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Born Here on This Date #2

We give you a place and a year. Name the person who was born.
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First submittedOctober 9, 2013
Last updatedNovember 3, 2018
Times taken6,513
Rating3.68
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Time and Place
Person
≈ 563 BC - Kapilavastu, Nepal
Buddha
356 BC - Pella, Macedon
Alexander the Great
69 BC - Alexandria, Egypt
Cleopatra
≈ 570 - Mecca
Muhammad
≈ 1027 - Falaise, Normandy
William the Conqueror
≈ 1254 - Venice
Marco Polo
1451 - Genoa, Italy
Christopher Columbus
1732 - Westmoreland County,
Virginia
George Washington
1756 - Salzburg, Austria
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1847 - Milan, Ohio
Thomas Edison
1863 - Dearborn, Michigan
Henry Ford
1878 - Gori, Georgia
Joseph Stalin
Time and Place
Person
1879 - Ulm, Germany
Albert Einstein
1929 - Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr.
1936 - Buenos Aires
Pope Francis
1942 - Liverpool
Paul McCartney
1946 - Hope, Arkansas
Bill Clinton
1957 - Riyadh
Osama bin Laden
1961 - Honolulu
Barack Obama
1961 - Sandringham, Norfolk,
England
Princess Diana
1967 - Aberdeen, Washington
Kurt Cobain
1977 - Barranquilla, Colombia
Shakira
1984 - Akron, Ohio
Lebron James
1994 - London, Ontario
Justin Bieber
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level 66
Oct 10, 2013
I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't get Buddha, Alexander the Great or even Paul McCartney, but I did get Justin Bieber and Shakira.
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level 79
Aug 21, 2014
Haha, "some of these things are not like the others..." Really scraping the bottom of the barrel to put Bieber on there, but I admit getting it right.
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level 58
Oct 11, 2013
marco polo was born in Dalmatia not Venice
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level 66
Dec 29, 2013
I believe Dalmatia (now a region in Croatia) was part of the Venetian empire when he was born. The clue does not say Venice, Italy.
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level 58
May 15, 2016
You must be fun at parties.
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level 76
Dec 29, 2013
I think I did better on the first one, but again, I found the ones from ancient history to be much easier than the ones from the past century.
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level 72
Dec 29, 2013
opposite for me
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level 25
Jan 2, 2014
Yeah ancient history is easier than the the 19th century-20th century ones.
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level 76
Jan 5, 2014
I think it's easier because if you dig back to 200 or 2000 years ago there is probably only one or two people born in any given geographic area that anyone knows about. In recent history, there are thousands of people born in places like North America that are well-known, the dates are closer together and the places less relevant. In another 2000 years of course everyone will have long forgotten Justin Beiber, and whichever narrow selection of people history has remembered will be easier to pick out of such a quiz.

On the other hand if you know pop culture well and just don't give a crap about history and ancient geography, then these things wouldn't matter and the ancient ones are going to be difficult for you.
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level 73
Dec 29, 2013
Apparently church records in Gori showed Stalin as born in December 1878, but he claimed December 1879 as the month of birth, and Soviet records showed this as the official date of birth. Presumably nobody would have dared to contradict him.
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level 58
Dec 29, 2013
It think that it wold be noted for the Stalin question that Georgia is the country and not the State. I was trying to think of an american born in Georgia the state.
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level 76
Dec 31, 2013
Maybe but there is no Gori in the US state of Georgia.
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level 66
May 30, 2014
There's no way of knowing all the cities in a state, it's either specifying that or changing all the states for "US" and just leave the city
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level 76
May 15, 2016
But you could know that Stalin was born in Gori, Georgia. I visited the house he was born in before, so that was quite easy for me.
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level 66
May 17, 2016
I'm so glad you had the opportunity to do so! For the less fortunate, I still think there's a lack of consistence in this quiz
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level 67
May 6, 2019
Seconded. I thought it referred to the state as well.
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level 73
Jan 20, 2014
This may be the only quiz where you can find both Justin Bieber and Alexander the Great as viable answers.
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level 58
Feb 7, 2016
Being a not very sporty Brit, I have heard of Lebron James (I think!), but I would never have guessed him.
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level 63
May 15, 2016
Who is Lebron James?
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level 76
May 15, 2016
Kevin James' younger brother.
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level 35
May 15, 2016
This is a little bit US centric, I get that this is an American site, but 8/24 are American... surely there are better people than Lebron James and Bill Clinton... Try Napoleon, Justinian I or Rosa Luxembourg instead to make the quiz more diverse
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level 75
May 15, 2016
I'm American and I missed Cobain, James, and Edison. I also missed three Europeans and one South American, but why complain? Maybe I'll know them next time.
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level 39
May 18, 2016
Funny how Barack Obama and Osama Bin Ladin are RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER! ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED!
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level 54
May 21, 2016
Oh, THAT Georgia....
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level 60
Oct 4, 2017
My thought exactly.
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level 77
Aug 12, 2016
awesome you had Cobain in there
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level 70
Aug 5, 2017
LeBron James and Justin Bieber? Seriously? Why not Gary Busey and Eddie the Eagle? Or how about other really important historical figures like Paris Hilton and Honey Boo-Boo?