How Well Do You Know These Important Dates?

Some dates are etched into our hearts and minds - for reasons good or bad. Can you identify the important event by date? Take our quiz to find out!
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What is the significance of July 28, 1914?
The official start of World War I
The beginning of the Great Depression
The creation of the first automobile
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What happened on July 4, 1776?
The United States defeated England
The Declaration of Independence was ratified
The Boston Tea Party
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What happened on July 18, 1815?
The Watergate Scandal
The Treaty of Versailles was signed
The Battle of Waterloo
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What event involving or because of slavery happened on December 6, 1865?
The 13th amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
The United States Civil War officially begins
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What happened on December 7, 1941?
Pearl Harbor bombing
D-Day
The Hindenberg disaster
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What happened on April 12, 1961?
North Korea separated from South Korea
John F. Kennedy was assassinated
Russia put the first man in space
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What happened on July 16, 1945?
Dwight D. Eisenhower passed away in office
The first testing of a nuclear bomb
The Allied Forces stormed Normandy
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Why is February 21, 1804 significant?
The beginning of the Mexican-American war
The first use of a steam locomotive
The beginning of prohibition in the U.S.
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Why is November 9, 1989 significant?
It marked the "destruction" of the Berlin Wall
The United States exited the Cold War
Bill Clinton became the President of the United States
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What happened on April 4, 1968?
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated
A civil rights march on Selma, Alabama turns violent
The Black Panthers are founded
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Why is April 13, 1975 significant?
The beginning of the Lebanese Civil War
The first Super Bowl was held
The Berlin Wall is constructed and put into use
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What happened on November 22, 1963?
The United States exits Vietnam
Malcolm X makes his first civil rights speech
John F. Kennedy was assassinated
Result
Well, don't beat yourself up too much over this score - it's a pretty tall order to remember dozens and dozens of dates from world history. At least you got a couple easy ones!

C+, Helpless Historian

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While you may have missed a decent number of these, you still proved you know about as much as the average person does regarding some of the most important historical events, which is far from awful. Great work!

B+, Happy Historian

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Wow! You sure know your stuff when it comes to the exact dates that some of history's most important events occurred on. Give yourself a pat on the back! Great work!

A+, Hip Historian

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1
What is the significance of July 28, 1914?
The official start of World War I
The beginning of the Great Depression
The creation of the first automobile
2
What happened on July 4, 1776?
The United States defeated England
The Declaration of Independence was ratified
The Boston Tea Party
3
What happened on July 18, 1815?
The Watergate Scandal
The Treaty of Versailles was signed
The Battle of Waterloo
4
What event involving or because of slavery happened on December 6, 1865?
The 13th amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery
Abraham Lincoln was assassinated
The United States Civil War officially begins
5
What happened on December 7, 1941?
Pearl Harbor bombing
D-Day
The Hindenberg disaster
6
What happened on April 12, 1961?
North Korea separated from South Korea
John F. Kennedy was assassinated
Russia put the first man in space
7
What happened on July 16, 1945?
Dwight D. Eisenhower passed away in office
The first testing of a nuclear bomb
The Allied Forces stormed Normandy
8
Why is February 21, 1804 significant?
The beginning of the Mexican-American war
The first use of a steam locomotive
The beginning of prohibition in the U.S.
9
Why is November 9, 1989 significant?
It marked the "destruction" of the Berlin Wall
The United States exited the Cold War
Bill Clinton became the President of the United States
10
What happened on April 4, 1968?
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated
A civil rights march on Selma, Alabama turns violent
The Black Panthers are founded
11
Why is April 13, 1975 significant?
The beginning of the Lebanese Civil War
The first Super Bowl was held
The Berlin Wall is constructed and put into use
12
What happened on November 22, 1963?
The United States exits Vietnam
Malcolm X makes his first civil rights speech
John F. Kennedy was assassinated