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

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