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Years in History by Picture

Can you guess the years that are represented by these images?
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Last updated: May 31, 2019
First submittedMay 30, 2019
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+33
level 75
May 31, 2019
Kept thinking Columbus was bay of pigs, like a complete idiot
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level 80
May 31, 2019
My first thought was Bay of Pigs or the Cuba missile crisis. But I figured it out eventually.
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level 69
May 31, 2019
I also thought Bay of Pigs - maybe not so stupid after all
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level 55
Sep 28, 2019
my thoughts too
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level 82
May 31, 2019
Me four. Also couldn't figure out why the guillotine one wasn't about the French revolution.
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level 78
May 31, 2019
It is. The Revolution is considered to have lasted several years, at the very least until 1794. As for the guillotine, both Louis XVI's and Marie Antoinette's executions happened in 1793.
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level 71
May 31, 2019
Oh thank gawd – I wasn't the only one!
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level 78
May 31, 2019
I also tried a few 60's dates before thinking of Columbus.
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level 79
Jun 2, 2019
Me too
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level 66
Jun 2, 2019
Bay of Pigs was also my only association with the clue.
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level 47
Aug 13, 2019
Same, I only got it with 4 seconds left
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level 38
Aug 13, 2019
^ Same here. I never got it. I associate Columbus with the Bahamas and the Dominican Republic, not Cuba and Haiti.S
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level 45
Aug 13, 2019
Me too
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level 70
Aug 13, 2019
I saw it as Bay of Pigs as well until I clicked on the image and saw that it travel was also onto Hispaniola. Even after I clicked on the image I almost didn't get it because it was so small.
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level 71
May 31, 2019
Great idea!
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level 68
Jun 2, 2019
I didn't get the reference to 1966. It wasn't the year of her coronation or any other event I'm familiar with.
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level 76
Jun 2, 2019
It's the FIFA World Cup, celebrated in England (not the UK as a whole, just England) and won by the hosts.
In the photo, Queen Elizabeth II (as the hosts' Head of the State) is presenting the Jules Rimet trophy to Bobby Moore, captain of England.
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level 77
Jun 4, 2019
Thanks for the explanation, that was the only one I couldn't figure out.
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level 49
Aug 14, 2019
Same, thank you
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level 77
Aug 13, 2019
Look more closely at the picture. The guy on the right holding the trophy is wearing a football jersey. He's not being coronated.
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level 49
Aug 20, 2019
As an english football fan this offends me. Its one of the most iconic images of the 60s in england.
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level 73
Jun 2, 2019
Sophie's doing quite well for being shot first.
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level 73
Jun 5, 2019
Anonymous was founded in 1605?
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level 79
Jun 5, 2019
Lol, Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot. I knew the reference, but had no idea the year.
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level 67
Jun 7, 2019
I had no idea that pictures related to Guy Fawkes. How or why is it related to him!? I also hadnt a clue what the sixth, non bay of pigs, clue related to.
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level 70
Jun 9, 2019
The mask is a depiction of Fawkes face as popularized by the terrible "V for Vendetta" movie. The story swapped the religious dimension of the history for a political one, that may be why many people don't know the connection.
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level 63
Aug 13, 2019
I didn't think it was a bad movie at all, but ok, never knew that mask referred to Guy Fawkes. I also don't know much about the gunpowder plot, except for that it comes up in Jetpunk quizzes quite often (and I always fail to answer correctly).. Perhaps I should read up on it!
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level 70
Aug 13, 2019
My problem as well. I knew the reference but no clue as to the year.
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level 67
Aug 13, 2019
I didn't know the year either, so I just went consecutively through years in the general time period. Luckily, I chose to start at 1600.
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level 73
Aug 14, 2019
I wasn't being serious - I'm British and we had Guy Fawkes imagery drilled into us from a young age. Have to admit that I didn't know the date though.

And it's now twice that I didn't notice the smoking buildings in the background of the Statue of Liberty picture - thought it was asking for the year that the statue was erected in NY
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level 61
Jun 5, 2019
question: "Can you guess the years that are represented by these images? "

Answer: NO.

what>?!? not a 100%? I was absolutely right though... I cannot guess the years represented by these pictures... I totally answered the question correctly.

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level 72
Aug 15, 2019
I have a different problem with this question. Many of the answers I know - I feel affronted at being asked to guess them :-)
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level 60
Aug 13, 2019
I was trying to guess what year the Statue of Liberty arrived in the US because I didn't look closely at the picture.
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level 62
Aug 13, 2019
If I never see another picture of that day it'll be too soon. When I clicked on the quiz I knew it would be there but still....
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level 54
Aug 20, 2019
I saw smoke and thought the old days when fabricks were in town
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level 60
Aug 13, 2019
Why is Mandela's 1994 picture in black and white? so misleading.
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level 67
Aug 13, 2019
Not misleading if you know literally anything at all about Mandela.
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level 68
Aug 13, 2019
If the picture was older, as you may suggest, Mandela would've appeared much younger, too.
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level 61
Aug 14, 2019
Well he's not in jail and he's pretty obviously voting in an election, so...the black and white shouldn't be a problem.
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level 72
Aug 15, 2019
As if black and white has anything to do with South Africa ;-)
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level 59
Aug 13, 2019
Was there any particular significance to the 1966 World Cup? It seems like an odd choice compared to all the other events.
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level 40
Aug 13, 2019
Not particularly. It's just very important in England because it's the only time we've won anything. We're the only country who has won the World Cup but never won anything else - so everyone in England knows that date.
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level 57
Aug 13, 2019
England is the first country to win the Cricket World Cup, Football World Cup and Rugby World Cup (all three).
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level 77
Aug 14, 2019
that's almost as impressive as that time that god conquered death after inventing it.
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level 72
Aug 15, 2019
England is the only country that plays all three to a significant extent :-). Could make a slight case for Scotland & Ireland at cricket, and Australia & South Africa at football, but none are close to being World Cup contenders.
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level 77
Aug 13, 2019
Seems incredibly insignificant, but I somehow remembered the year and the event from another quiz on this site, and at the same time couldn't remember the year of the French Revolution.
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level 72
Aug 15, 2019
It's very significant ... but only to about 50 million of us; though I'm surprised the rest of the world doesn't know because we mention it enough times ;-)
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level 77
Aug 19, 2019
Can you just imagine the level of whinging if one of the answers was the US Olympic hockey team's victory over the USSR? Or maybe when the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004?
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level 40
Aug 20, 2019
I think the Olympics would be OK because it's a world wide event and a reasonably famous story, but yes I'd find the baseball a bit odd - though not whinge-worthy. I'd expect an average of one one or two whinges each time the quiz was featured. Tolerable.
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level 40
Aug 20, 2019
I think a picture of Franz Beckenbauer with the trophy in 1974, or Maradona in 1986 would also get at least 30%. Lots of people watch the World Cup and know the history, and those images get shown on TV a lot.
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level 63
Aug 13, 2019
I love this quiz! Please make more like this! Only one I missed was the Guy Fawkes one. I was trying different 17th Century dates but ran out of time.
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level 56
Aug 13, 2019
It would be nice to have the name of the event next to the date when the answers are displayed.
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level 58
Aug 14, 2019
Yeah that would be nice cos right now, out of the four I missed, I still don’t know what 3 of them represents.
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level 44
Aug 18, 2019
I can beat your thinking Bay of Pigs for sheer unadulterated stupidity. I glanced at the Staue of Liberty and started trying to remember when France gifted it. I never saw the smoking towers in the background.......