On This Day Trivia Quiz – 6 February

Test your knowledge, and/or learn some interesting facts about events that have happened on 6 February.

1. Which Italian printer was the publisher of the first paperbacks and the inventor of italics?  He died on 6 February 1515.

2. What was declared the 6th US state on 6 February 1788?

3. Which scientist is credited with discovering oxygen in 1774.  He died on 6 February 1804.

4. Which sovereign city-state was founded by Stamford Raffles as a British trading port for the East India Company on 6 February 1819?

5. Which naturalist arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania) aboard HMS Beagle on 6 February 1836?

6. What is the name of the founding document signed by the British Crown and Maori chiefs on 6 February 1840?

7. In which Sydney suburb was the first life-saving club established on 6 February 1906?

8. Which board game went on sale of the first time on 6 February 1935?

9. Which cricketer retired hurt after scoring 57 runs in his last Test in Australia on 6 February 1948?

10. Who succeeded King George VI to the British throne on 6 February 1952?

11. What sport was played on the moon as part of the Apollo 14 mission on 6 February 1971?

12. Which newspaper was taken over by News Ltd. on 6 February 1987?

13.Who became Governor of South Australia on 6 February 1991, the first woman to hold vice-regal office in Australia?

14. On 6 February 1998, Washington National Airport was renamed after a US President.  Who was it?

15. Who marked 2,828 days as (British) Prime Minister on 6 February 2005?

16. Who ended his time on The Tonight Show on 6 February 2014?



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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