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

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