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#191035 Dec 31, 2012
01) On 01 January, 1808, a law prohibiting the importation of (Specify, please) into the United States went into effect.
<Most were from Africa.>

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02) On this date in 1892 the Ellis Island Immigrant Station opened in (Community, please).
<It’s a wonderful town!>

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03) On this date in 1898 New York City was consolidated into five buroughs — Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, (Specify, please), Staten Island.

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04) On this date in 1901 the Commonwealth of (Country, please) was proclaimed.
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A) Australia
B) Canada
C) China
D) Italy
E) Slovakia

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#191039 Dec 31, 2012
05) On this date in 1958, treaties establishing the European Economic Community went into effect. Member states include Belgium, France, West Germany,(Country, please), Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.
A) Australia
B) Canada
C) China
D) Italy
E) Slovakia

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#191040 Dec 31, 2012
06) On this date in 1979, the United States and (Country, please) established diplomatic relations.
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A) Australia
B) Canada
C) China
D) Italy
E) Slovakia

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#191041 Dec 31, 2012
07) On this date in 1984 AT&T was divested of its 22 (Specify, please) companies under terms of an antitrust agreement.
<Ding, dong!>

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#191042 Dec 31, 2012
08) On this date in 1993 Czechoslovakia peacefully split into two new countries, the Czech Republic and (Country, please).
A) Australia
B) Canada
C) China
D) Italy
E) Slovakia

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#191043 Dec 31, 2012
09) On this date in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect across (Country, please), Mexico, and the United States.
A) Australia
B) Canada
C) China
D) Italy
E) Slovakia

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#191044 Dec 31, 2012
10) On this date in 1999, (Currency, please) became the official currency of 11 European countries.

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#191045 Dec 31, 2012
I) She (01 January, 1752 – 30 January, 1836) is widely credited with making the first American flag.

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#191046 Dec 31, 2012
II) His most famous work, ‘The Golden Bough’ (1890), documents and details similar magical and religious beliefs across the globe. (Personality, please) (01 January 1854 – 07 May, 1941) posited that human belief progressed through three stages: primitive magic, replaced by religion, in turn replaced by science.

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#191047 Dec 31, 2012
III) This American photographer and modern art promoter was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, (Personality, please) (01 January, 1864 – 13 July, 1946) is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S. He was married to painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

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#191048 Dec 31, 2012
IV) A British neurologist and psychoanalyst, he was also Sigmund Freud’s official biographer. (Personality, please) (01 January 1879 – 11 February 1958) was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and became its leading exponent in the English-speaking world where, as President of both the British Psycho-Analytical Society and the International Psychoanalytic Association in the 1920s and 1930s, he exercised a formative influence in the establishment of its organisations, institutions and publications.

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#191049 Dec 31, 2012
V) A pioneering Hungarian American motion picture executive of Jewish descent, he founded the __ Film Corporation in 1915 and the __ West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s. Although in 1936,(Personality, please)(January 1, 1879 - May 8, 1952) sold his interest in these companies to settle bankruptcy, his name lives on in the names of various media ventures, most notably the __ Broadcasting Company and 20th Century/__.

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#191050 Dec 31, 2012
VI) A United States soldier, lawyer, intelligence officer and diplomat,(Personality, please)(01 January, 1883 – 08 February, 1959) is best remembered as the wartime head of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. He is also known as the "Father of American Intelligence" and the "Father of Central Intelligence". A decorated veteran of World War I, General __ is the only person to have received the four highest awards in the United States: The Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Security Medal. He is also a recipient of the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

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#191051 Dec 31, 2012
VII) This American writer is best known for her biographies. Among her works: ‘Beloved Friend: The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda Von Meck’ (1937); ‘Free artist: The story of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein’ (1939); ‘Yankee from Olympus: Justice Holmes and His Family’ (1944); ‘Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man’ (1963); ‘The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Franklin’. (Personality, please) (01 January, 1897 – 01 November, 1973) won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 1958.

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#191052 Dec 31, 2012
VIII) In the 1943 movie adaptation of “The Ox-Bow Incident” with Henry Fonda, often cited as one of his best films, (Personality, please) (01 January, 1909 – 17 December, 1992) played a lynching victim. His signature roles came as an obsessed detective in “Laura” (1944) opposite Gene Tierney, and as a U.S. Army Air Force officer returning home from the war in the Oscar-winning 1946 film “The Best Years of Our Lives”. He played a crooked cop in “Where the Sidewalk Ends” (1950), also with Gene Tierney.

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#191053 Dec 31, 2012
IX) An American boxer, (Personality, please) (01 January, 1919 – 22 May, 1990) was considered one of the greatest knockout artists in boxing history, often displaying the capacity to take his opponent out with a single punch.

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#191054 Dec 31, 2012
X) In 1951 his novel ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers. (Personality, please) (01 January, 1919 – 27 January, 2010) followed ‘Catcher’ with a short story collection, ‘Nine Stories’ (1953), a volume containing a novella and a short story, ‘Franny and Zooey’ (1961), and a volume containing two novellas, ‘Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters’, and ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ (1963).

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