Weekly Quiz No.45

All historical events below occured in September, but in which year?:

Which year?


1. Hugh Grant was born on September 9th.

a.1957 b.1960 c.1963

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Israeli athletes are held hostage by Arab guerrillas at the Munich Olympics.

a.1968 b.1972 c.1976

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. US President Gerald Ford escapes an assassination attempt.

a.1973 b.1975 c.1977

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Papua New Guinea gains complete independence from Britain.

a.1955 b.1965 c.1975

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. Ferdinand Magellan leaves Spain on his around the world voyage.

a.1499 b.1509 c.1519

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. The first ever Cannes film festival is held.

a.1936 b.1946 c.1956

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. The war between Iran and Iraq begins.

a.1980 b.1985 c.1990

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. The first human blood transfusion is performed.

a.1818 b.1858 c.1898

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. Penicillin is discovered by Alexander Fleming.

a.1918 b.1923 c.1928

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. The New York Times is published for the first time.

a.1831 b.1841 c.1851

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005