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Quiz: How well do you know the history of Christmas Days past?

Test your knowledge.

ONE THING GENERALLY comes to mind when we think of 25 December, but you’ll be well aware that’s not all that happens on this holy day turned holiday. 

The following events all took place on this day, how well do you know them? 

Test yourself. 

In 800 AD, Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor. His is believed to have created what European micro-state?
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San Marino
Liechtenstein

Andorra
Monaco
The Australian Territory of Christmas Island was named by Captain William Mynors on this day in 1643. Do you know its official flag?
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Issac Newtown was born on this day in 1643. Why did he spend two years in isolation at his home in Woolsthorpe, England in 1665?
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He was hiding from the government
He was recovering from a broken heart

He was avoiding the Great Plague
Something to do with gravity
What game were soldiers from opposing sides said to have played during World War I's Christmas Truce in 1914?
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Rugby
Football

Badminton
Hide and seek
Irish rebels interned at Frongoch, Wales were released this day in 1916 after David Lloyd George replaced who as UK Prime Minister?
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
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Arthur Balfour

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Herbert Henry Asquith
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Bonar Law
In anticipation of the 1963 Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which country conducted its final above-ground nuclear weapon test on 25 December 1962?
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Soviet Union
USA

UK
Cuba
Charlie Chaplin died in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland in 1977. Thieves dug him up three months later and demanded what in exchange for his body?
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$300,000
His famous bowler hat

$600,000
Nothing, they just wanted his body
Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation as president of the Soviet Union in 1991. How many former Soviet republics established the Commonwealth of Independent States that effectively dismembered the USSR four days prior?
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11
10

14
7
Today is Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's birthday, what age is he?
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45
49

51
42
Singer George Micheal passed away in 2016 at the age of 53. What was his birth name?
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Achilles Agathangelou
Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou

George Micheal
Gennadios Kalogeropoulos Onasis
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