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

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