Is This Famous Event Closer in History to X or Y?

HISTORY

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This is going to be a serious test of memory and smarts for you history buffs. You aren't going to believe how close together some of these events were.

The Wright brothers' first flight is closer in history to which of these?

The Wright brothers took flight in 1903. Queen Victoria died in 1901. See how this works?

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Hitler annexing Austria is closer in history to which of these?

The Hindenburg airship crash took place in 1937, and Hitler annexed Austria in 1938. There were a lot of things going down in the '30s.

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The fall of Stalingrad is closer in history to which of these?

The Fall of Stalingrad took place in 1943, and the D-Day landings took place in 1944. D-Day landings were the start of the final phase of WWII.

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The Hiroshima bombing is closer in history to which of these?

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place in 1945. India and Pakistan gained their independence from Britain in 1947.

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Mao's Communist takeover of China is closer in history to which of these?

The Korean War began in 1950. Mao's communists took over China in 1949.

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Charles Lindbergh's flight is closer in history to which of these?

Charles Lindbergh had his non-stop flight in 1927. Golfer Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930. This was in the final round of the US Open.

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VE Day is closer in history to which of these?

VE Day celebrations took place at the end of WWII in 1945. Despite Winston Churchill's popularity, the Labour Party had a landslide win in Britain in the same year.

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Bloody Sunday in Ireland is closer in history to which of these?

Nixon resigned from office in shame in 1974, due to the Watergate scandal. The famous Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland took place in 1972.

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Man's first step on the moon is closer in history to which of these?

The Concorde flew for the first time in 1969. Also, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969.

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The overthrow of a Romanian dictator is closer in history to which of these?

The dictator of Romania, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in 1989. Also, Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990.

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The fall of the Berlin Wall is closer in history to which of these?

The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. Close upon its heels, the U.S. entered into the Gulf War with Operation Desert Storm in 1990.

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The funeral for Princess Diana is closer in history to which of these?

Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997. The horrific events of 9/11 took place in 2001.

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Roger Bannister breaking the 4-minute mile is closer in history to which of these?

Roger Bannister broke the 4-minute mile in 1954. Right on the heels of the that, the deadly Le Mans race disaster killed dozens of people in 1955.

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The Liberation of Paris is closer in history to which of these?

Paris was finally liberated in 1944. The Big Three - Churchill, Stalin and Roosevelt - met in Yalta in 1945.

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Homo Erectus walking the Earth is closer in history to which of these?

Homo Erectus walked the earth in 700,000 B.C. The Trojan War took place in 1250 BC. Julius Caesar led in 49 BC.

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Christopher Columbus' voyages are closer in history to which of these?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue! The storming of the Bastille took place in 1789.

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The start of WWII is closer in history to which of these?

Germany invaded Poland in 1939, starting WWII. Also, the United Nations created Israel in 1948.

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A suffragette throwing herself under the King's horse is closer in history to which of these?

Emily Davison was the British suffragette that threw herself under the King's horse in 1913. The abdication of Tsar Nicholas II took place in 1917.

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The Irish Free State Treaty is closer in history to which of these?

The Irish Free State Treaty was signed in 1921. The U.K. General Strike over the lowering of wages took place in 1926.

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The launch of the first nuclear submarine is closer in history to which of these?

The launch of the first nuclear submarine took place in 1954. Pele's final World Cup performance took place in 1958.

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The Berlin Wall being erected is closer in history to which of these?

The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961, sealing off West Germany from East Germany. Also, the Cuban Missile Crisis took place in 1962.

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The "I Have a Dream" speech is closer in history to which of these?

Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech occurred in 1963. That was the same year that JFK was assassinated.

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Martin Luther's "The 95 Theses" is closer in history to which of these?

Martin Luther penned his famous "The 95 Theses" in 1517. Shakespeare was born in 1564.

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The Prophet Mohammed's first revelation is closer in history to which of these?

The Prophet Muhammed began preaching Islam in 610 A.D. Charlemagne became Emperor of the West in 800 A.D.

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Constantinople falling to the Turks is closer in history to which of these?

Constantinope fell to the Turks in 1453, ending the Byzantine Empire. The Gutenberg Bible was produced in 1455.

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The attack on Pearl Harbor is closer in history to which of these?

Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941. The London Blitz began in 1940. The city was attacked 71 times.

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Britain returning Hong Kong to China is closer in history to which of these?

Britain returned Hong Kong to China in 1997. The USSR collapsed in 1991. The iPhone was unveiled in 2007.

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Hurricane Katrina is closer in history to which of these?

Hurricane Katrina took place in 2005. The massive Tsunami in the Indian Ocean took place in 2004, killing 300,000 people.

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The Heysel Stadium Disaster is closer in history to which of these?

The horrifying Heysel Stadium disaster took place in 1985, during the European Cup final. The Challenger exploded in 1986.

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The Ethiopian famine is closer in history to which of these?

The horrific Ethiopian famine took place in 1984. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster came about in 1986.

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Copernicus' heliocentric theory is closer in history to which of these?

Nicholas Copernicus published his theory stating that the sun is at the center of the universe in 1543. The British defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.

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Karl Marx' "Das Kapital" is closer in history to which of these?

Karl Marx published Das Kapital in 1867. Louis Pasteur created a vaccine for anthrax in 1881.

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The Six-Day War is closer in history to which of these?

The Six-Day War between Arab and Israeli forces was also known as the War of 1967. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution took place in 1964.

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The Lord Mountbatten assassination by the IRA is closer in history to which of these?

Lord Mountbatten was assassinated by terrorists in 1979. The Zeebrugge ferry disaster took place in 1987.

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The capture of Saddam Hussein is closer in history to which of these?

Saddam Hussein was captured in 2003. Facebook was founded in 2004. Columbine occurred in 1999.

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