Fill in the initials (Ditloids) – historical: 10 questions

Fill in the initials referring to historical events in the year given. For example: 1969 – ML would be 1969 – Moon Landing.

  1. 1917 – RR
  2. 44 BC – A of JC
  3. 1911 – RA reaches the SP
  4. 751 – B of T
  5. 1962 – CMC
  6. 1889 – O of ET in P
  7. 1649 – E of C the F
  8. 800 – C crowned RE by PL the T
  9. 1453 – F of C
  10. 1687 – IN publishes PM

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  1. 1917 – RR
    A: Russian Revolution
  2. 44 BC – A of JC
    A: Assassination of Julius Caesar
  3. 1911 – RA reaches the SP
    A: Roald Amunsden reaches the South Pole
  4. 751 – B of T
    A: Battle of Talas (read more about this little known battle here)
  5. 1962 – CMC
    A: Cuban Missile Crisis
  6. 1889 – O of the ET in P
    A: Opening of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  7. 1649 – E of C the F
    A: Execution of Charles the First
  8. 800 – C crowned RE by PL the T
    A: Charlemagne crowned Roman Emperor by Pope Leo the Third
  9. 1453 – F of C
    A: Fall of Constantinople
  10. 1687 – IN publishes PM
    A: Isaac Newton publishes Principia Mathematica

2 thoughts on “Fill in the initials (Ditloids) – historical: 10 questions

  1. Hi Takaihana
    Love your site! One comment – you have a ditloid question – 800 C crowned HRE by PL the T. In fact he was only crowned as Emperor of the Romans so as to distinguish from the Roman Emperor in Constantinople. The ‘Holy’ bit was only introduced much later , in the 12 or 13 th century.

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