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

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