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On This Day - February 15th Quiz

What happened on February 15th? Past history, events and birthdays.





February 15 Quiz Questions


  1. In which year was February 15th, Decimal Day?
  2. On this day in 1923, which country became the last in Europe to adopt the Gregorian calendar?
  3. Which monarch was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, in 1952?
  4. Over which country did a meteor explode in 2013, injuring 1,500 people?
  5. Which serial killer was sentenced in Milwaukee to life in prison on February 15, 1992?
  6. Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born on this day in which century?
  7. Canada adopted the red-and-white maple leaf flag design in which decade?
  8. Which Antarctic explorer was born on 15 February 1874, in County Kildare, Ireland?
  9. In 1989, the Soviet Union officially left which country?
  10. Which TV presenter sadly made UK news on February 15th, 2020?
  11. Which philosopher was sentenced to death by the city of Athens in 399 BC?
  12. On this day in 1986, Ferdinand Marcos won a rigged presidential election in which country?

Answers:

  1. 1971
  2. Greece
  3. King George VI
  4. Russia
  5. Jeffrey Dahmer
  6. 16th century (1564)



  7. 1960s (February 15th, 1965)
  8. Ernest Shackleton
  9. Afghanistan
  10. Caroline Flack
  11. Socrates
  12. Philippines