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

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