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

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