“We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”
When citizens of the Western world heard those words from Winston Churchill during World War II, they knew they were witnesses to history. Do you think you’re a good judge of history’s biggest moments? In our quiz, we’ll see if you really understand the chronology of major events in human history.
Everyone knows that George Washington led his men into battle long before another George -- Patton -- stormed into the Battle of the Bulge. And of course, the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki preceded the Tet Offensive by several decades. But do you really know the dates in history’s spates of violence?
You probably know some of humankind’s biggest inventions, from famous drugs to digital innovations, but do you know which ones came first? Was AOL a computer trailblazer before Yahoo? Or was it the other way around?
You know that women’s suffrage preceded the Civil Rights movement … but do know which events really changed the course of the ‘60s? And do you really recall the pivotal moments of the ‘80s and ‘90s?
In our history quiz, we’ll see if you really know the context and dates of humankind’s turning points. Turn back the pages in your mind and take our history quiz now!
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