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

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