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

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