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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 324 quizzes and 3,240 trivia questions in this category.
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31
History's Anniversaries as Noted in 2015

A fun quiz, marking anniversary dates as they approached 2015.
Easy (10 qns)
Zepper
1242 plays
32
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)
sidnobls
1167 plays
33
Dateline: 1821

Here's the latest in my Dateline series... enjoy.
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
1173 plays
34
Dateline: 1576

See how much you know about the spirit of '76 - 1576, that is!
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
1455 plays
35
Historical Numbers

European Historical facts - dates, length of wars, stages, etc.
Difficult (10 qns)
Arjun_avila
2949 plays
36
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)
sidnobls
1428 plays
37
Death Takes a Holiday

When Death takes a holiday, he really "takes" a holiday. Death checks in to wreak havoc on days normally reserved for celebration. Take a historical look from natural to man made causes.
Tough (10 qns)
alexKmahns
792 plays
38
The Big Story Today Is...

If our dedicated news team, Nessa, Edgar, Wes and Sharon presented these stories at the top of the hour, how many would you recognise?
Average (10 qns)
fiachra
2814 plays
39
As the Century Turns

This quiz is to meet a quiz author challenge. They all happened around the turn of a century, can you tell which one?
Average (10 qns)
yitz420
1095 plays
40
Ten Score Years Ago - 1816

In honor of my 200th quiz, here is one on events that happened 200 years ago in 1816.
Average (10 qns)
Joepetz
Mar 18 16
1140 plays
41
Notable 2013 Anniversaries

Here are a selection of anniversaries for you. Let's see if you know how long ago before 2013 (the year when this quiz was written) these events took place.
Tough (10 qns)
suomy
321 plays
42
The Year of the Rat

The first in a series of twelve quizzes highlights events occurring during the Chinese Year of the Rat. Traits of those born under the Rat include ambitious, intelligent, god like, vindictive, selfish, ruthless and narcissistic.
Average (10 qns)
EnglishJedi
255 plays
43
The 10s Across the Centuries

Those embattled teens ... seems like the second decade of every century, we are angst filled enough to whack out some other dynasty. How much do you know about conquest between '10 and '19?
Difficult (10 qns)
sidnobls
510 plays
44
When the Year Ends in 13

Here is a mixture of questions about events that happened in years ending in 13.
Tough (10 qns)
Dizart
483 plays
45
The 80s Across the Centuries

The 80s was a decade of cultural achievement so adventurous that we would look back years later and ask 'What were we thinking?'
Difficult (10 qns)
sidnobls
1134 plays
46
A Calendar In Time

This quiz will focus on famous days in history where something interesting or extraordinary happened. There will be one correct answer and three incorrect ones. The question will be a date and year and you tell which one is correct.
Tough (10 qns)
foil7
447 plays
47
Ya Wanna Date? #1

Well, here are some for you. But what does each lot have in common? See if you can guess ...
Difficult (10 qns)
anselm
1851 plays
48
The Year 1881

Why 1881? It's a palindrome. It's outside of living memory. My favourite pub was founded that year. A number of other interesting things happened as well. And above all, why not?
Tough (10 qns)
inquizitive
1185 plays
49
Dateline: 1783

The year 1783 was an eventful one. See how much you know about this year's events in this quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
bullymom
1227 plays
50
My First 30 Years (Part 1)

I turned 30 last year, and surprise, nothing monumental happened to me personally. However much happened in the world in my first 30 years on the planet. These questions relate to events from 1985 to 1994. Quiz is part 1 of 3.
Average (10 qns)
Shadowmyst2004
Aug 14 16
567 plays
51
Dateline: 1665

Here's the latest Dateline quiz.
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
1512 plays
52
Party Like It's 1899

All questions relate to the year 1899. Good luck!
Average (10 qns)
poultrybot
459 plays
53
The Year of the Snake

A selection of events that occured worldwide during years of the snake on the Chinese Zodiac calendar.
Average (10 qns)
emmco
492 plays
54
Dateline: 1808

Here's my latest in the series of Dateline quizzes. Enjoy!
Tough (10 qns)
bullymom
1344 plays
55
When Was That?

Here is a quiz of famous dates. Think you can do it?
Difficult (10 qns)
chucknorris2
1728 plays
56
Dateline: 1811

This is my first in a series of quizzes on events of a particular year. See how much you know about what went on in the world in 1811!
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
840 plays
57
Other Events In Coronation Year

A quiz in memory of people and events of 1953, the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation.
Tough (15 qns)
upperder
1392 plays
58
Days of the Year in Common

Can you guess which is the common day of the year that three separate events all happened on?
Tough (10 qns)
Spugsy
510 plays
59
Dateline: 1630

Here's the latest in my Dateline series. Enjoy!
Difficult (10 qns)
bullymom
705 plays
60
World Dates and Events

This quiz is not to be taken lightly ...
Difficult (10 qns)
Monk12
2184 plays
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