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City by Historical Event #1

Can you guess the cities involved in these historical events?
Use the modern-day names of these cities.
Quiz by bambina
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Last updated: June 23, 2020
First submittedJune 22, 2020
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Event
City
A large portion of this city is destroyed when fire sweeps through it in September 1666.
London
Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla's army shrinks after his retreat from this city in 1810.
Mexico City
2 billion years ago, a meteor forms the world's largest impact site in the world, 120km away from this major city.
Johannesburg
The world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, opens in this city in 2010.
Dubai
Rebellion against the government in this city is quelled by troops in the Second Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1804.
Sydney
Giovanni da Verrazzano encounters the Lenape tribe when he enters the Bay of this modern-day city in 1524.
New York City
This city becomes head of the Mossi Empire in 1441 and later becomes the permanent residence of Mossi emperors.
Ouagadougou
Event
City
Genghis Khan's armies destroy this city in the 13th Century, then rebuild it under the name "Dadu."
Beijing
1 million people die in the city during an 872-day siege in World War 2.
St Petersburg
This city hosts the "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974.
Kinshasa
Pablo Escobar is raised in the city and founds a drug cartel here in 1974.
Medellín
Nixon's administrations attempts to cover up the failed break in of the Watergate Office Building in this city in 1972.
Washington D.C.
In 1928, Leon Trotsky is exiled here with his family before being expelled to Turkey.
Almaty
The anti-Nazi Ehrenfeld Group are executed in this city in 1944.
Cologne
Gandhi begins his fast in Yerwada Jail near this city, in 1932.
Mumbai
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