'On this day in history ...'

George Washington made many marks in history, but do you know what he did on Jan. 8, 1790? Look to Question 2 for a hint.

Head2Head is jumping into January with some trivia that revolves around "On this day in history ..."

Our Head2Head champ Emily Kim, a student, is being challenged by fellow student Jay Zuckerman.

1. Who began a famous diary of daily life in London on Jan. 1, 1660?

2. What U.S. president delivered the first State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1790?

3. What battle was fought on Jan. 8, 1815, despite peace having been declared two weeks earlier with the Treaty of Ghent?

4. What was the name of the 50-page pamphlet that Thomas Paine published on Jan. 10, 1776?

5. What state seceded from the Union on Jan. 11, 1861?

6. What French author published "J'Accuse" as a response to a government cover up on Jan. 13, 1898?

7. Which British monarch was crowned at Westminster Abbey on Jan. 15, 1559?

8. What Roman Emperor was assassinated by his own guards on Jan. 24, 41 AD?

9. On Jan. 25, 1971, Idi Amin led a military coup in what African country?

10. Journalist Henry Stanley, who was born on Jan. 28, 1841, famously said what upon locating a legendary explorer after a lengthy search?

1. Samuel Johnson

2. 1790? George Washington.

3. I think it might be Andrew Jackson's Battle of New Orleans.

4. "Common Sense"

5. I have to guess on this one: Louisiana?

6. Zola

7. I'm torn between Mary and Elizabeth I, but I think it might be Elizabeth.

8. Oh my gosh, I'm really drawing a blank on this one.

9. Uganda

10. Isn't it something like "Dr. Livingston, I presume?"

1. No clue.

2. Probably George Washington.

3. Really no clue.

4. "Common Sense." Studied that last semester.

5. Mississippi

6. Victor Hugo

7. Henry VIII

8. Nero

9. Uganda. Saw the movie.

10. "I thought you were dead."

Emily makes it three in a row, making her the first Head2Head champ of the new year. She will return next week to face a new opponent.

1. Samuel Pepys

2. George Washington

3. Battle of New Orleans

4. "Common Sense"

5. Alabama

6. Emile Zola

7. Elizabeth I

8. Caligula

9. Uganda

10. "Dr. Livingston, I presume?"

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