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

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