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 Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 anniversary quiz
Here are 21 events celebrating an anniversary in 2011. How many can you identify?
All answers in the comments box (and anniversaries are now clickable).
a) patented Jan 1886 (125 years): Karl's four-stroke
b) died Jan 1986 (25 years): seven climbed for 73 seconds
c) assumed Feb 1811 (200 years): overpowered his mad Dad
d) began Mar 1911 (100 years): when global men take a back seat
e) began Apr 1861 (150 years): North versus South
f) opened Apr 1936 (75 years): funpark in an Ingoldmells turnip field
g) ascended Apr 1961 (50 years): he looked down on everyone
h) blew Apr 1986 (25 years): the only level 7 event on the INES
i) published May 1611 (400 years): In the beginning was these Words
j) launched May 1886 (125 years): sold for five cents at Jacob's Pharmacy
k) born Jul 1961 (50 years): at Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk
l) erected Aug 1961 (50 years): overnight division of capital
m) born Oct 1811 (200 years): virtuoso pianist and composer
n) dedicated Oct 1886 (125 years): Bartholdi's torch enlightens the world
o) born Oct 1961 (50 years): weekly satirical, weakly satirical?
p) run Nov 1861 (150 years): two miles down under
q) launched Nov 1936 (75 years): Helen McKay, live from Ally Pally
r) born Dec 1761 (250 years): lady from the house of wax
s) reached Dec 1911 (100 years): Roald's sub-zero trek
t) occurred Dec 1936 (75 years): irrevocable determination to renounce
u) began Dec 1886 (125 years): the lads from Dial Square

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