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

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