not The Globe. I'd say that at least both answers should be accepted.
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level 59
Jun 1, 2018
Should "Bobby Kennedy" not work for the assassination question? That's what he was commonly known by I think
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level 72
Jun 1, 2018
You probably could have just put Kennedy and it would have been accepted. I put RFK and that worked.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2018
RFK is simple.
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level 65
Jun 1, 2018
The second question refers to the French king being "coronated". That should be "crowned".
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level 72
Jun 1, 2018
Note: Collins' record was recently [2016] surpassed by an Indian schoolboy, Pranav Dhanawade, with the scarcely believable score of 1009. Would like to see the question still there, but possibly with a "which stood for over 100 years" qualifier
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level 72
Jun 1, 2018
Could you accept just "Anne" for the Queen consort?
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level 67
Jun 1, 2018
I thought it was Anne Boeyln (which, now that I look at it, is a pretty unlikely spelling). At least I learned something.
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level 59
Jun 8, 2019
not boilin'or bowlin? jk :D
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level 66
Jun 1, 2018
kept typing Cleveland...lol...never realized it was asking for state...oh well
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level 44
Jun 5, 2018
China didn't REgain control of Hong Kong June 30, the handover was on July 1st and that was when Britain gave Hong Kong back to China.
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level 70
Sep 3, 2018
Why do Apple and Steve Jobs get credit for inventing things that were already around? I had a cell phone with camera, internet, texting, GPS, everything the first iPhone had, before it came out. Touchscreen laptops (iPads) were around, I believe pre-2000. MP3 players before iPods. The great contribution Apple made was forcing you to be tied to the internet and an account for everything you do so they can constantly sell advertising "to improve your experience". Now EVERYONE does it. An "app"(lication), that is an .exe - a program stored on your computer, is exactly what we always avoided from websites for good reasons. It's so much easier and faster for your machine to just go to a website and not store tons of data mining programs on your computer. #&@% Apple's one and only innovation.
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