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

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