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

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