What year?

Question: What year did what happened?


How well do you know your history? Below, we ask you "what year" different things happened throughout history. It covers politics, wars, presidents, popular culture and more.

All questions are answered with the year, plus a little extra trivia that you may find interesting. "To understand the future, you must know the past."



What year was the Louisiana Purchase?

What year was the New York Stock Exchange founded?

What year did the California Gold Rush start?

What year did the Pony Express begin?

What year was the Battle of Gettysburg?

What year was slavery abolished?

When were the first Olympic Games in Athens, Greece?

What year was the Spanish-American War?

What year was the Galveston Hurricane?

What year was the first auto show in the United States?



What year did Milton Hershey start selling the milk chocolate Hershey bar?

What year did Queen Victoria die?

What year was the first Nobel Prize ceremony?

What year did Theodore Roosevelt say, "Speak softly and carry a big stick"?

When did the first movie theater open in the United States?

What year did Cuba gain its independence from the United States?

What year did a President ride in a car for the first time?

What year did the United States start leasing Guantanamo Bay from Cuba?

What year was the first Tour De France held?

What year was the Ford Motor Company formed?



What year was the Iroquois Theater fire?

What year did the New York subway open?

What year was the first New Year's celebration in Times Square?

What year was Albert Einstein's relativity paper published?

What year did SOS become the international distress signal?

What year was the first Ford Model T sold?

What year did Louis Bleriot fly across the English Channel?

What year did Louis Bleriot fly across the English Channel?

What year did the first Frankenstein movie come out?

What year did Roald Amundsen reach the South Pole?



What year did Titanic sink in the Atlantic Ocean?

What year did Arizona become a state?

What year did Alaska become a territory of the United States?

What year was the Great Lakes Storm?

What year was the Great Dayton Flood?

What year did Babe Ruth start playing in the Major League?

What year did the Panama Canal open?

When did William Boeing start Boeing?

What year did the United States get involved in World War I?

What year was the Great Atlanta Fire?



What year was the first Pulitzer Prize awarded?

What year did World War I end?

What year did Prohibition start?

What year did the Grand Canyon become a United States National Park?

What year was the first United States passenger flight?

What year did the first radio broadcast take place?

What year were women allowed to vote in the United States?

What year was the first Miss America Pageant held?

What year did the Russian famine start?

What year was the first Hollywood sign made?



What year was the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

What year did Gertrude Ederle swim the English Channel?

What year did Route 66 open?

What year did Charles Lindbergh make the first trans-Atlantic flight?

What year did the St. Francis Dam collapse?

What year was Black Tuesday?

What year did the Star-Spangled Banner become the National Anthem?

What year did the Empire State Building open?

What year was the first woman elected to the United States Senate?

What year did the Monopoly board game come out?



What year was Elvis Presley born?

What year was the FBI created?

What year was the first live televised sports event?

What year was the Hoover Dam completed?

What year was the Hindenburg disaster?

What year did Amelia Earhart disappear?

What year was the March of Dimes established?

What year did Sigmund Freud die?

What year did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?

What year was the invasion of Normandy?



What year did the United States drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima?

What year did Franklin D. Roosevelt die?

What year was the United Nations founded?

What year was the Roswell UFO incident?

What year was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

What year was George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four published?

What year was NATO formed?

What year did The African Queen come out?

What year was Nixon elected Vice President for the first time?

What year was the first year the Academy Awards was televised?



What year did Mickey Mantle hit the longest home run in history?

What year did the first Chevrolet Corvette come out?

What year did the Tonight Show on NBC start?

What year did Disneyland open?

What year was James Dean killed in a car crash?

What year was the first Mickey Mouse Club?

What year did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat at the bus?

What year was NASA created?

What year was the Bay of Pigs Invasion?

What year was the Peace Corps created?



What year was the Berlin Wall built?

What year did John Glenn orbit Earth?

What year did Marilyn Monroe die?

What year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

What year did Martin Luther King give his 'I Have a Dream' speech?

What year was Oswald shot by Jack Ruby?

What year did the Beatles arrive in the United States?

What year was Nike founded?

What year was Malcolm X assassinated?

What year did Medicare begin?



What year were Miranda Rights established?

What year was the first heart transplant?

What year was the first Super Bowl?

What year was Robert F. Kennedy assassinated?

What year did Neil Armstrong walk on the moon?

What year did Ted Kennedy leave Mary Kopechne dead in the water?

What year was the famous Woodstock Festival?

What year was the Kent State shootings?

What year did Ford pardon Nixon?

What year was Patricia 'Patty' Hearst kidnapped?



What year was Microsoft founded?

What year was Apple founded?

What year did Elvis Presley die?

What year were the rings of the planet Uranus discovered?

What year was Oracle founded?

What year did the first Grease movie come out?

What year was the Three Mile Island nuclear accident?

What year did the Iran Hostage Crisis start?

What year did Mount Saint Helens erupt?

What year was the first space shuttle launched?

What year did Nixon resign?



What year was the last episode of MASH?

What year was the Live Aid Concert?

What year was the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion?

What year was the last time one could see the Halley Comet with the naked eye?

What year was the Chernobyl disaster?

What year was George H.W. Bush elected president?

What year did the US Navy shoot down an Iranian airliner by mistake?

What year was asbestos banned in the United States?

What year was the Exxon Valdez oil spill?

What year did the Berlin Wall come down?



What year was the Hubble Space Telescope launched?

What year was Operation Desert Storm?

What year did the Cold War end?

What year was Bill Clinton first elected President?

What year was O.J Simpson acquitted of murder?

What year did the first iPad come out?

What year was the Million Man March?

What year was the Monica Lewinsky scandal?

What year did American Idol start?

What year was Hurricane Katrina?

What year did the iPhone come out?























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