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

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