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

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