History in May

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While it is a minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo remembers the day the Mexican Army defeated this country in the Battle of Puebla:
France
United States
Canada
Spain

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On May 5, 1961, this man became the first American in space:
Alan Shepard
John Glenn
Gus Grissom
Buzz Aldrin

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In 1937, this German airship burst into flames as it neared is landing location after a trans-Atlantic Voyage. A commentator who witnessed the inferno cried "Oh, the humanity!":
Hindenburg
Sputnik
Graf Zeppelin
Goodyear Blimp

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The sinking of this passenger ship by a German submarine hastened America's entry into World War I:
Lusitania
Titanic
Costa Concordia
Andrea Doria

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The "Three Bs" signify the supposed supremacy of classical music composers Bach, Beethoven, and this third composer born in 1833 in Germany:
Brahms
Braun
Bulow
Bacharach

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This former political prisoner became the first black post-apartheid president of South Africa in 1994:
Nelson Mandela
Winnie Mandela
Desmond Tutu
Thabo Mbeki

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This former governor of Alabama was shot and permanently paralyzed from the waist down while campaigning for president.
George Wallace
Bull Connor
Hubert Humphrey
Orval Faubus

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Which American revolutionary (born in May 1736) said, "...give me liberty or give me death"?
Patrick Henry
Paul Revere
John Hancock
Samuel Adams

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