This Month in History - January

Answer these historical trivia clues from the month of January
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1818, Mary Shelley publishes this famous monster novel
Frankenstein
2
1960, this progressive, young president announced his presidential candidacy
John F. Kennedy
3
1959, this becomes the 49th U.S. state
Alaska
4
1958, this famous explorer from New Zealand reaches the South Pole
Edmund Hillary
5
1957, this revolutionary baseball player announces his retirement
Jackie Robinson
6
1907, the first Montessori school opens in this city
Rome
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1927, this comedy basketball team plays their first game
Globetrotters
8
1790, this president delivered the first ever State of the Union address
George Washington
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1834, this famous ship arrives in Port San Julian, Patagonia
HMS Beagle
10
1776, this famous pamphlet by Thomas Paine is published
Common Sense
11
1693, this famous Sicilian volcano erupts
Mt. Etna
12
1964, rebels on this Tanzanian island begin a revolt
Zanzibar
13
1960, these notorious Russian labor camps are abolished
Gulag
14
1539, Spain annexes this Caribbean island
Cuba
15
1892, this innovator publishes the first rules for basketball
James Naismith
16
1605, this Spaniard publishes the first Don Quixote novel
Miguel de Cervantes
17
1706, famous American inventor and politican from Pennsylvania is born
Benjamin Franklin
18
2002, the civil war in the African country, whose capital is Freetown, ends
Sierra Leone
19
1809, the author of "The Raven" is born
Edgar Allen Poe
20
1841, this Chinese island is occupied by the British
Hong Kong
21
1861, this high ranking C.S.A. official resigns his spot in the U.S. Senate
Jefferson Davis
22
1957, Israel withdraws from this peninsula
Sinai
23
1973, this president announces a peace accord with Vietnam
Richard Nixon
24
1857, the first fully-fledged south Asian university is formed here
Kolkata
25
1533, Henry VIII marries his second wife secretly
Anne Boleyn
26
1942, first American forces in Europe arrive here
Northern Ireland
27
1944, a 900-day siege of this city comes to an end
Leningrad
28
1956, this rocker makes his first television appearance
Elvis Presley
29
1886, the first gasoline-powered automobile is patented by this man
Karl Benz
30
1933, he is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany
Adolf Hitler
31
1801, this notable Federalist judge is sworn in as the Chief Justice
John Marshall
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Feb 5, 2017
very cool!