Who developed the first successful printing press and introduced it to Europe?
The printing press was invented in the Holy Roman Empire by the German Johannes Gutenberg around 1440
John F. Kennedy was assassinated in...
In 1963, and in Dallas, Texas, the 35th president of the United States was shot and killed.
When did World War I begin?
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on the 28th June 1914 triggered a chain of events that resulted in WWI
Who was the first Western explorer to write about his adventures in China?
Marco Polo was one of the first and most famous Europeans to travel to Asia during the Middle Ages. He traveled farther than any of his predecessors during his 24-year journey along the Silk Road, reaching China and Mongolia, where he became a confidant of Kublai Khan.
Who discovered Gravity when he saw a falling apple?
This may be an embellished story, but it goes that in 1752, an apple falling on Sir Isaac Newton's head got him to think up the theory of gravity
When was North America officially discovered?
It was officially discovered by Christopher Colombus in 1492. Today some believe vikings discovered it first
What is the name of Adolf Hitler's infamous autobiography?
Hitler wrote his infamous book, Mein Kampf, while sitting in jail for an unsuccessful overthrow of the government
Eva Per?n was the famous First Lady of...
Eva Per?n served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. The song 'Evita' is about her.
When did World War I finally end?
World War I, also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918
The French Revolution occurred between:
The French Revolution lasted 10 years from 1789 to 1799. It began on July 14, 1789 when revolutionaries stormed a prison called the Bastille.
Who was the first to sail around the world?
Ferdinand Magellan was a Portuguese explorer who organised the first circumnavigation of the Earth
When did World War II begin?
in 1939 Germany invaded Poland, officially starting what would become the second World War
Who is considered the father of observational astronomy?
Galileo has been called the “father of observational astronomy”, the “father of modern physics”, and the “father of science”
The Hundred Years' War was fought between:
The Hundred Years' War was a series of battles waged from 1337 to 1453 by the rulers of the Kingdom of England, against the rulers of the Kingdom of France, over the succession of the French throne
It was a civil war inside England
When did World War TWO end?
World War 2 ended officially in September, 1945.
'_____ was the gift of the Nile. (Herodotus)
Around 450 BC, a Greek historian named Herodotus called Egypt the “Gift of the Nile" because the Egyptian civilization depended on the resources of the great river.
The Explorer Vasco da Gama is famous for reaching _____ in 1498
Vasco da Gama, 1st Count of Vidigueira was a Portuguese explorer and the first European to reach India by sea in 1498.
The revolutionary who founded the Communist Party was:
Karl Marxx was a German political economist and socialist revolutionary, who addressed the matters of alienation and exploitation of the working class, the capitalist mode of production, and historical materialism.
Well Done, A Good Portion Solved!
You've got a fair number of questions correct in this history challenge, which means that at the very least you have a pretty good concept of history. That said, there is always room for improvement! So check your results to see where you got it wrong.