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

2 of 15What happened in this year?

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

3 of 15What happened in this year?

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

4 of 15What happened in this year?

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

5 of 15What happened in this year?

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

6 of 15What happened in this year?

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

7 of 15What happened in this year?

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

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

11 of 15What happened in this year?

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

12 of 15What happened in this year?

1994
The Rwandan genocide
DNA was discovered
WWII ended

13 of 15What happened in this year?

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

14 of 15What happened in this year?

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

15 of 15What happened in this year?

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