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

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