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    • 11/25/2014 at 2:57 pm

      This is a clever loop hole. I commend you.

      For the record, my ability to answer this question was paltry. I recognize my knowledge of historic events is severely limited, but my performance here was worse than I could have imagined.

      Jan: nope
      Feb: Titanic sinking in 1912? Wrong. This was april.
      Mar: MLK day? Wrong. Again: april.
      Apr: I have two guesses with April events and still couldn’t think of anything for April
      May: May day? and Cinco de Mayo? Sadly, I don’t know what events these days actually celebrate.
      June: Nope.
      July: Signing of the Dec. of Ind. 1776
      Aug: Nothing
      Sept: Sept11
      Oct: nay
      Nov: Armistice Day – end of World War I. I had to look up the year (1918)
      Dec: Pearl Harbor 1941

      So basically 30% success rate for me. Pathetic.

      • 11/25/2014 at 5:02 pm

        MLK day is actually in January to celebrate his birthday.

        Also b/c I worked in RI for two years I know that V-J day (victory over Japan) is in August. I always got a random Monday holiday in August and it was a nice little three day weekend in the summer treat. Almost made up for how shitty working in RI was. Mostly though I’ve got nothing for this game, my historical knowledge recollection skills are severely lacking. I think Guy Fawkes day is an easy one for November, it comes to mind easily b/c of the rhyme. Although is some guy getting arrested for plotting to do something a major historical event?

  • 11/25/2014 at 4:54 pm

    January: Challenger explosion, 1986
    February: Russian Revolution, 1916?
    March: Death of Caesar, March 15, a long, long time ago
    April: Columbine High School Shooting, 1999
    May: Cinco de Mayo (Mexican win over the French in Puebla, Mexico), 1850’s?
    June: D-Day, June 6, 1944
    July: Lots of easy ones here. 1776, French Revolution, Moon Landing!
    August: uhh….
    September: 9/11
    October: War of the Worlds broadcast, 1930’s? (it was around Halloween)
    November: End of WWI, November 11th, 1918
    December: Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941

    Does anything happen in August?

    • 12/3/2014 at 1:23 pm

      Bravo Patrick! This exercise has taught me that August is an extremely challenging month for general event recollection.

      • 12/5/2014 at 5:50 pm

        I just thought a historical event in August. There was that one year where this very website did one post an hour for the entire month!

        • 12/9/2014 at 2:33 pm

          Ahh, close. This was in February. you’re thinking Augustography – a photo a day for all of August.

          As for a truly noteworthy event:
          The atomic bombs were both dropped in August. August 6th, and August 9th, 1945.

  • 11/25/2014 at 5:20 pm

    Feb: Columbia: I was in Boston visiting friends at BU and Emerson
    Mar: Boston Massacre
    Apr: Boston Marathon Bombing
    Jun: Because of the calendar of the Supreme Court, every recent “landmark” decision is in June (Gay Marriage, ACA, etc).
    Jul: A weekish apart: TWA Flight 800 and the Atlanta Olympic Bombing
    Sep: 9/11
    Oct: OJ Simpson Not Guilty – In the school’s lunchroom, they wheeled out a TV and turned it on
    Nov: Marine Corp Birthday (their founding)
    Dec: Pearl Harbor

    • 12/3/2014 at 1:24 pm

      Nicely done William! I especially enjoy your June ‘event’


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