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

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