It Happened in January

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All the following questions are based on events or anniversaries that took place in the month of January

 

Which famous diarist started with a first entry on 1st Jan 1660?
Samual Pepys

 

In January 1877 Queen Victoria was proclaimed as Empress of where?
India

 

In 1959 Castro came to power in Cuba in a revolution that overthrew which dictator?
Batista

 

The currency of the Euro came into being in which year? a) 1991 b) 1995 c) 1999
c) 1999

 

Born in January 1735, who is best known for his ride warning the Americans of the British plans to raid Lexington and Concorde?
Paul Revere

 

In 1502, explorers landed at a place they called River of January in South America. Which nationality were they?
Portuguese

 

1892 saw the start of a process whereby 20 million people entered the USA via which island before it closed in 1954?
Ellis Island

 

Previously known as The Daily Universal Register, which newspaper began publishing in 1788?
The Times of London

 

Which commonwealth nation was founded in 1901 with Edmund Barton as the first Prime Minister?
Commonwealth of Australia

 

After the end of French rule in 1804, which country became the first black republic and second independant country in North America?
Haiti