History Quiz

Quiz 61 – Round 2 – History

In which decades did the following take place? Only a decade is required, although the exact year is given in brackets (and could be worth an extra point if appropriate).

1. Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

1840s (1840)

2. The first human spaceflight was launched by the Soviet Union.

1960s (1961)

3. The first female Church of England priests were ordained.

1990s (1994)

4. Edward VIII abdicated.

1930s (1936)

5. The Spanish Armada set sail from A Coruña.

1580s (1588)

6. The first Nobel Prizes were awarded.

1900s (1901)

7. The first internet domain name was registered.

1980s (1985)

8. The now downgraded ‘minor planet’ of Pluto was first discovered.

1930s (1930)

9. Velcro was patented and commercially introduced.

1950s (patented in 1955)

10. The North Atlantic Treaty was signed.

1940s (1949)


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