50 States, 50 Historical Events

Name every U.S. state based on the historical event.
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Year
Event
State
1995
Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
Oklahoma
1964
Good Friday Earthquake
Alaska
1778
Battle of Monmouth Courthouse
New Jersey
1861
Battle of Fort Sumter
South Carolina
1787
First ratification of the Constitution
Delaware
1903
First flight at Kitty Hawk
North Carolina
1944
IMF created at Bretton Woods Conference
New Hampshire
1847
Mormon pioneers arrive with Brigham Young
Utah
1890
Wounded Knee Massacre
South Dakota
1963
16th Street Baptist Church bombing
Alabama
1942
Fermi leads first nuclear chain reaction
Illinois
1996
Centennial Summer Olympic Games
Georgia
2009
First legalization of same-sex marriage through legislation
Vermont
1859
Silver rush after discovery at Comstock Lode
Nevada
1872
Yellowstone becomes world's first national park
Wyoming
1607
English establish Jamestown colony
Virginia
1876
Battle of Little Bighorn
Montana
1980
Eruption of Mount St. Helens
Washington
1814
Battle of Fort McHenry
Maryland
1957
Desegregation of Little Rock Central High School
Arkansas
1863
Battle of Gettysburg
Pennsylvania
1856
Settlers rush in to sway the vote on slavery
Kansas
1820
This state is admitted through Missouri Compromise
Maine
2003
100 die in The Station nightclub fire
Rhode Island
2016
Native Americans protest the Dakota Access Pipeline
North Dakota
2004
Red Sox win their first World Series in 86 years
Missouri
1809
Birth of Abraham Lincoln
Kentucky
1970
Antiwar protesters bomb Sterling Hall
Wisconsin
1610
Spanish conquistadors establish the oldest state capital
New Mexico
2001
Collapse of the Twin Towers
New York
1765
French-speaking refugees from Nova Scotia come here
Louisiana
1968
Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Tennessee
2012
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
Connecticut
1819
Spain signs Adams–Onís Treaty, giving the U.S. this state
Florida
1898
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show at Trans-Mississippi Exposition
Nebraska
1941
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Hawaii
1891
Phoenix Indian School opens to culturally exterminate Natives
Arizona
1845
Miami and Erie canal opens, connecting Cincinnati to Toledo
Ohio
1910
Ford Motor Company open Highland Park Plant
Michigan
1843
Wagon trails bring thousands to Willamette Valley
Oregon
1837
Dred Scott is brought to Fort Snelling
Minnesota
1838
Siege of Vicksburg
Mississippi
1863
This state separates from Virginia to stay in the Union
West Virginia
1963
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
Texas
1932
The Great Depression destroys the income of potato farmers
Idaho
1850
Recently seeing a gold rush, this is allowed to be a free state
California
1999
Columbine High School massacre
Colorado
1811
William Henry Harrison wins Battle of Tippecanoe
Indiana
1813
Final Siege of Fort Madison
Iowa
1775
Battles of Lexington and Concord
Massachusetts
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