United States: Important Dates

The history of the United States spreads over more than two centuries, with many exciting and meaningful years and days between its beginning and its present. How good is your US history? Would you be able to tell us which of these events took place on the date provided?
 
 
What happened on July 4th, 1776?
The Pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock
America won the Revolutionary War
Signing of the Declaration of Independence
 
 
What happened in 1812?
The Civil War
The Louisiana Purchase
War with England
 
 
What happened on January 1, 1863?
The Civil Rights Act was passed
The Battle of the Alamo
Signing of the Emancipation Proclamation
 
 
What happened on June 28, 1919?
World War I began
The first radio broadcast was sent
The signing of the Treaty of Versailles
 
 
What happened on December 7, 1941?
The bombing of Pearl Harbor
The 19th Amendment was ratified
Black Tuesday
 
 
What happened on June 6, 1944?
D-Day
First atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan
The Cold War began
 
 
What happened in 1950?
The Vietnam War began
The Korean War began
 
 
What happened in 1954?
The Vietnam War began
The Cold War began
 
 
What happened on October 4, 1957?
The Soviet Union launched its Sputnik satellite into orbit
The U.S. put a man on the moon
The Apollo missions began
 
 
What happened on November 22, 1963?
Harry Truman won the presidential election
The Great Depression
The assassination of John F. Kennedy
 
 
What happened in 1972?
NASA formed
The Watergate scandal
The Apollo 13 mission
 
 
What happened in 1989?
The Berlin Wall fell
The first World Trade Center bombing
Ronald Reagan won the presidency
 
 
What happened in 1991?
Ronald Reagan died
Operation Desert Storm
The Bill Clinton impeachment
Try Again...
While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, wise men know that there's much to be learned from it. As Robert E. Lee once said, "The march of Providence is so slow, and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope."
Keen History Enthusiast
Give yourself a pat on the back, as your results show that you know your US history acts pretty well. While you didn't get a perfect score, you show enough enthusiasm for the subject matter to be considered an amateur historian, and with further study you could quite easily become an expert. It's important to keep history alive within our hearts, so that no more innocent people have to suffer at the merciless hands of evil. In the words of Abraham Lincoln, "Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong."
Legendary American Historian
Congratulations, your results are impeccable, and show that you know American history from the inside-out. Remembering dates is what you do best, which is why you'd make an absolutely superb historian. Without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again.
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