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

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