100 Years ... 100 Headlines

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Can you name the year of each of these actual newspaper headlines (20th century only)?

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Teheran Students Seize U.S Embassy and Hold Hostages
Paris Falls: City Quiet as Nazis Enter
Scopes Guilty, Fined $100
President Starts Recovery Program
At Least 31 Are Dead, Scores Are Missing After Bomb Attack in Oklahoma City
U.S. Forces Out of Vietnam; Hanoi Frees the Last P.O.W.
Radio Fake Scares Nation
Landslide for Ike!
Lenin Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Moscow Throngs Overcome With Grief
Standard Oil Company Must Dissolve in 6 Months
Bush Halts Offensive Combat; Kuwait Freed, Iraqis Crushed
Death Captures Crown of Rock and Roll
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State; New Flag Shown
Harry Houdini Dies After Operations: Loses Fight For Life in Detroit Hospital
Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins
Atom Spy Couple Sentenced to Die
Drastic Measures Everywhere to Curb Flu
Truman Orders U.S. Air, Navy Units to Fight In Aid Of Korea
Raze Berlin Wall, Reagan Urges Soviet
Ferraro is Chosen by Mondale as Running Mate, First Woman on Major Ticket
Fatal Fall of Wright Airship; Lieut. Selfridge Killed and Orville Wright Hurt
President Shot at Buffalo Fair
Chernenko is Dead in Moscow at 73; Gorbachev Succeeds Him
Eisenhower Heads Allied Staff;Land, Air, Sea Chiefs To Serve Under Eisenhower
Lusitania Topedoed!
Clinton Emphatically Denies an Affair With Ex-Intern
Men Walk on Moon
Communists Take Over Saigon
White Star Liner Strikes Iceberg on Maiden Trip
Los Angeles Policemen Acquitted In Taped Beating
Clinton, at U.N., Signs Treaty Banning All Nuclear Testing
Taft Impressed Audience; Breaking of Tradition Added to the Inauguration
Capone Convicted of Dodging Taxes; May Get 17 Years
Government Clears the Way for Quantity Production of Salk Preventive
US is Voted Dry
Largest U.S. Tanker Spill Spews 270,000 Barrels of Oil off Alaska
High Court Puts New Curb On Powers of the Police to Interrogate Suspects
Suffrage Amendment is Ratified
Wall Street Lays an Egg
Lindbergh Does It!
Dentist, Close to Death, Receives First Permanent Artificial Heart
Stalingrad Halts Hard Nazi Attacks; Red Army Takes Strong Points from Germans
Our Subway Opens, 150,000 Try It
North Atlantic Pact Erases Last Marks of Isolationism
Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba
Two Germanys Unite After 45 Years with Jubilation and a Vow of Peace
Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes
Unknowns of World War II and Korea Are Enshrined
Mark Twain is Dead at 74
Democrats Assert Reagan is Using ‘Star Wars’ Scare to Hide Blunders
Hindenburg Burns in Lakehurst Crash
President Harding Dies Suddenly
Kennedy and Nixon Clash in TV Debate
Work Begins on Yankee Stadium; No Ceremony to Mark First Step in Construction
Maris Hits 61st in Final Game
Hoover Odds 5 to 1 on Eve of Election
Dillinger Slain in Chicago; Shot Dead by Federal Men in Front of Movie Theatre
Power Failure Imperils Astronauts
Scott Dies After Finding Pole
Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In
President Leaves on Trip to China
Nixon Resigns
High Court Bans School Segregation; 9-to-0 Decision Grants Time to Comply
Opening of Service; About 10,000 Words Sent Between Nova Scotia and Ireland
Truce Is Signed, Ending the Fighting In Korea
Hitler Dead
Russia and Japan Accept Roosevelt’s Suggestion
Jackson Wins Easily in Michigan in Surprising Setback to Dukakis
Guyana Official Reports 300 Dead At Religious Sect's Jungle Temple
Wilson Asks for War Action
4 U.S. Agents Killed in Texas Shootout with Cult
German Army Attacks Poland
Martial Law Declared in Sarajevo: Heir to Throne Assassinated
Manson and 3 Women Found Guilty; State to Ask Death Penalty
Dodgers Purchase Robinson, First Negro in Modern Major League Baseball
Malcolm Knew He Was a 'Marked Man'
Soviet Fires Earth Satellite into Space
3rd Planet Found in Modern Times; Others, Uranus and Neptune
Dewey Defeats Truman
Budapest Protest Grew Into War; Battle for Hungary Remains in Doubt
Violence Erupts After Assassination of King
Shark Kills 2 Bathers, Maims 1, Near New York
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home
Electronic Computer Flashes Answers, May Speed Engineering
Martin Luther King Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace
President Roosevelt Greets Free Cuba
4000 Ships Carry Troops to Coast of France
Reds’ Night Game Draws 25,000 Fans; First Under Lights in Major Leagues
Nation and Millions in City Joyously Hail Bicentennial
Inventors of North Carolina Box Kite Machine Want Government to Purchase It
100,000 Hail Hitler; U.S. Athletes Avoid Nazi Salute to Him
2 Students in Colorado School Said to Gun Down as Many as 23
Galveston in Ruins: Estimates of Dead in Thousands
China Resumes Control of Hong Kong, Concluding 156 Years of British Rule
3 Apollo Astronauts Die in Fire
U.S. Defeats Soviet Squad in Olympic Hockey by 4-3
Italians Guilty in Murder;Jury to Deal With Them as if They Were Americans
Mandela is Named President, Closing the Era of Apartheid
Amid Splendor, Charles Weds Diana
The Shuttle Explodes

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