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

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