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

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