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

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