The Last 100 Years

Do you know these 100 facts, one per year? 1920 all the way to 2020.
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1920
Alcohol is forbidden in the US. What is this period called?
Prohibition
1921
This physicist gets the Nobel Prize.
Albert Einstein
1922
The March on Rome starts this man's rule.
Benito Mussolini
1923
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founds this country.
Turkey
1924
This leader of the largest superpower (by area) dies.
Vladimir Lenin
1925
The Iran gets a new Shah.
Reza Shah Pahlavi
1926
Gertrude Ederle is the first woman to swim over this strait.
English Channel
1927
This Georgian becomes dictator.
Joseph Stalin
1928
This man is crowned King in Kyoto.
Hirohito
1929
The Great Depression starts through the ...
Wall Street Crash
1930
This man initiates the Salt March
Mohandas Gandhi
1931
Japan invades this region of China.
Manchuria
1932
These two countries fought over Chaco Boreal, South America
Bolivia
Paraguay
1933
The New Deal is initiated by ...
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1934
A member of the Ustaše kills King ... of Yugoslavia.
Alexander
1935
Laws of race are made in this German city.
Nuremberg
1936
This military general starts a civil war and becomes facist dictator
Francisco Franco
1937
LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire. What was it?
a Zeppelin
1938
The annexation of Austria through the Nazis goes by the name ...
Anschluss
1939
Both Germany and the USSR invaded this country.
Poland
1940
The United Kingdom gets a new PM. Whom?
Winston Churchill
1941
What was the operation called, that broke the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact?
Barbarossa
1942
Name the "Big Four" who signed the United Nations Declaration
Republic of China
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
United States
1943
In which city's ghetto did the largest Jewish uprising happen?
Warsaw
1944
The Allies arrive in Normandy. How is this event called?
D-Day
1945
Where were the A-Bombs dropped?
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
1946
Hermann Göring was sentenced to death, but took ... to avoid execution.
Cyanide
1947
These two countries declared independence within a day of each other.
India
Pakistan
1948
Parts of this city were supplied by plane for eleven months.
Berlin
1949
Which Organisation is founded by western countries?
NATO
1950
The inhabitants of this formerly united country call this war "625".
Korean War
1951
The Treaty of San Francisco re-established ...'s peace with the Allies.
Japan
1952
Army officers overthrew King Farouk. In which country did this happen?
Egypt
1953
The dictator Fulgencio Batista is overthrown by ...
Fidel Castro
1954
The European Nuclear Organisation is founded. You know it as ...
CERN
1955
Name the herbicide used to murder Vietnamese people.
Agent Orange
1956
This country invades Gaza and Sinai.
Israel
1957
What is the name of the first satellite?
Sputnik 1
1958
There is a new Pope. What is he called?
John XXIII
1959
The US gets two new states. Which?
Alaska
Hawaii
1960
This US spy is shot down in his Lockhead over the Soviet Union
Francis Gary Powers
1961
The first man in space was ...
Yuri Gagarin
1962
This almost leades to an atomic war.
Cuban Missile Crisis
1963
Martin Luther King Jr. holds a speech in front of the ...
Lincoln Memorial
1964
In this sea North Vietnam supposedly attacked a US battleship.
Gulf of Tonkin
1965
This human rights activist was murdered.
Malcolm X
1966
Mao Zedong publishes the ...
Red Book
1967
The Six Day War is led by Israel against these countries.
Egypt
Jordan
Syria
1968
The Tet Offensive is led by the ...
Viet Cong
1969
Name the Astronauts went into the Moon's orbit.
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Michael Collins
1970
This famous band splits up.
Beatles
1971
This environmental NGO is founded.
Greenpeace
1972
This building was bugged by Nixon's employees.
Watergate
1973
On which Jewish feast did Syria and Egypt invade the Golan Heights?
Yom Kippur
1974
Where was the Terracotta Army found?
Xi'an
1975
After the end of fascism in Spain this ruler is put in power.
King Juan Carlos
1976
The Soweto Uprising is a demonstration against ...
Apartheid
1977
The most famous science fiction movie series starts. Name?
Star Wars
1978
The Pope dies, what are his successors called. One ruled for 33 days.
John Paul I
John Paul II
1979
After the Shah flees, he becomes leader of Iran. Who is he?
Ruhollah Khomeini
1980
What are the belligerents of the war on the Persian Gulf?
Iran
Iraq
1981
The first ... is sent into space. It has two white and one brown rocket.
Space Shuttle
1982
Argentina and the United Kingdom fight over this region.
Falkland Islands
1983
The first of these is found. There is one at the center of every galaxy.
Black Hole
1984
The Indian Prime Minister is murdered. What was her name?
Indira Gandhi
1985
The Live Aid concert is held to help this country.
Ethiopia
1986
A nuclear accident happens in the Ukrainian power plant of ...
Chernobyl
1987
Zimbabwe gets a new President. Whom?
Robert Mugabe
1988
The founder of Ferrari dies. What was he called?
Enzo Ferrari
1989
This separation is toppled.
Berlin Wall
1990
The Baltic states declare independence from the USSR. Name them.
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
1991
These 3 countries became independent from Yugoslavia pretty peacefully.
Croatia
North Macedonia
Slovenia
1992
The USA vote a new president. Whom?
Bill Clinton
1993
Which New York City building's underground parking lot was bombed?
World Trade Center
1994
The Hutu slaughtered Tutsi and Twa. What was this called?
Rwandan Genocide
1995
Of which war was the Srebrenica massacre a part of?
Bosnian War
1996
Jacques Chirac got the Ig Nobel for testing A-bombs. He was president of ...
France
1997
The Princess of Wales dies in a car crash. What was her name?
Diana
1998
The former leader of Kampuchea/Cambodia dies. What was his name?
Pol Pot
1999
Operation Allied Force was a part of the ...
Kosovo War
2000
The Øresund Bridge is built. It connects two cities. Which?
Copenhagen
Malmö
2001
9/11 occurs. Which terrorist organisation did it?
al Qaeda
2002
Europe gets a uniform currency. What's it called?
Euro
2003
The current Turkish president is voted prime minister. What is his name?
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
2004
The EU gains many new countries. Name one.
Hungary, Poland,...
2005
Germany votes their first female president. What's her name?
Angela Merkel
2006
The Hezbollah and Israel fight against each other in this country.
Lebanon
2007
It's the 300th birthday of the mathematician who found "e"
Leonhard Euler
2008
This former province of Serbia is the last to split from former Yugoslavia.
Kosovo
2009
He is the first African American president of the USA.
Barack Obama
2010
You knew you were going to have to write it some day! Icelandic volcano:
Eyjafjallajökull
2011
Through a tsunami and lack of grasp of the situation, ... melts down.[source]
Fukushima
2012
France gets a new president. What is his name?
François Hollande
2013
This virus epidemic breaks out in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Ebola
2014
Russia annexes these two regions, which are on the same peninsula.
Crimea
Sevastopol
2015
Which object in our solar system was first reached by "New Horizons"?
Pluto
2016
Massacres happen in Myanmar and State Counsellor ... did not react.
Aung San Suu Kyi
2017
Separatist groups in this region of Spain seek independence.
Catalonia
2018
The protestors in France called themselves ...
Yellow Vests
2019
Austrian right-wing politicians show willingness to corruption on this island.
Ibiza
2020
This pandemic defines our lives.
COVID-19
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Level 83
Jan 17, 2020
POTUS as an acronym has been used for a long time. Not just for Trump and he certainly didn't create it.
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2020
I didn't know.
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Level 64
Jan 17, 2020
Sarkozy was elected French president in 2007 and replaced by Hollande in 2012. And Juan Carlos was king of Spain, not Italy.
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Level 59
Jan 17, 2020
Oups bout to change it.
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Level 64
Apr 10, 2020
Are you kidding me? I type in John Paul, John Paul second, John Paul 2, JP2, John Paul first, I even typed in Karol Wojtyla (I may have misspelled it, but I'm just trying to make a point). You should accept more than typing in the roman numerals I and II.
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Level 59
Apr 11, 2020
Oki I will