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

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