The History of the United States, Every Year

This is the definitive quiz for all who delight in exploring the vast history of the Land of the Free. Its 248 questions mark a significant event occurring in the Land of Liberty during each year from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 until the modern-day. -----------------------------------If you have any suggestions concerning time, format, mistakes, or other concerns, post them in the comments. The best of luck to you all!
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Founding Father Thomas Paine publishes this pamphlet advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies.
Common Sense
This federal holiday - established to celebrate the harvest of the past year - is celebrated for the first time. It is modelled on a feast shared by the Pilgrims.
This Revolutionary War battle commences, fought in modern-day Freehold Borough, New Jersey. The result was inconclusive; it claimed 1,500 casualties.
Battle of Monmouth
In the Battle of Flamborough Head, the American ship Bonhomme Richard - commanded by this naval captain - engages the British ship Serapis.
John Paul Jones
This American-born military officer, previously entrusted by George Washington, deflects to the British side of the Revolutionary War.
Benedict Arnold
This Revolutionary War battle is fought in South Carolina, which marks a crucial turning point in the American reconquest of the state from the British.
Battle of Cowpens
This American expedition, intended to destroy enemy Native American towns along the Sandusky River in the Ohio County, fails.
Crawford Expedition
The American Revolution officially ends with the signature of this treaty. It set the boundaries between British North America and the United States.
Treaty of Paris
Britain receives its first bales of this American-imported crop. This would come to define the Southern region of the country.
Delegates from Virginia and Maryland meet at the Mount Vernon Conference to discuss the use of this Mid-Atlantic bay: the largest estuary in the United States.
Chesapeake Bay
This armed uprising begins in Western Massachusetts, in response to a debt crisis and in opposition to the state's efforts to heavily tax its citizens.
Shays' Rebellion
The first of these 85 essays is published - to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.
The Federalist Papers
American pioneers establish this town in modern-day Ohio: the first permanent American settlement outside the original Thirteen Colonies.
This epistolary novel, written by William Hill Brown, is published in Boston. It is considered the first American novel.
The Power of Sympathy
This federal system is established, granting rights to inventors of a "new, useful" "process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter".
United States Patent System
The First Bank of the United States is chartered for 20 years, with its headquarters in this city.
The Coinage Act is passed, establishing this bureau responsible for producing coinage and conducting trade and commerce within the nation.
United States Mint
The epidemic of this disease occurs in Philadelphia, claiming the lives of 5,000 people - at the time, 10% of its population.
Yellow Fever
This violent protest occurs - primarily in western Pennsylvania - over taxation on distilled spirits imposed by the federal government
Whiskey Rebellion
The ______________ Act of 1795 is enacted, to increase the period of required residence from two to five years before granting citizenship.
This treaty is officially put into effect, resolving issues between the United States and Great Britain following the Revolutionary War.
Jay Treaty
This diplomatic episode in the presidency of John Adams inflames, involving a confrontation between the United States and France, which led to the Quasi-War.
XYZ Affair
The Alien and ________ Acts become law, criminalising the publication or writing of false or malicious statements about the United States government.
As part of the Quasi-War, this United States Navy frigate captures the French frigate Insurgente.
USS Constellation
The plot of this slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, is discovered, resulting in the hanging of the culprit and twenty-five followers.
Gabriel's Rebellion
This American Founding Father is appointed the fourth Chief Justice of the United States, succeeding Oliver Ellsworth.
John Marshall
The United States Military Academy is established at this fortified site in New York. It is still open to this day.
West Point
The landmark Supreme Court decision _______ v. Madison establishes the principle of judicial review.
This Northern city - at the time with a population of about a thousand people - is engulfed by a major fire, and is mostly destroyed.
This naval war between Tripolitania and the United States - fought over American refusal to pay of tribute to piratical rulers of North Africa - ceases.
First Barbary War
This expedition sent out by President Thomas Jefferson commences, intended to explore the southern and western regions of the Louisiana Territory.
Pike Expedition
This highly controversial law is passed, which essentially prohibited trade between the United State and any foreign port.
Embargo Act of 1807
The discovery of this type of coal in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, leads to coal being the key fuel source of America's industrial revolution.
James Madison is sworn in as the fourth President, with this Founding Father - known for being the first governor of New York - as his Vice President.
George Clinton
Jacob John Astor founds the Pacific ___ Company, engaged in the commercial trade of a commodity sourced from animals.
The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 is presented, depicting the design for the streets of this borough.
The Boston Gazette coins this term, referring to legislation creating oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win re-election.
This battle - part of the War of 1812 - results in an American victory against Tecumseh's Confederacy and their British Allies.
Battle of the Thames
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend - part of this war between the United States and the Muscogee tribes - occurs in northern Alabama.
Creek War
The War of 1812 nears completion with this treaty; the results are inconclusive, but several indigenous nations are displaced from their territory.
Treaty of Ghent
Due to an observed persistent "dry fog" and an average decrease in temperature of 0.4-0.7°C (0.7-1°F), this year is known as the 'Year Without a ______'.
With the inauguration of James Monroe as President, this political period begins - marked by a sense of national purpose and a desire for unity among Americans.
Era of Good Feelings
This Midwestern Native American tribe ceded their traditional lands across present Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.
The Osage
The Supreme Court decision McCulloch v. ________ rules that the Bank of the United States is constitutional, defining Congress' legislative authority.
This law is enacted, with the hopes of maintaining an equal number of slave states and free states.
Missouri Compromise
This private liberal arts college based in Massachusetts is founded by the then-president of Williams College Zephaniah Swift Moore.
Amherst College
This free Black leader in Charleston, South Carolina, for plotting a slave revolt. Its potential major scale stoked the fears of the antebellum planter class.
Denmark Vesey
Religious leader Joseph Smith first goes to the place containing these 'sacred' objects - the source from which he translated the Book of Mormon.
Golden Plates
This French aristocrat embarks on a tour of the then 24 states forming the Union. He visits President James Monroe at the White House.
Marquis de Lafayette
This canal is opened, granting passage from Albany, New York to the Great Lakes; it is the first navigable waterway joining the Atlantic Ocean to these lakes.
Erie Canal
The historical romance novel: 'The Last of the Mohicans' is first printed, written by this American author.
James Fenimore Cooper
The _________ and Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
This minor party is formed in New York, being the earliest third party in the United States. It nominated William Wirt for president in the election of 1832.
Anti-Masonic Party
A prominent British chemist and mineralogist leaves a bequest of £100,000 to fund this institution, which presently holds 154 million archived items.
Smithsonian Institution
Sarah Josepha Hale - also known for campaigning for the completion of the Bunker Hill monument - has this renowned nursery rhyme published in Boston.
Mary Had a Little Lamb
This French political philosopher visits the United States, inspiring his conservative social text 'Democracy in America'.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The Supreme Court case _________ v. Georgia rules that the Cherokee are entitled to federal protection from the states, but is ignored by Andrew Jackson.
This sectional political crisis, involving South Carolina's refusal to adopt the federal Tariffs of 1828 and 1832, comes to a close.
Nullification Crisis
The Whig Party is officially named by this United States Senator of Kentucky, known for the Compromise of 1850 and his promotion of the American System.
Henry Clay
This war between the United States and a group of Native Americans and Black Indians in Florida breaks out; it is regarded as the longest of the Indian conflicts.
Second Seminole War
This pivotal military engagement in the Texas Revolution occurs, later culminating in the defeat of the Mexican army and the formation of the Republic of Texas.
Battle of the Alamo
This manufacturer begins his agricultural manufacturing business in Grand Detour, Illinois, now known for its tractors and other heavy equipment.
John Deere
This forced displacement of 60,000 people from the 'Five Civilised Tribes' to modern-day Oklahoma leads to the death of thousands of innocent native Indians.
Trail of Tears
This American inventor takes the first known American photographic portrait. However, the first-ever self-portrait was taken by Hippolyte Bayard in France.
Robert Cornelius
In the presidential election of 1840, William Henry Harrison defeated incumbent Martin Van Buren. This Virginian is the former's running mate for vice president.
John Tyler
The Supreme Court rules that the Africans who took control of this Spanish vessel had been enslaved illegally; having then been shipped off to Cuba.
La Amistad
The _______-Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States-Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
This Mexican President announces that the annexation of Texas by the United States would be considered an act of war by Mexico.
Antonio López de Santa Anna
American chemist Charles Goodyear receives a patent for this process, which involves using sulfur to harder rubber, especially for use in motor tyres.
This narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe is first published, noted for its musicality, stylised language and supernatural atmosphere.
The Raven
This group of American pioneers depart Independence, Missouri, on the Oregon Trail. Later, they become snowbound in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Donner Party
This religious leader - the second president of the LDS Church - along with 148 Mormon pioneers, arrive in modern-day Utah - hence establishing Salt Lake City.
Brigham Young
This treaty is signed, ending the Mexican-American war and ceding to the United States virtually all of what becomes the southwestern part of the nation.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
The present fifth-largest city in Texas, in the county seat of Tarrant County, is founded. It is known as "where the West begins".
Fort Worth
This abolitionist and social activist, later an advocate for woman's suffrage, becomes an official conductor of the Underground Railroad.
Harriet Tubman
This private Jesuit university - the now oldest operating institution of higher learning in California - is opened.
Santa Clara University
This novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe - depicting the harsh conditions experienced by enslaved African Americans - is published in Boston.
Uncle Tom's Cabin
This diplomatic expedition is sent to the Tokugawa Shogunate, with the goal of forcing the end of Japan's 220-year-old policy of isolation - to open up trade.
Perry Expedition
This American transcendentalist philosopher's novel: Walden, is published - a reflection on his simple living in a cabin over the course of two years.
Henry David Thoreau
This American industrialist opens a new factory for the manufacture of firearms in Hartford, Connecticut.
Samuel Colt
Preston Brooks beats this Senator with a cane in the United States Senate, for a speech the latter gave disavowing the pro-slavery violence in Kansas.
Charles Sumner
This series of hostile attacks during the Utah War occur, perpetuated by settlers from the LDS Church against the Baker-Fancher emigrant wagon train.
Mountain Meadows Massacre
This then-Senator of Illinois engages in publicised debates with Abraham Lincoln over slavery, especially regarding the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
Stephen Douglas
This American composer (probably) writes the folk song 'Dixie': one of the most distinctive pieces of Southern culture.
Dan Emmett
Abraham Lincoln delivers this address in New York City, in which he affirming his opposition to the expansion of slavery into the western territories.
Cooper Union Speech
This battle fought in Prince William County, Virginia, is the first major battle of the American Civil War - resulting in a Confederate victory.
First Battle of Bull Run
Author Horace Greeley publishes an editorial in this newspaper, urging President Abraham Lincoln to make abolition of slavery an official aim of the war effort.
New-York Tribune
The first claim under this law - granting free ownership of government or public land in exchange for its development - is made for a farm in Nebraska.
Homestead Act
This naval and land engagement of the Civil War - fought over this crucial port on the Alabama coast - results in a Union victory.
Battle of Mobile Bay
With the end of the Civil War, and the initiation of the presence of Union troops in former Confederate states to defend newly freed slaves, this period begins.
This politician from Ohio - affiliated with the Radical Republicans - is the current chief justice of the United States, succeeding Roger Taney.
Salmon P. Chase
Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Russia, by this United States Secretary of State. The media then described it as a "folly", due to its apparent lack of use.
William Seward
In the Battle of Washita River, this United States Army officer leads an attack on Cheyenne living on reservation land with Chief Black Kettle, killing 103 of them.
George Armstrong Custer
The 'golden spike' is driven in Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of this major engineering feat: the first of its kind in North America.
Pacific Railroad
This German-born cartoonist drafts a political cartoon for Harper's Weekly - for the first time symbolising the Democratic Party with a donkey.
Thomas Nast
William "Boss" Tweed - noted as the political boss of this Democratic Party political machine based in New York - is arrested for bribery.
Tammany Hall
This American-registered merchant brigantine is discovered adrift and deserted in the Atlantic Ocean off the Azores Islands.
Mary Celeste
Congress enacts this law, criminalising any use of the United States Postal Service to send any "obscene, lewd, or lascivious" items through the mail.
Comstock Law
This minor political party is established - advocating the issuing of non-gold backed currency to create inflation, hence making debts easier to pay.
Greenback Party
A murder conviction begins to break the power of this Irish-American secret society, for their anti-owner coal miner activism.
Molly Maguires
This catastrophic fire in New York breaks out, claiming the lives of approximately 300 individuals.
Brooklyn Theatre Fire
Thomas Edison announces his first 'great' invention: a machine that can record sound and store it as etchings on wax cylinders or discs.
The Bland-Allison Act is passed, requiring the United States Treasury to buy some silver and put it into circulation, briefly restoring this monetary policy.
This political economist and journalist self-publishes his work: 'Progress and Poverty', in which he argues for land value taxation.
Henry George
This amateur astronomer - the son of one of the first Americans to be photographed - takes the first photograph of the Orion Nebula.
Henry Draper
This famous gunfight: a thirty-second shootout between lawmen led by Virgil Earp and a group of outlaws, takes place in Tombstone, Arizona Territory.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
This United States federal law, signed by President Chester A. Arthur, is the first major law restricting immigration into the country.
Chinese Exclusion Act
The first theatre of this genre of variety entertainment based in France - noted as a farce with music - is opened in Boston, Massachusetts.
This free-floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical and subtropical South America is introduced in the United States, and becomes an invasive species.
Water Hyacinth
This stock market index - then representing the dollar average of fourteen stocks: twelve railroads and two leading American industries - is published.
Dow Jones Industrial Average
This riot: the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labour demonstration in Chicago, Illinois, shores up national support for the eight-hour work day.
Haymarket Affair
This political era is undergoing: a time of rapid economic growth in the industrial sector, as well as corruption and power abuse by robber barons.
Gilded Age
An international Congress for Women's Rights is opened in Washington, D.C., organised by this social reformer committed to women's suffrage.
Susan B. Anthony
President Grover Cleveland signs the Enabling Act, admitting four territories as U.S. States. On November 8, this region becomes the 41st state.
This law is enacted, broadly prohibiting anticompetitive agreements and unilateral conduct that monopolises the relevant market.
Sherman Antitrust Act
This early motion picture exhibition device - designed for films to be viewed by one person at a time through a peephole viewer window - is first displayed.
This American monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine, based at One World Trade Center in New York City, is launched.
The United States Marines intervene in Hawaii, resulting in the overthrow of this queen of the nation.
Three thousand workers of a railroad car company go on strike to protest lowered wages without an equivalent reduction in expenses in Chicago.
Pullman Strike
The gold reserve of the United States Treasury is saved when this wealthy Ashkenazi Jewish family, originally from Frankfurt, loan $65 million worth of gold.
The Rothschilds
The United States Supreme Court decision Plessy v. Ferguson upholds racial segregation and promotes this three-word doctrine.
"Separate but equal"
This gold rush to Yukon commences when the first successful prospectors arrive in Seattle. Out of the original 100,000 miners, only 30,000 would arrive.
Klondike Gold Rush
In the Battle of Manilla Bay - the first of the Spanish-American War - this commodore - the only Admiral of the Navy - destroys the Spanish squadron.
George Dewey
The United States embarks on an 'Open Door Policy' in foreign affairs: one of trade and intervention, especially in reaction to this uprising in the Qing dynasty.
Boxer Rebellion
This hurricane makes landfall in Southeast Texas, eventually killing 6,000-12,000 citizens - making it the deadliest natural disaster in United States history.
Galveston Hurricane
This industrial production firm based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the first billion-dollar corporation - is incorporated by industrialist J. P. Morgan.
U.S. Steel
This annual American college football bowl game, between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena, California, for the first time.
Rose Bowl Game
This cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City opens - it would be complete six years later.
Queensboro Bridge
The third Modern Olympic Games open in this city, lasting from 29 August to 3 September. It is the first time that the Olympic Games were held outside Europe.
St. Louis, Missouri
The landmark United States Supreme Court decision _______ v. New York holds that New York's eight-hour work day law is unconstitutional.
This writer and muckraker publishes 'The Jungle': a novel depicting the life of a contemporary immigrant family in Chicago working in the meat packing industry.
Upton Sinclair
This group of United States Navy battleships departs Hampton Roads, Virginia, on a fourteen-month circumnavigation of the globe.
Great White Fleet
This automobile by the Ford Motor Company: the first affordable car, is officially launched at the initial price of $850 (~$28,000, adjusted for inflation, in 2023).
Model T
This civil rights organisation is formed by such figures as W. E. B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells, on the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.
This African-American boxer defeats white boxer James J. Jeffries in a heavyweight boxing match, sparking race riots throughout the country.
Jack Johnson
The United States Supreme Court declares this company - founded principally by John D. Rockefeller - an "unreasonable monopoly" and orders its dissolution.
Standard Oil
This political activist - one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World - is nominated as the Socialist Party's candidate for President.
Eugene V. Debs
This central banking system - still in use to this day - is created by President Woodrow Wilson, largely due to the Panic of 1907.
Federal Reserve
United States troops withdraw from this constituent state in Mexico; Venustiano Carranza's troops take over and Carranza makes the town his headquarters.
This controversial, but highly advanced, film - by D. W. Griffith - praising the Ku Klux Klan and condemning the Black race, is first premiered.
The Birth of a Nation
During the Mexican Revolution, this general leads about 500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing twelve U.S. soldiers.
Pancho Villa
This award for achievements in journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States is first distributed.
Pulitzer Prize
President Woodrow Wilson delivers his Fourteen Points speech. The thirteenth one encourages the creation of this independent state.
The Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution goes into effect, authorising this federal process, which lasted until 1933.
This period of mass paranoia about the alleged spread of socialism, communism, and anarchism among American labourers commences.
First Red Scare
This full-length silent comedy-drama film, written, produced, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin - in his Tramp character - is released.
The Kid
This Californian species is hunted to extinction. Prior to Spanish settlement in the second half of the 1700s, approximately 10,000 of them inhabited the region.
California Grizzly Bear
This political scandal boils over (pun intended) - which started when Secretary of the Interior Albert Bacon Fall leased Navy petroleum reserves in Wyoming.
Teapot Dome Scandal
This musical composition is written by George Gershwin for solo piano and jazz band, combining elements of classical music with jazz-influenced effects.
Rhapsody in Blue
This trial commences, in which a school teacher in Dayton, Tennessee, is arrested and prosecuted for teaching Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
Scopes Trial
This engineer and physicist successfully launches the world's first liquid-fueled rocket at Auburn, Massachusetts.
Robert H. Goddard
This musical drama film, directed by Alan Crosland, is the first "talkie" with a synchronised soundtrack, fostering the end of the silent film era.
The Jazz Singer
The New York Yankees defeat this Missouri professional baseball team, 4 games to 0, to win their 3rd World Series Title.
St. Louis Cardinals
This national park in northwestern Wyoming - covering approximately 310,000 acres of land - is established by Congress.
Grand Teton National Park
This law is passed, raising U.S. Tariffs on 20,000 imported goods, leading to a freeze in international trade. It is said to have prolonged the Great Depression.
Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
This group of nine African American teenage males are accused in Alabama of raping two white women, leading to a series of Supreme Court cases.
Scottsboro Boys
A sequence of natural disasters begin in Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas, leading to the start of these storms in the United States.
Dust Bowl
This voluntary government work relief program, initially for unmarried men aged 18 to 25, commences as part of the New Deal.
Civilian Conservation Corps
This comedy team - active from 1922 to 1970 - releases their first short: 'Woman Haters', directed by Archie Gottler.
The Three Stooges
This United States senator, dubbed 'The Kingfish', makes the longest speech on Senate record, taking fifteen and a half hours and containing 150,000 words.
Huey Long
Margaret Mitchell's novel: 'Gone with the Wind', is first published. It is centred around this female character: the spoiled daughter of a plantation owner.
Scarlett O'Hara
The United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add these members to the federal government.
Supreme Court Justices
Orson's Welles' radio adaptation of this H.G. Wells novel - on the radio series: 'The Mercury Theatre in the Air' - is broadcast, leading to mass panic.
The War of the Worlds
The classic colour musical film: 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' - produced by this film and media corporation - is premiered in movie theatres.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
This General of the Armies - the sole one - urges all-out aid to Britain in order to defend the Americas in a nationwide radio broadcast.
John J. Pershing
This law is enacted, under which the United States supplied the Allied nations with food, oil, and materiel between 1941 and 1945.
Lend-Lease Act
This Italian-born physicist creates the first nuclear reactor: the Chicago Pile-1, as part of the Manhattan Project.
Enrico Fermi
This military campaign about an island - part of the Solomon Islands - in the Pacific theatre of World War II results in a United States victory against Japan.
Guadalcanal Campaign
This army officer, who later served as Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense under President Harry Truman, becomes the first Five-Star general.
George C. Marshall
This World War II meeting between Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin is held in Crimea, to discuss the postwar reorganization of Germany and Europe.
Yalta Conference
This Indian Prime Minister appeals to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament.
Jawaharlal Nehru
This Academy Award-winning 'Tom and Jerry' cartoon is released to theatres: and later voted #42 of the top 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time.
The Cat Concerto
The first audio-recorded presidential debate in the United States is recorded, featuring New York Governor Thomas Dewey and this Minnesota Governor.
Harold Stassen
This modernist poet and critic, whose works include 'The Cantos', is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry.
Ezra Pound
This syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, is first published in seven newspapers.
This television sitcom, starring Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz, makes its television debut on CBS.
I Love Lucy
'4'33"': a controversial composition consisting of four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence - by this composer - premiers in Woodstock, New York.
John Cage
With the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini performs this Beethoven symphony for the last time.
Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
Joseph Welch lashes out at this Senator of Wisconsin in a hearing on the issue of Communism with the army, saying, 'Have you, at long last, no decency?'
Joseph McCarthy
The Disneyland theme park opens in this city in Orange County, California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
This Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe - based on George Bernard Shaw's 'Pygmalion' - debuts.
My Fair Lady
This suspension bridge connecting the Upper and Lower peninsulas of Michigan - at the time the longest of its kind between anchorages - opens to traffic.
Mackinac Bridge
This political advocacy group is founded by a retired candy manufacturer, associated with ultraconservative, libertarian, and far-right politics.
John Birch Society
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of modern art - designed by this architect - opens to the public in New York City.
Frank Lloyd Wright
This professional baseball team based in Pittsburgh defeat the New York Yankees in the seventh game of the World Series.
Pittsburgh Pirates
In his Farewell Address President Dwight Eisenhower warns of this abstract business relationship pertaining to the sale, purchase, and acquisition of arms.
Military-Industrial Complex
Bob Dylan premieres this protest anti-war song - included on his album 'The Freewheelin' Bot Dylan - Gerde's Folk City in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Blowin' in the Wind
In his inaugural speech, Alabama Governor George Wallace defiantly proclaims: "___________ now, ___________ tomorrow, and ___________ forever!"
This commission to investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy concludes that he was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald and that Oswald acted alone.
Warren Commission
This Scottish racing driver wins the Indianapolis 500, and later wins the Formula One world driving championship in the same year.
Jim Clark
The Supreme Court case _______ v. Arizona rules that an arrested individual is entitled to rights against self-incrimination and to an attorney.
During the Six-Day War, this Israeli attack on a United States Navy research ship results in the death of 34 crew members but is concluded to be an accident.
USS Liberty Incident
The Beatles announce the creation of this record label in New York City, which would later serve such artists as James Taylor and Badfinger.
Apple Records
These spontaneous protests by members of the gay community mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the United States.
Stonewall Riots
Lieutenant William Calley goes on trial for this mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War, committed by the United States.
Mỹ Lai Massacre
The Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, which deals with this legal election issue.
Voting Age
This astronaut is the twelfth and last person to walk on the Moon, after jointly completing the third and final Extra-vehicular activity of Apollo 17.
Gene Cernan
In 'The Battle of the Sexes', this tennis player defeats Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas.
Billie Jean King
This amusement park located twenty miles southeast of Trenton, New Jersey, is opened - including a water park named 'Hurricane Harbor'.
Six Flags Great Adventure
The Apollo-_____ Test Project is carried out by the United States and the Soviet Union, marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.
Ford launches volume production of this supermini car at its Valencia plant - selling over 22 million units since release.
Ford Fiesta
This Grammy Award-winning Fleetwood Mac album is released, featuring such hit numbers as 'Go Your Own Way', 'Dreams', and 'Don't Stop'.
These agreements signed by Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin - arranged by President Jimmy Carter - begin, leading to the 1979 Egypt-Israel peace treaty.
Camp David Accords
After false radio reports from this Ayatollah that the Americans had captured the Grand Mosque in Mecca, its embassy in Pakistan is attacked by a mob.
Ruhollah Khomeini
Millions of viewers tune into this prime-time television soap opera to learn who shot the lead character J. R. Ewing.
The biographical sports drama film: 'Raging Bull' - directed by this film producer - wins the Academy Award for Best Film Editing and Best Actor.
Martin Scorsese
This electronics company's _________ 64 8-bit home computer is launched - over the course of twelve years, selling approximately fifteen million units.
The first restaurant of this fast-food chain opens in Clearwater, Florida - the owl is its mascot.
This civil rights activist delivers his speech: 'What The Future Holds For Farm Workers And Hispanics', at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.
Cesar Chaves
President Ronald Reagan joins this West German Chancellor for a funeral service in Bitburg, including the graves of 59 elite S.S. troops from World War II.
Helmut Kohl
The first artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which included this duo known for their steel-string acoustic guitar playing - formed in 1951.
Everly Brothers
This controversial religious broadcaster - associated with televangelicalism - announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.
Pat Robertson
In the vice presidential debate of the 1988 election, after Dan Quayle's assertion of his experience, Lloyd Bentsen replies: "Senator, you're no ____ _______".
Jack Kennedy
Warner Communications and this new magazine business based in New York City announce plans for a formal merger.
Congress passes this federal environmental law - intended to reduce and control air pollution nationwide.
Clean Air Act
Indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the bombing of a Boeing 747-121 during this transatlantic flight are announced.
Pan Am Flight 103
In Super Bowl XXVI, the Buffalo Bills are defeated by this Washington football team 37–24 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Washington Redskins
The North American ____ _____ Agreement is signed by Canada, the United States and Mexico: establishing a trilateral economic bloc in the continent.
Free Trade
The first conference devoted to the World Wide Web opens, featuring such speakers as Marc Andreessen: co-founder of this first widely used web browser.
The 67th Academy Awards are held at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, hosted by this late-night television talk host - whose show featured on NBC and CBS.
David Letterman
This company specialising in computer workstations for higher education and business use - founded by Steve Jobs - is bought by Apple Computer.
This Senator of South Carolina - also known for his 24-hour long filibuster - becomes the longest-serving Senator, with a then-tenure of under 42 years.
Strom Thurmond
This Pixar computer-animated comedy film - their second feature-length one - is released in theatres.
A Bug's Life
Traders of this energy company based in Houston, Texas, allegedly route 2,900 MWs of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada.
These potential computer errors occur - related to the formatting and storage of calendar data for dates in and after the year 2000.
Y2K Problem
As part of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, three cities are struck: New York City, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and _________ County, Virginia.
This bear market of this stock market bubble reaches bottom; many online shipping and communication companies shut down or became devalued.
Dot-com Bubble
The United States government claims that Saddam Hussein's Iraqi government is in possession of "weapons of ____ ___________".
Mass Destruction
The Spirit and ___________ rovers - launched by NASA - land on Mars. The latter remained active on the Red Planet for 5,111 sols (14 Earth years).
John Roberts is sworn in as the 17th Chief Justice of the United States, succeeding this Supreme Court Justice.
William Rehnquist
This digital optical data storage format is released, designed to supersede the DVD format - capable of storing several hours of high-definition video.
This television game show airs its last episode hosted by Bob Barker, who had been its host since 1972.
The Price is Right
The colourised $5 bill is released, featuring this historical figure. Approximately 6% of paper currency produced by the U.S. Treasury in 2009 were $5 bills.
Abraham Lincoln
This American financier pleads guilty to his investment scandal - concerning the largest Ponzi scheme in history, worth about $64.8 billion.
Bernie Madoff
This element - the 117th in the periodic table - is discovered. It is probably a metallic solid at room temperature, with properties similar to astatine.
This left-wing populist movement initiates in response to high unemployment, record executive bonuses, and extensive bailouts of the financial system.
Occupy Wall Street
This Scottish driver wins the 96th Indianapolis 500 with the manufacturer Chip Ganassi Racing - being his third win there.
Dario Franchitti
In the 85th Academy Awards, this Ang Lee adventure-drama film wins four awards, including Lee's second for Best Director,
Life of Pi
Microsoft announces that it is purchasing this Swedish video game developer - creator of the popular sandbox video game: Minecraft - for $2 billion.
Mojang Studios
This American horse race: a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds in New York, takes place for the 147th time.
Belmont Stakes
This NASA space probe, built by the Lockheed Martin Corporation, enters the orbit of Jupiter.
This renowned circus stages the final show in its 146-year history at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
Barnum & Bailey Circus
President Donald Trump boasts on Twitter that his nuclear button is "much bigger" and "more powerful" than whose?
Kim Jong-un
This corporation supplying medical devices and pharmaceuticals is ordered to pay $572 million for contributing to the opioid crisis in Oklahoma.
Johnson & Johnson
This state is the last to report a confirmed case of COVID-19 - nowadays having a total of over 650,000 cases.
West Virginia
The 240th anniversary of these crucial Federalist documents - the predecessors to the United States Constitution - is noted.
Articles of Confederation
This Category 5 Atlantic hurricane - the third costliest tropical cyclone on record - strikes Cuba, Florida and the Carolinas hard, causing 161 casualties.
A global banking crisis arises out of four American regional banks, with the largest being this firm operating in Santa Clara, California.
Silicon Valley Bank
Level 53
Jun 13, 2023
Awesome quiz, keep it up.
Level 52
Jun 13, 2023
Thank you for playing along!
Level 89
Jun 18, 2023
Very comprehensive quiz 👍 and I hate being a nitpicker because type-ins can be about the most time consuming part of making a text quiz, but there are a lot of instances of the letter S left hanging from obvious plurals when the singular is accepted. For example, the Fleetwood Mac album is Rumours, not just one Rumour.

I had a brain lock on way too many answers I knew. Going back over afterward was a lot of forehead smacking. I wish I could nominate it, but we can't do that on quizzes with over 100 answers.

Level 52
Jun 18, 2023
That is a very generous comment. The reason for such lenient type-ins is the restrictive time limit, so if someone misses some letters, he can move on and finish it on time - but overall, a valid argument.