In 1901, the first Nobel Prize was awarded, funded forever by Chemist Alfred Nobel. How did he make his fortune?
Swedish Chemist Alfred Nobel had 455 patents to his name. The first Nobel prize was awarded 5 years after his death (on the day).
By inventing Dynamite and other explosives
By owning half of Sweden's highways
By inventing the elevator
What was the name of the huge airship that exploded in 1937 while attempting to land in New Jeresy?
What decade is considered the decade of the Disco?
The terrible Spanish Flu killed millions. What years were the Spanish Flu years?
What was the Sesame Street doll EVERYONE had to buy in the 90's?
True or False: The fall of the Berlin wall was organized and planned by the German government.
True, they cancelled the travel ban and then sent people to knock down the wall
False, it was a spontaneous effort by regular people on both sides
What was 'Black Thursday'?
The day Germany attacked Poland, starting WW2, 1939
The day the American stock market crashed, 1929
It was another name for D-Day, when the allies invaded Europe, 1944
The day Saigon fell during the Vietnam War, 1975
What was the famous mobster Al Capone put in prison for eventually?
Conspiracy to commit a crime
In 1948, Mahatama Gandhi, the famous Indian political activist, died. What was the cause of death?
Gandhi was shot in the chest by a Hindu nationalist and died instantly. He was 78
He was killed in an car accident
What decade saw color televisions coming into the market?
The Munich Massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Who killed whom?
9 athletes were killed, in addition to a German police officer. Of the 8 terrorists from the Black September organization, 3 were arrested and 5 died in the fire exchange.
Palestinian terrorists killed Israeli athletes
Turkish terrorists killed Greek athletes
Irish terrorists killed English athletes
Bosnian terrorists killed Russian athletes
The Russian revolution of 1917 saw what happen?
The overthrowing of the Tsars and the beginning of the Communist era
The overthrowing of the Emperor and the beginning of the Tsar regime
The killing of Trotsky by Stalin, who took power that year
The death of Stalin and the end of the Communist era