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City Where It Happened #2

For each event, name the city in which it took place.
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Last updated: July 19, 2020
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First submittedApril 10, 2014
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Average score70.0%
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Year
Event
City
2011
Arab Spring protests in Tahrir Square
Cairo
1997
Princess Diana dies after a car crash
Paris
1992
The Rodney King riots
Los Angeles
1975
Americans evacuate this city by helicopter
Saigon
1968
Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Memphis
1948
Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi
New Delhi
1945
First use of an atomic bomb against an enemy
Hiroshima
1938
Conference to appease Hitler and give him part of Czechoslovakia
Munich
1930
Uruguay wins the first World Cup
Montevideo
1937
Rape of ______ by Japanese troops
Nanjing
1865
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford's theater
Washington D.C.
1847
Brigham Young says "this is the place"
Salt Lake City
1791
Mozart dies at the age of 35
Vienna
1773
Colonists have a "party" to protest the Tea Act
Boston
1692
Twenty "witches" executed
Salem
1605
The Gunpowder Plot
London
532
30,000 killed after chariot race fans riot
Constantinople
70
Second Temple destroyed by Romans
Jerusalem
44 BC
Assassination of Julius Caesar
Rome
387 BC
Plato founds the Academy
Athens
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Level 82
Aug 3, 2014
easy.
+1
Level 82
Aug 3, 2014
though took me 3 guesses to get Memphis...
+6
Level 37
Aug 3, 2014
"Early morning, April 4, shot rings out in the Memphis sky. 'Free at last!' They took your life, but they could not take your pride."
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Level 82
Aug 5, 2014
I've never claimed to be a trivia guru. I have claimed to be American. What exactly is your problem?
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Level 38
Sep 23, 2016
Lol i could hear Bono singing it but couldn't remember 'Memphis sky"
+7
Level 38
Sep 23, 2016
Lol every quiz i do, i see your name kalbahamut. Pretty sure you are a quiz whiz
+1
Level 82
Aug 29, 2020
swan: there was another comment here before that has gone missing from someone who was attacking me for not knowing the answer to the Memphis question, saying this was embarrassing from someone who "claimed to be a trivia geru." ... I've never made such a claim. But thanks for the vote of confidence.
+12
Level 70
Aug 3, 2014
You definitely should accept istanbul as an answer
+3
Level 73
Feb 5, 2021
No
+1
Level 50
Aug 3, 2014
Surprised LA wasn't accepted for Los Angeles, could it possibly be added? Should have tried fuller versions but still...
+7
Level 84
Sep 20, 2016
So you're saying you didn't get Los Angeles because you weren't bothered to type it all out? You clearly take plenty of quizzes here since you are level 55 as of today; in all that time, you've never realized that LA isn't accepted?
+1
Level 62
Aug 2, 2023
It usually is.
+2
Level 75
Oct 8, 2023
Interesting that SummerMcLovin was level 55 in 2016, but has since "decayed" to level 50.

They went from 5,000-5,500 points (lvl 55) down to 3,913 points in 7 years. They should be back to level zero by 2045 lol

+4
Level 66
Aug 4, 2014
Got Constantinople by just guessing the only big cities that existed in chariot race days. Was not actually familiar with the event.
+3
Level 57
Sep 20, 2016
And people moan about soccer fans! Those crazy Turks.
+7
Level 73
Sep 9, 2020
uhm...
+5
Level 68
Oct 28, 2020
There weren't that many Turks in Constantinople at the time! They were still far in the Mongolian steppe.
+3
Level 69
Oct 23, 2015
Free at last they ended your life
+3
Level 95
Sep 20, 2016
should be Byzantium if you want to be chronologically correct.
+5
Level 95
Sep 20, 2016
or not. sorry.
+7
Level 48
Sep 20, 2016
Sorry no, in 532 it was already called Constantinople after Constantine the Great who made the city capital of the Eastern Roman Empire in 330.
+3
Level 68
Sep 20, 2016
Nice quiz.
+3
Level 63
Sep 20, 2016
Going in order, Nanjing should be above the Montevideo clue (1937 vs 1930)
+4
Level 59
Sep 23, 2016
I typed Byzantinum, but after reading comments, I realize that Constantinople was the correct answer. Both Byzantinum and Isatanbul could be accepted, though.
+2
Level 72
Mar 2, 2018
Byzantinum shouldn't , though.
+1
Level 56
Oct 7, 2023
Surely it should..? It was known (amongst other things) as the Byzantine Empire after all. It might not have been the official name but at that time it was still very much a name in use.
+2
Level 71
Oct 8, 2023
I think TheCrusher was pointing out that the city was spelled "Byzantium", not "Byzantinum"
+1
Level 45
Jan 24, 2018
so DC and SLC both work for District of Columbia and Salt Lake City respectively, but not LA?!?!?! WTF
+13
Level 29
Jul 27, 2020
I thinks it’s because many countries and cities begin with those letters so it’d probably cause confusion
+3
Level 75
Jan 17, 2020
Annoying it doesn't accept Istanbul, especially as the place wasn't called Constantinople either at the time of the incident
+5
Level 73
Sep 9, 2020
It was by that time.
+7
Level 64
Oct 28, 2020
Very American centric.
+6
Level 82
Oct 28, 2020
America is a happenin' place
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Level 66
May 15, 2023
got a source for that? ;)
+3
Level 69
Oct 7, 2023
Not really, comparatively
+1
Level 75
Oct 28, 2020
L.A. was the site of the "Rodney King riots" because L.A. was the site of the police beating of Rodney King.
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Level 82
Oct 31, 2020
and?
+1
Level ∞
Jul 29, 2023
Big if true.
+3
Level 56
Oct 29, 2020
only 40% knows Munich conference? smh...
+1
Level 57
Jan 8, 2021
2 Massachusetts questions in a row? Ill take my 5 points
+1
Level 62
Aug 2, 2023
I thought the evacuated by helicopters thing was referring to Mogadishu, lol.
+2
Level 58
Oct 7, 2023
Knew one of these was in a US city so just guessed US cities and ended up getting half the answers. Always revolves around America lol.
+3
Level 75
Oct 8, 2023
In future you can just type "Too US-centric" to whinge more efficiently.
+1
Level 60
Oct 8, 2023
1937 and 1930 are in the wrong order here.

I thought Manila would be the answer for 1937, but it was 8 years later. Is that too far off to be accepted?

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Level 84
Oct 9, 2023
Is anyone else seeing the World Cup clue and Japanese soldiers clue as out of order?
+1
Level 76
Feb 16, 2024
Some trivia facts get repeated way too much on this website, especially considering their relative significance. Like the Mormon one.