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

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