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History of Los Angeles

Can you answer these questions about the history of the Los Angeles metropolitan area?
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Last updated: January 9, 2024
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What industry moved to Los Angeles in order to escape the enforcement
of Thomas Edison's patents?
Film Industry
Who was the victim of a notorious police beating in Los Angeles in 1991?
Rodney King
What city did the Santa Fe railroad line connect Los Angeles to when it was built in 1885?
Chicago
What baseball team moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1958?
Dodgers
Where did the Lakers play before moving to Los Angeles?
Minneapolis
What country established the settlement of Los Angeles in 1781?
Spain
What event did Los Angeles host in 1932 and 1984?
Summer Olympics
What did the Hollywood sign originally say?
Hollywoodland
What country controlled Los Angeles between 1821-1848?
Mexico
Who allegedly killed his ex-wife and Ron Goldman in Brentwood in 1994?
O.J. Simpson
What New York senator was shot dead by a Palestinian Christian in 1968 in L.A.?
Robert F. Kennedy
From what country where the people who were "massacred" by a mob
of around 500 persons in 1871?
China
What event's final match was played in Rose Bowl stadium in 1994?
FIFA World Cup
What Mexican fast food chain was started by Glen Bell in an LA suburb?
Taco Bell
What was the name of the Canadian tourist who was found dead in the water tank
of the roof of Cecil Hotel in 2013?
Elisa Lam
What religion's first church, that was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, opened in LA in 1954?
Scientology
What "P" word refers to a Native American settlement of multi-story stone
and adobe buildings - which LA was founded as originally?
Pueblo
What name was given to the 1943 LA riots between soldiers and Mexican youth?
Zoot Suit Riots
2 Comments
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Level 85
Jan 8, 2024
I think the third clue is missing the word "connect".
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Level 73
Jan 9, 2024
Thanks, fixed