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

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