Events in History #4

We give you the date. You tell us what happened. (Fill in the blanks).
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Last updated: September 5, 2018
First submittedDecember 10, 2015
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Date
Year
Event
Feb 27
2014
Russia invades the peninsula
of Crimea
Dec 2
1993
Drug lord Pablo Escobar shot
by police in Medellín
Apr 10
1998
Good Friday Agreement
signed in Northern Ireland
Jul 1
1997
Hong Kong returned to China
Jun 25
1950
The Korean War begins
May 16
1966
Mao announces the start of the
Cultural Revolution
Apr 29
1945
Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun
May 6
1937
The zeppelin Hindenburg
catches fire
Mar 12
1930
Gandhi marches to the sea
to get salt
Dec 14
1911
Amundsen reaches the
South Pole
Date
Year
Event
Aug 16
1896
Start of the Klondike Gold Rush
May 1
1876
Victoria declared Empress of India
Nov 24
1859
"On the Origin of Species",
by Charles Darwin, is published
Jan 18
1788
First fleet of convicts arrives
in Australia
Jul 9
1762
Catherine the Great
becomes empress of Russia
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1662
Last sighting of the dodo bird
Nov 1
1520
Magellan sails through the strait
that bears his name
Jun 16
1373
England signs an alliance with
Portugal, still in force today
-
1099
Crusaders capture the
city of Jerusalem
-
874
Ingólfr Arnarson becomes the
first person to settle on Iceland
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Level 88
Dec 11, 2015
QM wouldn't accept Eva Peron for Eva Braun. Can't imagine why.
+4
Level 81
Dec 11, 2015
That's just crazy. You knew who you meant. I can't believe they didn't give you credit.
+1
Level 54
Dec 17, 2015
I did the same. I couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. Oops.
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Level 82
Aug 13, 2018
Never accepts Prawn either.
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Level 68
Mar 6, 2019
Nor Gabor, Longoria, Marie Saint, or Little "Locomotion" Eva.
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Level 79
Mar 7, 2019
He wouldn't accept Juan Valdez as a drug lord, either. (Shakes head in disbelief.)
+1
Level 33
Jun 27, 2016
I think this is the first quiz that I've seen Northern Ireland come up in a Jetpunk quiz. I'm surprised 89% of people knew the answer.
+1
Level 77
Dec 13, 2016
try countries of the UK or some (association) football quizzes
+1
Level 79
Mar 7, 2019
I've seen it several times - I remember a discussion over whether the city was named Derry or Londonderry, and I remember a question about "The Troubles".
+2
Level 67
Jun 28, 2016
It took me forever to remember Constantine. Having just answered about Flash Gordon in another quiz, I couldn't get Emperor Ming out of my head.
+1
Level 74
Jul 21, 2018
Great 1373 question. After I tried and failed a heap of tries, I discovered I'd been aiming all around it.
+1
Level 86
Jul 25, 2018
Escobar died in 93, not 94. Small change
+4
Level 81
Nov 21, 2018
Magellan must have been terribly surprised to find out that the strait he had just discovered was somehow already named after him ;)
+7
Level 59
Jan 3, 2019
Nothing wrong with the quiz, but it seems weird to me that the questions with years of 1950 and 1966 are out of chronological order.
+1
Level 59
Aug 22, 2020
1993 and 1998, too.
+1
Level 58
Mar 7, 2019
I saw "march to the sea" and immediately guessed "Sherman"... then noticed the date and realized it definitely wasn't about the American Civil War :P
+1
Level 31
Mar 9, 2019
It so hard
+1
Level 37
Sep 2, 2019
Nice quiz. Interesting mix of subjects.
+2
Level 66
Apr 18, 2020
A country ENTERS an alliance with another, it does not SIGN an alliance. It might sign a PACT however to secure said alliance. Just sayin'.
+1
Level 51
Aug 16, 2020
Can you accept California gold rush?
+1
Level 45
Oct 27, 2020
Why? There was no gold rush in California starting in 1896.