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

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