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

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