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

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