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Can you name the year of each of these actual newspaper headlines (20th century only)?

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

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