The World in Summertime

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Can you name the Years when these summertime events happened?

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Vasco de Gama sets off on his journey to Calicut on July 8
Declaration of Independence was signed on August 2
The Black Plague reaches France and England in June of this year
Franz Ferdinand is shot on June 28 in Sarajevo, triggering World War I
President Thomas Jefferson makes the Louisiana Purchase on July 5
Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans on August 29, causing over $81 Billion in damages
The Battle of Gettysburg is fought on July 1-3
Martin Luther King delivers his 'I Have a Dream' Speech on August 28
EventYear
65 Countries, including the USA, boycott these Olympics beginning on July 19
Sporcle is incorporated on July 4
The Japanese forces surrender, ending World War II
Hong Kong is given back to China from the UK on July 1
The Berlin Wall is erected on June 9
Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens on August 14
Apollo 11 lands on the Moon on July 20

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