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

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