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

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