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Events in U.S. History

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Last updated: July 17, 2018
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Date
Year
Event
Aug 15
1969
Woodstock music festival begins
Jan 8
1964
LBJ declares war on poverty
Apr 17
1961
The start of the Bay of Pigs invasion
Dec 1
1955
Rosa Parks refuses to give her bus seat to a white passenger
Sep 30
1935
The Hoover Dam is dedicated on the Colorado River
Dec 5
1933
Prohibition is repealed by the 21st amendment
May 21
1927
Lindbergh makes the first non-stop flight between New York and Paris
July 13
1925
Start of the Scopes "monkey trial" in Tennessee
Dec 26
1919
Babe Ruth is sold to the Yankees
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1891
James Naismith invents basketball
Dec 29
1890
Native Americans are massacred by U.S. soldiers at Wounded Knee
Jun 26
1876
Custer's last stand
Mar 30
1867
U.S. buys Alaska from Russia
Jul 1
1863
The Battle of Gettysburg begins
Jan 1
1863
Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation
Mar 2
1836
Texas declares independence from Mexico
Oct 26
1825
The Erie Canal opens, connecting the Great Lakes to the Hudson River
Dec 7
1787
Delaware becomes the 1st state to ratify the Constitution
Nov 11
1620
The Mayflower makes landfall in Massachusetts
Apr 26
1607
Settlers land at Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas
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level 70
Jul 16, 2018
For the Mayflower one, why not just make it November 11, 1620- Mayflower (first) makes landfall in Massachusetts? It's not known when the Mayflower actually landed in Plymouth Harbor, and it might have not been until 1621 anyway. (Also, while Plymouth Rock makes for a nice tourist attraction, there's no historical proof they landed on that rock.)
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level 60
Jul 16, 2018
Truth be told Plymouth Rock does not even make for a particularly nice tourist attraction, particularly given the wealth of historical attractions that are actually worthwhile in the area.
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level ∞
Jul 17, 2018
Changed the clue. Thanks @communisteggplant.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2018
I've been to Plymouth Rock. and had an ancestor on the Mayflower (Edward Winslow)
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level 30
Oct 18, 2018
Thanks, will check him out.
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level 58
Oct 20, 2018
Crap, I had all sorts of relatives on the Mayflower. Kalbahamut and I may share 1/1,048,576th the same DNA.
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level 64
Jul 17, 2018
Like I wasn't going to cheat on the Naismith question.
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level 70
Jul 18, 2018
Why would you need to cheat?? It's one of the easiest quesitons on the quiz!
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level 66
Jul 26, 2018
Not easy if you're not American.
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level 71
Jul 29, 2018
Should be easy for Canadians
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level 70
Jul 21, 2018
Not for me, until now. But now I know.
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level 66
Jul 26, 2018
I must have tried every conceivable answer for the second question, bar the blinking correct answer. Frustrating.
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level 63
Jul 30, 2018
What ?? LBJ doesn't stand for Le Bron James ?? :-)
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level 45
Oct 18, 2018
I didn't get it. Did he win the war?
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level 65
Oct 18, 2018
It's ongoing.
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level 58
Oct 20, 2018
The poor people do the all the fighting in war. They're hard to beat.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2018
What did the Yankees buy - some field or plot of land, some stadium in New York? Oh, yeah, it's legal for ball teams to buy and sell people. Finally got it after way too much overthinking it.
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level 61
Oct 18, 2018
Some of these are very strange as "historical events" - the invention of basketball, the Babe Ruth question.
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level 70
Oct 18, 2018
They are historical, but maybe not historic.
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level 74
Oct 18, 2018
I've been to Wounded Knee. It's still a stark, sad place, located in one of the poorest counties in the US. We visited it the day after seeing the Custer Monument at Little Bighorn. Quite a contrast, although some historians are now saying the Wounded Knee massacre wasn't necessarily in retaliation for Little Bighorn but due to other reasons. The damaged, locally-run Wounded Knee center also stands as a monument to the occupation and shootings of the Wounded Knee Incident in 1973.
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level 39
Oct 18, 2018
"Not in retaliation for the Little Bighorn". Yeah right!
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level 58
Oct 20, 2018
It was because they wouldn't sign away land full of valuprecious metals the U.S. just plain wanted.
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level 37
Oct 18, 2018
The LBJ one was tricky, at least for me. All I could think of was Vietnam, and I knew that we never officially declared war on Vietnam. I was racking my brains trying to think of a country! I asked my husband and he answered it immediately. Once he said the answer I had to laugh because it seemed so obvious then.
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level 53
Oct 30, 2018
We didn't do any better with the war on poverty than we did with Vietnam.
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level 37
Oct 18, 2018
Too US-centric ;) (I'm sorry)
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level 53
Oct 30, 2018
You did read the title of this quiz didn't you?
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level 66
Oct 18, 2018
Technically Jamestown wasn't there when they landed. ;)
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level 58
Oct 20, 2018
Rome wasn't there when Rome was founded, so how did they find Rome?
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level 53
Oct 30, 2018
Remus and Romulus roamed into it
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