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City Where It Happened #3

Can you name the city in which these events took place?
Some of these are towns, not cities. Nitpickers will be sent to the 6th level of Dante's hell.
Some of the events happened near, not in, the city
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Last updated: August 6, 2020
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Year
Event
City
2019
First known outbreak of Covid-19
Wuhan
1998
The "Good Friday Agreement" is signed
Belfast
1996
Tupac Shakur is shot and killed after attending a boxing match
Las Vegas
1945
100,000 die in the deadliest single air raid of all time
Tokyo
1942–1944
Anne Frank and her family hide from Nazis in a concealed apartment
Amsterdam
1942
80,000 British troops surrender to the Japanese, which Churchill
calls the "worst disaster" in British military history
Singapore
1942
Enrico Fermi and other scientists build the world's first nuclear reactor
Chicago
1940
British troops evacuate France aboard a flotilla of small craft
Dunkirk
1919
Germany signs a treaty to officially end WWI and pay hefty
war reparations to the allied powers
Versailles
1905
While working as a patent examiner, Albert Einstein publishes his
Special Theory of Relativity
Bern
1896
The first modern Olympic Games
Athens
1870
Radicals establish a "commune" which rules the city for two months
Paris
1757
Casanova escapes from his prison cell in the doge's palace
Venice
1664
Newton begins inventing what is today known as calculus
Cambridge
1618
Three Catholics are defenestrated (thrown out a window)
Prague
1497
Vasco da Gama departs on his voyage to India
Lisbon
1492
The last Muslim ruler in Spain surrenders to Ferdinand and Isabella
Granada
632
Death of Muhammad
Medina
c. 30
Jesus is crucified by the Romans
Jerusalem
30 BC
Cleopatra commits suicide, possibly via snakebite
Alexandria
40 Comments
+6
Level ∞
Aug 6, 2020
A previous version of this quiz had a mistake. Newton didn't observe a falling apple in Cambridge. It happened about 50 miles away. The question has been replaced.
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Level 62
Jul 23, 2020
Fun Quiz!
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Level 56
Jul 23, 2020
Another Great Instalment in the series! Nice Quiz!
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Level 83
Jul 23, 2020
99% of people got Wuhan right. What bad publicity for the city.
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Level 50
Dec 6, 2023
no such thing as bad publicity
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2020
Versailles is not a city, it's a palace in Paris. So you really have two questions to which the answer is Paris.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2020
Versailles is a city just outside of Paris
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Level 70
Sep 9, 2020
You may be thinking of the Louvre which is in Paris.
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Level 75
Sep 12, 2020
Paris's tentacles reach out to Versailles, and you can absolutely drive from one to the other without seeing countryside. But it is technically a separate city.
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2020
It is a city in every way. Not a particularly intersting, or progressive, or genetically diverse one, but very much a city, very much distinct from Paris, and if you go there from Paris, you will have to drive through actual forests.
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Level 56
Dec 7, 2022
ooh shade
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2023
I didn't think so either. When i visited back in 2001 our group was told that it was an administrative district in Paris. Even googling it, it doesn't seem super clear what it's status is. I didn't even try Versailles as an answer because I was taught 20 years ago that it wasn't a city.
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Level 83
Dec 6, 2023
If I based all my knowledge on things I was told by tourist guides, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't know anything.
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Level 60
Dec 6, 2023
I'm French, I lived in Paris and I can tell you it is a different city 100%.

We have administrative subdivisions called Departement in France, and you can't go from Paris to the one where lies Versailles without crossing another one.

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Level 68
Dec 6, 2023
It is extremely clear that it is a city. It is even the capital of the Yvelines, a French département very much distinct from the département of Paris (which is both a city and a département).
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Level 68
Dec 6, 2023
The two départements, Yvelines (where Versailles is) and Paris don't even touch each other. There is a whole other département between them.
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2023
Lous XIV moved his court to Versailles because it was outside of and separate from Paris, making it easier for him to control the nobles who were required to be in attendance there. Wars between competing noble claimants to the throne had torn France apart in the previous century and highly placed nobles had rebelled against Louis XIV's authority in the first years of his reign.

Granted it was not all that far from Paris--close enough for thousands of Parisians to march to it during the early days of the Revolution and force Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to return to Paris--but it was nonetheless distinct enough to make a critical difference. The growth of Paris in the last three centuries does not change that fact.

But why hold the formal signing of the treaty that ended WWI in Versailles, rather than Paris? Probably because it was in Versailles' Hall of Mirrors where the Prussians announced the creation of the German Empire after the conclusion of the Franco-Prussian War.

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Level 60
Dec 6, 2023
Versailles is not a Parisian palace, it is a city.

We have administrative subdivisions called Departement in France, and you can't go from Paris to the Versailles' one (called Yvelines) without crossing another one.

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Level 84
Jul 24, 2020
Best part of this quiz was the instructions.
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Level 62
Sep 9, 2020
100%! My favorite instructions for any quiz on this site!
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Level 72
Sep 9, 2020
Best instructions of any quiz
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Level 72
Dec 6, 2023
I was going to suggest that a different circle (the seventh circle, which contains false counselors) might be appropriate, but I didn't want to risk being sent to hell by our Quizmaster.
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Level 29
Jul 27, 2020
The death of Muhammad took place over 500 years before he was born? Sure.
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Level 76
Aug 2, 2020
He used to profess another religion and reincarnated?
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Level ∞
Aug 6, 2020
The quiz is accurate. Don't know where you are getting your information @regtheledge1000.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad

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Level 82
Sep 1, 2020
*accurate according to mainstream Muslim tradition. There's some research that is fairly compelling that Muhammad never visited Mecca or Medina, and was actually from Petra. There are even some scholars who doubt the man existed at all, though they are in the extreme minority.
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Level 74
Sep 9, 2020
Imagine dying and not being allowed into heaven because you hajj'd to the wrong city.
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Level 29
Sep 9, 2020
Never mind, I made a mistake, I was reading th question below it 😂
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Level 41
Aug 29, 2020
Next quiz should have the Fall of Constantinople.
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Level 78
Sep 9, 2020
There was also a famous defenestration in that city in the early 1400s where a religious mob threw seven members of the municipal government to their deaths.
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Level 70
Dec 6, 2023
Quite few denefestrations happening in Putin's Russia at the moment.
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Level 67
Sep 9, 2020
100,000 civilians dead in Tokyo, another 140,000 in Hiroshima, and and another 225,000 in Nagasaki. Incredible. When I was in Japan, the people were so welcoming, and they had a such an objective view of the war, their behavior in it, and the role the Americans played. I did not get the slightest sense of bad blood. Most of them went out of their way to tell me how much they love Americans. Pretty remarkable.
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Level 86
Dec 11, 2022
An example from which many of the rest of us could learn.
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Level 76
Dec 6, 2023
Objective view of the war? Japan is kind of infamous for heavily whitewashing their own actions in the war. Just ask a Japanese person what they think about the Rape of Nanjing, or whether Japan's intentions in Asia were mostly benevolent. Japan's reluctance to accept proper responsibility for its actions in the war is a huge reason why pretty much all countries in the region are still extremely bitter towards Japan.
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Level 45
Sep 14, 2020
I need someone to make a hardcore version of this, just to call it "Room where it happened". Yes, I'll see myself out.
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Level 68
Oct 28, 2020
Great quiz series with a nice mix of easy and difficult questions!
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Level 68
Dec 10, 2020
Wikipedia lists the deaths at Hiroshima at 90-146.000, and Tokyo at 80-130.000. Is there a reason why Hiroshima isn't considered the deadliest air raid?
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Level 77
Sep 26, 2023
it wasn't an air raid. It was a single bomb. The firebombing of Tokyo was a traditional air raid.
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Level 35
Dec 6, 2023
Those would be "air strikes". The word "raid" carries with it a sense of many combatants/participants making an incursion, like "raiding barbarians" or "police raid".
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Level 63
Dec 6, 2023
My, my. I've been to 11 of these cities. More than just visiting the city in question, I've been inside Einstein's home and the Versailles and Alhambra palaces, plus I've walked past the "Anne Frank House" and the Doge's Palace.