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

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