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Can you name the year (1901-2000) in which each event in American history ocurred?

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EventYearDate
'Toy Story' released into theaters
'Dewey beats Truman'
Kurt Cobain found dead
US enters World War I
Final 'Peanuts' cartoon published
Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier
WTC North Tower becomes World's tallest building
Los Angeles hosts Olympics for first time
Reagan: 'Tear down this wall!'
JFK assassinated in Dallas
William Mckinley assassinated
Wright Brothers' first succesful airplane flight
'Heartbreak Hotel' released
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed
Oklahoma admitted to Union
NATO treaty signed
Apple Computer Company founded
Wrigley Field opens in Chicago
First woman elected to Congress
Charles Lindbergh flies solo over the Atlantic
'Godfather' released into theaters
First crossword puzzle published
First performance of 'Rhapsody in Blue'
'Grapes of Wrath' published
US detonates first hydrogen bomb
US enters the United Nations
Dow Jones closes above 7000 for first time
Wilt Chamberlain scores 100 points
Disneyland opens to the public
Apollo 11 lands on the Moon
First College Bowl game (Rose Bowl)
Beatles first perform on 'Ed Sullivan Show'
Challenger Disaster
Kerri Strug finishes her vault on a broken ankle
EventYearDate
Oliver North indicted in Iran-Contra affair
Michael Jordan drafted by Chicago Bulls
NAACP Founded
Brown v. Board of Education ruling
Richard Nixon resigns the presidency
National Bar Association incorporates
First American combat fatality in Vietnam
First published story of Paul Bunyan
Super Bowl I
Pluto discovered by Clyde Tombaugh
Raid of Branch Davidian compound
Al Capone sentenced to prison for tax evasion
FDR: 'Fear Itself' speech
Premiere of 'Birth of a Nation'
Henry Ford produces first Model T
Supreme Court dissolves Standard Oil monopoly
Final Episode of 'M*A*S*H'
'Pac-Man' released
Sacco and Vanzetti found guilty of murder
Three Mile Island accident
Martin and Lewis' first performance as a team
'Bay of Pigs' invasion fails
Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
National Football League founded
Amelia Earhart disappears into the Pacific
Charles Manson found guilty of murder
Wall Street crashes on 'Black Tuesday'
Huey Long assassinated
Apollo Theater opens in Harlem
Work begins at the Panama Canal
First Daylight Savings begins nationwide
'To Kill a Mockingbird' published
Hoover Dam completed
Premiere of 'Citizen Kane'
EventYearDate
US enters Korean War
Leonard Bernstein conducts final concert
Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' released
Lincoln Memorial dedicated
Clinton publicly denies Lewinsky sex scandal
Wilson defeats Roosevelt and Taft for presidency
Last American soldier leaves Vietnam
Scopes 'Monkey Trial' begins
Operation Desert Storm begins
King verdict spars Riots in Los Angeles
Iran releases 52 American hostages
New Coke released
'Hair' opens on Broadway
NASA established
Time Magazine begins publication
'Saturday Night Live' first airs
Las Vegas founded
Pentagon constructed
Exxon Valdez spill
Gateway Arch dedicated in St. Louis
Columbine High School Massacre
San Francisco Earthquake kills 3,000
First McDonald's opens
'Our Town' premieres on Broadway
First film appearance of Mickey Mouse
Alaska admitted to Union
'I Love Lucy' premieres
MLK completes march to Selma
18th Amendment ratified, authorizing Prohibition
D-Day
Harvey Milk assassinated
Japanese-American Internment begins

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