Friday, July 25, 2014

Name The Year (Part 1)

Name the year in which the three events occurred.
  1. The Eiffel Tower is inaugurated, the Wall Street Journal is published for the first time, and Adolf Hitler is born?
  2. Sir Stanley Matthews plays his final First Division game, The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom, and The Beatles perform the first stadium concert in the history of rock, playing before 55,600 persons at Shea Stadium in New York City.
  3. The city of Chicago is established at the estuary of the Chicago River by 350 settlers, Andrew Jackson is sworn in for his second term as President of the United States, and Alfred Nobel (Swedish inventor of dynamite, creator of the Nobel Prize) is born.
  4. The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan, Israel withdraws IDF forces from southern Lebanon after 22 years, and The Russian submarine Kursk sinks in the Barents Sea.
  5. Lenin is buried in Lenin Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square, France begins to withdraw its troops from Germany, and American media company Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is founded in Los Angeles, California.
  6. The first run of the Pony Express takes place, Vladivostok is founded in Russia, and Abraham Lincoln is selected as the U.S. presidential candidate for the Republican Party.
  7. The Intel Corporation ships the first P5 Pentium chips, The World Health Organization declares tuberculosis a Global Emergency, and Eritrea gains independence from Ethiopia.
  8. The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council, SAAB in Sweden produces its first automobile, and the communists seize power in Hungary.
  9. Twitter is launched, Al Jazeera launches its English language news channel Al Jazeera English, and the death takes place of Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia.
  10. The second Modern Olympic Games opens in Paris, Russia invades Manchuria, and the Irish Nationalist leader John Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.
ANSWERS:
  1. 1889
  2. 1965
  3. 1833
  4. 2000
  5. 1924
  6. 1860
  7. 1993
  8. 1947
  9. 2006
  10. 1900