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

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