It Happened on Halloween Quiz (Round 1)

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All the following are based on events that took place on Halloween

 

The Battle of Britain ended on the 31 October after The United Kingdom prevented a possible German invasion, but in which year?
1940

 

The Lincoln Highway was dedicated on this date in 1913, what was significant about this highway?
It was the first automobile highway across United States.

 

31st October 1795 saw the birth of which romantic poet who wrote 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' 
John Keats

 

During the Protestant Reformation of 1517, who posted his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg?
Martin Luther

 

Which iconic sculpture in South Dekota, was completed in 1941 after 14 years?
Mount Rushmore

 

On halloween of 1984 –  who was assassinated by two of her Sikh security guards?
Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi

 

On Halloween 1864, this 'Silver State' was admitted as the 36th U.S. state.
Nevada

 

In 1922 – Who was made Prime Minister of Italy?
Benito Mussolini

 

Halloween 1956, The United Kingdom and France began bombing Egypt. Why?
To force the reopening of the Suez Canal.

 

Which American magician and stuntman died of peritonitis on the halloween of 1926?
Harry Houdini