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

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