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21st Century Dates Quiz

For each highlighted event, guess the year.
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Last updated: March 23, 2024
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Past Events
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Obama was inaugurated the first African-American President of the USA
2009
BRICS became BRICS+, with the additions of the likes of Iran, the UAE and Egypt
2024
Apple announced the iPhone
2007
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, starting 3 1/2 years of Brexit
2016
The United Kingdom formally left the European Union
2020
The first case of SARS-CoV2, AKA COVID-19 or Coronavirus, was found in Wuhan, Hubei, China
2019
The Barbenheimer cultural phenomenom
2023
Russia decisively annexes Crimea
2014
The first movie in the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy, Episode VII - The Force Awakens, released in the US
2015
The No. 1 highest grossing movie of all time released in the US (not adjusted for inflation)
2009
The No. 2 highest grossing movie of all time released in the US (not adjusted for inflation)
2019
The No. 3 highest grossing movie of all time released in the US (not adjusted for inflation)
2022
PSY's Gangnam Style is released, becoming the first YouTube video to surpass 1 billion views
2012
Pink Fong's Baby Shark becomes the first YouTube video to surpass 10 billion views
2022
Mark Zuckerberg releases Thefacebook upon the campus of Harvard
2004
The Summer Olympic Games are hosted for a historic third time in London
2012
The January 6th Insurrection of the US Capitol, after claims of a rigged election and voter fraud
2021
The first Tweet is sent, reading "just set up my twttr", by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey
2006
The World Trade Centres and Pentagon were attacked
2001
India Surpassed China as the most populous
2023
Global Population Surpassed 8 Billion People
2022
Global Population Surpassed 7 Billion People
2011
Margaret Keenan, from Coventry in the United Kingdom, receives the world's first COVID-19 vaccine
2020
Netflix launches as the pioneer of online video streaming services
2007
The Walt Disney Company announces their acquisition of 21st Century Fox, 20th Century Fox's entertainment division
2017
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes "The Governator" of California
2003
Tesla starts selling the Model S electric sedan car
2012
The start of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
2008
Allied troops made their hastily evacuation of Afghanistan, after fighting there for 20 years, marking the end of the War in Afghanistan and the US' longest war in American history
2021
The 7th and last Harry Potter book is published, The Deathly Hallows
2007
Mikhail Gorbachev, the last President of the Soviet Union, passes away
2022
The royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton
2011
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Super Mario Sunshine are released to consoles
2002
The mom's favorite video game, Candy Crush Saga is released
2012
The Netherlands becomes the first country in the world to legalize same sex marriage
2001
Future Events
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Taylor Swift's record setting global Eras Tour comes to a momentous conclusion
2024
Paris becomes the second city to host the Summer Olympic Games for a third time
2024
Los Angeles becomes the third city to host the Summer Olympic Games for a third time
2028
Bougainville become the next newest country
2027
As per UN projections, Nigeria surpasses the USA to become the 3rd most populous nation
2050
The first phase of Saudi Arabia's The Line, in Neom, is completed
2030
Victoria, Australia, pulls out hosting the Commonwealth games of this year, only a few years before it's scheduled to take place
2026
James Cameron's Avatar 5 is released Christmas of this year
2031
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