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

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