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

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