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

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