On This Day: October 31st

On This Day: Halloween - Questions and Answers


A bit of a change from the usual Halloween quizzes, this one focusses on things that happened on the 31st of October throughout history. If you are looking for other Halloween trivia, you may like:


Halloween Quiz

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If you are looking for more "on this day/month" quizzes, check out our October Happenings quiz, or any other in the History section. 


On This Day: Halloween - Questions

683 - During a siege, the Kaaba was burnt to the ground in which Middle-Eastern holy city?

1517 - Which man posted his '95 Theses' on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, sparking the Reformation and the beginning of Protestantism?

1795 - Which English romantic poet, author of works such as Ode to a Nightingale was born in Moorgate, City of London?

1864 - Which western US state, with its capital at Carson City, was admitted to the Union?

1887 - Which man, the last non-communist leader of China, and the first leader of an independent Taiwan, was born in Zhejiang province?

1917 - The "last great cavalry charge" occurred at the Battle of Beersheba, in which western-Asian country, marking a decisive victory for Commonwealth forces in World War I?

1918 - Which country gained independence from Austria in the Aster Revolution, marking the end of World War I in this region of Europe?

1922 - Which fascist, known as 'Il Duce', became the Prime Minister of Italy, and would remain so until his downfall following an Allied invasion in 1943?

1926 - Which famous Hungarian escapologist died, after supposedly being repeatedly struck in the abdomen whilst suffering from appendicitis?

1941 - Which granite monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota was finally finished after 14 years of carving work?

1956 - Which waterway at the border of Asia and Africa was bombed by British, French and Israeli forces during a campaign which would ultimately be unsuccessful?

1964 - Which Dutch striker, the winner of 3 Balon D'ors and Euro 1998 and named 6th in the FIFA Player of the 20th Century poll was born in Utrecht?

1967 - Born on Halloween in 1967, what is the stage name of rapper Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known for hits such as "Ice Ice Baby"?

1984 - Which Indian leader, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru was murdered by her Sikh nationalist bodyguards in New Delhi?

1993 - Which actor, the star of Running on Empty and Stand by Me, and younger brother of Joaquin, died of a drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub?

2000 - Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first crew of which artificial satellite which has been manned continuously ever since?

2011 - The global population is predicted to have surpassed which historic milestone?

Holiday - Allantide, or the feast of St. Allan, is a festival traditionally celebrated in which Celtic region of the United Kingdom?



On The Day: Halloween - Answers

683 - During a siege, the Kaaba was burnt to the ground in which Middle-Eastern holy city? Mecca

1517 - Which man posted his '95 Theses' on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, sparking the Reformation and the beginning of Protestantism? Martin Luther

1795 - Which English romantic poet, author of works such as Ode to a Nightingale was born in Moorgate, City of London? John Keats

1864 - Which western US state, with its capital at Carson City, was admitted to the Union? Nevada

1887 - Which man, the last non-communist leader of China, and the first leader of an independent Taiwan, was born in Zhejiang province? Chiang Kai Shek

1917 - The "last great cavalry charge" occurred at the Battle of Beersheba, in which western-Asian country, marking a decisive victory for Commonwealth forces over the Ottoman Empire? Israel

1918 - Which country gained independence from Austria in the Aster Revolution, marking the end of World War I in this region of Europe? Hungary

1922 - Which fascist, known as 'Il Duce', became the Prime Minister of Italy, and would remain so until his downfall following an Allied invasion in 1943? Benito Mussolini

1926 - Which famous Hungarian escapologist died, after supposedly being repeatedly struck in the abdomen whilst suffering from appendicitis? Harry Houdini

1941 - Which granite monument in the Black Hills of South Dakota was finally finished after 14 years of carving work? Mt. Rushmore

1956 - Which waterway at the border of Asia and Africa was bombed by British, French and Israeli forces during a campaign which would ultimately be unsuccessful? Suez Canal

1964 - Which Dutch striker, the winner of 3 Balon D'ors and Euro 1998 and named 6th in the FIFA Player of the 20th Century poll was born in Utrecht? Marco van Basten

1967 - Born on Halloween in 1967, what is the stage name of rapper Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known for hits such as "Ice Ice Baby"? Vanilla Ice

1984 - Which Indian leader, the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru was murdered by her Sikh nationalist bodyguards in New Delhi? Indira Gandhi

1993 - Which actor, the star of Running on Empty and Stand by Me, and younger brother of Joaquin, died of a drug overdose outside a Hollywood nightclub? River Phoenix

2000 - Soyuz TM-31 launches, carrying the first crew of which artificial satellite which has been manned continuously ever since? International Space Station (ISS)

2011 - The global population is predicted to have surpassed which historic milestone? 7 Billion

Holiday - Allantide, or the feast of St. Allan, is a festival traditionally celebrated in which Celtic region of the United Kingdom? Cornwall




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