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Can you travel through time and answer these questions about events from 1985, 1955, 2015, and 1885?

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This man became the Premier of the USSR.1985
This former sex symbol dies of AIDS.1985
This song raises millions for African famine relief..1985
This soft drink releases a new formula with disastrous results.1985
An 8.1 earthquake rocks this North American city, killing 10,000.1985
The first version of this software is released.1985
This famous roadway from Chicago to LA is decommissioned.1985
The wreckage of this ship is found in the North Atlantic.1985
This primatologist is found murdered in Rwanda.1985
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for this disease.1985
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The US sends its first advisors to this country.1955
This becomes the first rock and roll song to hit #1 on the pop charts.1955
This man resigns as Prime Minister of the UK.1955
The vaccine for this disease is approved by the US FDA.1955
Ray Croc opens the first of these restaurants in Illinois.1955
The first edition of this book of feats is published in London.1955
This heartthrob is killed in a car accident.1955
Rosa Parks' refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger sparks this event in Alabama.1955
This theme park opens in Anaheim, California.1955
This prolific physicist dies in Princeton, New Jersey.1955
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Members of this sports governing body are indicted for corruption.2015
The New Horizon satellite flies past and photographs this dwarf planet. 2015
This car maker is caught forging emissions results. 2015
Makers of this French magazine are gunned down by ISIS members.2015
The US loosens trade restrictions with this nation.2015
This ruler of Saudi Arabia dies in January.2015
A series of earthquakes strikes this mountainous Asian nation.2015
This nation becomes the first to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote.2015
This author releases her second novel, 55 years after her first.2015
It was not the Cubs, but this team that won the 2015 World Series.2015
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Chester A. Arthur dedicates this American obelisk.1885
This German patents the automobile.1885
The world's first skyscraper is completed in this city.1885
This quintessential American Twain novel is published.1885
This microbiologist administers the first successful rabies inoculation to a human.1885
This gift from France arrives in New York Harbor.1885
This famous circus elephant is killed in a train accident in Canada.1885
This female sharpshooter joined Wild Bill's Wild West Show.1885
This company manufactures the first motion picture film.1885
This communications giant first incorporates in New York.1885

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