On This Day Trivia Quiz – 20 February

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 20 February.

1. Which islands were left to Scotland by Norway in lieu of a dowry payment on 20 February 1472?

2. What beverage was auctioned for the first time on 20 February 1673?

3. Which opera by Rossini premiered in Rome on 20 February 1816?

4. Which steam packet ship hit an iceberg en route from Liverpool to New York  on 20 February 1856, with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew?

5. Who received a patent for a hydraulic electric elevator on 20 February 1872?

6, Who received a patent for a paper bag manufacturing machine on 20 February 1872?

7. Which New York Art Museum opened on 20 February 1872?

8. Born on 20 February 1899, which US businessman was the co-founder of Pan American Airways and co-producer of Gone With The Wind (1939)?

9. Born on 20 February 1927, which actor has starred in movies such as In the Heat of the Night (1967), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (1967) and To Sir, With Love (1967)?

10. Who was the first American (astronaut) to orbit the Earth in the space capsule Friendship 7 on 20 February 1962?

11. Who was the voice behind the cartoon character Donald Duck?  He died on 20 February 1985.

12. Who purchased the New York Post from Rupert Murdoch for $37.6 on 20 February 1988?



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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