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

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