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

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