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Quiz on the Year 1908

Can you name these people, places, and things from the year 1908?
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Last updated: November 4, 2016
First submittedNovember 3, 2016
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This empire controls Turkey, most of Iraq, and parts of Greece
Ottoman Empire
Wilbur Wright demonstrates this invention to astonished onlookers in Paris
Airplane
This structure, built for the 1889 World's Fair, is the tallest in the world
Eiffel Tower
Ford Motors produces this best-selling automobile for the first time
Model T
Puyi, age 2, becomes the last emperor of this country
China
The "Tunguska event". Hundreds of square kilometers of forest are vaporized
by a meteroid strike in this country
Russia
American explorer Robert Peary sets sail in an attempt to become the
first person to reach this destination
The North Pole
The Summer Olympics are held in this city
London
The Hoover Company acquires the manufacturing rights to this invention
The Vacuum Cleaner
This President declines to run for a third term
Theodore Roosevelt
In Bolivia, Butch Cassidy is killed along with his sidekick …
The Sundance Kid
King Leopold II of Belgium relinquishes personal control of this country
D.R. Congo
This "Second Sex" author is born
Simone de Beauvoir
This author, creator of James Bond, is born
Ian Fleming
This future President is born in Stonewall, Texas
Lyndon B. Johnson
Leon Trotsky becomes editor of this newspaper, later to become the
official paper of the USSR
Pravda
This future world leader is arrested for the first time - in South Africa
Mohandas Gandhi
The Vienna Psychoanalytic Society is established. They meet at this person's home
Sigmund Freud
This canal is currently under construction by the United States
Panama Canal
This "7th inning stretch" song is composed
Take Me Out to the
Ball Game
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level 70
Nov 3, 2016
And I thought it may be a tribute to the Chicago Cubs...but no answer for them?
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level 76
Nov 4, 2016
Yeah, I assumed there would be something about the Cubs, and possibly about hell freezing over.
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level 80
Nov 3, 2016
Turns out Mandela wasn't arrested in 1908.
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level 72
Nov 3, 2016
My first thought as well. Then I realized that he isn't *that* old...
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level 69
Nov 3, 2016
Yeah, I felt pretty dumb once I realised it was asking for Gandhi
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level 68
Nov 4, 2016
Technically, Gandhi was not a world leader. Civil rights leader, inspiration for many pacifist movements - yes. Father of Indian independence, yes. But never a leader in the traditional sense.
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level 37
Nov 4, 2016
Yes the phrase world leader really threw me off for this question.
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level 73
Nov 4, 2016
Gandhi was certainly a world leader, both politically and spiritually.
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level 75
Nov 5, 2016
Leader means someone who leads people. He sure did.
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level 66
Jan 12, 2018
I posit many of us typed in Mandela just out of muscle memory - without thinking.
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level 83
Nov 3, 2016
Lean Trotsky? I guess he wasn't overweight, but... :)
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level 71
Nov 4, 2016
Short for "Left-leaning"
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level 71
Nov 3, 2016
Wonderful quiz! Great job
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level 78
Nov 3, 2016
Why 1908?
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level 60
Nov 3, 2016
Why not?!
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level 40
Nov 4, 2016
I think it's because the Chicago Cubs just won the World Series for the first time since 1908.
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level 72
Nov 4, 2016
Tried lots of variations in and around "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" without nailing it - maybe offer a few type-in's there?
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level ∞
Nov 4, 2016
"Take me out" is all that's required
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level 63
Nov 4, 2016
+1. I had "Take me back to the ball game" and then gave up on it, not being a baseball attendee and not knowing any other baseball songs.
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level 77
Nov 4, 2016
Missed the two least-guessed answers. Got the rest.
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level 73
Nov 4, 2016
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level 73
Apr 28, 2019
i missed only the least gussed
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level 68
Nov 4, 2016
Why isn't plane accepted for airplane? I mean I know it can also mean other stuff, but so can vacuum and that was accepted.
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level ∞
Nov 4, 2016
Plane will work now
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level 33
Nov 4, 2016
Excellent quiz! Please accept T-model for the Ford question though? (Missed out on that one)
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level 33
Nov 4, 2016
leon trotsky not lean trotsky
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level 43
Nov 5, 2016
Couldn't spell Beauvoir!
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level 69
Mar 7, 2017
1908. Last time a baseball player stole 1st base. (player initially stole 2nd base in an attempt to draw a throw from the catcher, which would've allowed the runner on 3rd to attempt a steal of home plate...but the catcher didn't throw down to 2nd, so on the next pitch, the runner "stole" 1st base....on the next pitch, he tried stealing 2nd again, this time, drawing the throw, which allowed the runner on 3rd to successfully steal home.)
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level 76
Feb 24, 2018
Huh, I've been studying Le Deuxieme Sexe at university and it didn't occur to me that "The Second Sex" is its English title. *facepalm*