It Happened in June Quiz (Round 5)

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In June 1844 the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was formed in which city?



Also in 1844 the Glaciarium, the world’s first mechanically frozen what, opened in London?

Ice Rink


Born in 1599 he became one of Spain’s most famous artists, with ‘Las Meninas’ being his best known masterpiece.

Diego Valazquez


Carl Jung died in June 1961, but in which field was he famous?



On the 6th June 1977 Queen Elizabeth’s Silver Jubilee was shown live on television. How many were estimated to be watching? a) 500 million b) 750 million c) 1 billion

a) 500 million


When Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public in 1988, what room was kept off-limits?

The bathroom where Elvis died


In 793, Vikings made their first raids on what is now the UK when they attacked the Abbey on which tidal island in Northumbria?

Lindisfarne (Holy Island)


What distinction did Margaret Bondfield achieve when she became Minister of Labour in 1929?

First woman to be appointed to the Cabinet of the UK


Whose novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in June 1949?

George Orwell


During the Falklands War in June 1982, 56 British servicemen were killed in an air attack on 2 landing ships, one was the RFA Sir Tristram, but what was the name of the other?

RFA Sir Galahad