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

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