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

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