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

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