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City Where It Happened #1

For each event, name the city in which it took place.
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Last updated: March 24, 2016
First submittedNovember 14, 2011
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Year
Event
City
2001
September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center
New York City
1989
Tiananmen Square massacre
Beijing
1979
Hostages kidnapped at American embassy
Tehran
1974
Ali vs. Foreman, "The Rumble in the Jungle"
Kinshasa
1972
Terrorists kill members of the Israeli Olympic team
Munich
1968
Democracy movement crushed by Soviet tanks
Prague
1967
The Summer of Love
San Francisco
1963
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Dallas
1963
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech
Washington D.C.
1948
Supplies airlifted in to relieve this city from a Soviet blockade
Berlin
1943
Turning point of WWII as Nazis fail to capture this city
Volgograd
1914
Assassination of Franz Ferdinand
Sarajevo
1903
First powered flight
Kitty Hawk
1854
John Snow traces a cholera outbreak to a contaminated well
London
1836
Battle of the Alamo
San Antonio
1812
The easternmost point of Napoleon's conquests
Moscow
1789
Storming of the Bastille
Paris
1776
Continental Congress issues American Declaration of Independence
Philadelphia
1589
Galileo drops two object of different mass from a tower to prove
that they fall at the same rate
Pisa
570
Birth of Muhammad
Mecca
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level 77
May 1, 2014
Had to guess on cholera but everything else was pretty easy.
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level 73
Mar 31, 2016
well you are just a superstar
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level 77
Jun 22, 2016
I'm not bragging. I'm offering feedback to the quiz maker as a way of showing appreciation for the quiz, while at the same time hoping to provoke conversation with other less oversensitive quiz takers about which questions they found difficult or easy.
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level 48
Jun 26, 2016
Your "feedback" is pretty back-handed. It looks really like bragging.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2016
Only if you read it incorrectly. I've noticed some people seem to react to all such comments the same way. Those left by me and others. Some kid will remark "hey I did well on this quiz! yay!" and then someone else will swoop in with "nobody CARES! GOD! Why do you have to be such a jerk!??" going on for 20 lines like this.

I have some theories as to why this is. Maybe insecurity. Maybe high levels of distrust or suspicion of other people's intentions, and an overeagerness to attribute to malice or something else unpleasant actions that are neutral or benevolent. A lack of empathy? Or.. could be projection in a Freudian sense. People who are braggarts, whiners, or attention-seekers themselves will see other people commenting who are none of those things and make assumptions.

Online comments are usually made with no tone, no cadence, no mannerisms, no non-verbal cues. Keep in mind the way a comment sounds to you when you read it has a LOT to do WITH YOU.
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level 77
Jun 27, 2016
Another odd phenomenon I've observed: people reading and commenting in the comments section who seem to be annoyed by all comments, almost regardless of content. Since the large majority of people choose to never comment at all, I'm guessing these people are a vocal and particularly judgmental subset of the normal silent spectator type of person, who view making any comment as needlessly showy, or somehow disturbing the peace, like the kid in class who can't stop interrupting the teacher.

I find this confusing, though. As... if you don't like reading comments and are here only for the quizzes... why are you reading the comments??? It's not required.
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level 63
Jun 19, 2019
I have 3 comments/thoughts about this:

1. I hate the noone cares comments too ( apparently they care enough to get mad over it) but even more so the responses about time. "I am a fetus that has been born yet and finished with 3 hours to spare! " etc. Extremely childish (more so since it is often adults responding to a 11 yo that is genuinly proud.)

2. there are indeed people that feel the need to brag or assert their superiority of some kind. But, and this may be hard to understand, not everyone that post how well or fast they were do it to brag. Some are just happy or proud. Braggers want a reaction (even if it is internal with the other party, they want the others to feel something or think something about them after their comment) for others posting their time is just a personal yay. so simply sharing their thoughts. (like you would when you take a shot with a basketball, yay or damn. Bragging: pff I cant believe someone actually could miss it is so easy.)

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level 63
Jun 19, 2019

3. phrasing makes a lot of difference especially to distinguish braggers from sharers. Especially when there is no intonation or facial expression. And some people simply have a better understanding how certain words or phrasing would sit with others. So besides intention, there is delivery. So if phrases are written in a way that usually only braggers use, it is hard to distguish someone who really didnt mean to brag from a bragger.

In kalbahamut's case, I think what set people off was that he stated it as fact. which seem to imply that there is something wrong with people that wouldnt get these. Using a different way of phrasing might have set people off less. Then again I do think in this particular case it mattered who it was aswell. The exact same comment made by someone else wouldnt have caused such big reactions.

Personally I think the comment is in a grey area, the way it is phrased could ve been meant either way. But is not overtly bragging

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level 67
Jun 22, 2016
There's an interesting bit about John Snow and cholera generally in Bryson's book At Home.
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level 76
Jun 22, 2016
I missed the Ali fight location. I remember very well the Thrilla in Manila, but I don't think there was as much hype for the Rumble in the Jungle. Or maybe it only seems that way now because Manila was in the title, which made it easier to remember. With all the coverage surrounding his death you'd think I'd know every single fact about him by now.
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level 48
Nov 5, 2017
Rumble in Jungle was a spectacle! One of biggest fights in history. Watch the documentary When We Were Kings, it's great!
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level 34
Jun 23, 2016
Cholera was a fairly obvious one for me, but probably only because I was educated in Britain, where we barely even talk about anyone else's History until college, unless we were involved. Yay us...
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level 77
Jun 23, 2016
As much as Britain "got involved" in other people's history over the years, that would be fairly comprehensive, at least from the 18th-19th centuries onward.

In my school system I remember getting very cursory introductions to history at lower grade levels. Probably we were studying US history in 4th grade because I think that year we took a field trip to Gunston Hall. 5th grade I believe was Virginia history. 6th grade world history (with a heavy bias toward Western Civ including Egypt and the Middle East which is a part of Western Civ). My 6th grade teacher made us memorize every country and capital in the world but that was unusual. 7th was either U.S. or Virginia again. 8th was Civics. 9th was World Civilization (again heavily biased toward Western Civ especially Europe). 10th was US history. 11th was Government. In 12th I opted to take AP European History (college level course, not required).
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level 77
Jun 23, 2016
At university I studied Art History, US and Western Civ history again, Japanese history, and Israeli/Palestinian history. Plus a variety of historical literature classes (English major). Foundations of education (Masters in Education). But most of that was at my discretion.

Anyway I don't think Mr. Snow came up in any of those classes.
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level 73
Jun 30, 2016
It was easy for me too, but only because I got muddled up between the Iranian Embassy Siege and Hostage Crisis!
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level 58
Sep 22, 2016
I studied in India, and it was mentioned in a class on GIS and Spatial Informatics.
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level 39
Feb 18, 2018
I am British and we only ever really studied British history in primary school (elementary school). We did Romans, Vikings, Normans and Tudors. I know most of those things are actually from others countries but we did the impact on Britain. At secondary school (high school) level we didn't do hardly any British history. We did the industrial revolution and 19th century Ireland but other than that we did Russian Tsars, Russian revolution, 1920s America, unification of Italy, cold war Berlin, Spanish civil war, Hitler's rise to power and both world wars (which I know Britain was very involved in but it was taught more from the perspective of Germany and France aside from a stop off in the blitz).
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level 77
Sep 4, 2018
yorks: interesting! :) and this is the sort of comment I'm hoping to inspire.
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level 71
Apr 24, 2019
It is very interesting to compare what each of us learned in school. My memory of the times is blurry but the topics should all be there. 6th grade: Egypt, ancient Greece, Rome (focus on daily life for whatever reason). 7th: highlights from Medieval Germany, Luther. 8th grade: no history class. 9th: Islamic expansion, feudalism, absolutism, French Revolution, Napoleon. 10th: Industrial Revolution, rise of German nationalism and failed German revolutions, Third Reich (focus on propaganda). 11th: Bismarck, imperialism, colonialism. 12th: WW1, Weimar Republic, rise of the Nazis. 13th: post-war overview. There was a bit more about US history in English class (Manifest Destiny, Rosa Parks, speeches by modern presidents, perhaps brief bits about the American Revolution, Lincoln and MLK). Interesting: no regional and no oriental history except for the Islamic expansion, and hardly anything about the course of WW2 and the Holocaust (probably not intentional, I blame high teacher turnover...
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level 71
Apr 24, 2019
...as well as messy schedules, and it was mentioned frequently in other subjects anyway).
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level 63
Jun 19, 2019
@camus that is pretty specific for a blurry memory haha. For me it is stone age, iron age, probably? (Unless that was from my own intersts) egypt I dont think we covered at all. maybe a little bit bit about mediaval times. Serfs I remember. I think indeed rather a bit about roman everyday life, bathouses and stuff. And ww2 oh and also some national stuff (of which I remember only 1 thing, some guy getting killed, plus that belgium used to be part of our kingdom, and something with spain. I am great with history, can you tell? :D.

Dont ask me the order (all I remember is local in elementary school and romans in middle school)> I didnt take history as a subject so had it only in primary school and the first year of high/middle school. I think that corresponds to 3th grade up to 7th grade. but maybe only the last two years of primary school, really cant remember anything below those (and really only the last one)

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level 63
Jun 19, 2019

Ow yea napolean.. cause pyramids romans and stoneage were stuff that would ve interested me anyway, but I am sure I wouldnt have looked up napoleon as an 8 yo, so I must been taught about that one.

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level 51
Dec 7, 2017
Who's Muhammad?
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level 77
Sep 4, 2018
He was my Uber driver last weekend.
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level 75
Nov 3, 2019
Look him up on Facebook in Cairo.
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level 80
May 1, 2014
I tried Winterfell and The Wall for the John Snow clue. Alas...
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level 84
May 1, 2014
You know *nothing*, Bob Saget.
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level 58
Jun 17, 2014
That's funny.
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level 44
Aug 3, 2014
*like*
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
lol made me think of GOT too haha
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level 76
Apr 4, 2016
I'm the opposite. Whenever the Jon Snow of GoT fame is mentioned, I think of the cholera one.
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level 67
Apr 17, 2016
Well, what a fine educated gentleman you are...completely immune to all that Westeros nonsense. I admire your uniqeness, sire.
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level 76
May 1, 2016
Miss, if you wouldn't mind.
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level 63
May 6, 2016
You're no blockheaded Bracegirdle from Hardbottle!
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level 34
Jun 23, 2016
Well I think of the News Reporter
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level 63
Jun 19, 2019
I am pretty sure sire can be used for both male and female (that is how it is used here anyway, it is the same as your highness). Unless to mean "to sire" then it is about the male that fathers offspring. (Or make vampires...)

Might be silly, but only NOW I realise you might have misread it as sir. I allready thought miss was a strange counterpart of sire...

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level 53
May 1, 2014
Did really badly in this- thought the place name for the first powered flight was the name of the plane!!
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level 78
May 1, 2014
Never heard of Kitty Hawk. I just knew that it was in North Carolina.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
i put in kill devil hills, lol
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level ∞
Mar 24, 2016
Kill Devil Hills would have worked
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level 68
Jun 22, 2016
Kitty Hawk: not a city Kill Devil Hills: not a city
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level 66
May 1, 2014
14/20 - surprisingly good for me. Btw, you misspelled "speech" in the MLK question. :)
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level ∞
May 1, 2014
Fixed
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level 77
May 1, 2014
I had no idea where the Rumble in the Jungle took place. I doubt I will forget it now.
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level 37
May 1, 2014
I thought it was Manila. I was surprised to see it was in the Congo.
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level 67
May 2, 2014
That was "Thrilla in Manila", a year later.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
lol me too I had 2 mins left so I googled it. I wanted to find out I had everythign else done :)
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level 73
Jun 30, 2016
I had no idea where the thriller in Manila took place
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level 58
May 1, 2014
This is a really good idea for a quiz. If you like this one you may like one of mine: http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/66970/world-corruption-index
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level 37
Apr 10, 2015
Spend ages trying to figure out the "Rumble in the Jungle". I knew it was in the Congo from a documentary I saw about it, but with all the name changes and various capital cities it was hard to get the right answer.
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level 74
Feb 1, 2016
'When We Were Kings'? I'm not a boxing fan, but that's a riveting documentary.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2016
Euh there has ever only been one capital city in the country since 1923. Its name changed exactly once (from Leopoldville to Kinshasa in 1966).
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level 74
Apr 10, 2015
Thanks for accepting Stalingrad as an alternate for Volgograd!
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level 58
Apr 10, 2015
mummahed was born in timbuktu
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level 34
Jun 23, 2016
What? Just.... just no..... Wrong continent
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level 65
Sep 25, 2016
wallah have some respect
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level 35
Nov 7, 2015
The quiz is still very US-centric, 8/20 are in the US. Why not add in cities such as Athens, Istanbul, Jerusalem or Suez instead
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level 61
Dec 3, 2017
And too northern-hemisphere-centric also. Is the "Rumble in the Jungle" the only significant event to happen below the equator?
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level 71
Apr 24, 2019
Right? And no mention of Antarctica at all.
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level 54
Feb 5, 2016
I didn't even consider that "Rumble in the Jungle" could have actually been in anything remotely like jungle, I just automatically assumed it was some strange stage name thingo and guessed all the US cities I could think of
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level 75
Mar 27, 2016
Kitty Hawk is a town of about 3000. Hardly a city.
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level 73
Jun 22, 2016
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level 73
Feb 14, 2018
Since this comment, I've found out that the definition of city to an American is quite different to the UK definition and small settlements of just a few people are sometimes called cities
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level 51
Nov 13, 2016
i agree, especially being an nc native and visiting haha. im sure the QM could come up with a different clue incoporating a much larger city
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level 72
Apr 3, 2016
A lot of depressing events there... any chance of doing a quiz full of positive happenings?
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level ∞
Jun 22, 2016
Good things generally happen gradually.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2016
I think bad things also tend to stick out more in people's minds.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2016
but anywhere here you go

This was harder to make than I thought it would be so I got bored and stopped at 15 answers. Sorry.
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level 77
Jun 22, 2016
anyway*
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level 62
May 18, 2016
"John Snow traces a cholera outbreak to a contaminated well" SPOILERS! I haven't seen that one yet.
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level 47
Jun 22, 2016
I'm surprised so little got Kinshasa.
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level 56
Jun 22, 2016
I think the percentage of correct answers will increase with the recent news coverage of Ali's life and death. That's the only reason I got it correct.
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level 74
Oct 27, 2016
yeah, especially compared to Kitty Hawk. Wright brothers are famous, but it must be American thing to know the place
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level 35
Jun 22, 2016
Why are 7 of these American, other countries do exist...
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level 80
Jun 22, 2016
7 cities in USA, while there's also 9 European cities. Quit complaining.
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level 63
Jun 19, 2019
not for or aganst, but your argument is strange, you sort of show evidence against your own point..

(like; you had a lot of beers... "no I didnt, I only had 12 beers and also one coca cola!")

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level 66
Sep 14, 2019
@Sifhraven You’re the one with a weird argument. You equate American cities to alcohol, while only equating European cities to soda, so you are clearly saying that one is inherently worse then the other. You also significantly alter the ratio from what’s actually in the quiz. It’s almost like your “analogy” isn’t useful at all.
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level 62
Jun 22, 2016
Yes, other countries do exist. Some of them are even included in this quiz. You don't like it? Make your own. No one is forcing you to play.
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level 44
Jun 22, 2016
"Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square, was fashion the reason why they were there?"
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level 29
Nov 25, 2016
More people know the location where some of the worst people in the world did one of the worst things in the world with planes than where planes were invented.
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level 62
Apr 20, 2017
I had to read that twice!
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level 56
May 4, 2018
Can you accept 'Kinsasha' for Kinshasa, I know my bad spelling shouldn't be accomodated, but I genuinley thought it was spelled that way
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level 63
Sep 4, 2018
The clue that starts out "John Snow..." initially had me confused about when cholera came into the story line on Game of Thrones.
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level 63
Jun 19, 2019
I only knew one, and a half... and guessed 6 more just by mentioning known capiitals.

History (after the 15th century) Isnt my thing. History/polictics and sports ( unless it is a general description, like which sport has penalties) ore my worst quiz subjects. Best is science and words. (And I think in english science includes biology and nature right? And maths, for me science means formulas and experiments, so basicly physics and chemistry.)

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level 30
Nov 30, 2019
Why did you say the trade tower when it was the twin towers?
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