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

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