What Year Was That?

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Can you name the year in which each of the following events occurred?

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The first permanent English settlement in the U. S. is established at Jamestown
The Glorious Revolution & the overthrow of King James II of England
The Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years' War
The Boston Tea Party
The Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Continental Congress
Lord Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown
George Washington is inaugurated as president at Federal Hall in New York City
The Louisiana Purchase Treaty is signed
The Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the war between the U.S. & the U.K.
Missouri Compromise is passed
Nat Turner leads a slave rebellion in Virginia
Battle of the Alamo
James K. Polk succeeds John Tyler as President of the U.S.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, ending the Mexican-American War
The Gadsden Treaty is signed, leading to the purchase of land from Mexico
A raid by John Brown takes place at Harpers Ferry
Emancipation Proclamation is issued
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated
The Great Chicago Fire
The Battle of Little Bighorn
James Garfield is assassinated
William McKinley is assassinated
The Wright brothers make the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight
The RMS Titanic sinks
Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria is assassinated
The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, giving women the right to vote
Charles Lindbergh makes the first successful non-stop trans-Atlantic flight
Stock Market Crash (Black Tuesday) occurs, setting off the Great Depression
U.S. declares war against Japan
D-Day Invasion (Allied invasion of Normandy)
U.S. drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Brown v. Board of Education ruling states that 'separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.'
Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama
Alaska & Hawaii are admitted to the U.S.
John F. Kennedy is assassinated
Apollo 11 lands on the moon
Richard Nixon resigns the office of the presidency
Ronald Reagan is inaugurated; 52 American hostages are released by Iran
Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Iraq invades Kuwait
Oklahoma City Bombing
September 11 terrorist attacks
The Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed near the conclusion of its 28th mission
Hurricane Katrina causes damage along the Gulf coast
Osama Bin Laden is killed by members of United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group

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