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1947: January March In US History

What do you know about 1947: January March In US History
Try this The Year In US History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) On January 3, who had proceedings televised for the first time. 48 stars (1912 - 1959)

  1. Congress
  2. White House
  3. Supreme Court
  4. President

2) Who is an aspiring actress nicknamed the "Black Dahlia", found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles on January 15?  The case remains unsolved to this day.

  1. Becky Green
  2. Elizabeth Short
  3. Alice Baker
  4. Robin Roberts

3) On February 3, who becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press galleries?

  1. Robert Short
  2. Gary Collins
  3. Percival Prattis
  4. John Jacobs

4) What begins to transmit radio broadcasts into Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union on February 17?

  1. National Public Radio
  2. The Big Picture
  3. Protecting the American Scene
  4. The Voice of America

5) Where on February 20, did an explosion at the O'Connor Electro-Plating Company, leaves 17 dead, 100 buildings damaged, and a 22-foot-deep crater in the ground?

  1. Los Angeles, California
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Chicago, Illinois

6) On February 20, what was the Ordnance Corps Hermes project rocket Blossom I that launched into space carrying plant material and fruit flies, the first animals to enter space.

  1. V-1
  2. V-2
  3. X-1
  4. X-15

7) In New York City, what organization does Edwin Land demonstrate the first "instant camera", his Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting on February 21?

  1. Landscape Photography of America
  2. American Society of Vision
  3. Optical Society of America
  4. Vision Technology Organization

8) Who does the United States, on February 28, grant a military base in Casablanca?

  1. Mexico
  2. Germany
  3. Italy
  4. France

9) What is the first completely air-conditioned warship, that is launched in Newport News, Virginia on March 6?

  1. The USS Newport News
  2. The USS Richmond
  3. The USS Norfolk
  4. The USS Jamestown

10) On March 19, The 19th Academy Awards ceremony is held. What movie wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with several other Academy Awards?

  1. Singin' in the Rain
  2. Best Years of Our Lives
  3. Sunset Boulevard
  4. The Bridge on the River Kwai

11) On March 25, in a coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, how many miners are killed?

  1. 11 miners
  2. 51 miners
  3. 111 miners
  4. 222 miners

1947 (Jan - Mar) in US History [Answers]

1) A. 2) B. 3) C. 4) D. 5) A. 6) B. 7) C. 8) D. 9) A. 10) B 11) C.

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