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Current Events by Year, 1910-1929

Based on the clues, guess these things that happened in each year.
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First submittedAugust 27, 2013
Last updatedAugust 27, 2013
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1929
This economic downturn begins
Great Depression
1928
"Steamboat Willie" is the first widely-distributed film to feature this character
Mickey Mouse
1927
This person becomes the first to fly non-stop from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
1926
This escape artist dies from a ruptured appendix
Harry Houdini
1925
This gangster takes over the Chicago Outfit crime syndicate
Al Capone
1924
Trotsky and Stalin vie for power following the death of this Soviet leader
V.I. Lenin
1923
This political figure is sentenced to prison for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch
Adolf Hitler
1922
This empire reaches its largest extent, covering over 20% of the world's land area
British Empire
1921
Franklin D. Roosevelt is diagnosed with this disease
Polio
1920
The 18th amendment goes into effect, starting this era in American history
Prohibition
1919
This treaty officially ends the war between Germany and the Allied powers
Treaty of Versailles
1918
This epidemic begins, eventually killing nearly 20 million people
Spanish Flu
1917
Bolsheviks overthrow the government in this country
Russia
1916
British troops withdraw from the Gallipoli peninsula in this country
Ottoman Empire
1915
This genocide begins with the arrest of 250 intellectuals in Constantinople
Armenian Genocide
1914
The assassination of this archduke sparks WWI
Franz Ferdinand
1913
This former professor becomes U.S. President
Woodrow Wilson
1912
This ocean liner hits an iceberg and sinks
RMS Titanic
1911
Roald Amundsen becomes the first person to go here
South Pole
1910
This King comes to power in Britain
George V
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level 36
Feb 22, 2014
Tricky, but pretty awesome. I like it.
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level 34
Feb 22, 2014
Please accept Antarctica!
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level 77
Feb 22, 2014
but he was far from the first person to visit Antarctica, so that would not be accurate.
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level 68
May 11, 2015
second that
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level 69
Sep 22, 2016
Yep, Antarctica is 100% wrong. The first people known to have gone to Antarctica in the sense of the area south of the Antarctic Circle were James Cook and his crew in 1773. John Davis, a sealer of New Haven Connecticut likely became the first person to set foot on the Antarctic mainland, though the claim is disputed. Amundsen himself first went to Antarctica in 1897, long before his successful Polar Expedition.
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level 60
Nov 26, 2016
You can't say Antarctica because it's like saying the first person to climb mount Everest was the first person to reach Mt Everest
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level 77
Feb 22, 2014
These ones are always a breeze to me. I know history more than professional sports.
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level 35
Jan 13, 2015
Same here, 20/20 with 4 mins left. Easiest one, even though it's the farthest from my time.
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level 47
Nov 26, 2016
Same here
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level 77
Nov 29, 2016
Not bad for a guy who's been dead for 24 hours.
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level 77
Dec 2, 2016
My comment no longer makes sense as you changed your name from "FidelCastro" to "PatoPotato"... put the word out conspiracy theorists: Castro is still alive and has adopted the alias Mr. Potato.
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level 70
Feb 22, 2014
Easy to me. 20/20
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level 36
Feb 23, 2014
Just did it again, and you really should accept "England/English/Great Britain/United Kingdom" for that answer.
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level 51
Feb 24, 2014
I may not agree with England, English or even Great Britain, the entire empire was the United Kingdom which should certainly be an acceptable answer. In fact, by the classical definition, an empire is ruled by an emperor/empress, so United Kingdom would be even more accurate, if less commonly used terminology.
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level 62
Dec 27, 2015
Queen Victoria created herself Empress of India, and the title was passed down until King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother were the last Emperor and Empress of India. The British Empire was ruled by an Emperor/Empress.
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level 39
Jul 26, 2016
Victoria was made Empress of India partly to have an equal title to her daughter, who became Empress of Germany.
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level 38
Mar 12, 2018
It was not the "United Kingdom Empire", it was the "British Empire". Rewriting historical facts after the fact is like being a Monday Morning Quarterback.
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level 65
Feb 24, 2014
They're not really "current" events anymore...
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level 77
Feb 24, 2014
They were current events in those years.
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level 48
Dec 28, 2015
Didn't get Armenian genocide, got the rest
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level 76
Nov 28, 2016
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level 77
Dec 2, 2016
Pretty important event in history. Often called the first genocide in modern history, in some ways serving as an inspiration to Hitler.
Helps me to remember that I was in Yerevan for the 100th anniversary and they had "1915" banners hanging up all over the city.
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level 46
Dec 30, 2015
Got them all with 2:54 left. Nice quiz but really could be a bit more challenging!
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level 51
Jan 23, 2016
Shouldn't the title be Events by Year?
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level 59
Nov 26, 2016
Please accept just "Ottoman" for Ottoman Empire.
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level 73
Nov 26, 2016
It was accepted for me.
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level 65
Nov 26, 2016
Actually, Houdini died from AIDS.
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level 32
Nov 26, 2016
No no he didn't he was punched in the stomach and burst his appendix.
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level 72
Nov 26, 2016
just a cover story, I'm afraid
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level 37
Dec 1, 2016
it's kind of confusing when it's from latest to earliest. perhaps switch order?
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level 70
Sep 3, 2017
Yeah, it's not really a big deal, but I was thinking the exact same thing. It just seems like the progression should be oldest to most recent, descending.
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level 56
Jan 18, 2017
got 17
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level 43
Feb 2, 2018
Good Quiz, Good Quiz
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level 38
Feb 5, 2018
The Ottoman Empire was just one country?
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level 56
Sep 16, 2018
What did the British Empire acquire in 1922 that made it reach its largest extent?