The QT

Saturday 18 May 2024
18/05/2024

On this day

Quizzing at The QT – May 17

17th May …and first a look at what has previously happened on this day in history: 1536  The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was annulled 1590  Anne of Denmark was crowned Queen of Scotland 1805  Muhammad Ali became Wali of Egypt 1809  Napoleon ordered the annexation of the Papal States 1900  The novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was …

Quizzing at The QT – May 10

10th May …. and it really feels as if Spring has arrived.  A quick look at what has previously happened on this day in history …. 1294  Temur, Khagan of the Mongols, was enthroned as Emperor of the Yuan dynasty 1497  Amerigo Vespucci set sail from Cadiz on his first voyage to the New World 1503  Christopher Columbus visited …

Quizzing at The QT – May 3

3rd May …. and, before we go any further, a quick look at what has previously happened on this sometimes troubled day in history: 1481  The largest of three earthquakes struck the island of Rhodes and caused an estimated 30,000 casualties 1616  The Treaty of London ended the French Civil War 1715  A total solar eclipse visible across northern …

Quizzing at The QT – April 26

April 26 …. and first a look at what has previously happened on this day in history …. 1564  William Shakespeare was baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon (although we celebrate his birthday on April 23rd, his actual date of birth is not known) 1803 Thousands of fragments fell from the sky in L’Aigle, France; convincing scientists of the existence of …

Quizzing at The QT – April 19

April 19th …. and first a look at what has previously happened on this day in history …. 1770  James Cook sighted the eastern coast of what is now Australia 1770  … and, on the same day, Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI in a proxy wedding 1782  John Adams secured Dutch recognition of the United States, with the house …

Quizzing at The QT – April 12

April 12th ….. and a quick look at what has happened on this day in history   627  King Edwin of Northumberland was converted to Christianity by Paulinus, Bishop of York 1204  The Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade entered Constantinople 1606   The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of English and Scottish ships  1877  The UK annexed the Transvaal …

Quizzing at The QT – April 5

Well … It’s April 5… and, before we go any further, a quick look at what has previously happened on this day in history: 1621  The Mayflower set sail on its return voyage to England 1879  Bolivia declared war on Chile, and Chile declared war on Peru, starting the War of the Pacific (which ultimately left Bolivia landlocked) 1922  The …

Quizzing at The QT – March 29

Well … It’s Good Friday, March 29… and, before we go any further, a quick look at what has previously happened on this day in history: 1461 At the Battle of Towton, Edward of York defeated Queen Margaret to become King Edward IV of England, and to bring a temporary end to the Wars of the …

Quizzing at The QT – March 15

March 15; that’s the Ides of March, and an immediate clue to one of the events that occurred on this historically troubled day which include: 44BC    The assassination of Julius Caesar 1877    The first ever official cricket test match was played, in Melbourne, between Australia and England (with Australia winning by 45 runs) …

Quizzing at The QT – March 8

Welcome all to our Friday quiz question… But first, to March 8 in years gone by. On this day in… 1702  Queen Anne, the younger sister of Mary II, became Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland … and now appears in today’s puzzle (below)  1844  Oscar I ascended to the thrones of Norway and Sweden 1910  French aviator …

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