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
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne
Homer wrote the Odyssey
Columbus sailed the ocean blue
2 of 15What happened in this year?
1776
Christianity was established
The US officially declared its independence
Abraham Lincoln became president
3 of 15What happened in this year?
1861
The cotton gin was invented
Jane Austen published her first work
The American Civil War started
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
Women got the right to vote
The Battle of the Alamo
The first motion picture film was created
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
Pearl Harbor was attacked
The Lascaux caves were discovered
The Cold War started
8 of 15What happened in this year?
1954
Shakespeare wrote his first play
The California Gold Rush began
Brown v. Board of Education ruled segregation illegal
9 of 15What happened in this year?
1969
The first Harry Potter book came out
The first printing press was invented
Neil Armstrong walked on the moon
10 of 15What happened in this year?
1973
Roe v. Wade legalized abortion
The Gregorian calendar was issued
The Black Plague hit Europe
11 of 15What happened in this year?
1986
M.L.K, Jr. made his "I have a dream" speech
The Panama Canal was finished
The Challenger explosion
12 of 15What happened in this year?
1994
DNA was discovered
WWII ended
The Rwandan genocide
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 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to J. Ames
The cure for the common cold was invented
The first Black president of the US was elected
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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