On This Day Trivia Quiz – 2 August

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 2 August.

1. Who defeated the French and the Bavarians at Blenheim on 2 August 1704?

2. Which US document was formally signed on 2 August 1776?

3. Which English artist is famous for painting the work Blue Boy (c. 1770)?  He died on 2 August 1788.

4. What type of receptacle was first installed on the streets of Boston and New York City on 2 August 1858?

5. Who wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland?  It was first published on 2 August 1865.

6. What type of recreational facility first opened in London on 2 August 1875?

7. Which time standard was officially adopted by the British Parliament on 2 August 1880?

8. What fencing material was patented by Rowell Hodge on 2 August 1887?

9. Which tax was first introduced in Britain on 2 August 1894?

10. Born on 2 August 1932, who played the title -role in the movie Lawrence of Arabia (1962)?

11. Which member of the British Royal Family made his final solo public appearance on 2 August 2017, before retiring at the age of 96?


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