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

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