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

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