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

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