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Many dates and events from history are forever etched in our minds. What do you remember about these events? Find out right now.   

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1
Counting to Ten

We're going to count up to 10, history-style. Each of the following is an event that happened in the years 1, 2, 3 ...
Average (10 qns)
nautilator
Feb 04 17
246 plays
2
No, Not Today

Each of these 20th century events is described as having occurred on an incorrect date. Can you match each one with the correction to the stated date?
Easy (10 qns)
looney_tunes
Mar 30 16
1083 plays
3
2007 Anniversaries

Many famous events are celebrating (if that is the right word) landmark anniversaries in 2007. Can you tell which anniversary each event is marking?
Tough (10 qns)
Snowman
3246 plays
4
Happy Quadricenternary: the 1610s

Continuing a series that I began with my 100th quiz on FT, for my 400th quiz here we look back at the people and events celebrating their 400th anniversary in the 2010s
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Oct 02 16
312 plays
5
Years Almost Everyone Knows!

There are many dates in history that an English schoolboy would have indelibly etched in memory. Can you recognize years and events of ten dates through the last millennium?
Easy (10 qns)
coachpauly
1953 plays
6
It's Back: Dating With a Twist!

Anachronisms are details which are in the wrong time-frame, e.g. fighter jets in 1775. Can you spot which of these statements are anachronisms? Have fun.
Average (10 qns)
Fiachra
4581 plays
7
2009 Anniversaries

2009 saw many landmark events in UK history celebrate landmark anniversaries. From the descriptions given can you tell what event is celebrating what anniversary?
Average (10 qns)
Snowman
1254 plays
8
Historical Events I Remember 1

You know how you remember exactly where you were for certain events? These are the memorable happenings in my life.
Average (15 qns)
nyirene330
5115 plays
9
The Years of the Rats

The Great Plague of London took place in 1665-66. What else was going on while the rats and their fleas infected with bubonic plague ran round England's capital city?
Average (10 qns)
flopsymopsy
1317 plays
10
Memorable Times

Do you know when things happened or what happened in history? Let's test your knowledge of famous dates. Good Luck!
Average (10 qns)
shazy95
5328 plays
11
When Was That? (3)

Ten more famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Dec 23 16
447 plays
12
Tomorrow Never Dies

All past doomsday predictions have one thing in common: they were all wrong. No matter how sure various 'authorities' are that the world will end, tomorrow just never dies.
Average (10 qns)
illiniman14
837 plays
13
When Was That?

Ten famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Easy (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Apr 14 16
1089 plays
14
Happy Tercentenary: the World in 1715

Continuing a series I began with my 100th and 200th FT quizzes, for this, my 300th, we take a look at the world 300 years ago, in 1715.
Difficult (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
225 plays
15
Every Calendar's Days Are Numbered

Quick, how many months have 28 days? If you said 12, you're right, they all do. Let's take a look back and see what happened around the world on the 28th day of various months and years.
Average (10 qns)
paulmallon
729 plays
16
The Year of the Ox

in the second of this series of 12 quizzes, we look at events that occurred during the Chinese Year of the Ox. In the Vietnamese calendar, the Ox is replaced by the Water Buffalo.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
273 plays
17
Various 16th Century

Come one, come all! My first quiz shouldn't be to hard, but i just hope it's entertaining and enlightening.
Difficult (10 qns)
XavieX
1512 plays
18
Anniversaries This Year -- 2017

Numerous anniversaries are celebrated annually. Here are a look at ten notable dates that deserve celebration during 2017.
Tough (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Dec 30 16
312 plays
19
Now! What Was That Date Again!

Can you identify these events and dates that had a significant impact on our world during the 20th Century.
Very Easy (10 qns)
zambesi
Jan 13 17
624 plays
20
Dateline: 1846

This is my third in a series of quizzes on events in a specific year. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
bullymom
2049 plays
21
Dates Etched in Memory

Ten events that have had great impact in the History of the world.
Average (10 qns)
gme24
801 plays
22
The 70s Across the Centuries

The 70s ... It was the "me decade" that gave rise to outrageous personal expression and equally outrageous reactions.
Very Difficult (10 qns)
sidnobls
1539 plays
23
What Do You Know About 1814?

When I wrote my 100th quiz on Fun Trivia in 2013, I looked back at people and events celebrating their centenary. It seems fitting, therefore, to go back to some of this year's bicentennials for my 200th quiz.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
396 plays
24
It's a Date!

In this quiz, you'll be given dates to match to events - or events to match to dates. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
austinnene
672 plays
25
Independence Day

A valiant struggle for freedom! Pride and glory! Each of these countries fought for and won (or declared) their independence from colonial or occupying powers... can you name them all?
Difficult (10 qns)
reedy
684 plays
26
When Was That? (2)

Ten famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
Nov 03 16
609 plays
27
'98

Here is a quiz about some historic events which contain the number "98". Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
mrgrouchy
1593 plays
28
Dateline: 1779

1779 was a busy year- see how much you know about it.
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
1464 plays
29
Historical Events I Remember 2

Son of Part 1 about events remembered when they actually happened (21st century edition). Do you remember these memorable happenings?
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
618 plays
30
Dating - With a Twist!

An anachronism is something in the wrong time-frame: one sometimes finds them in fantasy fiction and fantasy films, for example firearms in a story set in Ancient Rome. Can you identify which of the following statements are anachronisms?
Tough (10 qns)
Fiachra
2826 plays
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