Q1) 31st August, 1997, saw the death of which member of which member of the Royal family?
Q2) More to the point, August 31st, 1889, saw the separation of which royal couple?
Q3) August 31st, 1994, saw who declare a ceasefire?
Q4) August 31st, 1888, saw police find the body of the first victim of Jack the Ripper; what was her name?
Q5) August 31st is the feast of which Irish born British saint?
Q6) Name either the Scottish, or English, island that Saint worked from.
Q7) And finally, today in 2006, saw Swedish police recovery which famous painting by Edvard Munch?
Q1) August 30th, 1797, saw the birth of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; what was her best known novel?
A1) “Frankenstein, or, A Modern Prometheus.”
Q2) A couple of centuries later, August 30th saw the first flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery; in which year of the 1980s?
Q3) August 30th, 1967, saw Thurgood Marshall become the first African American to become what; a NASA astronaut, a Supreme Court Judge, or US President?
A3) A Supreme Court Judge.
Q4) August 30th, 1951, saw the birth of which Irish politician and singer?
Q5) And finally, August 30th, 2003, saw the death of which American ‘tough guy’?
A5) Charles Bronson.