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

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