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City Where It Happened #1

For each event, name the city in which it took place.
Last updated: March 24, 2016
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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 75
May 1, 2014
Had to guess on cholera but everything else was pretty easy.
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level 71
Mar 31, 2016
well you are just a superstar
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level 75
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 43
Jun 26, 2016
Your "feedback" is pretty back-handed. It looks really like bragging.
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level 75
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 75
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 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 75
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 75
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 75
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 71
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 59
Sep 22, 2016
I studied in India, and it was mentioned in a class on GIS and Spatial Informatics.
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level 38
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 75
Sep 4, 2018
yorks: interesting! :) and this is the sort of comment I'm hoping to inspire.
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level 51
Dec 7, 2017
Who's Muhammad?
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level 75
Sep 4, 2018
He was my Uber driver last weekend.
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level 79
May 1, 2014
I tried Winterfell and The Wall for the John Snow clue. Alas...
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level 81
May 1, 2014
You know *nothing*, Bob Saget.
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level 54
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 66
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 62
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 52
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 77
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 66
Jun 22, 2016
Kitty Hawk: not a city Kill Devil Hills: not a city
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level 64
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 75
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 71
Jun 30, 2016
I had no idea where the thriller in Manila took place
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level 56
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 40
May 11, 2014
the airlift one is incredibly vague.
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level 55
May 11, 2014
Is not.
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level 49
Jan 20, 2015
part of the marshall plan ... it is famous..
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level 73
Mar 27, 2016
Berlin Airlift and Marshal Plan were two entirely separate things.
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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 71
Feb 1, 2016
'When We Were Kings'? I'm not a boxing fan, but that's a riveting documentary.
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level 75
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 64
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 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 73
Mar 27, 2016
Kitty Hawk is a town of about 3000. Hardly a city.
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level 72
Jun 22, 2016
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level 72
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 71
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 75
Jun 22, 2016
I think bad things also tend to stick out more in people's minds.
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level 75
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 75
Jun 22, 2016
anyway*
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level 59
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 53
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 72
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 78
Jun 22, 2016
7 cities in USA, while there's also 9 European cities. Quit complaining.
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level 58
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 59
Apr 20, 2017
I had to read that twice!
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level 52
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 59
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.