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

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