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

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