What Happened First? A History Challenge!

 Do you know enough history to remember not only WHAT happened but WHEN it happened? We're going to challenge you to a very simple yet devious test. Tell us which of the two options came first in history. Can you do it? If you want to know the actual dates, have a look at 'show mistakes' at the end of the quiz below your score.
Which happened first?
John Lennon was killed in 1980 while Gandhi was killed in 1948
John Lennon is assassinated
Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated
Which happened first?
The movie Mary Poppins came out
The movie Lawrence of Arabia came out
Which happened first?
The Tower of London was built in 1066 while Notre Dam was built in 1163 but finished construction only in 1345
Construction finished on the Tower of London
Construction finished on Notre Dam de Paris
Which happened first?
Galileo Galilei was born in 1564 while Newton was born almost 80 years later in 1643
Galileo is Born
Isaac Newton is born
Which happened first?
The French Revolution started in 1789 while the Russian started in 1917
French Revolution
Russian Revolution
Which happened first?
Lincoln was assassinated in 1865 while Jules Verne published his novel in 1872
Lincoln is Assassinated
Jules Verne publishes his novel "Around the World in 80 Days"
Which happened first?
The Titanic sunk in 1912 while WWI began in 1914
The Titanic Sinks
WWI Begins
Which happened first?
Disney's Aladdin came out
Disney's The Little Mermaid came out
Which happened first?
Andrew Johnson became president in 1865 (17th) while James Garfield became president in 1881 (20th)
James Garfield was US President
Andrew Johnson was US President
Which happened first?
The first steamboat was constructed in 1807 while the telegraph wasn't invented until 1832
The telegraph was invented
The first steamboat was built
Which happened first?
Little Women was published in 1868 while Tom Sawyer was published in 1876
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain was published
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was published
Which happened first?
The Beatles formed 5 years earlier in 1957 while the Rolling Stones formed in 1962.
The band 'The Beatles' formed
The band 'Rolling Stones' formed
Try Again?
It may be time to brush up on your history a bit. There's no need to fret, though, since we're sure that with a little more care and attention you'll be able to get much better results on your next attempt. While many people find it easy to disregard what happened in the past, the wise know that there's much that can be learned from it!
Good Job!
Good show! From your answers it is clear that you know your history pretty well. Even though your score isn't perfect, 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! Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are!
WOW You Aced It!
Absolutely incredible! Your knowledge of history is sublime. You are a keen lover of history. The world truly is better off with you in it, since without people like you, we'd be cursed to keep repeating the same historical mistakes over and over again. Make sure to share this quiz with your friends and family to see if they're as knowledgeable as you are.
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