21st Century History Quiz

Year and description are given for each event
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2000
Notorious prison in Northern Ireland closes
HM Prison Maze
2000
President Clinton becomes the first to visit _____ since US invasion
Vietnam
2001
World's largest public encyclopedia launches
Wikipedia
2001
This disease results in the culling of millions of livestock in UK
Foot and Mouth
2001
Airliners hit the Twin Towers in New York
September 11th Attacks
2001
America invades _______ as part of the "War on Terror"
Afghanistan
2002
Currency introduced in France, Spain and other EU states
Euro
2002
________ wins the World Cup in Yokohama
Brazil
2002
Department of _________ established by President Bush to protect USA
Homeland Security
2003
Country invaded by USA, UK and various others
Iraq
2003
Shenzou 5 is the first manned space flight for.......
China
2003
Huge earthquake killing thousands hits Bam in this country
Iran
2003
First US state to legalise same-sex marriage
Massachusetts
2004
Social network _______ is launched in Harvard
Facebook
2004
Mass bombing of public transport in Spanish city
Madrid
2004
Country becomes the first in Europe to ban smoking in enclosed public places
Republic of Ireland
2004
Huge tsunami hits Southeast Asia on this day
Boxing Day
2005
Pope _______ dies in April
John Paul II
2005
Concerts around the world for the Make Poverty History campaign
Live 8
2006
250th anniversary of the birth of ______ celebrated globally
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2006
_______ is sent off in the World Cup final for headbutting a player
Zinedine Zidane
2006
A supposed nuclear test is carried out by this Asian pariah state
North Korea
2007
The first version of this popular mobile device goes on sale
iPhone
2007
College massacre at American University kills 33
Virginia Tech Massacre
2007
A British child called ______ disappears from an apartment in Portugal
Madeleine McCann
2007
_______ is the last country in worldwide to make slavery illegal
Mauritania
2008
_______ resigns as President of Cuba
Fidel Castro
 
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2008
Almost 80,000 people perish in the _______ quake in Sichuan, China
Wenchuan
2008
Swimmer breaks the gold medal record at Beijing Olympics
Michael Phelps
2008
Testing begins at this device located at CERN in Geneva
Large Hadron Collider
2009
Outbreak of _____ flu worldwide
Swine
2009
The King of Pop is found dead in his California home
Michael Jackson
2009
Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi returns to ______
Libya
2010
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building opens in this city
Dubai
2010
Eyjafjallajokull erupts in _____ grounding most European flights
Iceland
2010
Julian Assange's website _______ releases 250,000 US diplomatic cables
Wikileaks
2010
Protests in Tunisia begin series of protests in other countries known as the ___
Arab Spring
2011
President Obama announces that US have captured and killed _________
Osama Bin Laden
2011
New country established in Africa
South Sudan
2011
Anders Breivik murders 77 people in ____ after a bombing and mass shooting
Norway
2011
Libyan dictator killed as his state is toppled
Muammar Gaddafi
2012
Director ______ designs the opening ceremony for the London Olympics
Danny Boyle
2012
_______ rover lands on Mars successfully
Curiosity
2012
________ becomes the first human to break the sound barrier without using machine assistance in a spacedive from 24 miles high
Felix Baumgartner
2012
Legendary Astronomer and presenter __ ____ ____ dies at the age of 89
Sir Patrick Moore
2013
_____ explodes over Chelyabinsk in Russia causing widespread damage
Meteor
2013
Rana Plaza collapses in ____ becoming one of the worst and most lethal industrial disasters in history
Dhaka
2013
Pope ______ XVI becomes the first voluntarily resign since 1294
Benedict
2013
Whistleblower ______ leaks details of American mass surveillance programs to British newspaper The Guardian
Edward Snowden
2013
Euromaidan movement begins in ________
Ukraine
2014
President ______ of Ukraine is ousted by his parliament following 100 people being killed in protests in Kiev against pro-Russian policies
Yanukovych
2014
Flight MH370 disappears over Asia, prompting a huge search operation. The plane belonged to ______ _______
Malaysian Airlines
2014
______ is suspended from the G8 after annexing Crimea
Russia
1 Comments
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Oct 28, 2016
December 26 should be accepted for "Boxing Day". We don't call it that is the U.S.