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 Friday, January 01, 2016

2016 anniversary quiz
Here are 20 events celebrating an anniversary in 2016. How many can you identify?
All answers now clickable, and in the comments box.

a) tested Jan 1816 (200 years): wick-in-a-mesh
b) launched Jan 1991 (25 years): sandy cyclone
c) published Mar 1916 (100 years): better than Special
d) assassinated Mar 1966 (50 years): at the E1 saloon
e) succeeded Apr 1016 (1000 years): between Ethelred and Cnut
f) died Apr 1616 (400 years): "shuffled off this mortal coil"
g) born Apr 1816 (200 years): the author Currer Bell
h) fought Apr 1916 (100 years): egg-time insurrection
i) launched May 1916 (100 years): step forward William Willett
j) written Jun 1816 (200 years): The Modern Prometheus
k) born Jul 1866 (150 years): Near Sawrey sheep breeder
l) fought Jul 1916 (100 years): mudbath bloodbath
m) won Jul 1966 (50 years): Jules Rimet still gleaming
n) born Aug 1716 (300 years): highly capable digger
o) raged Sep 1666 (350 years): from Pudding to Pye
p) born Sep 1916 (100 years): a life of the Unexpected
q) began Sep 1966 (50 years): a five-year mission
r) fought Oct 1066 (950 years): William and Harry
s) crowned Oct 1216 (800 years): England's longest reign
t) collapsed Oct 1966 (50 years): 144 lives spoiled

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