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

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