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

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