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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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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)
Feb 04 17
246 plays
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
1083 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)
3246 plays
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)
Oct 02 16
312 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)
1953 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)
4581 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)
1254 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)
5115 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)
1317 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)
5328 plays
When Was That? (3)

Ten more famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 23 16
447 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)
837 plays
When Was That?

Ten famous events from history. Just match them with the correct date.
Easy (10 qns)
Apr 14 16
1089 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)
225 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)
729 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)
273 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)
1512 plays
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)
Dec 30 16
312 plays
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)
Jan 13 17
624 plays
Dateline: 1846

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

Ten events that have had great impact in the History of the world.
Average (10 qns)
801 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)
1539 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)
396 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)
672 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)
684 plays
When Was That? (2)

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

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

1779 was a busy year- see how much you know about it.
Difficult (10 qns)
1464 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)
618 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)
2826 plays
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