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

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