It Happened in August (Round 2)

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In what year during Henry Hudson's search for the Northwest Passage, he sailed into what is now known as Hudson Bay? a) 1610 b) 1660 c) 1710
a) 1610

 

Who commanded the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 which was rammed by a Japenese ship in WWII, and went on to have an important political career?
John F Kennedy

 

Following the surrender of Germany a meeting was held between Russia, USA and GB to agree how to administer it. What is the meeting known as (taking its name from the city it was held in)?
Potsdam Conference

 

In what year did Iraq invade Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War?
1990

 

Born in 1921, Alan Whicker had a successful television career and presented his documentary programme for over 30 years, what was it called?
Whicker's World

 

Who was murdered in August 1876 while playing poker and holding cards of Aces and eights, now known as 'dead man's hand'?
James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok

 

The theatre La Scala was inaugurated in August 1778, in which city?
Milan

 

In 1921 eight baseball players were banned for life even though a court had found them not guilty of corruption - which team did they play for?
Chicago White Sox