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?


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?


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