It Happened in July Quiz (Round 2)

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On the 2nd of July 1644 the largest battle of the English Civil Wars was fought on an expanse of wild meadow west of York. What is the battle known as?
The Battle of Marston Moor

 

In 1698 Thomas Savery invented and patented the first commercially used what, crucial to the industrial revolution?
Steam engine

 

Born in July 1964, Yeardley Smith is best known as the voice of which animated character?
Lisa Simpson

 

In July 2002, who became the first person to fly solo, non stop, around the world in a balloon?
Steve Fossett

 

Born in July 1929, and known for her extravagance, she went on to become the 10th First Lady of the Philippines.
Imelda Marcos

 

Which French physician and reputed seer who is best known for his book Les Propheties, allegedly predicting future events, died in 1566
Nostradamus

 

Fought during the American Civil War, which battle involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war's turning point?
Battle of Gettysburg

 

Which American novelist and journalist, whose debut novel was 'The Sun Also Rises' died in 1961
Ernest Hemingway

 

In July 1938 the world speed record for a locomotive is set in England by which train engine?
The Mallard

 

Tom Cruise, the american actor and producer was born in July, but which year? a) 1958 b) 1962 c) 1966
b) 1962