It Happened in July (Round 2)

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The Battle of Marston Moor took place in 1644 during which war?
English Civil War

 

In 1881, Charles J. Guiteau shot and fatally wounded which U.S. President?
James Garfield

 

Which British-Italian engineer obtained a patent for radio in London in 1897
Guglielmo Marconi

 

Who, in 2002, became the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
Steve Fossett

 

Which American novelist, whose debut novel was The Sun Also Rises, died in July 1961?
Ernest Hemingway

 

In 1938 the world speed record for a steam locomotive was set in England, by which engine, that reached a speed of 125.88 miles per hour?
Mallard

 

The playwright Tom Stoppard left his native country as a child refugee and settled in Britain in 1946. In which country was he born?
Czechoslovakia

 

Born in 1943, Judith Durham acheived fame as the lead singer of which group?
The Seekers

 

James Backus who died in July 1989, was famously the voice of which near-sighted cartoon character?
Mr Magoo

 

July 1802 saw the opening of the United States Military Academy where?
West Point, New York