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

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