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Bush v. Gore; Slobodan Milošević resigns presidency of Yugoslavia2000
92.6%
US and allied forces invade Iraq; Space Shuttle Columbia breaks apart on re-entry2003
87%
Germany reunified; NASA launches Hubble Space Telescope1990
84.5%
Sporcle debuts; Cristina Fernández de Kirchner elected Argentina's first female president2007
83.9%
Benedict XVI becomes first pope in six centuries to resign office; Sporcle tops 1 billion plays2013
83.9%
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising; German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad1943
82%
Kyrgyzstan gains independence; Warsaw Pact dissolved1991
81.3%
Battle of Midway between US and Japan; Disney's Bambi released in theaters1942
81.1%
George Washington re-elected President of US; King Louis XVI arrested, French monarchy abolished1792
75%
Panama declares independence from Colombia; First World Series Played1903
72.5%
First modern Olympics held in Athens; Alfred Nobel dies, leaves fortune to establish Nobel Prizes1896
72.2%
Events Year % Correct
Great Chilean Earthquake, magnitude 9.5; Soviet Union shoots down American U-2 spy plane1960
71%
Leif Eriksson sails from Greenland for Norway; Hungary unified under King Stephen I1000
68.7%
John Muir founds Sierra Club; James Naismith publishes the rules of basketball1892
67.9%
Henry VIII of England born; Final battle of Spanish Reconquista - the Siege of Granada - begins1491
62.6%
Robert Walpole resigns as Britain's first Prime Minister; Handel's Messiah debuts in Dublin1742
58.9%
Treaty of Paris signed, ending Crimean War; Sigmund Freud born1856
58.8%
Sweyn I of Denmark invades England; Construction begins on Bṛhadīśvara temple in southern India1003
58.3%
Anselm becomes a monk; King Henry I of France dies1060
55.2%
US Commodore Matthew Perry sails into Tokyo Bay to open trade negotiations; Mexico and US reach agreement on Gadsden Purchase1853
54.3%
Askia the Great becomes ruler of Songhai Empire; Pope divides New World between Portugal and Spain1493
51.7%
Turks conquer Constantinople; Hundred Years War ends1453
49.6%

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