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

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