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

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