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

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