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

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