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

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