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Can you name the years in which these important events occurred?

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Significant eventYearMonth Day
Christopher Columbus discovers AmericaOctober 21st
Neil Armstrong & Edwin Aldrin become 1st men on the moon (Apollo 11)July 20th
Formal signing of the Declaration of IndependenceAugust 2nd
Death of Queen VictoriaJanuary 22nd
Stock Market crashed causing Great Depression to begin ('Black Tuesday')October 29th
Germany invades Poland beginning World War IISeptember 1st
John Lennon, a member of the Beatles, diesDecember 8th
Earthquake occurs in Haiti killing over 200,000 peopleJanuary 12th
President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth (Ford's Theater)April 14th
The Great Fire of London begins at around 2 AMSeptember 2nd
Significant eventYearMonth Day
Titanic sinks at 2:27 AM as the band plays (Off Newfoundland)April 15th
'A date that will live in infamy' (Japanese attack Pearl Harbor)December 7th
Terrorists hijack two planes and crash them into New York's World Trade TowersSeptember 11th
U.S. army led by Gen Hull invade Canada (War of ____)July 12th
Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated in Memphis, TennesseeApril 4th
World War I begins when Austria-Hungary declares war on SerbiaJuly 28th
Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger was elected Pope Benedict XVIApril 19th
George Washington inaugurated as 1st president of the U.S.April 30th
John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding with his wifeNovember 22nd
Sporcle was founded!July 2nd

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