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

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