On This Day Trivia Quiz – 13 February

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 13 February.

1. Who became the Prince of Orange on 13 February 1545?

2. In which US city was the American Temperance Society formed on 13 February 1826?

3. Who was declared US President on 13 February 1861?

4. Which US outlaw held up his first bank on 13 February 1866?

5. Which musical work by Richard Strauss premiered in Vienna on 13 February 1867

6. What type of opto-mechanical device was patented on 13 February 1895?

7. Which cricketer scored 209 in 161 minutes for South Australia (at the WACA) on 13 February 1940?

8. Who launched the Reprise label under Warner Bros. Records on 13 February 1961?

9. Which movie starring Liza Minnelli, and based on the musical of the same name, was released on 13 February 1972?

10. Which currency devalued 10% on 13 February 1973?

11. Which newspaper published the longest sentence (1286 words) on 13 February 1981?

12. Which Pink Floyd album marked 402 weeks in the charts on 13 February 1982?

13. In which Canadian city did the 15th Winter Olympics open on 13 February 1988?

14. Which British boy band announced they were disbanding on 13 February 1996?

15. Which financial institution appointed Joseph Stiglitz as its Chief Economist on 13 February 1997?

16. Which space shuttle captured the Hubble Space Telescope on 13 February 1997?



Note: This trivia quiz is a work in progress.  Whenever we find clues that are applicable to this date, we will add them.

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