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

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