Dates in History

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Last updated: March 22, 2012
First submittedMarch 22, 2012
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Battle of Waterloo
Declaration of American Independence
Battle of Trafalgar
Battle of Hastings
9/11 - Twin Towers Attacked
Start of WWI
End of WWI
India gains independence from Great Britain
7/7 - London Terrorist Attacks
Falklands War
Start of WWII
End of WWII
Australia gains independence from Great Britain
Invasion of Iraq
Vietnam War Begins
Year the Titanic Sank
Year the Magna Carta was signed
Hitler comes to power
New Zealand gains independence from Great Britain
Fifth and current French Republic introduced
Collapse of the Berlin Wall
Ireland gains independence from Great Britain
USA purchases Alaska
Queen Victoria Died
Wright Brothers invent the airplane
Columbus discovers 'The Americas'
Level 5
Mar 22, 2012
Level 78
Apr 17, 2012
Good quiz!
Level 40
Jan 22, 2013
Great quiz. Really nice range of topics.
Level 72
Apr 17, 2013
The Wright Brothers did not "invent the airplane". They were the first to make a powered flight.
Level ∞
Apr 17, 2013
I would say this comment was pedantic if it wasn't simply incorrect. Airplanes are by definition powered. The Wright Brothers were the first to demonstrate a working model. Ergo, they invented the airplane.
Level 82
Mar 16, 2014
Of course, french people will probably say that Clément Ader was the true pionner but his plane was not very stable and his flight is thus questionable.
Level 83
Oct 9, 2018
Well give them their balloon all day long.
Level 67
Feb 16, 2015
New Zealand did not gain independence in 1907. That is merely when New Zealand became a 'dominion' of Great Britain rather than a 'colony'. There was no practical change to New Zealand's position, just a change in title.

Level 37
Feb 27, 2018
Thank god. New Zealand gained independence in 1947. It became a Dominion of the British Empire in 1907, and was the last Dominion to adopt the Treaty of Westminster (1931) granting it sovereignty.

I was really frustrated with this quiz for that.

Level 55
May 3, 2015
The Vietnam War started in 1955 actually.
Level 83
Oct 9, 2018
Kind of a vague clue, whether you mean the American Vietnam War, which is what is almost universally the understanding in the English language or the civil war between the proxy states of north and south or the final phase of war against the French. Most would go for the U.S.-Vietnam War 1964-1973 in English.
Level 50
May 5, 2015
To be picky, technically 1918 was just the year of the armistice in WW1, the war didn't officially end until the treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919
Level 37
Jun 5, 2017
Since everyone is being so "technical"... To be technically correct, while the Twin Towers were demolished in 2001, they were attacked twice, the first time in 1993.
Level 83
Oct 9, 2018
Technically, World War 2 began as soon as that Treaty of Versailles was signed so we could say it was one war and ended in 1945, although it led to directly to the conflicts in Palestine so technically it's still going on. Pedantism duly noted and diagnosed.
Level 62
Mar 22, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19 isolation, I have just finished watching every episode of Ken Burn's Vietnam War documentary.

Although conflicts started almost as soon as WWII ended, most historians agree that the American war started in 1954-1955 when France withdrew and they moved in. Whatever event made you think it started later, you should maybe mention that in the clue.

Level 64
Jun 13, 2020
Nice one... I wouldn't mind yellow boxes though