Statistics for Current Events by Year, 1990-present

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YearHintAnswer% Correct
2016This controversial celebrity is elected President of the U.S.Donald Trump
97%
2018Scientists announce the presence of liquid water hereMars
94%
2021This Covid variant, first discovered in India, sweeps through the worldDelta
93%
2006This celestial body is demoted to "dwarf" planetPluto
92%
2010Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, opens in this cityDubai
91%
2003The U.S. invades this countryIraq
91%
2020The first major Covid-19 outbreak begins in this cityWuhan
91%
2014An epidemic of this disease strikes West AfricaEbola
90%
2004200,000 people along the Indian ocean are killed by this type of disasterTsunami
88%
2002This country wins its fifth World CupBrazil
87%
2009This singer dies from prescription drugs issued by his personal physicianMichael Jackson
87%
1999This major new currency is introducedEuro
86%
2019Up to 1 million people protest against the Chinese government on
the streets of this city
Hong Kong
85%
2001Terrorists crash planes into the World Trade Center and this other buildingThe Pentagon
84%
2008Pirates hijack 42 ships off the coast of this countrySomalia
83%
2013This new Pope, the first from the Americas, is electedFrancis
82%
1997This celebrity dies in Paris after being chased by paparazziPrincess Diana
82%
1991This major world power ceases to existSoviet Union
81%
1994This system of racial segregation comes to an end in South AfricaApartheid
78%
2011This series of protests rocks the Middle EastThe {Arab} Spring
77%
2017The Parliament of this region declares independence from SpainCatalonia
76%
2012This Middle East country is granted observer status by the U.N.,
moving it one step closer to independence
Palestine
75%
1993This basketball star announces his retirement in order to play baseballMichael Jordan
72%
2015Islamic terrorists kill 130 people in this city, attacking targets such
as the Bataclan Theatre
Paris
72%
1990Iraq invades this countryKuwait
69%
2000By 537 votes, this candidate loses his bid to become U.S. presidentAl Gore
67%
1996The E.U. bans imports of British beef because of this diseaseMad Cow
67%
2007This British P.M. leaves office after 10 yearsTony Blair
64%
1998The Good Friday Agreement helps bring peace to this islandIreland
63%
1992Following a police brutality incident, riots erupt in this cityLos Angeles
58%
2005French surgeons become the first to transplant this body partFace
44%
1995The Aum Shinrikyo cult attacks Tokyo subways with this nerve gasSarin
35%

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