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Who's Responsible for These Historic Achievements?
by John Miller
Smith, Henry Wright, b. 1828, engraver; after a photo by Mathew Brad

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” With those words, President Abraham Lincoln set the bar for American political eloquence and added to his legend. Do you know other major achievements in world history?

Sure, we all attribute electric light bulbs to Thomas Edison, one of the most famous inventors ever. But did you know that multiple people had already created electric lights before Edison? No matter, Edison is still credited with many other major innovations. Can you name them?

In the past couple of centuries, medicine has come a long way, helping people live longer and healthier lives. Do you know the men and women who changed the concepts of disease control and vaccinations?

The end of World War II gave rise to the Cold War and the Space Race between American and the USSR. How did the Space Race end? And who were the iconic astronauts who landed on the moon?

Take our amazing human achievements quiz now! You’ll reconnect with famous names like Marie Curie, Pablo Picasso and John Lennon — the kind of people who have forever altered human history. Maybe you’ll join their ranks by acing our quiz!

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