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

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