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Beatles member who was murdered while signing autographs in New York City on December 8th, 1980.John Lennon
93.5%
On September 4, 1998, this company was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they attended Stanford University.Google
88.2%
This disease has been all but eradicated because of the vaccination developed by Dr. Jonas Salk at the University of Pittsburgh in 1952. Polio
87.8%
German submarines during WWI and WWII, called Unterseeboots, were known more commonly by this nickname.U-boats
87.7%
In 1982, the United Kingdom fought this nation over control of the Falkland Islands.Argentina
87.5%
The invasion of this nation by the Iraqi military on August 2, 1990 prompted Operation Desert Storm.Kuwait
87.2%
Last name of the brothers who first took flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903.Wright
87%
Book written by Adolf Hitler in 1923 while he was imprisoned for political crimes.Mein Kampf
86.5%
The world's smallest nation, this city gained its independence on February 11, 1929.Vatican City
86.2%
Country in which the Hutu committed mass genocide against the Tutsi people in the summer of 1994.Rwanda
84.8%
French fashion designer who was the only person in her profession to be listed on 'Time 100: The Most Important People of the Century.'Coco Chanel
83.2%
This political-economic partnership was formally established in 1993, and has grown from 6 nations to 28 nations.European Union
81.7%
Site of war crime trials following the defeat of the Nazis in WWII.Nuremberg
78.7%
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A British protectorate following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, this nation gained its independence in 1971.Qatar
77.9%
Leader of North Vietnam during early part of Vietnam War.Hồ Chí Minh
77.4%
Nation in the Balkans from 1918-2003.Yugoslavia
77.4%
Dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975.Francisco Franco
77.1%
The island where the Guomindang fled to following the Communist victory in China in 1949.Taiwan
76.7%
This modern nation was known in the second half of the 20th century as Southern Rhodesia.Zimbabwe
75.8%
On June 6, 1944, this was the bloodiest beach of the Allied Normandy invasion. Omaha Beach
73.8%
Site of the mass evacuation of British and Allied forces out of France in 1940.Dunkirk
65.6%
Site of US nuclear testing from 1946 to 1958.Bikini Atoll
57.8%
Black nationalist who contrasted mainstream Civil Rights leaders by advocating violence in the purpose of self defense, and was assassinated in 1965.Malcolm X
56%
Assassin, responsible for killing Senator Robert Kennedy on June 5, 1968. Sirhan Sirhan
45.2%
In 1950, this amphibious invasion during the Korean War turned the tide in favor of the United Nations.Inchon
34.6%
Last wife of Mao Zedong, who attempted to gain political power through her Gang of Four faction in 1976.Jiang Qing
12.3%

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