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What Year Did It Happen Quiz

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In what year did the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand lead to the outbreak of the tragedy that was World War One?
1883
1899
1914
1943

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In what year did the first confirmed cases of the Black Plague appear in Crimea only for it to later spread rapidly to all surrounding countries?
1021
1109
1347
1524

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In what year was the naval Battle of Yamen which allowed the Yuan Dynasty under Kublai Khan to conquer much of China?
1489
1279
989
541

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In what year did the British Empire relinquish its control over India?
1900
1920
1933
1947

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In what year did the World Trade Center September 11th terror attacks happen in America to begin a new age of war against terrorist organizations in the Middle East?
2001
2005
2010
2015

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In what year was Napoleon Bonaparte defeated once and for all at Waterloo?
1815
1775
1899
1717

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In what year did the Declaration of Independence found the independent United States of America?
1658
1492
1912
1776

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In what year did William the Conqueror take over England by winning the Battle of Hastings?
1066
1214
1395
1510

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In what year did the Treaty of Lausanne establish the modern republic of Turkey by dismantling the Ottoman Empire?
1812
1862
1956
1923

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In what year did Christopher Columbus make his first voyage to the Americas?
1149
1214
1492
1682

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In what year did the U.K.'s armed forces halt the German Blitzkrieg at the Battle of Britain?
1917
1932
1940
1951

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In what year was Louis XVI of France executed along with his family in a display that the French Revolution was complete?
1793
1745
1699
1640

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In what year did the Emperor Diocletian divide the Roman Empire into its eastern and western halves?
285
598
733
1012

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In what year did Russia experience its October Revolution that put the Bolshevik activists in control of the country?
1865
1917
1945
1968

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In what year was the Republic of Ireland granted its independence from Britain?
1800
1919
1949
1983

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In what year did the Battle of Fort Sumter kick off the American Civil War?
1861
1882
1899
1920

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In what year did the Chinese Communist Party officially conquer all of China by forcing its political enemies to flee the nation?
1996
1965
1949
1920

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In what year was the Council of Clemont where Pope Urban II called for the First Crusade?
1748
1500
1350
1095

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In what year was the Battle of Thermopylae where the Spartan King Leonidas held off a Persian invasion to give his Greek allies time to organize a counteroffensive?
713 AD
289 AD
15 BC
480 BC

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In what year did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur bringing the world to the brink of nuclear Armageddon?
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1983
1962
1944
1929

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In what year did Hernan Cortes and his conquistadors make contact with the Aztec Empire before wiping it out?
1779
1519
1301
1079

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In what year did the Battle of Worcester end the English Civil War?
1222
1420
1813
1651

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In what year did the U.S.S.R. officially disband?
1991
1973
1953
1927

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In what year was the Battle of Boyaca where Simon Bolivar liberates the lands that were known as New Granada to begin his mission of freeing all South America from Europe's imperial control?
1874
1819
1756
1687

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In what year did cult leader Hong Xiuquan die in China in a move that would begin the end of the bloody Taiping Rebellion?
1864
1987
1720
1541

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In what year was the German Empire established through the union of all the divided German states?
1675
1714
1871
1943

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In what year was the naval Battle of Lepanto where a coalition of European nations fended off an Ottoman slaver and conquest force so decisively that it forever-after weakened the Ottomans' global influence?
720
1028
1786
1571

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In what year did the British Empire pass the Slavery Abolition Act to begin the process of ending slavery within its territories?
1833
1899
1754
1689

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In what year were the first atomic weapons used against the people of Japan?
1920
1938
1945
1968

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In what year did England and Scotland unite to form Great Britain?
1589
1707
1801
1913

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