On This Day Trivia Quiz – 2 February

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

1. On 2 February 1709, British sailor Alexander Selkirk was rescued after being marooned on a desert island for five years.  What novel did his story inspire?

2. Which vessel arrived in London carrying the first shipment of frozen mutton on 2 February 1880?

3. Which author, famous for creating the character Zorro, was born on 2 February 1883?

4. What was observed for the first time in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania  on 2 February 1887?

5. Which Baltimore inventor patented the bottle cork with cork seal on 2 February 1892?

6. In which city was the Australian Premier’s Conference held on 2 February 1899?  They were trying to decide where the nation’s capital would be located.

7. Where did Queen Victoria’s funeral take place on 2 February 1901?

8. Which Russian chemist, famous for creating the Periodic Table of Elements, died on 2 February 1907?

9. Which US football team signed Jim Thorpe on 2 February 1913?

10. In which English county did the first cub scout pack form on 2 February 1914?

11. Which novel by James Joyce was published on 2 February 1922 (the author’s 40th birthday)?

12. Born on 2 February 1947, which actress played the role of Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie’s Angels (1976)?

13. Which US model, born on 2 February 1954, was the face of CoverGirl for 25 years?

14. By what name is English (horror) actor William Pratt better known.  He died on 2 February 1969?

15. The play Jumpers premiered in New York City on 2 February 1972.  Who wrote it?

16. Which Scottish novelist, famous for writing The Guns of Navarone (1957), died on 2 February 1987?

17. Which US space shuttle was launched on 2 February 1995?


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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