History Quiz / Major 20th Century events by year - 4

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Can you name the year in which these major 20th century events took place?

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Albert Einstein presents special theory of relativity: general relativity theory to follow
Alexander Fleming discovers the first antibiotic, penicillin
American scientists patent the computer chip
Berlin Wall falls as East Germany lifts travel restrictions
China begins 'Great Leap Forward' modernization program: estimated 20 million die in ensuing famine
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King assassinated in Memphis, Tenn
Congress passes Voting Rights Act, outlawing measures used to suppress minority votes
Cuban Missile Crisis threatens World War III
First mass market personal computers launched
Horrors of Nazi Holocaust, concentration camps exposed
Japan bombs Pearl Harbor:
United States enters World War II
John Glenn becomes first American to orbit the earth
Louise Brown, first 'test-tube baby,' born healthy
Mohandas Gandhi begins leading nonviolent reform movement in India
Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott begins after Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person
North Vietnamese boats reportedly attack U.S. ships: Congress passes Gulf of Tonkin resolution
Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy
assassinated in California
Poland invaded by Germany:
World War II begins in Europe
Regular TV broadcasting begins in the United States
Scientists clone sheep in Great Britain
Teacher John Scopes' trial pits creation against evolution in Tennessee
The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes killing crew including school teacher Christa McAuliffe
Watergate scandal engulfs Nixon administration
Vietnam united as North Vietnamese forces
take over Saigon
World War I ends with Germany's defeat
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