It Happened in January (Round 4)

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In 1958 the first artificial satellite launched in 1957 fell back to earth. What was its name?

Sputnik 1


In January 871 the forces of Ethelred and his brother Alfred were defeated at the Battle of Reading by an invasion army from where?



2010 saw the official opening of which building, the tallest in the world (as of January 2020) in Dubai?

Burj Khalifa


In 1918 Finland declared its independence from which country?



Rose Heilbron became the first female judge to sit where in 1972?

The Old Bailey


Born on the 4th Jan 1643, he went on the become one of the most influential scientists of all time as a mathematician, astronomer, physicist and writer, but what was his name?

Isaac Newton


In 2007, who was elected as the first female Speaker of the House in United States history?

Nancy Pelosi


Which iconic structure began its construction in California in January 1933?

Golden Gate Bridge


Which pilot, the first female to fly solo from London to Australia, was presumed dead after she bailed out of her plane over the river Thames in January 1941

Amy Johnson


Alexander Dubcek came to power in January 1968 in which country?