February Historic Events QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Which US state entered into the union on the 14th of February 1912?
Arizona - It was the forty-eighth state.
In February of 1959, whose plane crashed?
a. Glenn Miller
b. Carole Lombardi
c. Buddy Holly
d. Rocky Marciano
Buddy Holly - Buddy Holly was on board a plane with Ritchie Valens and J. P. Richardson aka The Big Bopper.
Which famous celebrity succumbed to anorexia on the fourth of February 1983?
a. Karen Carpenter
b. Isabelle Caro
c. Renee Vivien
d. Lena Zavaroni
Karen Carpenter - Karen was thirty-two when she died.
Which band was featured on the Ed Sullivan show on the ninth of February, 1964?
a. The Beatles
b. Elvis Presley
c. The Rolling Stones
d. The Who
The Beatles - The first song that The Beatles played was All My Lovin.
Who won the first Medal of Honor for their actions on the thirteenth of February, 1861?
a. Peyton March
b. William Sherman
c. Colonel J. D. Irwin
d. Tasker Bliss
Colonel J. D. Irwin - Colonel Irwin and a group of men went to the rescue of the U. S. Seventh Infantry, who were trapped by the Apaches.
Which famous explorer was killed in Hawaii on the fourteenth of February, 1779?
a. John Cabot
b. Francis Drake
c. Charles Darwin
d. Captain Cook
Captain Cook - In a series of three voyages, Captain Cook sailed thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe.
What solar body did Astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh discover on the eighteenth of February, 1930?
Pluto - Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet.
Whose Manifesto was published on the twenty-first of February, 1848?
a. Benito Mussolini
b. Adolph Hitler
c. Mao Tse-Tung
d. Karl Marx
Karl Marx - This paper was published by the Communist League.
Which vaccination was first given to school children on the twenty-third of February, 1954?
a. Small Pox
c. Scarlet Fever
Polio - The children attended a school located in Pittsburgh.
Which Olympian made history by becoming the first person to win five individual medals in February, 1980?
a. Michael Phelps
b. Mark Spitz
c. Dorothy Hamil
d. Eric Heiden
Eric Heiden - Eric won his fifth event in speed skating on the twenty-third of February 1980.
Which formula One Driver was kidnapped in February 1958?
a. Bob Anderson
b. Skip Barber
c. Juan Manuel Fangio
d. Red Amick
Juan Manuel Fangio - Juan was from Argentina.
What disaster occurred in February 1887 on the Mediterranean resulting in the death of 2, 000 people?
a. A volcano eruption
b. A hurricane
c. An earthquake
d. A tsunami
An earthquake - The Earthquake is believed to have been about a 6 on the Richter scale.
Which country had a subway crash in February 1975 resulting in the death of forty-three people?
d. New York
London - The crash occurred on the twenty-eighth of February 1975.
In February 1953, what famous scientific/medical breakthrough occurred?
a. X-ray machine developed
b. First heart transplant
c. The iron lung was first used
d. DNA structure discovered
DNA structure discovered - Watson and Crick made the discovery on the twenty-eighth of February.
Which famous building was the site of a bombing on the twenty-sixth of February, 1993?
a. Oklahoma City
b. World Trade Center
c. Buckingham Palace
d. Karl Marx’s grave
World Trade Center - The bomb left a crater more than sixty feet wide.
Which famous person was the target of an assassination on the twenty first of February 1965?
a. Malcolm X
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Martin Luther King
d. J. F Kennedy
Malcolm X - Malcolm X was a human rights activist.
Which famous sporting association was founded in February of 1948?
NASCAR - On the twenty-first of February, the National Association for Stock Car Racing was founded.
In February of 1965, what natural disaster in British Columbia resulted in the deaths of twenty-six people?
a. A Tsunami
b. A blizzard
c. An avalanche
d. A tornado
An avalanche - The victims were miners in the town of Stewart.
Which ship overturned in February 1993 killing 900 people?
a. MS Express Samina
b. MS Herald of Free Enterprise
c. The Neptune
d. RMS Quetta
The Neptune - The Neptune was sailing out of Haiti.
What happened on February 16, 1923 in Egypt?
a. The tomb of King Tut is opened
b. The Suez Canal is completed
c. Egypt gains its independence
d. The source of the Nile is discovered
The tomb of King Tut is opened - The tomb was opened by Howard Carter.
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