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Current Events by Year, 1910–1929

Based on the clues, guess these things that happened in each year.
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1929
Economic downturn which began on Black Thursday
Great Depression
1928
Character who first appeared in the animated short "Steamboat Willie"
Mickey Mouse
1927
The first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
1926
Escape artist who died from a ruptured appendix
Harry Houdini
1925
Gangster who took over the Chicago Outfit crime syndicate
Al Capone
1924
Soviet leader who died, leading to a power struggle between Stalin and Trotsky
V. I. Lenin
1923
Political figure sentenced to prison for his role in the Beer Hall Putsch
Adolf Hitler
1922
Empire which reached its largest extent – covering over 20% of
the world's land area
British Empire
1921
Disease which Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with
Polio
1920
Failed predecessor to the United Nations which met for the first time
League of Nations
1919
Treaty which officially ended the war between Germany and the Allied powers
Treaty of Versailles
1918
Pandemic which eventually killed at least 1% of the world population
Spanish Flu
1917
Country where Bolsheviks overthrew the government
Russia
1916
Middle East empire which the British and French secretly agreed to
divide between themselves after WWI
Ottoman Empire
1915
Genocide which started with the arrest of 250 intellectuals in Constantinople
Armenian Genocide
1914
Archduke whose assassination sparked WWI
Franz Ferdinand
1913
Former professor who became President of the U.S.
Woodrow Wilson
1912
Ocean liner which hit an iceberg and sank
RMS Titanic
1911
Place that explorer Roald Amundsen became the first person to visit
South Pole
1910
Country formed by the union of the Cape, Natal, Transvaal,
and Orange River colonies
South Africa
66 Comments
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Level 32
Feb 22, 2014
Tricky, but pretty awesome. I like it.
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Level 29
Feb 22, 2014
Please accept Antarctica!
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2014
but he was far from the first person to visit Antarctica, so that would not be accurate.
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Level 71
May 11, 2015
second that
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Level 82
Sep 22, 2016
Yep, Antarctica is 100% wrong. The first people known to have gone to Antarctica in the sense of the area south of the Antarctic Circle were James Cook and his crew in 1773. John Davis, a sealer of New Haven Connecticut likely became the first person to set foot on the Antarctic mainland, though the claim is disputed. Amundsen himself first went to Antarctica in 1897, long before his successful Polar Expedition.
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Level 66
Nov 26, 2016
You can't say Antarctica because it's like saying the first person to climb mount Everest was the first person to reach Mt Everest
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Level 82
Feb 22, 2014
These ones are always a breeze to me. I know history more than professional sports.
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Level 54
Nov 26, 2016
Same here
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Level 82
Nov 29, 2016
Not bad for a guy who's been dead for 24 hours.
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2016
My comment no longer makes sense as you changed your name from "FidelCastro" to "PatoPotato"... put the word out conspiracy theorists: Castro is still alive and has adopted the alias Mr. Potato.
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Level 75
Dec 5, 2023
"Duck Potato" in fact.
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Level 75
May 2, 2024
Now "Pato Potato"
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Level 78
Feb 22, 2014
Easy to me. 20/20
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Level 32
Feb 23, 2014
Just did it again, and you really should accept "England/English/Great Britain/United Kingdom" for that answer.
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Level 66
Feb 24, 2014
I may not agree with England, English or even Great Britain, the entire empire was the United Kingdom which should certainly be an acceptable answer. In fact, by the classical definition, an empire is ruled by an emperor/empress, so United Kingdom would be even more accurate, if less commonly used terminology.
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Level 66
Dec 27, 2015
Queen Victoria created herself Empress of India, and the title was passed down until King George VI and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother were the last Emperor and Empress of India. The British Empire was ruled by an Emperor/Empress.
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Level 37
Mar 12, 2018
It was not the "United Kingdom Empire", it was the "British Empire".

Rewriting historical facts after the fact is like being a Monday Morning Quarterback.

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Level 65
Feb 6, 2024
I tired "Depression" instead of "Great Depression", needless to say it didn't work. Should it have worked? A gimme maybe, but not necessarily correct.
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Level 60
Feb 24, 2014
They're not really "current" events anymore...
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Level 82
Feb 24, 2014
They were current events in those years.
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Level 79
Mar 3, 2020
Agree, the word "current" does not belong in the quiz title.
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Level 59
Dec 28, 2015
Didn't get Armenian genocide, got the rest
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Level 75
Nov 28, 2016
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2016
Pretty important event in history. Often called the first genocide in modern history, in some ways serving as an inspiration to Hitler.

Helps me to remember that I was in Yerevan for the 100th anniversary and they had "1915" banners hanging up all over the city.

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Level 33
Apr 5, 2024
Nope,they are literally deported Armenians to the Syria because of Russians and most of them died from disease.

This isn't called genocide.

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Level 68
May 2, 2024
surprise surprise, another turk denying the shameful part of their history
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Level 68
May 2, 2024
surprise surprise, another turk saying it never happened
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Level 68
May 2, 2024
surprise surprise, another Turk saying it never happened
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Level 68
May 2, 2024
surprise surprise, another "patriot" saying it never happened
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Level 37
May 3, 2024
shame on you. my own family was forced out of their homes and their home was stolen and robbed by ottoman soliders.
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Level 33
Apr 5, 2024
because it's not real
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Level 69
May 2, 2024
Name checks out.
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Level 69
May 2, 2024
Name checks out.
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Level 69
May 2, 2024
Name checks out.
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Level 68
May 2, 2024
not surprising to hear that from you
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Level 43
Dec 30, 2015
Got them all with 2:54 left. Nice quiz but really could be a bit more challenging!
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Level 46
Jan 23, 2016
Shouldn't the title be Events by Year?
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2016
Actually, Houdini died from AIDS.
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Level 25
Nov 26, 2016
No no he didn't he was punched in the stomach and burst his appendix.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2016
just a cover story, I'm afraid
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2022
Archer reference I'm assuming
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Level 37
Dec 1, 2016
it's kind of confusing when it's from latest to earliest. perhaps switch order?
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2017
Yeah, it's not really a big deal, but I was thinking the exact same thing. It just seems like the progression should be oldest to most recent, descending.
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Level 57
Jan 18, 2017
got 17
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Level 56
Feb 2, 2018
Good Quiz, Good Quiz
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Level 71
Sep 16, 2018
What did the British Empire acquire in 1922 that made it reach its largest extent?
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Level 70
Mar 3, 2020
The German colonies were divvied up after WWI.
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Level 79
Mar 3, 2020
And also parts of the Ottoman Empire.
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Level 79
Mar 3, 2020
Got all but Woodrow Wilson!
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Level 70
Mar 3, 2020
I think the March on Rome should be mentioned in 1922, rather than the peak of the British Empire.
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Level 72
Mar 3, 2020
Hmm, UK, Great Britain, and United Kingdom don't work for British Empire? That's a bit unusual.
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Level 58
Mar 3, 2020
That's what I tried. I thought that, maybe not UK or England would work, but Great Britain and Britain should both be accepted.
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Level 78
Mar 3, 2020
For everyone who lives neither in the US or UK and can therefore have no knowledge about these places: Non-US, Non-UK Events, 1910-1929
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Level 56
May 2, 2024
Only really 2 UK questions there, to be fair. More than a third are US questions though.

Remarkable that on such a geography-heavy quiz site, more people know what illness an American president had 100 years ago than know that the Cape and Natal are in South Africa.

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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
I just wrote "Great Deppression" and was wondering why was this thing not accepting my answer... I thought jetpunk quizzes were lenient on spellings
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Level 73
Mar 4, 2020
I only ever hear it referred to as the Depression...no need to preface it with Great
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Level ∞
Mar 4, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
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Level 64
Feb 24, 2023
Whatever Wiki says, in the UK it's generally known as the Depression
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Level 79
Mar 4, 2020
Great Depression is accurate. You wouldn't simply call it the Wall of China.
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Level 65
Feb 6, 2024
Alexander and Peter. Just 2 guys.
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Level 78
Aug 10, 2021
Respectfully, let's leave Johnny Depp out of this.
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Level 82
Jul 23, 2020
It didn't accept UK or Britain for British Empire for me?
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Level 59
Feb 10, 2021
could NOT remember which king it was. only one I really struggled with.
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Level 84
Jul 4, 2022
Not accepting Micky Mouse seems a little harsh.
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Level 72
May 2, 2024
Congratulations to the author for the careful wording of the clue "Disease which Franklin D. Roosevelt WAS. DIAGNOSED WITH." While many biographies and popular accounts assumed that FDR contracted polio, it appears more likely that he was instead paralyzed by Guillain–Barré syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paralytic_illness_of_Franklin_D._Roosevelt. Emphasis on the word "appears," since the critical evidence--his spinal fluid--cannot be tested today.
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Level 78
May 2, 2024
Very fun.