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Current Events by Year, 1930-1949

Based on the clues, guess these things that happened in each year.
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Last updated: July 20, 2016
First submittedAugust 27, 2013
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1949
This province joins Canada
Newfoundland
1948
This Indian leader is assassinated by a Hindu extremist
Mahatma Gandhi
1947
Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to break this
The Sound Barrier
1946
Third Reich leaders are prosecuted at trials in this German city
Nuremberg
1945
The United States tests this weapon in New Mexico
Atomic Bomb
1944
On D-Day, Allied forces land in this French region
Normandy
1943
This Italian leader is deposed as Prime Minster of Italy
Benito Mussolini
1942
The United States destroys four Japanese aircraft carriers at this battle
Battle of Midway
1941
Japan launches a surprise attack on this U.S. naval base
Pearl Harbor
1940
This politician becomes Prime Minister of the U.K.
Winston Churchill
1939
WWII begins as Germany invades this country
Poland
1938
The Anschluss - Germany annexes this country
Austria
1937
Japanese troops commit atrocities following the capture of this Chinese city
Nanjing
1936
This British king abdicates
Edward VIII
1935
Farms throughout the American prairies are devastated by this
The Dust Bowl
1934
Surgeon R.K. Wilson allegedly photographs this Scottish creature
Loch Ness Monster
1933
The 21st amendment brings an end to this era in American history
Prohibition
1932
This U.S. President is elected, promising a "new deal" for the American people
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1931
At 1,250 feet high, this building becomes the world's tallest
Empire State Building
1930
This country wins the first World Cup
Uruguay
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level 77
Jan 21, 2014
Got 100% without even any guessing. Must have watched the news a lot in my past life.
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level 49
Jan 21, 2014
Nice quiz!
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level 60
Dec 24, 2016
Does anyone else find it odd that this quiz is called current events... Great quiz
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level 77
Dec 24, 2016
Wolf: no. These were current events in the years given.
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level 77
Dec 24, 2016
If you did well on this, might want to take a crack on my FDR Presidency quiz.
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level 44
Jan 21, 2014
Fun quiz, it's definitely a great test of what should be common knowledge!
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level 49
Jan 21, 2014
19/20 Missed the one about Edward VIII.
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level 78
Jun 28, 2016
same here
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level 67
Dec 24, 2016
I thought it was either "Edward" or "George" but I couldn't remember which, so I tried both. I couldn't remember the number either, so I just held down "I" for a couple seconds, and when that didn't work, I went back and entered a "V" before the Is.
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level 45
Jan 21, 2014
19/20 - missed Uruguay. Darn.
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level 38
Mar 9, 2019
^Same here.
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level 28
Jan 22, 2014
70% of this is about World War 2
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level 45
Feb 20, 2014
Do we really have to write "Loch Ness Monster". I tried "Loch Ness" and it did not accept it.
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level 72
May 4, 2014
And was1934 so dull this is the best news item?
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level 62
Aug 3, 2014
Nessie works!
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level 76
Oct 15, 2015
Loch Ness is not a creature. It's a lake.
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level 66
May 7, 2019
You can just write Nessy or Nessie.
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level 68
Feb 23, 2014
100%. This one was kind of easy for me, except for Uruguay.
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level 55
Jun 2, 2014
Nobody remembers Nanjing. :(
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level 35
Jan 13, 2015
I do. Mostly because I'm Chinese-American. I've heard stories from my grandparents about what the Japs did there.
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level 62
Aug 22, 2015
Nobody remembers that Japan even invaded China at all.
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level 67
Dec 24, 2016
least of all the Japanese ... but it happened
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level 67
Dec 25, 2016
To say 'Nobody Remembers' anything is a little pompous on your part, just because you don't remember you can't presume everyone is like you.
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level 72
Oct 18, 2014
Accept Atom Bomb? It didn't accept that, but did take A-Bomb!
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level 42
Jan 9, 2015
Please accept Atom Bomb
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level 70
Jan 10, 2015
agree with atom bomb, or hydrogen bomb, or H bomb, all of which I tried.
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level 74
Dec 13, 2015
An atomic bomb works by fission -- ripping apart an atom. A hydrogen bomb works by fusion, and requires the energy of an atomic bomb to provide the power for fusing hydrogen atoms together to form helium and a great whack of energy. It was atomic bombs (fission) that were used against Japan.
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level ∞
Jul 20, 2016
Atom bomb will work now. H bomb is incorrect as noted by @Hominka.
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level 62
Aug 22, 2015
I would argue that the end of the Battle of Stalingrad or the Battle of Kursk was more important than Mussolini's capture/rescue but more scholars than I can list with this character limit have already done that for me.
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level 26
May 3, 2016
the moment when you type empire st building and it doesn't count and your 1 away from 100%. T_T.
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level 56
Nov 26, 2016
Would be decent to say which World Cup you're talking about. Could be rally or ice skating for all we know.
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level 64
Dec 24, 2016
Except NO. The entire world, except Americans, knows the World Cup is the World Cup. As in, the entire world plays in it. Unlike the World Series...
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
Sorry, but Americans DO know what the World Cup is. Wish people would stop with the generalizations.
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level 74
Dec 27, 2016
The one that started in 1930.
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level 57
Dec 24, 2016
Could you except Pearl Habour with the u in it, as it is the British spelling of the word
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level 74
Dec 27, 2016
British spelling was accepted for me, despite not being the correct name of the place. Note that harbour is spelt with two Rs also in UK ...
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level 60
Dec 24, 2016
Geez, you sure you have enough questions about the US here?
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level 77
Dec 24, 2016
In all seriousness, probably not. There's certainly not too many.
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level 43
Dec 24, 2016
It told me that King Edward VIII was wrong. How can Edward VIII be right, and King Edward VIII be wrong?
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level 67
Dec 25, 2016
Because it wasn't given doesn't mean your answer was wrong, it is that the quiz setter did not give 'KING Edward VIII' as an accepted answer.
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level 49
Dec 26, 2016
Please accept Loch Ness for Loch NEss monster.
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level 74
Dec 27, 2016
Loch Ness is just a lake.
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level 56
Jul 7, 2017
One of the easier quizzes I've taken. And one of the best!
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level 64
Jul 23, 2017
"This Italian leader is deposed as Prime Minster of Italy" – it should be MINISTER.
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level 67
Oct 20, 2017
It has taken 3 years for somebody to point out the Minister / Minster error.
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level 38
Nov 24, 2018
^ Many of us have made enough mistakes to realize that "Minster" was just a typographical error for "Minister" so chose not to make a big deal about it.
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level 38
Jun 8, 2019
Again, missed Uruguay (not a sports fan). It's amazing how well I do on quizzes concerning decades long before I was born, not as well on those which are contemporary.