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

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