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Current Events by Year, 1890–1909

Based on the clues, guess these things that happened in each year.
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Year
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Answer
1909
City founded by Jewish settlers just outside of Jaffa
Tel Aviv
1908
Country that King Leopold II of Belgium relinquished personal control over after
atrocities came to light
Congo Free State
1907
Painter who completed his famous work "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"
Pablo Picasso
1906
U.S. city which was devastated by an earthquake and fire
San Francisco
1905
Patent examiner living in Bern who published four important physics papers
in one miraculous year
Albert Einstein
1904
Country which launched a surprise attack on Russian forces in the Pacific
Japan
1903
Invention demonstrated by the Wright Brothers
Airplane
1902
South African conflict which came to an end after the British used concentration
camps to control the civilian population
Anglo–Boer War
1901
Monarch who died after a reign of 63 years
Queen Victoria
1900
French restaurant guide created to increase demand for car tires
Michelin Guide
1899
Thinker who published "The Interpretation of Dreams"
Sigmund Freud
1898
Country which the U.S. declared war on following the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine
Spain
1897
Invention patented by Guglielmo Marconi
Radio telegraphy
1896
City which hosted the first modern Olympic games
Athens
1895
Irish writer arrested for gross indecency
Oscar Wilde
1894
Last person to be crowned as Tsar of Russia
Nicholas II
1893
Amusement ride which made its debut at the World's Columbian Exposition
in Chicago
Ferris wheel
1892
Christmas ballet which debuted in St. Petersburg, Russia
The Nutcracker
1891
Sport invented by James Naismith
Basketball
1890
Dutch painter who committed suicide in France
Vincent van Gogh
14 Comments
+8
Level 81
Dec 10, 2023
Accept plane please?
+3
Level ∞
Dec 11, 2023
Yes.
+4
Level 85
Dec 10, 2023
Got them all, but took a couple guesses for the Anglo-Boer War. The Anglo part tripped me up, as I've never heard of it being called anything other than the Boer War.
+5
Level 73
Dec 10, 2023
"Current" is doing a lot of work in the title
+2
Level 72
Dec 10, 2023
Accept "plane" and "telegraph"?
+4
Level ∞
Dec 11, 2023
Plane yes. Telegraph no because Marconi didn't invent the telegraph.
+2
Level 70
Dec 11, 2023
Can you please accept plane?
+2
Level 87
Dec 11, 2023
Technically, Leopold II relinquished control over Congo Free State, which only then became Belgian Congo.
+2
Level ∞
Dec 11, 2023
Okay, changed it.
+1
Level 33
Jan 22, 2024
Can you please accept Nikola and Nikolai for the last tsar of Russia?
+1
Level 61
Jun 4, 2024
Accept big wheel for ferris wheel?
+2
Level 66
Jun 4, 2024
Full marks for The Robbster.
+2
Level 79
Jun 4, 2024
Didn't get the Picasso painting because it was in French.
+3
Level 28
Jun 4, 2024
It's so sad that Van Gogh never lived to see a game of basketball. Maybe if he had seen the beauty of a well-executed triangle offense, he might have been inspired to keep living.