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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
California
Alaska
Colorado
Maine
2. 1620: The Mayflower lands at Plymouth Rock
California
Delaware
Massachusetts
North Carolina
3. 1776: Signing of the Declaration of Independence
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
New York
South Carolina
4. 1968: Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
New York
Texas
Alabama
Tennessee
5. 1969: Apollo 12 launches
Florida
Illinois
New Mexico
Texas
6. 1836: Battle of the Alamo
Alabama
Texas
Arizona
Arkansas
7. 1809: Abraham Lincoln born
Kentucky
Illinois
Michigan
Pennsylvania
8. 1955: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on the bus
Georgia
Maryland
Minnesota
Alabama
9. 1814: Francis Scott Key writes "The Star-Spangled Banner"
Maryland
New Hampshire
Kentucky
Connecticut
10. 1968: Riots at the Democratic National Convention
Oregon
Illinois
Louisiana
Virginia
11. 1995: Terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Mississippi
Ohio
12. 1879: Edison invents the light bulb
California
South Dakota
New Jersey
Michigan
13. 1969: Woodstock music festival
New York
California
Wisconsin
Texas
14. 1970: National guardsmen kill four protestors at Kent State University
Missouri
Washington
Georgia
Ohio
15. 1513: Juan Ponce de León leads the first European expedition in the continental U.S.
Louisiana
Florida
North Carolina
Virginia
16. 1975: Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa last seen alive
Idaho
Nebraska
New Jersey
Michigan
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level 70
Feb 3, 2019
Great quiz to bring me to level 69! Thanks again Quizmaster for this awesome website.
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level 38
Mar 30, 2019
Well done
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level 86
Feb 3, 2019
Only 58% know that Lincoln was born in Kentucky? That's surprisingly low.
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level 77
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 38
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 31
Mar 30, 2019
Now it’s 45%. (Btw I said Illinois too just cuz I had no idea.)
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level 39
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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