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City Where It Happened #2

For each event, name the city in which it took place.
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First submittedApril 10, 2014
Last updatedAugust 3, 2014
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Year
Event
City
2011
Arab Spring protests in Tahrir Square
Cairo
1997
Princess Diana dies after a car crash
Paris
1992
Rodney King riots
Los Angeles
1975
Americans evacuate this city by helicopter
Saigon
1968
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memphis
1948
Assassination of Gandhi
New Delhi
1945
First war-time use of the atomic bomb
Hiroshima
1938
Conference to appease Hitler and give him part of Czechoslovakia
Munich
1930
Uruguay wins the first World Cup
Montevideo
1937
Rape of ______ by Japanese troops
Nanjing
1865
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's theater
Washington D.C.
1847
Brigham Young says "this is the place"
Salt Lake City
1791
Mozart dies at the age of 35
Vienna
1773
Colonists have a "party" to protest the Tea Act
Boston
1692
Twenty "witches" executed
Salem
1605
The Gunpowder Plot
London
532
30,000 killed after chariot race fans riot
Constantinople
70
Second Temple destroyed by Romans
Jerusalem
44 BC
Assassination of Julius Caesar
Rome
387 BC
Plato founds the Academy
Athens
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level 72
Jul 14, 2014
The first war TIME use of an atom bomb was in New Mexico in July 1945.
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level 54
Aug 3, 2014
New Mexico is a U.S. State. And I think you're confusing 'use' vs. 'test'
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level 77
Sep 21, 2016
A test is still a use. And it was tested during a time of war. I think Jerry has a point. It could be amended as... first offensive use, or first use against a civilian population, or first deployed in aggression, or something like that.
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level 76
Sep 21, 2016
Keep it simple. First nuclear attack.
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level 77
Aug 3, 2014
easy.
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level 77
Aug 3, 2014
though took me 3 guesses to get Memphis...
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level 44
Aug 3, 2014
"Early morning, April 4, shot rings out in the Memphis sky. 'Free at last!' They took your life, but they could not take your pride."
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level 73
Aug 5, 2014
aren't you a person that claims to be a trivia guru? an american? is a pretty common american trivia question
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level 77
Aug 5, 2014
I've never claimed to be a trivia guru. I have claimed to be American. What exactly is your problem?
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level 43
Sep 23, 2016
Lol i could hear Bono singing it but couldn't remember 'Memphis sky"
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level 43
Sep 23, 2016
Lol every quiz i do, i see your name kalbahamut. Pretty sure you are a quiz whiz
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level 63
Aug 3, 2014
You definitely should accept istanbul as an answer
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level 54
Aug 3, 2014
Surprised LA wasn't accepted for Los Angeles, could it possibly be added? Should have tried fuller versions but still...
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level 80
Sep 20, 2016
So you're saying you didn't get Los Angeles because you weren't bothered to type it all out? You clearly take plenty of quizzes here since you are level 55 as of today; in all that time, you've never realized that LA isn't accepted?
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level 68
Aug 4, 2014
Got Constantinople by just guessing the only big cities that existed in chariot race days. Was not actually familiar with the event.
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level 60
Sep 20, 2016
And people moan about soccer fans! Those crazy Turks.
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level 69
Oct 23, 2015
Free at last they ended your life
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level 79
Sep 20, 2016
should be Byzantium if you want to be chronologically correct.
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level 79
Sep 20, 2016
or not. sorry.
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level 48
Sep 20, 2016
Sorry no, in 532 it was already called Constantinople after Constantine the Great who made the city capital of the Eastern Roman Empire in 330.
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level 62
Sep 20, 2016
Nice quiz.
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level 51
Sep 20, 2016
Going in order, Nanjing should be above the Montevideo clue (1937 vs 1930)
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level 67
Sep 20, 2016
I guessed Istanbul because it's easier to type than Constantinople... I assumed it would go with typical Jetpunk type-ins and give it to me. Now I've typed this comment, which was much more work. Either way, accept Istanbul.
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level 67
Sep 20, 2016
But it wasn't Istanbul. That'd be like saying the Confederate Army of Manhattan tried to burn down New Amsterdam.
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level 58
Sep 23, 2016
Except that New Amsterdam isn't the city's name as of today.
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level 58
Sep 23, 2016
I typed Byzantinum, but after reading comments, I realize that Constantinople was the correct answer. Both Byzantinum and Isatanbul could be accepted, though.
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level 73
Mar 2, 2018
Byzantinum shouldn't , though.
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level 49
Sep 23, 2016
great quiz but can't you accept Istanbul for Constantinople?
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level 33
Oct 27, 2016
Istanbul is not he same as Constantinople.. They might be the same geographically, but they are not the same. But yes Constantinople is extremely hard to type, could you maybe put in some alternative spellings, I spent half the time trying to spell it.
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level 40
Jan 24, 2018
so DC and SLC both work for District of Columbia and Salt Lake City respectively, but not LA?!?!?! WTF