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Events by U.S. State #1

Can you guess the states where these famous events happened?
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Last updated: February 2, 2019
First submittedFebruary 2, 2019
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1. 1848: Gold is discovered, triggering a massive gold rush
Alaska
California
Maine
Colorado
2. 1620: The Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock
California
Massachusetts
Delaware
North Carolina
3. 1776: Signing of the Declaration of Independence
New York
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Massachusetts
4. 1968: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Alabama
Tennessee
New York
Texas
5. 1969: Apollo 12 launches
Texas
New Mexico
Illinois
Florida
6. 1836: Battle of the Alamo
Arizona
Texas
Alabama
Arkansas
7. 1809: Abraham Lincoln born
Pennsylvania
Illinois
Kentucky
Michigan
8. 1955: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus
Minnesota
Alabama
Georgia
Maryland
9. 1814: Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner"
New Hampshire
Connecticut
Maryland
Kentucky
10. 1968: Riots at the Democratic National Convention
Louisiana
Oregon
Illinois
Virginia
11. 1995: Terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
Ohio
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Mississippi
12. 1879: Edison invents the light bulb
Michigan
New Jersey
South Dakota
California
13. 1969: Woodstock music festival
California
Wisconsin
Texas
New York
14. 1970: National guardsmen kill four protestors at Kent State University
Ohio
Washington
Missouri
Georgia
15. 1513: Juan Ponce de León leads the first European expedition in the continental U.S.
Virginia
Florida
Louisiana
North Carolina
16. 1975: Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa last seen alive
Idaho
New Jersey
Nebraska
Michigan
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Level 71
Feb 3, 2019
Great quiz to bring me to level 69! Thanks again Quizmaster for this awesome website.
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Level 40
Mar 30, 2019
Well done
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Level 87
Feb 3, 2019
Only 58% know that Lincoln was born in Kentucky? That's surprisingly low.
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Level 78
Feb 3, 2019
Not so surprising when Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln.
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Level 76
Feb 5, 2019
And not so surprising for us non U.S. peeps.
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Level 40
Mar 30, 2019
Yup, I'm a Scottish 13 y/o
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Level 73
Feb 6, 2019
I live in Illinois and I had to pause for a second. It's kind of a trick question. Lincoln is synonymous with Illinois, but not very many people know that he wasn't born here.
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Level 77
Mar 31, 2019
Illinois didn't treat him that well - he ran for state legislature but lost, (ran again and won, but lost the attempt to become speaker,) lost his attempt to become an elector, ran for Congress and lost, ran again and won but lost again in a re-election attempt, ran for US senator and lost, tried to be the VP candidate and lost, ran again for US senate and lost, and then was elected US president - maybe someone was trying to tell him something?
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2019
I almost answered Illinois, too. Then remembered hearing about him being born in a log cabin in Kentucky back in 5th grade or something.
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Level 30
Mar 30, 2019
Now it’s 45%. (Btw I said Illinois too just cuz I had no idea.)
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Level 41
Jul 6, 2019
People think he was born in Illinois
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Level 78
Mar 30, 2019
Got everything except for the Hoffa question. I guessed New Jersey.
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Level 65
Apr 18, 2019
Supposedly he was buried under the goalposts at the old Meadowlands Giants Stadium.
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Level 71
Mar 30, 2019
Lincoln's representatives in Kentucky claimed him as a native son when they campaigned for him there in 1860 (where he finished a galactically distant fourth, with less than one percent of the vote). They did the same for him in Indiana (where he won).
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Level 72
Apr 2, 2019
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