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06) On this date in 1913, "(Title, please)" was released by Selig’s Polyscope Company. This was a moving picture and the first serial motion picture.
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A) Truth or Consequences
B) The Unwelcome Throne
06) On this date in 1913, "The Unwelcome Throne" was released by Selig’s Polyscope Company. This was a moving picture and the first serial motion picture.
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Was that Socrates?
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<quoted text><We're watching "Cosmos".>
Was that Euclid?
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<quoted text>Would that be the Spartans?
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07) On this date in 1934, the first regular-season, college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in (Community, please). New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18.
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
07) On this date in 1934, the first regular-season, college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18.

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08) On this date in 1934,(Country, please) renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
A) Brazil
B) Britain
C) China
D) Hong Kong
E) Japan
08) On this date in 1934, Japan renounced the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.

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09) On this date in 1945, the mystery voice of Mr. Hush was heard for the first time on the radio show, "(Title, please)", hosted by Ralph Edwards.
A) Truth or Consequences
B) The Unwelcome Throne
09) On this date in 1945, the mystery voice of Mr. Hush was heard for the first time on the radio show, "Truth or Consequences", hosted by Ralph Edwards.

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10) On this date in 1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in (Community, please).
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
10) On this date in 1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in Nashville, Tennessee.

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11) On this date in 1949, KC2XAK of (Community, please), became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule.
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
11) On this date in 1949, KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut, became the first ultrahigh frequency (UHF) television station to begin operating on a regular daily schedule.

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12) On this date in 1952, the first transistorized (Artifact, please) was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation.
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12) On this date in 1952, the first transistorized hearing aid was offered for sale by Sonotone Corporation.

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13) On this date in 1986, the Biltmore Hotel in (Community, please), reopened for business after eighteen years and $47 million expended on restoration.
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
13) On this date in 1986, the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Florida, reopened for business after eighteen years and $47 million expended on restoration.

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14) On this date in 1997,(Country, please) began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire population, for fear of the spread of 'bird flu'.
A) Brazil
B) Britain
C) China
D) Hong Kong
E) Japan
14) On this date in 1997, Hong Kong began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire population, for fear of the spread of 'bird flu'.

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I) The 17th President of the United States (1865–1869). As Vice President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following his assassination.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1808 – 31 July, 1875) presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American Civil War.
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II) In a career lasting over sixty years, this British Liberal statesman served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868 – 1874, 1880 – 1885, February – July 1886, and 1892 – 1894), more than any other person.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1809 – 19 May, 1898) was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 years old when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882).
William Ewart Gladstone

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III) A Catalan cellist and conductor,(Personality, please)(29 December, 1876 – 22 October, 1973) is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He made many recordings throughout his career, of solo, chamber, and orchestral music, also as conductor, but he is perhaps best remembered for the recordings of the Bach Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939.
Pablo Casals

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IV) The first and longest of his five novels,“The Recognitions”, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A collection of (Personality, please)(29 December, 1922 – 16 December, 1998)’s essays was published posthumously as “The Rush for Second Place”(2002).
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V) An American television news reporter, he has worked for the ABC network since the 1960s. In 1965,(Personality, please)(29 December, 1934) joined ABC, first based at the network's southern bureau in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, he attracted national notice for his coverage of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Shortly afterward, he became White House correspondent for ABC, during the administrations of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, in 1979, he joined the network's news-magazine 20/20, as an investigative correspondent. On that show and on several hour-long documentaries, he covered subjects such as the defects in the American criminal justice system, wasteful spending by the United States Department of Defense, and transportation accidents.
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VI)(Personality, please)(29 December, 1934 – 22 February, 1995) was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Donald Westphall in the television series “St. Elsewhere”.
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VII) An American actor, he has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1938) is the biological father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. He came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in “Midnight Cowboy”(1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in “Deliverance”(1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in “Coming Home”(1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in “The Champ”(1979).
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VIII) This American actress is best known for starring as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis. She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1980's “Ordinary People”, in which she played a role that was the polar opposite of the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1936) has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Look for her, also in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”(1967).
Mary Tyler Moore

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IX) He is known for penning the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys".(Personality, please)(29 December, 1939) recorded the 1982 country number one hit "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had".
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X) An American actor, author and producer, he’s well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom “Cheers”, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series “Becker”. More recently he has starred in the CBS drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1947) also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
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