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

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