On This Day Trivia Quiz – 24 February

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 24 February.

1. Which opera by George Frederic Handel premiered on 24 February 1711?

2. Which ship hit the Great Barrier Reef on 24 February 1875?

3. Designed by Sir Nigel Gresley, which British train was (originally) built in Doncaster for the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER)?  It emerged from the works on 24 February 1923.

4. Who was elected President of Argentina on 24 February 1946?

5. Which movie based on the novel by Muriel Spark, and starring Dame Maggie Smith was released on 24 February 1969?

6. Which actor reprised his role in The King and I  on 24 February 1985?

7. Which singer/songwriter received a knighthood on 24 February 1998?

8. Who won the BAFTA for Best Director (Lord of the Rings : the Fellowship of the Ring) on 24 February 2002?

9. Who retired as President of Cuba on 24 February 2008?

10. Who scored  the first century in One Day International (ODI) cricket on 24 February 2010?


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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