Quiz: Can You Match The Year To Its Historical Events?

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Questions on the dates of significant events from throughout history, ranging from 1400s to the 21st century.

 Oct 10, 2017

1 of 15What happened in this year?

1492
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne
Homer wrote the Odyssey

2 of 15What happened in this year?

1776
Abraham Lincoln became president
Christianity was established
The US officially declared its independence

3 of 15What happened in this year?

1861
The American Civil War started
Jane Austen published her first work
The cotton gin was invented

4 of 15What happened in this year?

1912
The first computer was created
The Vietnam War started
The Titanic sank

5 of 15What happened in this year?

1920
The first motion picture film was created
Women got the right to vote
The Battle of the Alamo

6 of 15What happened in this year?

1930
Ghandi's Salt March
Lewis and Clark's Expedition
The French Revolution

7 of 15What happened in this year?

1941
The Cold War started
Pearl Harbor was attacked
The Lascaux caves were discovered

8 of 15What happened in this year?

1954
The California Gold Rush began
Shakespeare wrote his first play
Brown v. Board of Education ruled segregation illegal

9 of 15What happened in this year?

1969
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon
The first printing press was invented
The first Harry Potter book came out

10 of 15What happened in this year?

1973
The Black Plague hit Europe
The Gregorian calendar was issued
Roe v. Wade legalized abortion

11 of 15What happened in this year?

1986
The Challenger explosion
M.L.K, Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech
The Panama Canal was finished

12 of 15What happened in this year?

1994
DNA was discovered
WWII ended
The Rwandan genocide

13 of 15What happened in this year?

2001
The stock market crashed
The Twin Towers were attacked
WWI started

14 of 15What happened in this year?

2008
The cure for the common cold was invented
The first Black president of the US was elected
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to J. Ames

15 of 15What happened in this year?

2011
Osama bin Laden was assassinated
The iPhone was invented
The Great Recession began
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