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

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