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Can you pick the years in which the events occurred from 1950 to 1999?
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Modern History: 2000-2013
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The Korean War Begins
Colour TV is introduced
Seatbelts are invented
Sir Edmund Hillary becomes the first person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest
Roger Bannister becomes the first person to break the four minute mile
The McDonalds Corporation is formed
The Television remote is invented
Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is published
The first Lego blocks are introduced
Fidel Castro becomes the dictator of Cuba
The First Televised Presidential Debates go to air
The Berlin Wall is constructed
Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles, aged 36
US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, aged 46
Hasbro Launches the G.I. Joe Action Figure
Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan, aged 39
The Star Trek series begins on TV
The Six Day War Begins... And Ends
Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy are assassinated
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon
The floppy disk is invented
The VCR is invented
The first slimline calculator is released for a start price of US$150
Abortion is legalised in the US
The Terracotta Army is discovered in Xi'an, China
Microsoft Corporation is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen
North and South Vietnam merge to become Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Elvis Presley is found dead on his bathroom floor, aged 42
The first test-tube baby is born
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the UK
John Lennon is shot dead outside his New York Apartment, aged 40
Donkey Kong - the first Mario game - is released
Michael Jackson's Thriller album is released
Ronald Reagan announces a Defense Plan called Star Wars
Indira Gandhi is assassinated
The Wreck of the Titanic is found
The Challenger Space Shuttle explodes shortly after its launch, killing all on board
A rapist in Florida, USA, becomes the first person to be convicted through the use of DNA evidence.
Pan Am Flight 103 is bombed over Scotland, killing 270 people
The Berlin Wall comes down
Nelson Mandela is released from prison
The Soviet Union collapses
The Cold War officially ends
Terrorists use a van to bomb the World Trade Center in New York, killing six
The Channel Tunnel, connecting England and France by rail, opens
The Oklahoma City Bombing occurs, killing 168
The element Copernicium is discovered
Princess Diana is killed in a car crash
France beats Brazil 3-0 in the FIFA World Cup Final
The Euro currency is established
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Jun 30th, 2010 at 23:36 GMT
Please allow 'legos' to be enough for the answer to 'building blocks of life'....(also, it's 'Cue', not 'Que')
Jun 30th, 2010 at 23:39 GMT
arrgh i knew i spelt that wrong! and i have "lego" accepted by itself but not legos. i shall fix those now. thanks
Jul 3rd, 2010 at 16:43 GMT
Please accept "Nixon" or "Kennedy" or "Debate" or something along those lines for 1960's answer.
Jul 8th, 2010 at 16:29 GMT
you've quoted "how the grinch stole christmas" and not "the cat in the hat" for 1957
Jul 8th, 2010 at 22:37 GMT
I thought i was quoting The Simpsons (Episode titled "Last Exit to Springfield" in Season 4). Dr Seuss is also accepted and that was the intention; to get people to guess Dr Seuss as opposed to Cat in the Hat being released because his style is similar in all his books
Dec 29th, 2010 at 14:33 GMT
"kennedy" gave me 3 answers. maybe change a question or the wording of a question so that doesn't happen.
Apr 19th, 2011 at 22:21 GMT
accept color tv and not just colour tv please also could you accept vhs for vcr?
Apr 20th, 2011 at 08:50 GMT
Ive added VHS, but 'color TV' is already an option. I just tested it again and it works for me
Apr 19th, 2013 at 23:34 GMT
Quiz has been converted to clickable format, rebranded to "Modern History" and the number of answers has doubled.
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