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20th Century A-Z

For each letter of the alphabet, guess these answers related to the years 1901-2000.
Last updated: February 22, 2018
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Year
Hint
Answer
A
1969
This astronaut becomes the first person to walk on the moon
Neil Armstrong
B
1944-45
This battle marks the final German offensive on the Western Front
Battle of the Bulge
C
1900s
Picasso co-invents this "blocky" school of art
Cubism
D
1963
JFK is assassinated in this city
Dallas
E
1983-85
400,000 people die due to famine in this country
Ethiopia
F
1982
The UK and Argentina fight over these islands
Falkland Islands
G
1942
This leader urges Britain to "quit India"
Mahatma Gandhi
H
1935
This dam is dedicated
Hoover Dam
I
1979
This country's shah is deposed
Iran
J
1922
This novelist publishes "Ulysses"
James Joyce
K
1948
This peninsula is divided at the 38th parallel
Korea
L
2000
During the century, this city's population increases from 41,000
to over 7 million
Lagos
M
1943-76
This dictator kills at least 40 million people
Mao Zedong
N
1923-46
This city hosts Nazi rallies, and later, war crimes trials
Nuremberg
O
1922
This empire ceases to exist
Ottoman Empire
P
1914
This canal is completed despite the deaths of 25,000 workers
Panama Canal
Q
1912
This dynasty comes to an end in China
Qing
R
1916
This "mad monk" is assassinated in Russia
Rasputin
S
1957
This Russian satellite orbits the Earth
Sputnik
T
1982
Michael Jackson releases this album, the best-selling of all-time
Thriller
U
1930
This country hosts the first FIFA World Cup
Uruguay
V
1901
This queen dies after a reign of 63 years
Victoria
W
1955
Communist countries of Eastern European sign this military alliance
Warsaw Pact
X
1959
This company introduces the copy machine
Xerox
Y
1991
This man becomes the first democratically-elected leader of Russia
Boris Yeltsin
Z
1913
This alternative to buttons and snaps is invented in Pennsylvania
Zipper
+7
level 75
Feb 22, 2018
Could "zip" maybe be accepted for the last question?
+1
level ∞
Feb 22, 2018
Okay
+1
level 67
Feb 22, 2018
Would you please allow alternate spellings of Yeltsin such as Yeltzin? (or I could just remember, I always get that spelling wrong).
+5
level 80
Feb 22, 2018
Islas Malvinas is misspelled :D
+4
level 66
Jul 9, 2018
Get over it......... you lost.
+3
level 70
Feb 23, 2018
James Joyce didn't publish Ulysses, he wrote it. Sylvia Beach published it.
+4
level 70
Feb 27, 2018
He submitted it for publication? I think it's ok as it is, like an architect or a king "built" something.
+5
level 64
May 16, 2018
For those wondering, the Los Angeles metro area went from a population of about 190,000 in 1900 to over 12 million by 2000.
+1
level 71
Jul 9, 2018
That was my first guess.
+1
level 66
Jul 11, 2018
Mine too.
+1
level 32
May 24, 2018
I misspelt Nuremberg with a u, with a variety of eu/e/u combinations and I don't think they were wholly unreasonable suggestions. Could attempts such as Neuremburg be accepted? Thanks. Really interesting quiz!
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level 22
Jul 9, 2018
I kept on trying to spell Nuremburg "Nurenburg" or "Nurnburg" oops
+1
level 66
Jul 11, 2018
Considering that in German it's Nürnberg, that's an understandable way to try and spell it.
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level 46
Jul 9, 2018
I thought of the Falklands but thought they were farther north, for some reason.