Statistics for 250 Years, 250 Events

Click here to take the quiz!

General Stats

  • This quiz has been taken 189 times
  • The average score is 121 of 250

Answer Stats

Years Hint Answer % Correct
1982First nation to have more than 1 billion peopleChina
96%
2016This controversial businessman is elected U.S. presidentDonald Trump
96%
1939Nazi Germany attacks this countryPoland
94%
2009First Afro-American U.S. presidentBarack Obama
94%
2006Planet which loses its status, now a dwarf planetPluto
93%
1963This civil rights activist delivers his "I Have a Dream" speechMartin Luther King Jr.
93%
1952This English monarch becomes QueenElizabeth II.
92%
1991This superpower collapsesSoviet Union
92%
2017This North Korean leader threatens to nuke GuamKim Jong-un
90%
2000Russian politician who becomes de-facto leaderVladimir Putin
90%
1960This man becomes the youngest to serve as President of the U.S.John F. Kennedy
90%
1974This U.S. president resigned the presidencyRichard Nixon
90%
1912This ocean liner sinks after hitting an icebergRMS Titanic
88%
1924The founder of the Soviet Union diesVladimir Lenin
88%
1957This terrorist is born in RiyadhOsama bin Laden
88%
1959The last state to be admitted to the Union so farHawaii
88%
1947This famous Chicago gangster diesAl Capone
86%
1901This English Queen diesQueen {Victoria}
85%
1926This Cuban revolutionary is bornFidel Castro
85%
1930Uruguay wins the first .....FIFA World Cup
84%
1997The U.K. hands over this territory to ChinaHong Kong
83%
1889This Parisian tower becomes the tallest building in the worldEiffel Tower
83%
1896First modern Olympic Games are held hereAthens
83%
1950War between the communist north and the capitalist south{Korean} War
83%
1973The queen opens this world-famous Sydney buildingSydney Opera House
82%
1992Racial riots in this U.S. cityLos Angeles
82%
1976Founding Father of China diesMao Zedong
81%
2015The U.S. restores diplomatic relations with this countryCuba
81%
1906This California city is strucked by an earthquakeSan Francisco
81%
1922Howard Carter discovers this Egyptian PharaoTutankhamun
81%
1931This NYC skyscraper becomes the tallest building in the worldEmpire State Building
80%
1925This autobiographical book by Hitler is publishedMein Kampf
79%
2005This well-known video sharing website startsYouTube
78%
1944On 20 July, Claus von Stauffenberg attempts to assassinate ...Adolf Hitler
78%
1969This music festival is held at a New York farmWoodstock
78%
2001This encyclopedia goes onlineWikipedia
78%
1972Attack during the Olympics in this cityMunich
78%
1980Mark David Chapman assassinates this LiverpudlianJohn Lennon
78%
1914Gavrilo Princip assassinate this ArchdukeFranz Ferdinand of Austria
78%
1860This Great Emancipator becomes the first Republican presidentAbraham Lincoln
78%
1932Ibn Saud found this country (the name appears in the country name)Saudi Arabia
77%
2014The Olympic Winter Games are held hereSochi
77%
1888Best known unidentified serial killer of LondonJack the Ripper
77%
1920Term for the ban on the production and sale of alcohol in the U.S.Prohibition
77%
1812Napoleon fails to conquer this cityMoscow
77%
1948David Ben-Gurion declares the independence of his countryIsrael
76%
1978This man becomes the first Pole to be Bishop of Rome (Pope)John Paul II
76%
1988This Soviet statesman is visiting NYCMikhail Gorbachev
76%
1903The Wright brothers are the first with a successful...Airplane
75%
1923Mustafa Atatürk declares the independence of his countryTurkey
75%
201033 miners are found alive after a huge rescue operation in this countryChile
74%
1940He has nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweatWinston Churchill
74%
2004What kills 250,000 people on Boxing Day?Earthquake / Tsunami
74%
1966This country wins its first FIFA World CupEngland
74%
1911Roald Amundsen becomes the first person to reach thisSouth Pole
73%
1971This country receives its independence from PakistanBangladesh
73%
1872The U.S. founds its first national park{Yellowstone} National Park
73%
2008Olympic Games locationBeijing
73%
1913The Australians begin with the construction of their new capitalCanberra
73%
1859On the Origin of Species is published by this biologistCharles Darwin
73%
1993This nation gets its independence from EthiopiaEritrea
73%
1929Great economic crisis that started after the U.S. stock market crashGreat Depression
73%
1936Guerra Civil Española, in EnglishSpanish Civil War
72%
1934Hitler calls himself now ....Führer
72%
1996Rapper fatally shot in Las VegasTupac Shakur
72%
1994This happens in RwandaGenocide
72%
1857The Queen decides to make this city the capital of CanadaOttawa
71%
1975The fall of this city ends the Vietnam WarSaigon
70%
1918The Armistice of Compiègne ends this war on 11 NovemberWorld War I
70%
1961First man in spaceYuri Gagarin
70%
1877The prestigious tennis tournament is held for the first timeWimbledon Championships
69%
1917The last Emperor of Russia abdicatedNicholas II
68%
1968The Summer Olympics are held in this cityMexico City
68%
1979Revolution in this Asian countryIran
68%
1958This French general founds the Fifth RepublicCharles de Gaulle
68%
1868The Meiji Restoration happens in this countryJapan
68%
1907This nation joins the 'Entente Cordiale' making it the 'Triple Entente'Russian Empire
68%
1941A date which will live in ....Infamy
66%
1986Space shuttle which broke up 73 seconds after take-offChallenger
66%
1983Official beginning of this world-wide communication networkInternet
64%
1937German zeppelin catches fire in Lakehurst, NJLZ 129 'Hindenburg'
64%
1953He is sworn in as 34th POTUSDwight D. Eisenhower
63%
1989Tim Berners-Lee invents this part of the InternetWorld Wide Web
63%
1833The British re-establish their rule on these islands, which displeased ArgentinaFalkland Islands
63%
1845This event will kill 1 million Irish during the next seven yearsGreat Famine
63%
1801He becomes 3rd President of the United StatesThomas Jefferson
62%
1776This country declares its independenceUnited States of America
62%
1965Human rights activist assassinated in ManhattanMalcolm X
61%
1863The bloodiest battle during the American Civil War is fought near this townGettysburg
61%
1927First aviator to fly nonstop from New York to ParisCharles Lindbergh
60%
1803The U.S. doubles its area by buying this territoryLouisiana
59%
1849What happened in 1849 in California?Gold Rush
59%
1854This party is founded in Ripon, Wisconsin{Republican} Party
59%
1798The Helvetic Republic is installed on territory of this present-day countrySwitzerland
59%
1873This type of pants is patentedJeans
59%
1987Zimbabwean who becomes PresidentRobert Mugabe
58%
1807This famous Confederate general is born in VirginiaRobert E. Lee
58%
1949This Federal Republic is foundedGermany
58%
1844This country declares its independence from HaitiDominican Republic
58%
1773This 'party' happens in BostonTea Party
58%
1899This war breaks out in South Africa{Second} {Boer} War
57%
1815Napoleon vs. WellesleyBattle of {Waterloo}
57%
1910Dom Manuel II is the last king of this countryPortugal
57%
1905This English football team is founded in LondonChelsea F.C.
57%
1956Revolution in this European countryHungary
57%
1883This Indonesian volcano erupts (36,000 deaths)Krakatoa
56%
2007Name a country which joined the EU in 2007Bulgaria or Romania
56%
1945What V-E-Day meansVictory in Europe Day
55%
1942Decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of WWIIBattle of {Midway}
55%
1990This socialist state dissolvesEast Germany
54%
1998This Cambodian politician diesPol Pot
54%
1787First U.S. state to ratify the ConstitutionDelaware
53%
1866This Welsh surveyor (after whom the highest mountain was named) diesGeorge Everest
53%
1885LaMarcus Adna Thompson obtains a patent for this type of amusement rideRoller coaster
53%
1791This Austrian composer dies aged 35Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
53%
1789The storming of this prison started the French RevolutionBastille
53%
1904This is the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degreeHelen Keller
53%
1832Ecuador annexes these islandsGalápagos Islands
53%
1830This country declares its independence from the NetherlandsBelgium
53%
1818Mary Shelley publishes this horror novelFrankenstein
53%
1847Brigham Young founds this citySalt Lake City
52%
1933This German state is dissolved{Weimar} Republic
51%
1943Bloodiest battle in the history of warfareBattle of {Stalingrad}
51%
1790The Residence Act creates this planned capitalWashington, D.C.
51%
1793This French Queen is beheadedMarie Antoinette
50%
1999This man becomes president of VenezuelaHugo Chávez
50%
1813Jane Austen publishes this romance novelPride and Prejudice
48%
1874This Italian inventor, known for his radio, is born in BolognaGuglielmo Marconi
47%
2003The U.S. arrests this former PresidentSaddam Hussein
47%
1970Shootings happen at this Ohio universityKent State
47%
2011Nuclear disaster caused by an earthquake / tsunamiFukushima
45%
1840The Treaty of Waitangi creates this countryNew Zealand
45%
1891The longest railway in the world is now under construction{Trans}-{Siberian} Railway
45%
1802He becomes French consul for lifeNapoleon Bonaparte
45%
1897This guy becomes 25th President of the United StatesWilliam McKinley
44%
1876Battle commonly referred to as "Custer's Last Stand"Battle of the {Little} {Bighorn}
44%
1786Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard are the first to climb this mountainMont Blanc
44%
1796Edward Jenner is using vaccine for this diseaseSmallpox
44%
1850This U.S. state becomes the 31st stateCalifornia
44%
1870The first white sees this impressing geyser located in Western U.S.Old Faithful
43%
1809He becomes 4th President of the United StatesJames Madison
43%
1892This politican becomes US president for the second time (non-consecutive)Grover Cleveland
43%
1915German U-Boot U-20 torpedoes this ocean linerRMS Lusitania
43%
1955Collective defense treaty among the USSR and its satellite statesWarsaw Pact
43%
1908This MLB team will wait 108 years until they'll win the World Series againChicago Cubs
43%
1981This Egyptian is killedAnwar Sadat
43%
1890This German chancellor is removedOtto von Bismarck
43%
1836Pivotal event in the Texas RevolutionBattle of the {Alamo}
42%
1779This explorer dies on the Sandwich IslandsJames Cook
42%
1865This alpine mountain is climbed for the first timeMatterhorn
42%
1846Johann Galle becomes the first man to see this astronomical bodyNeptune
41%
1887Most widely spoken constructed language is createdEsperanto
40%
1967War between Israel and Egypt{Six-Day} War
40%
1898This conflict starts due to sinking of the USS Maine{Spanish}-{American} War
39%
1921This republican becomes U.S. presidentWarren G. Harding
38%
1900What is held in Paris (NOT the Olympic Games)Exposition Universelle
38%
1851This London palace is built for the first World's Fair{Crystal} Palace
38%
1821Napoleon dies on this islandSaint Helena
38%
1770A massacre is happening in this U.S. cityBoston
38%
1811This English king serves as Prince Regent during his father's illnessGeorge IV
37%
1848Many of these happen in EuropeRevolutions
36%
1938Term used to describe the annexation of AustriaAnschluss
36%
1783This treaty set the boundaries between the British Empire and the United StatesTreaty of {Paris}
35%
1853This conflict between Russia and the Ottoman Empire breaks out{Crimean} War
35%
1781William Herschel discovers this astronomical bodyUranus
35%
1881This president is assassinatedJames A. Garfield
35%
1861This nation declares its independence from the United StatesConfederate States of America
33%
1797Ludovico Manin is the last ... of VeniceDoge
33%
1828B & O becomes the first ... in the United StatesRailroad
32%
1841He was the first U.S president to die in officeWilliam Henry Harrison
32%
1894Political scandal in France (antisemitism){Dreyfus} affair
32%
1814This song is written by Francis Scott KeyThe Star-Spangled Banner
31%
1884European colonization and trade in Africa is regulated in this conference{Berlin} Conference
31%
1871He said "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"Henry Morton Stanley
31%
1916Largest and longest battle of the First World War between France and GermanyBattle of {Verdun}
30%
1780This secret network of routes used by slaves who want their freedom is foundedUnderground Railroad
30%
1788The First Fleet arrives in this countryAustralia
30%
1806Construction for this Paris monument beginsArc de Triomphe
30%
1951American couple sentenced to death because of telling secret nuclear plansJulius and Ethel Rosenberg
30%
1820This ancient Greek statue is discovered on the island of MilosVenus de Milo
29%
2002This nation is the first one to become independent in 21st centuryEast Timor
29%
1946This war begins in the former French colonies of Southeast Asia{First} {Indochina} War
29%
2012This ship runs aground off the Tuscan coastCosta Concordia
29%
1919This Asian country is the only one becoming its independence in 1919Afghanistan
28%
1794France abolishes thisSlavery
28%
1819Gran Colombia is founded and reigned by this presidentSimón Bolívar
28%
1785This country starts to control the island of Saint-BarthélemySweden
28%
1880This Cologne monument is completedCologne {Cathedral}
27%
1805These explorers reach the Pacific OceanLewis and Clark
27%
1804This Latin American country becomes to first to declare its independenceHaiti
27%
1935Three laws that were set into practice in Germany{Nuremberg} Laws
26%
1775The Battles of Lexington and Concord are part of this war{American} {Revolutionary} War
26%
1825The Stephenson brothers invent this steam vehicleLocomotive
26%
1827This animal called Zarafa arrives in Europe (the first since 300 years)Giraffe
25%
1768This island falls under French ruleCorsica
24%
1824Ludwig van Beethoven's final complete symphonySymphony {No. 9}
24%
1843This world-famous Copenhagen amusement park opensTivoli Gardens
24%
1875Georges Bizet publishes his most successful workCarmen
23%
1856Workers find very old human bones in this German valleyNeandertal
23%
1985Brussels stadium disaster{Heysel} disaster
23%
1954Where a soccer miracle happensBern
23%
183726th state admitted to the UnionMichigan
22%
1995A terrible massacre is happening in this Bosnian villageSrebrenica
22%
1984This country becomes the last Western European one to allow women's voteLiechtenstein
22%
1822The Grue Church fire disaster is the deadliest in this countryNorway
22%
1839Slave revolt on this ship (you might know the 1997 Spielberg film)La Amistad
21%
1771Carl Wilhelm Scheele discovers this very important elementOxygen
21%
1795On July 14, this song becomes the new French anthemLa Marseillaise
20%
1799This pivotal event in European history comes to an endFrench Revolution
20%
1886This Bavarian 'Märchenkönig' dies in the Starnberger SeeLudwig II of Bavaria
20%
1964This incident leads to the Vietnam War{Gulf} {of} {Tonkin} incident
20%
1909This famous cycling race is organized for the first timeGiro d'Italia
19%
1977The deadliest accident in aviation history happens on this islandTenerife
19%
1879This Scottish bridge collapses{Tay} Bridge
18%
1784This U.S. state (nowadays northeastern Tennessee) is foundedState of Franklin
18%
1928The Winter Olympics are held in this Swiss villageSt. Moritz
18%
1778This famous Milan theater is inauguratedLa Scala
17%
1862Bloodiest single-day battle in American historyBattle of {Antietam} / {Sharpsburg}
17%
1834William Lyon Mackenzie becomes the first mayor of this cityToronto
16%
1816This state becomes the 19th to be admitted to the UnionIndiana
15%
1895This German physicist discovers the X-raysWilhelm Röntgen
15%
1869This U.S. state becomes the first one to allow women to voteWyoming
15%
1823U.S. policy of opposing European colonialism in the AmericasMonroe Doctrine
13%
2013A big meteor passed this Russian cityChelyabinsk
13%
1962Most recent ecumenical council of the Catholic Church{Second} {Vatican} Council
13%
1835The "Great Moon Hoax" is published by this newspaperThe Sun
12%
1829Raphael Rivera finds this oasis and names it "the meadows"Las Vegas
11%
1774This author publishes The Sorrows of Young WertherJohann Wolfgang von Goethe
9%
1858The Treaty of Tientsin ends this war{Second} {Opium} War
9%
1867Name for the United States' acquisition of Alaska from the Russian EmpireAlaska Purchase
8%
1893Karl May publishes this novels about IndiansWinnetou
8%
1855First inexpensive industrial process for the mass production of steel{Bessemer}Process
7%
1772Yves Joseph de Kerguelen de Trémarec discovers this archipelago{Kerguelen} Islands
6%
1817Name an element which was discovered in 1817Cadmium, Selenium or Lithium
6%
1882The longest tunnel in the world opens in the Swiss mountains{Gotthard} Tunnel
5%
1878War on a Pacific island, killing around a third of the population{Nauruan} {Tribal} War
4%
1864Prussia vs. Denmark{Second} {Schleswig} War
4%
1838This British island territory becomes the first one to allow women's votesPitcairn Islands
3%
1777This famous German mathematician is bornCarl Friedrich Gauss
3%
1902Martinican volcano responsible for the worst volcanic disaster in 20th centuryMount Pelée
3%
1831The inventor of Coca-Cola is born in GeorgiaJohn Pemberton
3%
1810The Republic declares its independence but is annexed by the U.S. only a month laterRepublic of West Florida
2%
1808Two whalers can announce the existence of this very remote small Atlantic islandBouvet Island
2%
1792The French National Guard storms this Palace{Tuileries} Palace
2%
1852"Women and children first" is used for the first time on this shipHMS Birkenhead
2%
1769He becomes popeClement XIV
2%
1800He is elected Bishop of RomePius VII
1%
1782Last person to be executed in Europe for witchcraftAnna Göldi
1%
1842This hall of fame of German history opensWalhalla
1%
1826He becomes first president of ArgentinaBernardino Rivadavia
0%

Score Distribution

Percentile by Number Answered

Percent of People with Each Score

Your Score History

You have not taken this quiz