14 anniversary questions for 2014

January 5, 2014 

2014 is a big year for anniversaries. See if you know the answers to this trivia quiz based oon 2014 anniversaries.

1. 10 years ago: Some people thought it was an April Fools joke when this company launched its free email service on April 1, 2004. Name the company.

2. 20 years ago: Who was elected president in South Africa's first full multiracial elections on April 26, 1994?

3. 25 years ago: What giant leap for freedom occured on Nov. 9, 1989?

4. 40 years ago: In response to the oil crisis, what law went into effect across the country on March 1, 1974?

5. 50 years ago: What classic car was launched on April 17, 1964, at the New York World's Fair?

6. 50 years ago: The world heavywight boxing champion took the name Muhammad Ali after joining the Nation of Islam on March 6, 1964. What was his name before?

7. 60 years ago: A British runner became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes (3 minutes, 59.4 seconds). What was his name?

8. 70 years ago: On March 24-25, 76 Allied prisoners in World War II broke out of the Stalag Luft III prisoner-of-war camp near Sagan, Germany, after digging tunnels. What was the name of the movie made about this?

9. What came first, the first Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue or the first issue of People magazine?

10. Who was on the cover of that first SI swimsuit issue?

11. 75 years ago: What superhero first appeared on May 1, 1939, in Detective Comics No. 27?

12. 80 years ago: The first man in space was born on March 9, 1034. Name him.

13. 90 yers ago: In what country were the first-ever Winter Olympics held Jan. 25 to Feb. 5, 1924?

14. 100 years ago: The first narrative feature movie to be filmed in natural color was released in Britain on April 9, 1914. What was it?

ANSWERS

1. Google. Access to Gmail was by invitation only in the beginning. It was opened up to the general public in 2007.

2. Nelson Mandela

3. Fall of the Berlin Wall

4. A national speed limit of 55 mph

5. The Ford Mustang

6. Cassius Clay

7. Roger Bannister

8. "The Great Escape." Seventy-three of the escapees were recaptured and executed.

9. The first SI swimsuit issue was published on Jan. 20, 1964. People was first published on March 4, 1974.

10. Babette March, who was wearing a white bikini

11. Batman

12. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

13. France. The city was Chamonix.

14. "The World, the Flesh and the Devil." The film is now considered lost.

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