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

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