It Happened in February (Round 2)

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In February 1782 the forces of which country defeated the British to capture Menorca?



In 1909, Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland, announced the creation of what synthetic material?

Bakelite (the world's first synthetic plastic)


Which sportsman born in Macclesfield in 1977 has become the most successful sailor in Olympic history?

Sir Charles Benedict Ainslie (Ben)


In 1919 Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D. W. Griffith launched which film and television entertainment studio?

United Artists


The Third Punic war was officially brought to an end in 1985 when the Mayor of Rome and the Mayor of Carthage met to sign a treaty of friendship. How long had the war officially lasted a) 931 years b) 1531 years c) 2131 years

c) 2131 years


Singer songwritewr Bobby Brown was born in Feb 1969. To whom was he married between 1992 to 2006?

Whitney Houston


Which Welsh actor born in Newport in Feb 1969 is famous for Bafta nominated roles as Tony Blair, and as Brian Clough in the film The Damned United?

Michael Sheen


Banjo Paterson, who died in Feb 1941, was a journalist, author, and poet from which country?



In 1819, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles founded which colonial state?



British women over the age of 30 who met minimum property qualifications could do what from Feb 1918?