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

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