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

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