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

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