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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.   

There are 316 quizzes and 3,160 trivia questions in this category.
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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)
Mar 30 16
822 plays
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)
Nov 08 07
3225 plays
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)
Apr 28 15
1743 plays
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)
Nov 17 09
1230 plays
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)
Feb 12 11
1293 plays
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)
Jun 20 05
4554 plays
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)
Feb 17 09
5052 plays
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)
Aug 21 08
5289 plays
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)
Feb 15 14
708 plays
When Was That?

Ten famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Easy (10 qns)
Apr 14 16
951 plays
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)
Dec 16 12
825 plays
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)
Jul 25 15
219 plays
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)
Jul 05 07
1500 plays
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)
Jun 17 15
261 plays
Dateline: 1846

This is my third in a series of quizzes on events in a specific year. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
May 02 02
2040 plays
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)
May 22 14
387 plays
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)
Dec 07 07
1536 plays
Dates Etched in Memory

Ten events that have had great impact in the History of the world.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 28 15
768 plays
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)
May 31 15
588 plays
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)
Sep 22 13
678 plays
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)
Aug 09 15
645 plays
Dateline: 1779

1779 was a busy year- see how much you know about it.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 27 02
1455 plays

Here is a quiz about some historic events which contain the number "98". Good luck.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 19 09
1581 plays
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)
Feb 09 05
2823 plays
History's Anniversaries as Noted in 2015

A fun quiz, marking anniversary dates as they approached 2015.
Easy (10 qns)
Jan 04 15
1179 plays
The 60s Across the Centuries

Something about the decade of the 60s brought out the desire for change- like the urge to rearrange the living room every half century or so.
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 06 07
1167 plays
Dateline: 1576

See how much you know about the spirit of '76 - 1576, that is!
Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 04 02
1452 plays
Historical Numbers

European Historical facts - dates, length of wars, stages, etc.
Difficult (10 qns)
May 11 07
2940 plays
Dateline: 1821

Here's the latest in my Dateline series... enjoy.
Difficult (10 qns)
Jul 15 02
1164 plays
The 90s Across the Centuries

The final decade before the turn of the century nudged the world to explore its own spirituality in a variety of ways. How much do you know about people's attempts to know just where they stood in the grand scheme of things?
Very Difficult (10 qns)
Apr 29 08
1425 plays
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