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

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