Did These Events Happen In the 1940s, 1950s or 1960s?

Any history buff knows that sometimes dates can get a bit confusing. As memory serves, exact eras and events can become muddled and mixed up. Do you think you can remember if these events happened int he 1940s, 1950s, or 1960s? It's time to find out!
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Match the event to the decade: Color TV is officially introduced.
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Match the event to the decade: The first televised presidential debate airs.
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Match the event to the decade: Truman orders the building of the hydrogen bomb.
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Match the event to the decade: Polaroid cameras are introduced.
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Match the event to the decade: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.
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Match the event to the decade: NATO is officially established.
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Match the event to the decade: Britain's Princess Elizabeth became queen at age 25.
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Match the event to the decade: Star Trek premieres on television.
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Match the event to the decade: Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.
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Match the event to the decade: Actor James Dean dies in a car accident.
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Match the event to the decade: Robert F. Kennedy is felled by an assassins bullet.
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Match the event to the decade: The Firebombing of Dresden.
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Result
Uh-oh, based on the results of this quiz, you are a bit of a decade dud! Hey, don't take it personally, knowing these historical fact is no small task. In fact, keeping these three decades straight is the plight of many novice historians.

C+, Decade Dud

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Right!
Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true decade dazzler! It's obvious that you know your 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s historical events well. Though a few of these questions left you scratching your head, your overall knowledge is out of this world.

B+, Decade Dazzler

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Based on the results of this quiz, your knowledge of the 40s, 50s, and 60s is absolutely astounding. There's no doubt in our minds that you're a history ace with a deep love of these evolutionary decades in American history. Well done!

A+, History Ace

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1
Match the event to the decade: Color TV is officially introduced.
1940s
1950s
1960s
2
Match the event to the decade: The first televised presidential debate airs.
1950s
1960s
1940s
3
Match the event to the decade: Truman orders the building of the hydrogen bomb.
1950s
1960s
1940s
4
Match the event to the decade: Polaroid cameras are introduced.
1960s
1940s
1950s
5
Match the event to the decade: Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa.
1960s
1950s
1940s
6
Match the event to the decade: NATO is officially established.
1950s
1960s
1940s
7
Match the event to the decade: Britain's Princess Elizabeth became queen at age 25.
1940s
1950s
1960s
8
Match the event to the decade: Star Trek premieres on television.
1940s
1950s
1960s
9
Match the event to the decade: Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier.
1940s
1950s
1960s
10
Match the event to the decade: Actor James Dean dies in a car accident.
1950s
1960s
1940s
11
Match the event to the decade: Robert F. Kennedy is felled by an assassins bullet.
1950s
1960s
1940s
12
Match the event to the decade: The Firebombing of Dresden.
1950s
1940s
1960s