On This Day In History – JULY 20
July 20 has been a momentous day throughout history for many reasons. Let’s see how well you know today’s date!

QUESTIONS

1. July 20 1969 saw Neil Armstrong step out of the Lunar Landing Module onto the surface of the Moon. What was the name of the Lunar Landing Module?

2. In 1865, Pierre Lallement arrived in the USA carrying the instructions and components for the first modern what?
a. Motor Car
b. Bicycle
c. Hovercraft
d. Airplane


3. On this day in 1973 which legendary actor died in Hong Kong at the age of 32 from a brain oedema, thought to be caused by a prescription painkiller, a month before his first worldwide box office movie became a hit?

4. Operation Valkyrie took place on this day in 1944, which was a failed German plot to kill which wartime leader?

5. On this day in 1974 which country was invaded by the Turkish military after a coup d’etat on the 15 July 1974?

6. In 2021 on this day, Blue Origin took the spacecraft, New Shepard 16 (NS-16) into space. Who owns Blue Origin?

7. Which American actress who was born on July 20 1938, was married to Robert Wagner when she died in 1981 under mysterious circumstances at the age of 43?

8. The lead singer of ‘Linkin Park’ died on this day in 2017. What was his name?

9. What board game is celebrated today as it is the day its International Foundation (FIDE) was created in 1924?

10. Today is one of many flag flying days in which country, as it is the birthday of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus?

 

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ANSWERS

1. July 20 1969 saw Neil Armstrong step out of the Lunar Landing Module onto the surface of the Moon. What was the name of the Lunar Landing Module?
EAGLE (Did you remember, ‘The Eagle has landed’ quote?)

2. In 1865, Pierre Lallement arrived in the USA carrying the instructions and components for the first modern what?
a. Motor Car
b. Bicycle
c. Hovercraft
d. Airplane

B. BICYCLE

3. On this day in 1973 which legendary actor died in Hong Kong at the age of 32 from a brain oedema, thought to be caused by a prescription painkiller, a month before his first worldwide box office movie became a hit?
BRUCE LEE

4. Operation Valkyrie took place on this day in 1944, which was a failed German plot to kill which wartime leader?
ADOLF HITLER

5. On this day in 1974 which country was invaded by the Turkish military after a coup d’etat on the 15 July 1974?
CYPRUS

6. In 2021 on this day, Blue Origin took the spacecraft, New Shepard 16 (NS-16) into space. Who owns Blue Origin?
JEFF BEZOS

7. Which American actress who was born on July 20 1938, was married to Robert Wagner when she died in 1981 under mysterious circumstances at the age of 43?
NATALIE WOOD

8. The lead singer of ‘Linkin Park’ died on this day in 2017. What was his name?
CHESTER BENNINGTON

9. What board game is celebrated today as it is the day its International Foundation (FIDE) was created in 1924?
CHESS

10. Today is one of many flag flying days in which country, as it is the birthday of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus?
NORWAY