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#186738 Dec 2, 2012
05) On this date in 1950,(Personality, please)(Los Angeles Rams) caught an NFL-record 18 passes against the Green Bay Packers. A record that would remain unbroken until 2000.
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A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders

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#186739 Dec 2, 2012
06) On this date in 1967, in (Community, please), a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18 days.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain

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#186740 Dec 2, 2012
07) On this date in 1967, the famed luxury train, "20th Century Limited," completed its final run from (Community, please), to Chicago, Illinois.
<It’s a wonderful town!>

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#186741 Dec 2, 2012
08) On this date in 1968, the rules committee of (Sports Organization, please) announced that in 1969 the pitcher's mound would be lowered from 15 to 10 inches. This was done in order to "get more batting action".

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#186742 Dec 2, 2012
09) On this date in 1973, Pioneer 10 sent back the first close-up images of (Celestial Body, please). The first outer-planetary probe had been launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 2, 1972.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars

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#186743 Dec 2, 2012
10) On this date in 1988,(Personality, please) of Oklahoma State University won the Heisman Trophy.
A) Georges Claude
B) Tom Fears
C) Barry Sanders

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#186744 Dec 2, 2012
11) On this date in 1992, the Greek tanker "Aegean Sea" ran aground at (Community, por favor), and spilled 21.5 million gallons of crude oil.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain

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#186745 Dec 2, 2012
12) On this date in 1997, in (Community, please), more than 120 countries were represented to sign a treaty prohibiting the use and production of anti-personnel land mines. The United States, China and Russia did not sign the treaty.
A) Ottawa, Canada
B) Cape Town, South Africa
C) La Coruna, Spain

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#186746 Dec 2, 2012
13) On this date in 1999, Tori Murden became the first woman to row across the (Body of Water, please) alone. It took her 81 days to reach the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands.

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#186747 Dec 2, 2012
14) On this date in 1999, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lost radio contact with the (Celestial Body, please) Polar Lander as it entered planetary atmosphere. The spacecraft was unmanned.
A) Jupiter
B) Mars

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#186748 Dec 2, 2012
I) He was a major general during the American Civil War and the Democratic Party candidate for President in 1864. He organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served briefly (November 1861 to March 1862) as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. Early in the war, (Personality, please) (03 December, 1826 – 29 October, 1885) played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. Although meticulous in his planning and preparations, these characteristics may have hampered his ability to challenge aggressive opponents in a fast-moving battlefield environment.

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#186749 Dec 2, 2012
II) This Polish author wrote in English, after settling in England. Films have been adapted from or inspired by (Personality, please) (03 December 1857 – 03 August 1924)'s “Almayer's Folly”, “An Outcast of the Islands”, “Heart of Darkness”, “Lord Jim”, “The Secret Agent”, “The Shadow Line”, and “The Rover”, among others.

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#186750 Dec 2, 2012
III) An early American country music singer who was equally adept at the genres of traditional honky honk, ballads, spoken recitations, and rockabilly pop tunes,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1925 – 17 March, 2011) had two dozen Top 20 hits in the Billboard country charts between 1953 and 1975; his versatility and matinee-idol looks propelling a seven-decade entertainment career. 1950s and 60s hits included "Gone" and "Wings of a Dove", each reaching No. 1 on the country charts. He also created a comic outspoken hayseed character, Simon Crum; and recorded under the stage name Terry Preston from 1948 to 1953. In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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#186751 Dec 2, 2012
IV) An American popular music singer,(Personality, please)(03 December, 1927 – 25 September, 2012) recorded seventeen Gold- and three Platinum-certified albums. He hosted a TV variety show bearing his own name, from 1962 to 1971, as well as numerous television specials. Most recently, he performed at his Moon River Theatre in Branson, Missouri, which was named after the Johnny Mercer and Henry Mancini song "Moon River", with which he is closely identified.

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#186752 Dec 2, 2012
V) This former NASCAR Winston Cup driver was named one of NASCAR's 50 greatest drivers. (Personality, please) (03 December, 1937)’s two sons, Clifford and Davey, followed him into racing, and both died within a year of each other.

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#186753 Dec 2, 2012
VI) Her first professional role at the age of 13 was on “My Three Sons”. Directly after that, she auditioned for and won the role of Louisa Von Trapp in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music”(1965).(Personality, please)(03 December, 1949) guest starred in several television series throughout the 1970s and '80s and did several television pilots and movies for television, including “Tail Gunner Joe”(1977) with Peter Boyle, and “James Dean: Portrait of a Friend”(1976) with Stephen McHattie, Michael Brandon and Amy Irving. She starred in the popular cult favorite “SSSSSSS”(1973) with Strother Martin and Dirk Benedict, in the series “Logan's Run”(1977 - 78) with Gregory Harrison, and in the film “Piranha”(1978) with Bradford Dillman.

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#186754 Dec 2, 2012
VII) He is one of three men to have won the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four times (1979, 1984, 1988, 1991), and the current record-holder for pole positions in the race with six (1979, 1982, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1991). (Personality, please) (03 December, 1951) is also a three-time Indycar national champion (1979, 1981 and 1982).

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#186755 Dec 2, 2012
VIII) An American film actress, (Personality, please) (03 December, 1960) is best known for her performances in the films “Splash” (1984), “Blade Runner” (1982), “Roxanne” (1987), “Wall Street” (1987), “Steel Magnolias” (1989), and “Kill Bill” (2003 - 04).

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#186756 Dec 2, 2012
IX) Look for her in such films as “The Big Lebowski” (1998), “Magnolia” (1999), “Hannibal” (2001), and “The Forgotten” (2004). She also received three more Academy Award nominations for her performances in “The End of the Affair” (1999), “Far From Heaven”, and “The Hours” (both 2002). Her most recent notable roles include “The Kids Are All Right” (2010), “Crazy, Stupid, Love” (2011), and the HBO film “Game Change” (2012), in which she portrayed Sarah Palin.

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#186757 Dec 2, 2012
X) This Canadian-American film and stage actor portrayed Rick O'Connell in the three-part “Mummy” film series (1999, 2001, and 2008), and is known for his comedic and fantasy film leading roles in major Hollywood films, including “Encino Man” (1992), “George of the Jungle” (1997), “Dudley Do-Right” (1999), “Monkeybone” (2001), “Looney Tunes: Back in Action” (2003), “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008), and “Inkheart” (2009). (Personality, please) has also appeared in numerous dramatic roles, including “Crash” (2004) and “The Quiet American” (2002).

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