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

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