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

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