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

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