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

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