Quiz If the Century; Can You Guess the Event by Its Initials? There's One Question for Every Year-And We Guarantee You Won't Find It as Easy as Abc!

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Quiz If the Century; Can You Guess the Event by Its Initials? There's One Question for Every Year-And We Guarantee You Won't Find It as Easy as Abc!


FROM 1066 and all that, everyone has been taught the great dates of history: the Great Fire of London in 1666, and Columbus sailing the 'ocean blue' in 1492, for example.You all know that World War II ended in 1945, but can you remember the other dates of great events of the 20th century? Here, the Mail presents a special quiz based on those key moments. All you have to do is work out the acronym which describes a major event in a particular year (for example, if the question were: 1066, BOH, the answer would be: Battle of Hastings).

1900...........BRIC

1901............QVD

1902 ...........BWE

1903 ........FWSIB

1904............BCB

1905........FOTAA

1906...HC-BBPM

1907............JWB

1908 .......LHTOG

1909....LBFATEC

1910 .........AOGV

1911 ............IONI

1912 ..........SOTT

1913 ..........FCFS

1914......SOFWW

1915 ..........SOTL

1916.......LGBPM

1917..USAEWWO

1918......EOFWW

1919.............TOV

1920.........PIUSA

1921............IFSF

1922.......FOBBC

1923 .......FCFAW

1924 ..........FLGF

1925............MTB

1926 ..............GS

1927 ............FOA

1928..........AFDP

1929 ...........WSC

1930.....FFWCTH

1931 ..............JIC

1932 .........SHBO

1933 ......HBCOG

1934........DTIIGB

1935..........FOAA

1936...............JM

1937..SWFFLCM

1938............MAS

1939.........SCWE

1940...............DE

1941 .........BOPH

1942.........MAGC

1943......CWBPO

1944 ............DDL

1945 .........ABDH

1946.........WHOE

1947...............IOI

1948 ...........SOIP

1949...............BA

1950 ........NKISK 1

951 .........FOBO

1952 ........QEIIAT

1953 .......FAOME

1954..RBFUFMM

1955 ...LWIBTBH

1956...............SC

1957..........TORS

1958............MPC

1959 ....CRFNOH

1960 .......FEOCS

1961 ........BOBW

1962..........FJBM

1963 ............GTR

1964 ..........TSNL

1965 ......RIUDO I

1966........EWWC

1967.....IOCTIGB

1968.......AOMLK

1969.......FMOTM

1970..JFWWHBC

1971 ....IODCIGB

1972 ........DOWD

1973......RRWGN

1974 .........RORN

1975............MTD

1976......NECIBO

1977 .......VWWW

1978 ...........GMD

1979..FFPME(UK)

1980 ..........AOJL

1981 .............FIW

1982 ............CFB

1983...............SS

1984 ..........THPL

1985 ............LAC

1986..........GLCA

1987 ...........TWK

1988 ............LAD

1989 ..............HD

1990 .......JMSMT

1991 .............GW

1992 ....BBEFWS

1993 ......AOAISA

1994 .......OOTCT

1995............BBC

1996..DHWFOWC 1997....

DOTPOW 1998.........

TWEO 1999........OOJLE

THE ANSWERS

BRIC (Boxer Rebellion in China) QVD (Queen Victoria Dies) BWE (Boer War Ends) FWSIB(First World Series in Baseball) BCB (Bing Crosby Born) FOTAA (Founding of the Automobile Association) HC-BBPM (Henry Campbell-Bannerman becomes Prime Minister) JWB (John Wayne Born) LHTOG (London hosted the Olympic Games) LBFATEC (Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel) AOGV (Accession of George V) IONI (Introduction of National Insurance) SOTT (Sinking of the Titanic) FCFS (First Chelsea Flower Show) SOFWW (Start of First World War) SOTL (Sinking of the Lusitania) LGBPM (Lloyd George became Prime Minister) U. …

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