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

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