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Born Here on This Date #1

We give you a place and a year. Name the person who was born.
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First submittedFebruary 16, 2011
Last updatedAugust 16, 2019
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Time and Place
Person
551 BC - near Qufu, China
Confucius
100 BC - Rome
Julius Caesar
≈ 5 BC - Nazareth
Jesus
≈ 1155 - Delüün Boldog, Mongolia
Genghis Khan
1564 - Stratford-upon-Avon
William Shakespeare
1769 - Ajaccio, Corsica
Napoleon Bonaparte
1809 - Hardin County, Kentucky
Abraham Lincoln
1835 - Florida, Missouri
Mark Twain
1853 - Zundert, Netherlands
Vincent van Gogh
1881 - Malaga, Spain
Pablo Picasso
1889 - Braunau am Inn, Austria
Adolf Hitler
1901 - New Orleans
Louis Armstrong
Time and Place
Person
1917 - Brookline, Mass.
John F. Kennedy
1918 - Mvezo, South Africa
Nelson Mandela
1928 - Rosario, Argentina
Che Guevara
1935 - Taktser, Tibet
Dalai Lama
1935 - Tupelo, Mississippi
Elvis Presley
1947 - Thal, Austria
Arnold Schwarzenegger
1955 - Seattle
Bill Gates
1958 - Gary, Indiana
Michael Jackson
1960 - Dublin, Ireland
Bono
1986 - Trelawny, Jamaica
Usain Bolt
1987 - Rosario, Argentina
Lionel Messi
1992 - Nashville
Miley Cyrus
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level 61
Nov 22, 2013
got them all except Bolt. how did i not get Bolt
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level 77
Nov 22, 2013
got everything except Louis Armstrong up through 1935... and then after that everything kind of fell apart. Got Jackson by accident and Bono at the last second but that was it.
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level 77
Dec 1, 2017
Did much better this time... got everything, though Kennedy took me a while to guess.
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level 61
Sep 26, 2019
yea left column was much easier than right. Missed 3 from the left, confucius lincoln and twain. and 8 from the right..
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level 32
Nov 23, 2013
Born in a stable in Bethlehem, not Nazareth.
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level 77
Nov 24, 2013
It's probably more plausible that he was born in Nazareth, but yes, according to the gospels you're correct.
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level 51
Dec 1, 2017
Seriously, why do you have this weird fixation with correcting anyone and everyone who says Jesus was born in Bethlehem? There was a census that year, where all those in Israel were told to go to the city of their lineage. Which, in Jesus' parent(s) case, would be Bethlehem. Nothing weird about it, people are born in cities they don't live in all the time. Case in point: I myself was born in Alabama, but I don't live there.
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level 61
Mar 22, 2018
As a matter of fact there is no record of a census which required travelling to the city you were born around that time. Luke's gospel places the census during Herod the Great's reign but he died 10 years prior to the census. This story was put in for theological purposes I suppose, so the prophecy from the Old Testament was fulfilled. More than that, even the sole existence of the historical figure is highly debated as there is no consistency between the mentions of such a character and the impact he had in the area (of course, the Gospels are not to be considered reliable sources).
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level 77
Sep 26, 2019
It's not a weird fixation. If the quiz said that one hundred plus eleven = one hundred and eleven, and someone in the comments section said "no actually it's eleventyone", and another person replied "the quiz is most likely accurate, though there is that work of fiction by Tolkien that uses your number and in Old English this was also right so in a way you can be considered correct"... you would not call this a weird fixation.

Why do you have this weird fixation on defending the accounts of the gospel as if they are historical fact when we know that they are not?
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level 67
Sep 26, 2019
kalbahamut: "probably more plausible" - nice weasel words to get round the fact there's no evidence for Nazareth beyond "the Bible's nativity narrative can't be trusted, therefore it must be wrong in all the details". Shame you've lost the doubt and humility in the 6 years since! This isn't to argue for Bethlehem, but to say that insisting on Nazareth is a dogmatic position, rather than a reasonable one. Nazareth isn't "one hundred and eleven", but "twelfty take nine" that someone made up as they didn't like the idea of "eleventy-one" that someone else made up (though the whole 111 thing was a terrible analogy anyway). floydro: you might want to double check the ide that Luke suggests the census was in the time of Herod the Great. Which King Herod Luke is talking about at a particular time is never specified by him, and Herod's name doesn't come up in relation to the census. But what else can we expect from dogma-based, rather than evidence-based, arguments. ;)
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level 57
Sep 26, 2019
The contradictory and amusingly contrived accounts of the birth of Jesus in the Bible suggest that the gospel authors were trying to find some way for Jesus to be born in Bethlehem (which would make sense as the prophecy of the messiah in the Old Testament said he would be born in Bethlehem). If he had really been born in Bethlehem and lived in Bethlehem they would just have said he was born in Bethlehem and not mention a census or persecution as a reason for movement. So we can infer that they were trying to find reasons for why he would ostensibly be from Nazareth when he was supposed to be from Bethlehem. Unless Jesus actually was the messiah and the prophecies had magically seen the future, we can infer from Occum's Razor that he was probably born in Nazareth, though of course it is possible that this is false.
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
There is no hard evidence that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Nazareth, or anywhere else. In fact there's no evidence that Jesus was even born at all. We're working with what we've got. In my case that's logic. In your case, mr. hole, you've got dogma-based arguments. And yes, those are always expected when it comes to this particular subject. There is no dogma anywhere that says Jesus was born in Nazareth, so hard to be dogmatic about this. If I had to bet money on it I'd actually say that Jesus was born in some small village that either no longer exists or was never recorded. But if the choices were Nazareth or Bethlehem then Nazareth makes more sense.
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level 77
Sep 27, 2019
and "probably more plausible" is not me being weaselly it's me being honest and precise with my language.
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level 59
Feb 7, 2016
This is a very odd and trippy quiz. But I'm happy to take my 18 and go. One thing though, I'm pretty sure I tried Khan and Genghis Khan a few times. But I guess I must have been doing something wrong, since I don't see anyone else complaining about it.
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level 63
Feb 11, 2016
You're not alone! I typed Khan a couple of times and it was not accepted :(
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level 66
Sep 26, 2019
I believe khan is a title and not a last name, that's probably why just khan isn't accepted. it would be like accepting Great for Alexander the great
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level 72
Feb 7, 2016
Please accept Hewson for Bono..
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level 68
Sep 26, 2019
Sorry! That's the penalty for just showing off.
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level 58
Feb 7, 2016
Khan not accepted as last name when others are? Nice quiz but one woman!? And its Miley effing Cyrus?
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level 68
Feb 7, 2016
Khan is his title not his last name.
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level 75
Feb 7, 2016
In all fairness, Christ is accepted and that was not his last name either.
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level 58
Feb 8, 2016
Oh. Doh! Thank you
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level 61
Feb 7, 2016
I absolutely love this quiz! (Even though I only got 12/24.) Also, thank you for writing that Jesus was born in Nazareth in 5 BC. I've seen quizzes on this website that say that he was born in Bethlehem in the year 0.
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level 39
Feb 10, 2016
So we are actually living in 2011. Oh no! The world could still end next year!
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level 50
Feb 7, 2016
Please accept other approved spellings of Genghis Khan. I have always seen it spelled with a D.
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level 77
Feb 8, 2016
or Temujin
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level 61
Aug 30, 2017
I know him as Dschingis Khan but since that's not English or Mongolian I tried different variations with D like Djingis/Djinghis and Djengis/Djenghis before remembering.
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level 63
Sep 26, 2019
I agree. How about just 'Khan?'
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level 39
Feb 10, 2016
Nairobi Kenya - 1961 - Not Obama.
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level 71
Dec 1, 2017
I'm sorry but if we are going to put Jesus in here it should be Bethlehem, not Nazareth. Almost everything we know about this Jesus figure is from the Gospels, so if we are referring to him, we should go by what the Gospels say. I urge you to change it. Or even better: Take it out.
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level 38
Dec 15, 2018
Jesus was born in a stable in Bethlehem sometime in October in the year 2 BC (or BCE). The census was ordered by Caeser Augustus, not Herod. Herod died in 4 BC (or BCE), two years before the birth of Christ.
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level 73
Mar 13, 2018
Makes me kind of angry that Miley Cyrus appears on this quiz. But I'm even more angry to have guessed her.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
I looked at the list, and I must admit, it made me cringe to see Miley Cyrus alongside the others.
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level 72
Feb 1, 2019
All who complain about a USA website having USA questions should know all their soccer questions are automatic wrong answers for quiz takers in the USA, so stuff it.
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level 67
May 5, 2019
And every question on US sports, of which there are a few, are automatic wrong answers for non North Americans. Total up how many "soccer" questions there are on here and then total up how many questions there are on US sports and come back to us and tell us then who has a valid point.
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level 77
Sep 26, 2019
You don't.
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level 61
Sep 26, 2019
He does I dont know anything about ANY sport, so I am not biased, and most sportsquizzes I see coming by are nhl nfl nhs or whatever they are called, soccer i definitely not more represented, actually it hardly ever comes along. I guess you hardly notice the things that are normal to you anymore, so the ones that aret stand out and you dont realise how big the proportions is of things you do know.

Compare it to watching tv in a household, one person says they ALwayys have to watch shows the other ones likes, while in reality it might be 3/20 but just ones he really hates, and dont realize 12/20 are programs HE chooses (but somehow he feels that doesnt count, "yea but thats the news, yea but thats a great show, yea but we Allways watch that" etc. So he unconsciously downplays it. (and perhaps a bit consciously..) Because he thinks it is logical to watch them or doesnt even realize it anymore.

people's vision are often skewed because attention is drawn to things that stand

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level 66
Sep 26, 2019
Thats not the point, if more quizzes are made about the NBA and NFL, it's because there are more users interested in it that use this site, it's a stupid thing to complain about. If there were more European users, there would be more "soccer" quizzes. If I went on a site based in Europe and started complaining about all the "soccer" quizzes, I would be a moron.
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level 62
Sep 26, 2019
For the Argentina 1928 one I kept guessing Pope Francis, although I have no clue how old he is exactly. Was really the only 'old Argentinian' that I could come up with. Always forget Guevara was born in Argentina...
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level 55
Sep 26, 2019
Nice idea for a quiz!
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level 53
Sep 26, 2019
Plz accept "Konfuzius", I'm Austrian and can't spell
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level 71
Sep 27, 2019
It's confusing, isn't it?
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level 37
Sep 26, 2019
Wow I got Twain. Only 11 total though
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level 61
Sep 26, 2019
I was thrown off by all the cultural figures as opposed to historical figures.
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level 58
Sep 27, 2019
Culture becomes history
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level 60
Sep 27, 2019
Too Rosario-centric
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