The World in Summertime

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Can you name the Years when these summertime events happened?

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

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