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

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