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

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