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Can you pick the year in which these major 20th century events took place?
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Major 20th Century events by year - 3
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Germany surrenders: V.E. Day celebrated
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Mao Tse-tung establishes Peoples Republic of China: Nationalists flee to Formosa (Taiwan)
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Panama Canal opens,
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Rachel Carson's 'Silent Spring' stimulates environmental protection movement
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Jan 29th, 2010 at 04:12 GMT
Every bit as much fun as the 1st. Maris minus 34 equals...
Jan 29th, 2010 at 07:37 GMT
Definitely just as fun, but why'd you save all the ones I don't know for this one?
Mar 12th, 2010 at 15:02 GMT
This one is definitely harder than the first.
May 3rd, 2013 at 15:17 GMT
I got word that this might become a curator's pick. Looking at it again after 3 years, I thought it might work better as a clickable quiz. Compare it to the linked original format and let me know what you think.
May 10th, 2013 at 04:24 GMT
I think the DNC 1968 one could be a bit more detailed. One of the best parts of these quizzes is that you can get a good idea of which decade or two it might be in thanks to a helpful word. Otherwise, it's a fantastic quiz as always.
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