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

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