Which of These Happened First?

In this history challenge, we'd like to know if you have your historic timeline straight in your head. To check that, you will be faced with two events in each question. It is up to you to tell us which took place first. If you'd like to see the exact years, have a look at our answers once you finish.
Which was first?
UN declares the state of Israel
End of World War II
Which was first?
The book 'Moby-Dick' comes out
The book 'Robinson Crusoe' comes out
Which was first?
Construction of Giza Pyramids
Construction of the Greek Parthenon
Which was first?
Opening of Eiffel Tower
Opening of Statue of Liberty
Which was first?
Julius Caesar is assassinated
Jesus Christ is born
Which was first?
Franz Kafka is born
Vincent van Gogh dies
Which was first?
First electric light
Invention of phone
Which was first?
First electric toaster
First electric kettle
Which was first?
Birth of Pablo Picasso
End of 'Wild West' era
Which was first?
Death of Michelangelo
Birth of John Keats
Which was first?
War of the Roses (English internal war) ends
Battle of Hastings (French vs English forces) takes place
Which was first?
Death of Queen Elizabeth I
Death of Christopher Columbus
Shall We Try Again?
It seems your gut feeling didn't correspond with reality and what you thought you knew is actually wrong. That's ok, nobody expects you to know all of these and you can always try again or look at your mistakes to learn some fascinating facts. Some of these are ancient history, after all. But say, didn't you learn a lot of new things? Check out our answers to cement your learning of some great new facts and anecdotes!
You've Got a Good Sense of Time
You may not have got all questions right but you have gotten at least half or more of them, and that's not an easy feat! You definitely have some sense for history, as well some good brains in your head and a sense of logic that allowed you to figure some of these out even without knowing the answer in advance. Why not look now at your mistakes and see where you went wrong?
Brilliantly Done!
Wow, you answered all or almost all questions correctly! You really know your way around the past. If you used your logic and not your knowledge - that's even more impressive! You correctly guessed when these events took place in relation to each other, marking them in the space of time and history accurately and earning our deep respect!
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