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"The Great War" began in 1914 & lasted until 1918. About how many combatants lost their lives?
10 million. Another 20 million were wounded in this war, later dubbed World War I.
The South Pole was first reached in 1911. Who was the first person there?
Roald Amundsen. The Norwegian reached the pole on Dec. 14, 1911.
Which Russian ruler was overthrown in November 1917 as a result of a Bolshevik uprising?
Alexander Kerensky. The Kerensky government was overthrown by a movement led by Lenin and Trotsky on Nov. 7, 1917.
The "unsinkable" Titanic, which hit an iceberg & sunk in 1912, offered its passengers many modern conveniences. Which of the following was not one of them? Turkish baths? ballpoint pens in every room? gymnasium with a mechanical horse and mechanical camel?
Though the fountain pen had been around for several decades, the ball-point pen wasn't invented until 1944 (by Lazlo Biro in Argentina).
In what year did Irish nationalists in Dublin initiate the Easter Rebellion?
1916. The unsuccessful uprising became a milestone after the British executed its leaders.