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

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