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

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