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? _______________ | |

**© Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005**