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

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