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It Happened On Christmas

written by: eyez2k1ss
 
For all Christians throughout the world, Christmas is a social and religious holiday, celebrating the birth of God's son - Jesus Christ. However, other significant, often unrelated to Christmas events also take place on this date. Such events are the topic of this quiz.

Question 1:


This leader, then president of one of the most influential countries of the world, resigned from his post on Christmas Day, 1991.
Mikhail Gorbachev
Gerhard Schröder
Francois Mitterand
Felipe González

Question 2:


On Christmas Day, 1868, this U.S. President granted unconditional pardon to all Civil War Confederate soldiers.
James Buchanan
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln

Question 3:


This talented and much loved actor and director, born on April 16, 1889 in London, England, passed away on Christmas Day, 1977. Two years earlier, he was knighted as a Knight of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Charlie Chaplin
Buster Keaton

Question 4:


On Christmas Day in 1818, this famous carol which has since been translated in more than 300 languages, was performed for the first time, in Austria.
"Silent Night"
"Jingle Bells"
"O Christmas Tree"
"Angels We Have Heard On High"

Question 5:


In 1914, during World War I, troops from these two hostile countries observed an unofficial Christmas truce.
Germany and Britain
Russia and Turkey
France and Germany
Germany and Russia

Question 6:


On Christmas Day in 1939, this popular Christmas play written by Charles Dickens, was read on radio for the first time.
"A Christmas Story"
"A Christmas Carol"
"Twelfth Night"
"Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Question 7:


Which European country adopted the Julian calendar on Christmas Day, 597?
Germany
Switzerland
France
England

Question 8:


On Christmas Day, In 1492, this largest ship used by Christopher Columbus in his first voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, docked at the Dominican Republic's shore.
Santa Maria
Pinta
Santa Clara
Niña

Question 9:


On Christmas Day, 1973, this forerunner of the Internet crashed, when a programming bug forced all traffic to be routed through the server at Harvard University, causing the server to freeze.
Fidonet
Bulletin board system
X.25
ARPANET

Question 10:


On December 24 and 25, 1974, tropical cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin, a city located on this country's far north-western coastline.
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Australia
South Aftica

 


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