Did It Happen or Not?

 Many of the facts we've learned about history aren't actually true, but were born of rumor and legend. However, on the other side of the coin, there are many fascinating events we've never even heard about! Do you think you can tell us which is which? Then take this quiz and let us know: Did it happen or not?
 
 
The 'New Horizons' probe surveyed Pluto in 2015, 9 and a half years after its launch.
It was sent in January of 2006 and reached it in July of 2015.
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Joseph Stalin used to be called "The Sun King"
The Sun King was actually Louis XIV
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WW2 Began when Hitler came to power in 1933 and invaded Poland
Hitler did indeed rise to power in 1933 but the invasion of Poland that started WW2 was in 1939
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Abraham Lincoln was murdered while watching a celebration of the American reunification
He was watching a play, 'Our American Cousin'.
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Napoleon was once attacked by a horde of bunnies. He ran away.
This indeed happened. Napoleon wanted to hunt bunnies but they brought too many and they turned on them.
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The first book ever printed on a printing press in 1456 was the biography of Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press
The first book printed was The Gutenberg Bible, including both the old and new testament.
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In the seventh century BC, the king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, added January and February to the calendar, which until then had only 10 months.
This created the 365 day year we know today.
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Paul Revere is known for shouting, "The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!"
It was actually a clandestine affair, and he could not afford to shout from town to town, he went and covertly reported.
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Using forks used to be seen as sacrilegious
The fork was associated with the pitchfork, the symbol of the devil, in medieval times.
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The nursery rhyme 'Mary Had A Little Lamb' was based on a true stroy
Her name was Mary Sawyer. She was an 11-year-old girl and lived in Boston and, one day, she was followed to school by her pet lamb.
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Thomas Edison invented the first light bulb
Thomas Edison stole many of his patents from others. The real inventor was Warren de la Rue, who created it years earlier.
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Ketchup used to be sold as medicine for indigestion
In 1834, it was sold as a cure for indigestion by an Ohio physician named John Cook. It wasn't popularized as a condiment until the late 19th century.
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Perhaps try again...
Maybe history is not your biggest reservoir of knowledge. Perhaps you don't care for it that much. However, we think history is absolutely fascinating. Why not focus a bit more on the aspects of history that most interest you and read a bit more about them.
 
You Did Well!
That's not bad at all! You may have not gotten top scores but you know quite a bit about historical events and historical figures. Your knowledge may need some expanding but that can easily be achieved. Good job nonetheless!
 
You Really Know Your Stuff!
Wow, you blew this one out of the water, didn't you? Magnificent job, our dear player. You definitely have a large reserve of historical knowledge and understanding. To know so many details, you must be a history buff indeed! Congratulations on getting top scores.
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