History by Letter - T

Name these historical people, places, and things beginning with the letter T.
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Last updated: September 17, 2019
First submittedJuly 31, 2014
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First female PM of the UK
Margaret Thatcher
Chinese massacre site of 1989
Tiananmen Square
Tropical paradise visited by
the HMS Bounty
Tahiti
FDR's successor
Harry S Truman
Escaped American slave who
rescued 70 others
Harriet Tubman
Region annexed by China in 1951
Tibet
Marble mausoleum called the finest
example of Mughal architecture
Taj Mahal
Group that seized power in
Afghanistan in 1996
Taliban
Formal robe of ancient Rome
Toga
Sculptures buried with the
first emperor of China
Terracotta Army
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Ship that hit an iceberg in 1912
Titanic
Dynasty of Henry VIII
Tudor
Young pharaoh whose tomb was
discovered in 1922
Tutankhamun
Type of Middle Ages catapult
Trebuchet
Exiled Soviet leader
assassinated in Mexico
Leon Trotsky
Decorative fabric for castle walls
Tapestry
Conqueror of the 1300s who killed
5% of the world's population
Timur
Second emperor of Rome
Tiberius
1773 tax protest in Boston Harbor
Tea Party
City-state of ancient Greece or
capital of ancient Egypt
Thebes
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Level 69
Aug 24, 2014
When the name of Thebes is pronounced "Tiva" in your language and is written with different alphabet is quite hard to get the English version... (I'm not complaining, I'm just mentioning it!)
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Level 45
Oct 21, 2014
I also tried Tiva or something similar..
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2014
I could have sat here all day and still not come up with the correct spelling of Tiananmen.
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2014
I sat for about 90 seconds and eventually came up with an incorrect spelling that was accepted by the quiz. The rest were easy.
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Level 67
Oct 21, 2014
To remember next time, just break it into parts. Tian'anmen is tiān (heaven), ān (peace), mén (gate), for "gate of heavenly peace."
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Level 37
Oct 31, 2014
Is that what it means? How ironical!!
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Level 77
Dec 13, 2016
Yup, in my language it's mentioned occasionally as Square of Heavenly Peace, especially in newspaper articles.
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Level 53
Sep 24, 2017
Also, to remember the name of the figure of speech "anadiplosis," say to an imaginary female dancer, "Anna, dip low, Sis".
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Level 65
Sep 24, 2017
Same here, it is actually spelled Tian An Min they should accept this.
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Level 53
Sep 24, 2017
They should accept this. Nyah,ny天安门ah, nyah
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Level 59
Oct 21, 2014
From somewhere I've heard both the Greek and Egyptian towns be called Theba or even Teeba. It's funny how different translations can get from each other.
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Level 52
Oct 21, 2014
Just a side note, there is no "." after the S in Harry S Truman. It didn't stand for anything; his middle name was actually just "S"
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Fixed
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Level 36
Jul 17, 2020
interesting - thank you
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Level 61
Oct 21, 2014
Um, I said "tea" and "Boston Tea Party" and none of those worked? Why? Please correct and also stop making spelling a requirement. Foreign words, phrases, language, etc. are difficult to spell.
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Level 83
Oct 21, 2014
"stop making spelling a requirement"

So any random jumble of letters should be acceptable? If you've ever made your own quiz here, then you know that you have to enter each acceptable answer, and there is often no way to enter every possible misspelling of "foreign" words to everyone's liking.

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Level 53
Sep 24, 2017
Not any random jumble. Just words that break normal linguistic patterns and very uncommon words.
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Boston Tea Party will work now even though it doesn't start with T.
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Level 64
Jul 17, 2020
That particular historical event should be in the B letter quiz anyway. You won't find it in the T section of an encyclopedia.
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Level 22
Mar 9, 2018
Spelling is an important thing to be able to do! Boston tea party is fair game for a 3rd grade spelling test.
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Level 50
Oct 21, 2014
Trebuchets are not catapults.
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Level 53
Oct 21, 2014
I've checked several websites, most of which say that a trebuchet is a type of catapult. Or possibly an "improved" catapult. As near as I can tell, all trebuchets are catapults, but not all catapults are trebuchets.
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Level 22
Mar 9, 2018
They are the same thing.
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Level 68
Apr 9, 2017
Got them all apart from Harriet Tubman, not someone I've come across before. We don't tend to study the history of the US slave trade in the rest of the world.
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Level 37
May 12, 2017
You probably won't have to. You can study your own country's history of slavery. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Egyptians, Greeks, Turks, all indulged in slavery. If not of Africans, then of other ethnic groups and civilizations.
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Level 50
Oct 15, 2017
In Australia, we "imported" our slaves from England. How many countries can say that? Sorry, forgot about the Romans.
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Level 70
Feb 13, 2020
Before slavery to the Americas there was a great deal of slavery of Europeans to Africa. A new study suggests that a million or more European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780. When slavery in the Americas took place Brazil was by far the greatest slave investing country with an estimated 4.9 million. Great numbers were also sent to the Caribbean Islands. USA received about 5% of the 12 million slaves taken from Africa:
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Level 65
Sep 24, 2017
You don't? Well let me give you an education. Natchez, Mississippi was the main market for plantation slaves, while New Orleans was for prostitutes and domestic workers. When bidding on slaves you purchased them not in "lots" but in "coffles". Did you also know that had not the South seceded, there was going to be a huge bubble in the slave market due to the British developing their own cotton supply in India? This would have driven prices for cotton so low that there could be no justification for the high speculative prices, (or any price, for that matter), being paid for slaves and would have led to the collapse of the Southern plantation system.
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Level 80
Mar 9, 2018
By "rest of the world" of course you mean whatever small corner of Europe you come from, as everyone who ever says that on this site invariably means. Is it a matter of public policy wherever you're from that people should be willfully ignorant about the United States? You don't learn anything? Is there a boycott on knowledge if it has that noxious American taint on it? I see these complaints here every single day. I learned about your country when I was in school. And also learned about the "rest of the world" at the same time. And then after school I went and did my own independent study and research and learned some more. What were you spending your time doing?
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Level 37
May 25, 2018
^ Excellent comment, Kalbahamut! - I often wonder what level of education some of these quiz takers have attained. Education in the US is often criticized as being inferior to that of European and Asian nations but that is another lie if these quizzes are any indication of their "comprehensive" education.
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Level 73
Jul 17, 2020
"The answer to this question was NOT taught in my school's curriculum! I'd like to speak to the manager!"
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Level 87
Sep 24, 2017
Great quiz. Thank you for this.
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Level 71
Mar 9, 2018
More spelling varieties for Trotsky, please.
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2020
Well this made my record skip. I'm trying to think of more than 2 possible spellings.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2020
Great quiz! There wasn’t actually a “massacre” at Tianenman square though. Just an early fake color revolution.
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Level 33
Jan 12, 2020
Enjoyed the quiz. Timur is known in many countries as Tamerlane or Tamburlaine. Would be good if those were also accepted
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2020
Tamerlane would have worked.
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Level 32
Jan 12, 2020
I was gonna type "tutanchamon" but it was accepted when I got to "tuta" seriously? That's too easy
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Level ∞
Jan 12, 2020
He's commonly referred to as "King Tut" which is why "Tut" is accepted.
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Level 47
Jan 14, 2020
I know there's like a whole argument over Harry Truman's middle name, but wikipedia puts a dot after S, and his cited signature also reads "Harry S. Truman"
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Level 45
May 22, 2020
Wow I was surprised to get Thebes
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Level 78
Jul 17, 2020
Thebes was easy for me because of all the cities and towns along the Mississippi in my region named for Egyptian cities - Memphis TN, Cairo, (pronounced Cair-oh or as some say, Cay-ro) Karnak, and Thebes, IL. There is also a town in southern IL named Dongola which used to be the name of a town in Egypt, but it's now in Sudan. Southern IL is known as Egypt or Little Egypt. Don't ask me why, but I'm glad it helped me with that answer.
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Level 42
Jul 17, 2020
Can Trotsky please be accepted as Trotski? It's written like that in a lot of languages.
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Level 89
Jul 17, 2020
... or Bronstein
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2020
A bit surprised that (as of now) more people came up with "trebuchet" than Thebes or Harriet Tubman, or even Timur.
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Level 50
Jul 20, 2020
You know that expression 'greatest thing since sliced bread'? Sliced bread was the greatest thing since trebuchets. The greatness of anything invented from then on can only go as far back as the trebuchet. Nothing is more awesome than a trebuchet.
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Level 49
Jul 17, 2020
Got all except Tahiti, Trebuchet, and Tapestry.
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Level 36
Jul 17, 2020
I deliberately refused to answer the first question - horrible woman
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Level 82
Jul 17, 2020
I'm not a fan of Margaret Thatcher, but what purpose does it serve to not answer a basic question about her on a quiz website?
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Level 53
Jul 18, 2020
You misspelled "wonderful"