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Battle of Waterloo - The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18th, 1815.Historic Battles - Which of these battles occurred first?

a. Battle of Waterloo
b. Battle of Champion Hill
c. Battle of Solferino
d. Battle of Cross Keys


John Major  - Majors was Prime Minister from November 1990 to May 1997.British Prime Ministers - Which of the following Prime Ministers reigned the earliest?

a. David Cameron
b. John Major
c. Gordon Brown
d. Tony Blair


TV  - The invention of the television was the work of many individuals in the late 19th century and early 20th century.Communication History - Which communication invention made its appearance first?

a. TV
b. Telstar
c. Telex Machines
d. Video Recorder


USA Buys Alaska - The purchase of Alaska added 586,412 square miles to the United States.Historical Events - Which historical event came first?

a. Suez Canal Completed
b. Zulu War
c. USA Buys Alaska
d. Battle of the Little Big Horn


Lawrence of Arabia - Lawrence of Arabia was born on August 16th 1888.Historical Leaders - Which of the following leaders was born before the others?

a. Lawrence of Arabia
b. Heinz Guderian
c. Vo Nguyen Giap
d. Georgi Zhukov


Alfred Dreyfus - Dreyfus was convicted in January of 1895 and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.Historical Trials - Which of these historical trials happened first?

a. Alfred Dreyfus
b. Nuremburg
c. OJ Simpson
d. Nicola Sacco


Pythagoras Theorem - The theorem is named after the ancient Greek mathematician Pythagoras.History and Science - What appeared first?

a. Euclid's Elements
b. Pythagoras Theorem
c. Napier's Logarithms
d. Kepler's Laws of Motion


Da Gama reaches India - A Portuguese explorer, Da Gama was the first European to reach India by sea.History of Exploration - What historic exploration event occurred first?

a. Cabral arrives in Brazil
b. Leon conquers Puerto Rico
c. Magellan straits discovered
d. Da Gama reaches India


Salk's Polio Vaccination - The vaccination was first tested in 1952.History of Medicine - Which historical medical event happened first?

a. Salk's Polio Vaccination
b. First IVF Baby Born
c. Laser Eye Surgery First Used
d. CAT Scanner Invented


Muhammad Born - Muhammad was born around 570 CE in present day Saudi Arabia. History of Religion - Which religious event occurred the earliest?

a. Sunni and Shia Split
b. Muhammad Born
c. Luther's 95 Theses
d. Guru Nanak Born


Euclid's Elements - Euclid's Elements consists of 13 books written by the ancient Greek mathematician Euclid.History of Science - Which scientific event or discovery occurred first?

a. Euclid's Elements
b. Boyles Law
c. Napier's Logarithms
d. Kepler's Laws of Motion


Fire - The control of fire is one of the earliest of human discoveries.History of Technology - Which came first?

a. Fire
b. Coal
c. Wheel
d. Bronze


Constantinople becomes capital - Constantinople was named the capital of the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine the Great.History of the Roman Empire - Which of these events occurred first?

a. Visigoths Sack Rome
b. Vandals Sack Rome
c. Battle of Adrianople
d. Constantinople becomes capital


Danelaw occurs - The Danelaw originated from the Viking expansion of the ninth century AD.Historic Events - What happened first?

a. Danelaw occurs
b. Forkbeard King of England
c. First Motte and Bailey Castles
d. St. Brice's Day Massacre


Shoko - Shoko was the 101st Emperor of Japan from 1401 to 1428.Japanese History - Who was Emperor of Japan first?

a. Akihtio
b. Yoshihito
c. Komei
d. Shoko


James I - James I was the King of England from March 1603 to March 1625.British Monarchs - Of the following British monarchs, who reigned the earliest?

a. Anne
b. Charles I
c. William III
d. James I


Vietnam War Outbreak - Construction of the Berlin Wall started on August 13, 1961.Historic Events - Of the following events, which occurred first?

a. Vietnam War Outbreak
b. JFK Assassinated
c. Cuban Missile Crisis
d. Berlin Wall Built


Battle of Britain - The Battle of Britain was an air campaign waged by the Germans against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940.Second World War - Which historic World War II battle occurred first?

a. Operation Barbarossa
b. Battle of Kursk
c. Battle of Britain
d. Battle of Stalingrad


The Alamo - The Battle of the Alamo lasted from February 23 to March 6, 1836.Siege History - Which famous Historical siege occurred the earliest?

a. Luck Now
b. The Alamo
c. Leningrad
d. Mafeking


Martin Luther King Jr. - Martin was 39 years old when he was assassinated in April of 1968.Historic Assassinations - Which of the following famous people was assassinated first?

a. Martin Luther King Jr.
b. Sheikh Mujib
c. Park Chung-hee
d. Anwar El Sadat




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