March Historic Events QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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On March 1st, 1932, whose 20-month-old son was kidnapped from his home in Hopewell, New Jersey?
a. Boris Karloff
b. Robert Armstrong
c. Charles Lindbergh
d. Gary Cooper
Charles Lindbergh - A $50,000 ransom was paid, but the boy was found dead a few miles from his house shortly after.
Which US president took office during the Great Depression in March of 1933?
a. Harry S. Truman
b. Herbert C. Hoover
c. Dwight D. Eisenhower
d. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt - Roosevelt was the first president to appoint a woman to a cabinet post, Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins.
Following a 13-day siege, Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops in March of 1836. Who led the Mexican troops?
a. Juan Alvarez
b. Benito Juarez
c. Vicente Guerrero
d. General Santa Anna
General Santa Anna - Somewhere between 182 and 257 Alamo defenders died in the battle.
What island was colonized in March of 1609, by the British, after a ship named Sea Venture sank nearby in the aftermath of a hurricane?
d. New Guinea
Bermuda - The island is located in the hurricane belt and often experiences severe weather.
Who did Brutus and fellow conspirators murder in the Senate chamber in Rome on March 15th, 44 BC?
a. Brutus Albinus
b. Julius Caesar
c. Augustus Caesar
d. Mark Antony
Julius Caesar - Caesar was stabbed 23 times.
On March 19, 2003, the United States launched an attack against Iraq to topple what dictator from power?
a. Bashar al-Assad
b. Osama bin Laden
c. Saddam Hussein
d. Muammar al-Gaddafi
Saddam Hussein - It took the US just 21 days to conquer the country's capital, Baghdad.
Twelve people were killed and another 5,000 injured in a sarin gas attack that occurred on the Tokyo subway system in March of 1995. What religious cult was responsible for the attack?
b. Heaven's Gate
c. Branch Davidians
d. Aum Shinrikyo
Aum Shinrikyo - Many countries consider 'Aum Shinrikyo' a terrorist organization.
After nearly 50 years of American control, what country was granted independence by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in March of 1934?
Philippines - The Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world.
Following a brief speech inside a hotel, what president was shot in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981?
a. George H. W. Bush
b. Jimmy Carter
c. Gerald Ford
d. Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan - Three others were also hit in the shooting.
Georgia voted to declare its independence from what country on March 31st, 1991?
Russia - Georgia was the birthplace of Josef Stalin.
On March 12th 1999, Hungary, the Czech Republic and what other country became full-fledged members of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)?
Poland - Poland's communist government was overthrown in 1989.
On March 1st of 1975, the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was "Best Of My Love." Who recorded it?
b. Billy Joel
c. Elton John
d. Fleetwood Mac
Eagles - In March of 1972, America's 'A Horse With No Name' hits number one on the charts.
To promote an end to the Vietnam War, what duo stayed in their bed at the Amsterdam Hilton for four days, talking about peace to reporters from around the world in March of 1969?
a. Les Paul and Mary Ford
b. John Lennon and Yoko Ono
c. Sonny and Cher
d. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Newly married, they decided to use the press circus of their honeymoon to promote peace.
What sport saw its first playoff game for the Stanley Cup in March of 1894?
Hockey - The first Stanley Cup was awarded to Montreal HC.
What cosmonaut returned to Earth after setting a record for 438 days in space in March of 1995?
a. Yelena Kondakova
b. Aleksandr Serebrov
c. Sergei Krikalev
d. Valeri Polyakov
Valeri Polyakov - Polyakov retired in June 1995, with a combined total of just over 678 days in space.
In March of 1959, what toy made its debut in the United States?
a. Barbie doll
b. Mr. Potato Head
c. Hula Hoop
Barbie doll - American businesswoman Ruth Handler created Barbie based on a German doll named Bild Lilli.
What planet did William Herschel discover on March 13th, 1781?
Uranus - Herschel also discovered two moons of Saturn.
In March of 2004, what country became the first in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants?
b. New Zealand
Ireland - Dublin is the most heavily touristed region in Ireland.
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