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

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