The 20th Century

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Can you name the years of the 20th Century that these events took place?

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Kyrgyzstan gains independence.
Spain and Portugal join the European Union.
The Spanish Flu becomes pandemic.
Bob Hawke is elected Prime Minister of Australia.
The rock band Led Zeppelin forms.
'I Want to Hold Your Hand' becomes The Beatles' first US #1 single.
The original King Kong film is released.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes San Francisco.
The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat.
The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour.
The Khmer Rouge sieze power in Cambodia.
Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.
Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel.
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1.
French engineer Louis Réard invents the bikini.
The Nazi concentration camp Treblinka II opens. Around 850,000 people are killed.
The Wall Street Crash leads to the Great Depression.
Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
The Korean War begins.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first to summit Mt. Everest
Margaret Thatcher becomes the UK's first female prime minister.
The most powerful earthquake on record strikes Chile.
The Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground.
eBay is founded.
Beatrix Potter dies.
The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan and North America.
The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
Chelsea FC is founded.
Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated.
The Falklands War between Argentina and the UK.
The Buffalo Bills become the first team to lose 3 consecutive Super Bowls.
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is first published.
John Lennon is assassinated in New York.
Disney's The Jungle Book is released.
The Russian Revolution destroys the Tsarist government.
The first successful insulin treatment of diabetes is made.
'Heartbreak Hotel' becomes Elvis Presley's first number one single.
Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres.
Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
George V ascends to the throne of the United Kingdom.
Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
World War I begins.
The RMS Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage.
Emily Davison, a British suffragette, runs out in front of the King's horse and is killed.
Harry Houdini dies of a ruptured appendix.
The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
Hawaii is admitted as the 50th US State.
US President Richard Nixon resigns following the Watergate Scandal.
Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.
Queen Victoria dies after almost 64 years on the throne.
I Love Lucy makes its television debut.
US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall.'
The Spanish Civil War begins.
'Video Killed the Radio Star' is the first video shown on MTV.
Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie.
Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile.
After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo de Vinci’s The Last Supper is placed back on display in Milan.
Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
Robert Baden-Powell leads the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, England.
The Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed.
Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as US President.
The first Winter Olympic Games are held in Chamonix, France.
Meher Baba begins his 44 year silence.
Brazil wins its first FIFA World Cup in Sweden.
'Titanic' wins 11 Academy Awards, equalling the record set by Ben-Hur.
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
India and Pakistan gain independence from the British Empire.
Persia is renamed Iran.
The first issue of The Beano is published.
Eleven Israeli athletes are shot dead at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Construction of the Empire State Building is completed in New York City.
Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated.
The Siege of Sarajevo begins.
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite.
Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years behind bars.
Roald Amundsen beats Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole by 35 days.
The Japanese Navy launches a surprise attack on the US at Pearl Harbor.
George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
Albert Einstein dies aged 76.
The Summer Olympic Games are held in Los Angeles for the second time.
Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic.
Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
The Easter Rising occurs in Ireland.
US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 breaks apart and collides with Jupiter.
Canada adopts its current national flag.
J.R.R Tolkien dies.
The first underground line of the New York City Subway opens.
Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister for the first time.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.
Prohibition begins in the United States.
The United Nations is formed.
Apache leader Geronimo dies.
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
The League of Nations is founded in Paris.
John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope. He dies 33 days later.
The first issue of Time Magazine is published.

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