The American Century: 1901-2000

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Can you name the years (1901-2000) in which these events in American history, politics, and pop culture took place?

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Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states, respectively
Babe Ruth hits his first home run
The United States formally enters World War I
The Rose Bowl (as the 'Tournament East-West Football Game') is played for the first time
Harvey Milk and George Moscone are assassinated in San Francisco
Apollo 13 undergoes a crisis in space when an oxygen tank explodes
Erwin Rommel defeats US forces in the Battle of Kasserine Pass
The Tomb of the Unknown Solider is dedicated, enshrining the body of a WWI casualty
Medicare and Medicaid are established
Micahel Jackson's album 'Thriller' is released
The US Post Office begins airmail service
In Tennessee, John Scopes is put on trial for teaching evolution
The Chicago 'Black Sox' arrange with gamblers to throw the World Series
Upton Sinclair publishes 'The Jungle,' resulting in widespread food safety reforms
'Time' magazine hits shelves for the first time
Terrorists detonate a vehicle bomb in the World Trade Center parking garage
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 10,000 for the first time
The 21st Ammendment is ratified, repealing Prohibition
TV ads first appear in support of presidential campaigns, with 'I Like Ike' proving successful
The University of Oregon wins the first NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
The first Wal-Mart opens its doors
'Steamboat Willie' (starring Mickey Mouse) is released
Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Aaron Copland composes his 'Fanfare for the Common Man'
At the University of Pennsylvania, ENIAC, the first computer, is completed
Theodore Roosevelt first becomes president
Golfer Horton Smith wins the first Masters Tournament
In the so-called 'Crime of the Century,' Charles Lindbergh's infant son is kidnapped and murdered
Space Shuttle 'Challenger' explodes 73 seconds after liftoff
Macy's stages its first annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 'Roswell [NM] Daily Record' first reports on the crash of a UFO
The Boy Scouts of America are formally incorporated
The legendary Route 66 is formally established
Microsoft is founded
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Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman to be elected to Congress
The Hubble Space Telescope enters orbit
Vanessa Williams becomes the first African-American 'Miss America'
Four LAPD officers are acquitted in the Rodney King case, setting off a riot
Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis
The video game 'Pong' debuts
Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts' first appears in newspapers
Coca-Cola releases the infamous 'New Coke'
The Chicago Tribune goes to press with 'Dewey Defeats Truman'
The 19th Ammendment is ratified, granting women the right to vote
Pearl Harbor is bombed
While attempting to dock in New Jersey, the 'Hindenburg' catches fire and burns
The Federal Trade Commission is established
Frankin Roosevelt is elected to an unprecedented third term as president
NASA is established
The Exxon 'Valdez' runs aground in Alaska
Apple Computer is founded
Dwight Eisenhower gives the go-ahead order for the D-Day Invasion
Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the moon
The Great Crash hits Wall Street, ushering in the Great Depression
Green Bay defeats Kansas City in Super Bowl I
In New York City, the Chrysler Building is completed
Henry Ford begins using a moving assembly line in his factory
NBC becomes the first of the 'Big 3' networks to hit the television airwaves
Jonas Salk's polio vaccine is declared to be 'safe and effective' by the FDA
'The Star-Spangled Banner' becomes the official national anthem
Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law
Oklahoma becomes the 46th state
In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court rules school segregation unconstitutional
Operation Desert Storm---the First Gulf War--begins
The Playstation 2 is officially released in the US
The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
Elvis Presley dies at age 42
American pilot Francis Powers is shot down and captured by the USSR
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The 'Pentagon Papers' are published
The USA (and 64 other countries) boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow
MTV begins broadcasting
The 'Morris Worm' becomes the first computer worm to spread virally via the Internet
McDonald's sells its first 'Happy Meal'
Ray Harroun wins the innagural Indianapolis 500
New Mexico and Arizona become the 47th and 48th states, respectively
The Chicago Cubs win the second of two back-to-back World Series titles
The Wright Flyer takes off for the first time at Kitty Hawk, NC
Tupac Shakur is gunned down in Las Vegas
O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
Richard Nixon resigns the presidency
The Interstate Highway System is created
The film 'Titanic' is released
The original 'Star Trek' premiers on TV
New York City begins subway service
Charles Lindbergh completes his landmark trans-Atlantic flight in the 'Spirit of St. Louis'
The Hoover Dam is completed
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed
John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas
In Pennsylvania, the US's first nuclear power plant opens
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court declares abortion legal
Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space
The Julliard School is founded in Manhattan
J. Edgar Hoover becomes the first Director of the modern FBI
The signing of the North Atlantic Treaty creates NATO
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura is elected Governor of Minnesota
Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first female candidate for Vice President
Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command
The first National Coming Out Day is celebrated
The NAACP is symbollically founded on the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth
'Nirvana' frontman Kurt Cobain commits suicide

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