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

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