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

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