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

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