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

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