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

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