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

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