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

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