History: What Came First? #3

We give you two things. You guess which appeared earliest on the historical timeline.
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Last updated: July 26, 2021
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1. Joan of Arc or Boudica
Joan of Arc
Boudica's Iceni Rebellion took place in 60 AD, Joan of Arc took part in the Hundred Years' War in 1429.
2. Lightbulbs or Telephones?
Edison invented the lightbulb in 1879, Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876 (debatable if Antonio Meucci invented it in the 1850s).
3. Indonesia or Fiji?
Indonesia achieved independence from the Netherlands in 1949, Fiji in 1970 from Britain.
4. Albert Einstein or Nicola Tesla?
Nicola Tesla
Albert Einstein
Both lived at the same time, but Einstein was born in 1879 whilst Tesla was born in 1856.
5. The Colosseum or The Great Wall of China?
The Colosseum
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China was built in various sections, beginning 771 BC. The Colosseum was finished in 80 AD.
6. Ancient Egypt or Phoenicia?
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt's First Dynasty began in roughly 3150 BC whilst Phoenicia began around 2500 BC.
7. Japan's Invasion of Manchuria (China) or Nazi Germany's Invasion of Poland?
Japan's Invasion of Manchuria
Nazi Germany's Invasion of Poland
Japan began their invasion of China in 1937, whilst Hitler declared war on Poland in 1939.
8. Oxford University or Machu Picchu
Oxford University
Machu Picchu
Oxford was established in 1096, Machu Picchu was founded in 1450.
9. The Empire Strikes Back or Back to the Future Part 1?
The Empire Strikes Back
Back to the Future Part 1
Star War: The Empire Strikes Back came out in 1980, Back To The Future came out in 1985; in BTTF, Marty pretends to be Darth Vader to convince his father to date his mother.
10. The Eiffel Tower or The London Underground?
The Eiffel Tower
The London Underground
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1887 whilst the London Underground's first line (Metropolitan) was built in 1863.
11. Rugby Union or Cricket?
Rugby Union
Cricket was invented in 16th Century, whilst Rugby Union was first played in 1823.
12. The War of the Roses or The Hundred Years' War?
The War of the Roses
The Hundred Years' War
The Hundred Years' War raged from 1337 to 1453 between the French Houses of Valois and Plantagenet, whilst the English civil war, The War of the Roses, was between 1455 to1485.
13. The Russian Revolution or The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The Russian Revolution
The French Revolution was 1789-1792, whilst the Russian Revolution began 1917 and ended in 1923.
14. Elvis Presley or The Beatles?
Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Elvis dominated the mid-1950s, whilst the Beatles grew to prominence in the early 1960s.
15. Jane Austen or Oscar Wilde?
Jane Austen
Oscar Wilde
Jane Austen wrote between 1787 to the 1816, whilst Oscar Wilde wrote during the 1880s and 1890s.
16. Hinduism or Judaism?
Hinduism originated in India in roughly 2300 BC, whilst Judaism can trace its origins to around 600 BC (early depending upon definitions).
17. The Ottoman Empire or the Spanish Empire?
Ottoman Empire
Spanish Empire
The Ottoman Empire originated in 1299 after the fall of the Byzantine Empire, whilst the Spanish Empire began around 1492.
18. Galileo or Copernicus?
Copernicus was a Polish mathematician and astronomer born in 1473, whilst Galileo was an Italian physicist and astronomer born in 1563.
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Jul 23, 2021
Cricket started in the 16th century.
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Your explanation for the Einstein vs Tesla questions gives the birthday for Edison...
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Mar 22, 2023
Fiji was a Kingdom, and then a colony, well before 1970