American Century Year-By-Year

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Can you name the year (1901-2000) in which each event in American history ocurred?

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EventYearDate
NAACP Founded
Brown v. Board of Education ruling
'Bay of Pigs' invasion fails
First McDonald's opens
Time Magazine begins publication
MLK completes march to Selma
US enters World War I
Oliver North indicted in Iran-Contra affair
First American combat fatality in Vietnam
FDR: 'Fear Itself' speech
Reagan: 'Tear down this wall!'
First Daylight Savings begins nationwide
First performance of 'Rhapsody in Blue'
King verdict spars Riots in Los Angeles
Los Angeles hosts Olympics for first time
'Heartbreak Hotel' released
'Godfather' released into theaters
Exxon Valdez spill
First film appearance of Mickey Mouse
Pentagon constructed
Martin and Lewis' first performance as a team
Harvey Milk assassinated
18th Amendment ratified, authorizing Prohibition
Dow Jones closes above 7000 for first time
Three Mile Island accident
New Coke released
Scopes 'Monkey Trial' begins
D-Day
Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
Iran releases 52 American hostages
US enters the United Nations
First College Bowl game (Rose Bowl)
Last American soldier leaves Vietnam
William Mckinley assassinated
EventYearDate
Final 'Peanuts' cartoon published
First woman elected to Congress
JFK assassinated in Dallas
'Grapes of Wrath' published
Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier
Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil monopoly
Japanese-American Internment begins
Apollo 11 lands on the Moon
'Saturday Night Live' first airs
First published story of Paul Bunyan
Charles Lindbergh flies solo over the Atlantic
Sacco and Vanzetti found guilty of murder
Premiere of 'Birth of a Nation'
Alaska admitted to Union
Apollo Theater opens in Harlem
'Pac-Man' released
National Bar Association incorporates
US enters Korean War
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points
Super Bowl I
Las Vegas founded
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed
'Our Town' premieres on Broadway
First crossword puzzle published
Kurt Cobain found dead
Michael Jordan drafted by Chicago Bulls
Final Episode of 'M*A*S*H'
Operation Desert Storm begins
'Toy Story' released into theaters
'I Love Lucy' premieres
Wrigley Field opens in Chicago
Columbine High School Massacre
Work begins at the Panama Canal
Clinton publicly denies Lewinsky sex scandal
EventYearDate
WTC North Tower becomes World's tallest building
'Dewey beats Truman'
Al Capone sentenced to prison for tax evasion
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' released
Henry Ford produces first Model T
Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh
'Hair' opens on Broadway
Apple Computer Company founded
Leonard Bernstein conducts final concert
San Francisco Earthquake kills 3,000
Oklahoma admitted to Union
Raid of Branch Davidian compound
Lincoln Memorial dedicated
Hoover Dam completed
Challenger Disaster
Wright Brothers' first succesful airplane flight
Huey Long assassinated
Richard Nixon resigns the presidency
Premiere of 'Citizen Kane'
Disneyland opens to the public
Gateway Arch dedicated in St. Louis
'To Kill a Mockingbird' published
US detonates first hydrogen bomb
Kerri Strug finishes her vault on a broken ankle
NASA established
Wall Street crashes on 'Black Tuesday'
Charles Manson found guilty of murder
Beatles first perform on 'Ed Sullivan Show'
NATO treaty signed
Amelia Earhart disappears into the Pacific
Wilson defeats Roosevelt and Taft for presidency
National Football League founded

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