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Events by U.S. State #2

Can you guess the states where these famous events happened?
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Last updated: August 9, 2021
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First submittedFebruary 2, 2019
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1. 1903: The first ever airplane flight
Maine
North Carolina
Ohio
Wyoming
2. 2001: Terrorists crash planes into the World Trade Center
California
Delaware
Florida
New York
3. 1963: John F. Kennedy assassinated
California
Michigan
Texas
Virginia
4. 1775: The Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord
Georgia
Louisiana
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
5. 1863: The Battle of Gettysburg
New Mexico
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Virginia
6. 1996: Child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey is murdered
Colorado
Mississippi
Oregon
Washington
7. 2000: Hanging chad election fiasco
Florida
Illinois
Louisiana
South Carolina
8. 1876: Custer meets his end at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Arizona
Montana
Ohio
Wisconsin
9. 1967: Hippies gather during the so-called "Summer of Love"
California
Indiana
New York
Vermont
10. 1585: English settlers establish the doomed Roanoke Colony
Florida
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
11. 1941: The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor
Alabama
California
Hawaii
Maine
12. 1869: The Golden spike completes the Transcontinental Railroad
California
Illinois
Missouri
Utah
13. 1945: The first test of an atomic bomb
Alaska
Hawaii
New Mexico
North Dakota
14. 1881: Shootout at the O.K. Corral
Arizona
New York
Oklahoma
South Dakota
15. 1943: The Zoot Suit Riots
California
Idaho
Maryland
Michigan
16. 1904: The Olympics are held in the United States for the first time
Georgia
Massachusetts
Missouri
New York
25 Comments
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Level 70
Feb 3, 2019
Love the new format!
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Level 82
May 29, 2019
I only missed Jon Benet Ramsey... was pretty sure it wasn't Mississippi but could've been any of the other 3. Even for a US-centric quiz that seems obscure. I know it was all over the news in 1996. (and the tabloids for years afterward)
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Level 86
May 29, 2019
That one was certainly at the low end in terms of historical significance compared to the other things on the quiz. Then again, a good quiz--especially a good multiple choice quiz--should throw at least one curveball.
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Level 75
May 30, 2019
Never heard of her but guessed correctly because I was prettly sure Colorado has a high-ish murder rate and Colorado is one of the more likely states for a celebrity to visit
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Level 74
May 20, 2021
Colorado has a below-average murder rate...
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Level 82
Oct 27, 2021
Jon Benet was a child beauty pageant winner, still only six years old when she died - it's not like she was a former pageant queen that had grown up, hardly a celebrity before she was murdered, and she wasn't visiting Colorado- that's where she lived.
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Level 66
May 29, 2019
Saw "hippies gather" and immediately answered New York (i.e. Woodstock); failed to pay attention to the year or the rest of the clue. Facepalm!
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Level 68
May 29, 2019
Never heard of the Zoot Suit Riots. It's horrifying!
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Level 77
May 31, 2019
Throw back a bottle of beer!
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Level 71
May 31, 2019
Have you heard of the Grapefruit Diet, though?
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Level 67
Oct 28, 2021
This comment deserves more attention.
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Level 74
Oct 27, 2021
Kentucky would be a good fakeout answer for the Lexington/Concord question
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Level 65
Oct 27, 2021
The first olympics (located in St. Louis) were held simultaneously with the 1904 World's Fair. Interestingly, hardly anyone attended the olympics competitions due to lack of interest. Most of the sports were held in venues which are now located in Forest Park and on Washington University's campus.
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Level 67
Oct 28, 2021
And the marathon was wild! https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-1904-olympic-marathon-may-have-been-the-strangest-ever-14910747/
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Level 84
Oct 28, 2021
16/16! Woohoo!
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Level 63
Oct 29, 2021
Great quiz! I'm surprised that nobody nitpicked that several of the states weren't states at the time of the events...lol
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Level 69
Oct 29, 2021
I always thought Roanoke was in Virginia. Live and learn!
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Level 61
Oct 29, 2021
At the time of the settlement it was Virginia. When Raleigh founded that area he declared it Virginia, hence why the first white settler born in the US was named Virginia Dare. It wasn't until NC became a territory in 1663 when King Charles was ruling England that NC came about that the Roanoke Colony became a NC territory. So technically when Roanoke was founded it was Virginia, it wasn't until later they were declared part of NC. So from 1585 to 1663 Roanoke was Virginia, after 1663 it became NC.
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Level 66
Oct 29, 2021
A technicality, but Hawaii was not a US State when Pearl Harbor was bombed in December 1941.

Statehood for Hawaii (and Alaska) didn't come until 1959.

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Level 89
Oct 29, 2021
Why do you only mention that "exception"?

Massachusetts wasn't a state in 1775.

Montana wasn't a state in 1876.

North Carolina wasn't a state in 1585.

Utah wasn't a state in 1869.

Arizona wasn't a state in 1881.

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Level 78
Oct 29, 2021
1 & 10 occurred in the same county about 15 miles apart.
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Level 59
Aug 30, 2022
Baja blast
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Level 52
Jan 13, 2023
I hate to be that guy, but Hawaii technically wasn't a state during pearl harbour
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Level 74
Oct 26, 2023
This also applies to the North Carolina and Massachusetts clues. So what?
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2024
Surprised that there are no "bUt ThE wRiGhT bRoThErS wErE fRoM dAyToN" comments yet...

That being said, bUt ThE wRiGhT bRoThErS wErE fRoM dAyToN