Did These Events Happen In 1962 Or Not?

Do you consider yourself to be a history buff? It's time to put your knowledge to the test! Take this quiz and discover if you can discern which of these events happened in 1962 and which ones did not.
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True or false: JFK won the presidency in 1962.
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True or false: In 1962, The 1st automated (unmanned) subway train ran in NYC.
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True or false: In 1962, Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) became the first African-American elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
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True or false: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation raising the minimum wage in stages from its current $1 per hour to $1.25.
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True or false: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy banned all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs.
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True or false: In 1962, an executive order was signed called the Tax Reduction Act lowering income tax rates from a range of 20-91% to 14-70%.
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True or false: In 1962, First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.
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True or false: In 1962, Jack Paar hosted NBC's "Tonight" show for the final time. He was succeeded by Johnny Carson.
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True or false: Medicare and Medicaid were each created in 1962 to help struggling individuals.
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True or false: In 1962, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched a massive assault on South Vietnamese towns and American outposts on the Lunar New Year.
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True or false: In 1962, A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.
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True or false: In 1962, the Beatles replaced Pete Best with Ringo Starr.
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Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1962 event vacuous! While you may know a few of the events that took place in this year, this confused timeline threw you for a loop. Don't get too down on yourself just yet, it's not easy keeping years and dates straight!

C+, 1962 Event Vacuous

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Right!
Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly astute as to which events took place in 1962 and which did not. It's obvious that you're a history buff with a deep love of the 1960s and beyond. Well done!

B+, 1962 Astute

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1962 brilliant! It's obvious that you are a history lover with a deep passion for the 1960s, specifically 1962. You know your 1960s timeline the way only a true history buff can! Well done!

A+, 1962 Brilliant

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1
True or false: JFK won the presidency in 1962.
True
False
2
True or false: In 1962, The 1st automated (unmanned) subway train ran in NYC.
True
False
3
True or false: In 1962, Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) became the first African-American elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
True
False
4
True or false: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation raising the minimum wage in stages from its current $1 per hour to $1.25.
True
False
5
True or false: In 1962, President John F. Kennedy banned all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs.
True
False
6
True or false: In 1962, an executive order was signed called the Tax Reduction Act lowering income tax rates from a range of 20-91% to 14-70%.
True
False
7
True or false: In 1962, First lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducted a televised tour of the White House.
True
False
8
True or false: In 1962, Jack Paar hosted NBC's "Tonight" show for the final time. He was succeeded by Johnny Carson.
True
False
9
True or false: Medicare and Medicaid were each created in 1962 to help struggling individuals.
True
False
10
True or false: In 1962, North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces launched a massive assault on South Vietnamese towns and American outposts on the Lunar New Year.
True
False
11
True or false: In 1962, A laser beam was successfully bounced off Moon for the first time.
True
False
12
True or false: In 1962, the Beatles replaced Pete Best with Ringo Starr.
True
False