1927 International Trivia Questions And Answers
The first transatlantic telephone call is made via radio
from where to where?
A: New York City to London.
Where is a military rebellion is crushed?
A: In Lisbon, Portugal.
Who gives the first sports commentary on BBC Radio?
A: Teddy Wakelam.
Why does Great Britain send troops to
A: To protect foreign nationals from spreading anti-foreign riots in Central China.
Werner Heisenberg formulates his famous "what" while
employed as a lecturer at Niels Bohr's Institute for Theoretical Physics at the
University of Copenhagen?
A: Uncertainty principle.
Where do British troops land?
A: In Shanghai.
A general strike in Shanghai protests what?
A: The presence of British troops.
The U.S. Federal Radio Commission (later renamed the
Federal Communications Commission) begins to what?
A: Regulate the use of radio frequencies.
A diamond rush in South Africa includes "what" that have
been hired by major companies to stake claims?
A: Trained athletes.
In New York City, who opens the Roxy Theatre?
A: Samuel Roxy Rothafel.
The first armored car robbery is committed by whom?
A: The Flatheads Gang near Pittsburgh.
What is founded (under the Department of the Treasury)?
A: The U.S. Bureau of Prohibition.
Bell Telephone Co. transmits an image of
(then the Secretary of Commerce), which becomes the first what?
A: Successful long distance demonstration of television.
What happens in China?
A: The Civil War lasting until 1949 begins.
What rolled off the production line in Gothenburg, Sweden?
A: The first Volvo automobile.
The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 strikes and kills how
A: 700,000. It was the greatest natural disaster in American history at the time.
Philo Farnsworth of the United States transmits his first
A: Electronic TV motion pictures, as opposed to the electromechanical TV systems that others had used before.
British police officers raid what?
A: The office of the Soviet trade delegation in London.
By the Treaty of Jeddah, the United Kingdom recognizes the
sovereignty of Ibn Saud over what?
A: The Kingdom of Nejd and Hejaz, the future Saudi Arabia.
Charles Lindbergh makes the first what?
A: Solo, nonstop transatlantic airplane flight, carried out from New York City to Paris, France.
Where does a magnitude 8.6 earthquake strike, killing about
A: In Xining, China
What happens to Peter Voikov, the Soviet ambassador to
A: He is murdered.
A ticker-tape parade is held for whom?
A: The aviator Charles Lindbergh down 5th Avenue in New York City.
The Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration (FDIA) is
established as a what?
A: United States federal agency.
The Communist Chinese People's Liberation Army is formed
during the what?
A: The Nanchang Uprising.
President Coolidge announces what?
A: "I do not choose to run for president in 1928."
The Peace Bridge opens between where?
A: Fort Erie, Ontario and Buffalo, New York.
The Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System (later known
as CBS) is formed and goes on the air with how many radio stations?
The actual carving begins where?
A: At Mount Rushmore, South Dakota.
The New York Yankees complete a four-game sweep of what
team in the World Series?
A: The Pittsburgh Pirates
The first flight of Pan American Airways takes off from Key
West, Florida, bound for where?
A: Havana, Cuba.
Mahatma Gandhi makes his first and last visit to where?
Leon Trotsky is expelled from the what?
A: The Soviet Communist Party, leaving Joseph Stalin with undisputed control of the Soviet Union.
What opens to traffic as the first vehicular tunnel under
the Hudson River linking New Jersey with New York City?
A: The Holland Tunnel.
Iraq gains independence from whom?
What Kern and Hammerstein musical play opens on
and then goes on to become the first great classic of the American musical
A: Show Boat.
World population reaches what?
A: Two billion.