History Quiz / Which Decade Was It?

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Can you name the decade in which these events occurred?

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EventDecade
Soviet Union established (10 or 20)
Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (70 or 80)
Canadian dollar bill discontinued (80 or 90)
Jamaican national bobsled team's first Olympic appearance (80 or 90)
Panama takes control of the Panama Canal (90 or 00)
First four-minute mile (40 or 50)
First Garfield comic published (70 or 80)
D. B. Cooper hijacks Northwest Orient flight 305 (60 or 70)
Arnold Schwarzenegger wins his first Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title (60 or 70)
Ronald Reagan shot (70 or 80)
World War II begins (30 or 40)
Final episode of M*A*S*H (70 or 80)
The Matrix released in theaters (90 or 00)
Space shuttle Challenger explodes (80 or 90)
Hawaii becomes a state (50 or 60)
First man in space (50 or 60)
Pol Pot comes to power (60 or 70)
First man walks on the moon (60 or 70)
India becomes independent from the United Kingdom (40 or 50)
Rodney King beaten by police (80 or 90)
EventDecade
Queen Elizabeth II begins her reign (40 or 50)
The first Super Bowl is played (50 or 60)
Scientology founded (40 or 50)
Passenger pigeon goes extinct (00 or 10)
Miracle on Ice (70 or 80)
First known AIDS death in the US (70 or 80)
Terrorists led by Ramzi Yousef attack the World Trade Center (90 or 00)
Marshall University football team plane crash (60 or 70)
World War I ends (10 or 20)
USS Cole attacked in Yemen (90 or 00)
Instagram launched (00 or 10)
Brazil wins its first World Cup (50 or 60)
Iran Air Flight 655 shot down by US warship (70 or 80)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published (70 or 80)
Facebook created (90 or 00)
Kyrgyzstan becomes independent country (80 or 90)
The Titanic sinks (10 or 20)
Wheel of Fortune debuts (70 or 80)
Chicago White Sox throw the World Series (10 or 20)
Tulsa race riot (10 or 20)
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