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Pre 1920's (1800 - 1919) Modern History Fun Quiz

This Quiz includes questions on Sherlock Holmes Author, Louisiana purchase date, New York Times first published date, John Deere, Coca Cola and many more

  • Question 1

    1. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was published in 1892 by what author?


    Question 2

    2. Which state became the first to give women the right to vote in 1869?


    Question 3

    3. In what year did Argentina gain its independence?


    Question 4

    4. In what year did the Louisiana purchase take place?


    Question 5

    5. In 1851 the New York Times was first published by which two men?


  • Question 6

    6. In 1904, the area that is known as "Times Square" in Manhattan was renamed to Times Square, what was it called before?


    Question 7

    7. In what year did Thomas Alva Edison first announce his invention of the phonograph?


    Question 8

    8. In what year did John Deere invent the first commercially successful steel plow?


    Question 9

    9. Who created the first modern battery in 1800?


    Question 10

    10. In what year was the first message sent through electronic telegram?


  • Question 11

    11. In what year did Jack Johnson beat Tommy Burns to become the first black boxer to win the Heavyweight Boxing Championship?


    Question 12

    12. Which state was the first to secede from the Union at the beginning of the US Civil War in 1860?


    Question 13

    13. In 1866 which Swedish scientist first created Dynamite?


    Question 14

    14. In 1889, which Paris landmark first opened after being made to commemorate the centenary of the French Revolution?


    Question 15

    15. In what year was Queen Liliuokalani removed from her throne in Hawaii by US Marines?


    Question 16

    16. Yellowstone National Park, which is located in which three states, was designated as the USA's first national park in 1872?


    Question 17

    17. In what year was Aluminum isolated by Hans Orsted?


  • Question 18

    18. In what year did the Russian Revolution begin?


    Question 19

    19. In 1873 Blue Jeans were first patented by which two men?


    Question 20

    20. In what year was the first Braille book published?


    Question 21

    21. In 1813, Pride and Prejudice was published by which author?


    Question 22

    22. What London landmark rang out for the first time over the Houses of Parliament in 1859?


    Question 23

    23. In 1886, Coca Cola was created by whom in Atlanta, Georgia?


    Question 24

    24. Which monarch ascended to the throne in England in 1837?


    Question 25

    25. In 1849 the country of Hungary split from which country?



This Day Fun Info

From our 1957 Toys Page

Toy Coca-Cola Dispenser From The 1950s Toy Coca-Cola Dispenser
Price: $2.84
Invite the gang over for a Coke party! Dispenser holds standard bottle, liquid pours out when handle is pulled down. Includes four small plastic glasses. Bottle is easily inserted and it was designed so cleanliness is assured. Made of bright red and white plastic.

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Origins of Sports from our Sports History Page

Baseball, from its origins in 1840s in northeastern United States to the institution of the National, and later American Leagues, making up what is today known as Major League Baseball includes the Origins, Growth, Records and


Basketball, the brainchild of Dr. James Naismith, created in the 1890s, it developed as much through colleges as it did through professional teams and leagues, with the modern National Basketball Association emerging around 1950. includes the Birth, Growth, Records and


American Football, which existed in various forms mostly across the college ranks in the 1800s before Walter Camp, at Yale University, began to help establish rules that made the game appear much as it does today. Football's evolution primarily took place in college, as college football was far more popular than its professional counterpart until the late 1950's when the National Football League became the dominant force in American football. Covers the Origins, Growth, Records and