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

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