History Quiz / The American Century: 1901-2000

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Can you name the years (1901-2000) in which these events in American history, politics, and pop culture took place?

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Apollo 13 undergoes a crisis in space when an oxygen tank explodes
'Time' magazine hits shelves for the first time
The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
The 21st Ammendment is ratified, repealing Prohibition
Four LAPD officers are acquitted in the Rodney King case, setting off a riot
Jesse 'The Body' Ventura is elected Governor of Minnesota
Theodore Roosevelt first becomes president
Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command
Macy's stages its first annual Thanksgiving Day Parade
In Tennessee, John Scopes is put on trial for teaching evolution
Space Shuttle 'Challenger' explodes 73 seconds after liftoff
The first Wal-Mart opens its doors
The Julliard School is founded in Manhattan
The Chicago Tribune goes to press with 'Dewey Defeats Truman'
The Great Crash hits Wall Street, ushering in the Great Depression
While attempting to dock in New Jersey, the 'Hindenburg' catches fire and burns
Frankin Roosevelt is elected to an unprecedented third term as president
The Hoover Dam is completed
O.J. Simpson is found not guilty of the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first female candidate for Vice President
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed
The Tomb of the Unknown Solider is dedicated, enshrining the body of a WWI casualty
Harvey Milk and George Moscone are assassinated in San Francisco
The 'Roswell [NM] Daily Record' first reports on the crash of a UFO
NBC becomes the first of the 'Big 3' networks to hit the television airwaves
The NAACP is symbollically founded on the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth
The 'Pentagon Papers' are published
The United States formally enters World War I
Golfer Horton Smith wins the first Masters Tournament
The signing of the North Atlantic Treaty creates NATO
New York City begins subway service
The first National Coming Out Day is celebrated
Atomic bombs are dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 10,000 for the first time
Terrorists detonate a vehicle bomb in the World Trade Center parking garage
Operation Desert Storm---the First Gulf War--begins
The Exxon 'Valdez' runs aground in Alaska
Erwin Rommel defeats US forces in the Battle of Kasserine Pass
The Hubble Space Telescope enters orbit
The Rose Bowl (as the 'Tournament East-West Football Game') is played for the first time
Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis
The 19th Ammendment is ratified, granting women the right to vote
Medicare and Medicaid are established
Richard Nixon resigns the presidency
Elvis Presley dies at age 42
'Nirvana' frontman Kurt Cobain commits suicide
John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas
In New York City, the Chrysler Building is completed
The 'Morris Worm' becomes the first computer worm to spread virally via the Internet
Micahel Jackson's album 'Thriller' is released
Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act into law
Babe Ruth hits his first home run
Henry Ford begins using a moving assembly line in his factory
Alan Shepard becomes the first American in space
Green Bay defeats Kansas City in Super Bowl I
The Playstation 2 is officially released in the US
At the University of Pennsylvania, ENIAC, the first computer, is completed
The Wright Flyer takes off for the first time at Kitty Hawk, NC
'Steamboat Willie' (starring Mickey Mouse) is released
Pearl Harbor is bombed
Charles Lindbergh completes his landmark trans-Atlantic flight in the 'Spirit of St. Louis'
Aaron Copland composes his 'Fanfare for the Common Man'
The Chicago Cubs win the second of two back-to-back World Series titles
J. Edgar Hoover becomes the first Director of the modern FBI
The US Post Office begins airmail service
The Chicago 'Black Sox' arrange with gamblers to throw the World Series
Charles Schulz's 'Peanuts' first appears in newspapers
Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the moon
The film 'Titanic' is released
The Federal Trade Commission is established
Dwight Eisenhower gives the go-ahead order for the D-Day Invasion
The legendary Route 66 is formally established
NASA is established
American pilot Francis Powers is shot down and captured by the USSR
Coca-Cola releases the infamous 'New Coke'
Upton Sinclair publishes 'The Jungle,' resulting in widespread food safety reforms
'The Star-Spangled Banner' becomes the official national anthem
The original 'Star Trek' premiers on TV
The USA (and 64 other countries) boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow
Microsoft is founded
Oklahoma becomes the 46th state
Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman to be elected to Congress
In the so-called 'Crime of the Century,' Charles Lindbergh's infant son is kidnapped and murdered
Tupac Shakur is gunned down in Las Vegas
Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states, respectively
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court declares abortion legal
In Pennsylvania, the US's first nuclear power plant opens
Ray Harroun wins the innagural Indianapolis 500
The Interstate Highway System is created
The video game 'Pong' debuts
TV ads first appear in support of presidential campaigns, with 'I Like Ike' proving successful
Vanessa Williams becomes the first African-American 'Miss America'
The University of Oregon wins the first NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament
McDonald's sells its first 'Happy Meal'
Apple Computer is founded
The Boy Scouts of America are formally incorporated
New Mexico and Arizona become the 47th and 48th states, respectively
In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court rules school segregation unconstitutional
Jonas Salk's polio vaccine is declared to be 'safe and effective' by the FDA
MTV begins broadcasting

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