History Quiz / Before or After 1950

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Can you choose if these events occurred before or after January 1, 1950?

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Event(B)efore or (A)fter 1/1/1950Date
Soviet Union test detonates their first atomic bomb
State of Israel proclaimed
Attempted assassination of President Truman at Blair House
Korean War begins
Chuck Yeager breaks sound barrier in Bell X-1
“Howdy Doody” makes its TV debut
Winston Churchill elected to second term as Prime Minister
deHavilland Comet flies as the first commercial jetliner
U.S. test detonates first thermonuclear (hydrogen) bomb
Truman defeats Dewey in presidential election
Swanson introduces TV Brand Frozen Dinner
USSR begins Berlin blockade
Richard Nixon gives “Checkers” speech
ENIAC computer first “boots” up
Mohandas Gandhi assassinated
Mickey Mantle makes debut with New York Yankees
Laurence Olivier wins Best Actor Academy Award for “Hamlet”
Watson and Crick publish proposed structure of DNA in Nature
First nuclear powered naval vessel, USS Nautilus, sails
Roosevelt dime released into circulation

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