Statistics for Current Events by Year, 1930-1949

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YearHintAnswer% Correct
1939WWII begins as Germany invades this countryPoland
97%
1941Japan launches a surprise attack on this U.S. naval basePearl Harbor
96%
1945The United States tests this weapon in New MexicoAtomic Bomb
95%
1940This politician becomes Prime Minister of the U.K.Winston Churchill
95%
1948This Indian leader is assassinated by a Hindu extremistMahatma Gandhi
94%
1943This Italian leader is deposed as Prime Minister of ItalyBenito Mussolini
91%
1944On D-Day, Allied forces land in this French regionNormandy
91%
1938The Anschluss - Germany annexes this countryAustria
87%
1931At 1,250 feet high, this building becomes the world's tallestEmpire State Building
86%
1932This U.S. President is elected, promising a "new deal" for the American peopleFranklin D. Roosevelt
86%
1947Chuck Yeager becomes the first person to break thisThe {Sound} Barrier
86%
1934Surgeon R.K. Wilson allegedly photographs this Scottish creatureLoch Ness Monster
85%
1946Third Reich leaders are prosecuted at trials in this German cityNuremberg
82%
1933The 21st amendment brings an end to this era in American historyProhibition
71%
1935Farms throughout the American prairies are devastated by thisThe {Dust} Bowl
69%
1949This province joins CanadaNewfoundland
62%
1930This country wins the first World CupUruguay
60%
1942The United States destroys four Japanese aircraft carriers at this battleBattle of {Midway}
59%
1937Japanese troops commit atrocities following the capture of this Chinese cityNanjing
52%
1936This British king abdicatesEdward VIII
44%

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