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

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