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

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