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

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