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

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