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For each column, there is a news story which contains ONE factual error (person, date, place, number or object). Identify the incorrect fact and correct it.
Not Quite Before and After
In 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Belfast to New York City, causing her to sink in the North Atlantic
On September 11th 2001, twenty terrorists hijacked four planes, and crashed 3 of them into buildings, and one into a field in Pennsylvania
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made a controlled heavier-than-air human flight, at Charlotte, North Carolina
In 2001, Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar, for her role in Gothika
In 1914, Archduke Franz Ludwig was assassinated in Sarajevo, starting a chain of events leading to WWI
Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia and student of Plato, died in the year 323BC after conquering much of the known world
In 1788, the U.S. Constitution gets approved by Rhode Island, the 9th and final state needed for ratification
In 1881, James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the U.S., is shot by Charles Guiteau in Buffalo.
In August, 1945, an American B-29 Bomber, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, nicknamed 'Fat Boy', on the city of Hiroshima
In 1903, the first recognized World Series is played, as the Boston Americans upset the Philadelphia Athletics 5 games to 3.
On May 6th, 1937, the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire during a landing attempt at a Naval Station at Lakehurst, New York.
In June of 1815, Napoleon's forces were defeated near Waterloo, in present day Belgium, by coalition forces led by Horatio Nelson and Gebhard von Blucher
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