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Events in History #2

We give you the date. You tell us what happened. (Fill in the blanks).
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First submittedJuly 25, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 20, 2018
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Date
Year
Event
Apr 26
1986
Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Dec 9
1979
Smallpox declared eradicated
Jul 30
1956
Egypt seizes the Suez Canal
May 29
1953
Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the
summit of Mt. Everest
Oct 7
1950
China invades Tibet
Dec 10
1949
Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
Apr 18
1906
City of San Francisco struck by
an earthquake and fire
Aug 31
1888
Jack the Ripper kills his
first victim in London
May 13
1888
Slavery finally abolished in Brazil
Aug 26
1883
Krakatoa erupts in the
Dutch East Indies
Date
Year
Event
Jul 14
1789
Storming of the Bastille in Paris
Jan 18
1778
Captain Cook "discovers" Hawaii
May 31
1740
Frederick the Great
comes to power in Prussia
Jun 2
1692
Salem witch trials begin
Jan 30
1649
King Charles beheaded in England
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1637
Tulip mania in the Netherlands –
first recorded economic bubble
May 28
1588
The Spanish Armada sets sail for England
May 19
1536
Anne Boleyn is beheaded for
treason and adultery
Oct 12
1492
Columbus lands in the New World
Jan 29
1258
The Islamic Golden Age is ended as the
Mongols sack the city of Baghdad
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level 68
Sep 29, 2013
Wow. I actually thought that it was Russia, not Prussia.
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level 67
Oct 1, 2013
And wasn't he Friedrich?
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level 32
Oct 1, 2013
That's the German spelling
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level 55
Mar 16, 2016
Is it also pronounced "Fro-derick"?
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level 60
Feb 15, 2017
Didn't know Friedrich was called Frederick in English. Kind of odd since Frederick and Friedrich are both names of old high German origin.
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level 51
Oct 27, 2013
Yeah, I kept typing every variation in spelling I could think of for Catherine until I re-read it to say Prussia.
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level 75
Feb 27, 2018
Same here. :)
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level 78
Jun 6, 2018
Yup (tried Peter, too).
+1
level 71
Jul 16, 2018
Same (also tried Peter and even Ivan just in case)
+1
level 66
Oct 19, 2018
Me too.
+1
level 58
May 10, 2019
(sigh) Likewise.
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level 78
Aug 30, 2015
Man, I really loused that one up. I read Persia instead of Prussia. I was shocked when it didn't accept Cyrus...until I noticed the year.
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level 69
Aug 11, 2016
Did the same thing on another quiz with a similar question. Tried Cyrus, Darius... Xerxes... nothing.
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level 38
Mar 27, 2017
Same here. Misread Prussia for Russia.
+1
level 78
Jul 17, 2018
Me too.
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level 36
Apr 16, 2014
I'm glad I'm not the only one who read "Russia" for "Prussia" I was racking my brain trying to think of other "the Greats" for Russia other than Peter and Catherine until I re-read it for about the fifth time. 20/24 - "knew" the others but couldn't remember them.
+1
level 75
May 28, 2014
Finished with 3:09 remaining - taking these quizzes really does dust off the cobwebs in the cranium.
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level 72
Aug 24, 2014
I'm glad your volcano question was for Krakatoa and not Eyjafjallajökull.
+1
level 67
Jan 4, 2016
Ég líka
+2
level 45
May 16, 2015
I think you should accept Formosa as well as Taiwan, as that's what it was called when Chiang Kai-shek fled there.
+1
level ∞
Nov 7, 2015
Okay
+1
level 77
Mar 12, 2016
Hmm never heard of Tulip Mania before
+3
level 67
Mar 15, 2016
You should read Black Tulip by Dumas. It's a tale of intrigue, love, and horticultural jealousy.
+11
level 55
Mar 16, 2016
Ah, horticultural jealousy. Where's that Netflix subgenre?
+1
level 38
Nov 11, 2018
I will definitely buy "The Black Tulip", as it sounds intriguing. Have heard of wars and skirmishes being fought for some ridiculous reasons, but never would have thought of Tulips!
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level 42
Mar 15, 2016
Please add Norgay to May 29 1953. They both deserve to be mentioned.
+1
level 73
Apr 3, 2017
Indeed, 2 people climbed Mt Everest on that day.
+3
level 67
Jun 6, 2017
With the invaluable help of several great climbers and a couple of hundred sherpas.
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level 67
Feb 27, 2018
yup.
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level 73
Jul 17, 2018
So why specifically was the abolishment of slavery in Brazil of particular note? Was it the last major country to formally abolish slavery or something? It seemed like an odd choice of question without any further context.
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level 73
Jul 29, 2018
a quick search finds the Wikipedia article: "Brazil was the last country in the Western world to abolish slavery. "
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level 59
Dec 28, 2018
maybe accept babylon for baghdad?
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level 76
Jan 3, 2019
why?
+1
level 56
Jan 4, 2019
As Kalbahamut says: why? They are two completely different cities.
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level 44
Jan 3, 2019
I got 5/20, but I guessed the least guessed one
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level 17
Jan 5, 2019
I got every question except the Christopher Columbus one
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