Can You Name the Historical Event from a Real-Life Headline?

By Zoe Samuel on March 02, 2018

About This Quiz

They say history is written by the winners, but sometimes it's written by the media, too - who aren't exactly always the most dispassionate observer, but hopefully, they do generally get basic facts like the who, what, and where right. The most important events are thus not always the most memorable, thanks to bad or sloppy reporting, while some seemingly minor events can achieve viral fame immediately, simply by the virtue of a snappy headline. 

Whether you read the news or not, you've heard some of these straplines and headers - and if you haven't, but you're generally up on your world history, you can sometimes figure out what they're talking about. After all, you can't really not know about the moon landings, World War II, or the invention of penicillin. However, you may not know the details: when these things happened, who was involved, and what people at the time had to say about it (after all, we have a perspective on issues like slavery or the significance of the Wright Brothers that took time to evolve). 

So take this quiz to see if your knowledge of history and of journalism combined are savvy enough to deduce 35 historical events of note, simply from a brief headline!

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