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

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