City Where Happy Things Happened

For each (happy) event, name the city where it took place.
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First submittedJune 22, 2016
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Year
Event
City
2012
Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee
London
2008
The first Black president of the USA gives a victory speech at Grant Park
Chicago
2004
The Boston Red Sox break the curse of the Bambino
St Louis
2004
Facebook launched
Cambridge, MA
1989
A wall emblematic of the Cold War is torn down
Berlin
1971
The "happiest place on Earth" begins accepting tourists
Orlando
1969
3 days of peace and music (and acid-fueled mud-covered orgies)
Woodstock
1969
Mission control celebrates the first manned moon landing
Houston
1965
Trent Reznor is born
New Castle
1940
The first McDonald's opens for business
San Bernardino
1919
A treaty is signed ending the war between Germany and the Allied powers
Versailles
1896
The first modern Olympic games are joined by 14 nations
Athens
1885
Karl Benz creates the first gas-powered automobile
Mannheim
1869
The "golden spike" is driven in, completing the Transcontinental Railroad
Promontory
1783
First manned untethered balloon flight
Paris
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Level 58
Jun 22, 2016
Zero idea who Trent Reznor is. Turns out he is exactly two weeks younger than I am.
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Level 81
Jun 22, 2016
He makes lots of brilliant music. Though seldom could it be described as happy. Maybe that one was a mistake.
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Level 78
Jun 22, 2016
Apparently 93% of us hadn't heard of him. After looking him up I remembered that you have promoted Nine Inch Nails in comments on other quizzes, so I found them on Youtube and listened to Wish. The language was too harsh for this grandma and it's not my kind of music, but I can see why you think they are deserving of praise. I'd leave the clue in. Maybe more will follow my lead and check them out if they haven't heard of them.
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Level 65
Jun 22, 2016
What he^ said. No idea who this guy is. Interesting what you determine happy events (MacDonalds and Facebook :) but seriously, I enjoyed the quiz. Thanks for having something a little light hearted.
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Level 81
Jun 22, 2016
How could McDonald's not be happy? They serve millions of happy meals.
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Level 74
Jun 23, 2016
This quiz got me resonating to this...
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Level 60
Jun 26, 2016
2008 and 2004 (facebook) were sad events. The baseball one could be happy or sad (depending on which club you were supporting) or irrelevant (for everyone outside USA). 1919 was definitely not a happy event for the Germans. Oh, and I also had no idea who Trent Reznor was, but I've heard couple of NIN songs and they were pretty good.
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Level 81
Jun 26, 2016
eh.. yeah I hesitated to put Versailles on there. The treaty was awful for the Germans and many blame it for paving the way for WW2. But... it coincided with the end of the war which was a good thing.
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Level 72
Jul 16, 2016
Trent Reznor is GOD. For those of you who might think he's not "happy" enough for this quiz, he's scoring movies these days and won an Oscar for "The Social" Network". However, I thought for some reason he was from Philadelphia.
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2016
When I saw Trent play a club in Philly once, he was, in his own words, "from Pennsylvania. But not Philadelphia. The other side of Pennsylvania. The shitty side."
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2016
He was born in New Castle, grew up in Mercer. Both are kind of close to Pittsburgh. And Youngstown, OH, where my dad's family is from. (also have relatives in New Castle)
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Level 81
Jul 16, 2016
I just added PIttsburgh as an acceptable answer to make that one a bit easier. Mercer was already accepted.
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Level 66
Sep 24, 2016
huh, I got Facebook from guessing Boston for the Red Sox one.
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Level 81
Nov 13, 2016
Cambridge is a suburb of Boston.