Before or After: Historical Events

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Can you determine whether each historical event took place before (B) or after (A) the listed date?

Updated Mar 14, 2014

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EventBefore or After?Year
Pilgrims landed in New England1600
Opening of the Panama Canal1925
The Magellan Expedition begins1500
Signing of the Louisiana Purchase1800
Marco Polo sets off for China1290
Lewis and Clark Expedition takes off1820
Western Roman Empire Falls350
First Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S.1840
Eric The Red reaches Greenland1250
John Harrison determines longitude lines1780
First magnetic compass used100
The California gold rush1855
Gutenberg invents the movable type printing press1425
Kyrgyzstan gets its independence1985
Mount Vesuvius erupts, burying Pompeii65
French Revolution begins1775
Tenochtitlan founded by Aztecs1360
Simon Bolivar gains independence for Venezuela1830
Muhammad dies and Muslim expansion begins610
Protestant Reformation begins1555

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