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

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