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

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