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

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