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Can you name the year of each of these actual newspaper headlines (20th century only)?

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HeadlineYear
Democrats Assert Reagan is Using ‘Star Wars’ Scare to Hide Blunders
Eisenhower Heads Allied Staff;Land, Air, Sea Chiefs To Serve Under Eisenhower
Oahu Bombed by Japanese Planes
Dentist, Close to Death, Receives First Permanent Artificial Heart
Landslide for Ike!
Maris Hits 61st in Final Game
Ferraro is Chosen by Mondale as Running Mate, First Woman on Major Ticket
Unknowns of World War II and Korea Are Enshrined
US is Voted Dry
Italians Guilty in Murder;Jury to Deal With Them as if They Were Americans
President Roosevelt Greets Free Cuba
Lusitania Topedoed!
German Army Attacks Poland
Clinton, at U.N., Signs Treaty Banning All Nuclear Testing
Power Failure Imperils Astronauts
Teheran Students Seize U.S Embassy and Hold Hostages
Communists Take Over Saigon
High Court Puts New Curb On Powers of the Police to Interrogate Suspects
Mark Twain is Dead at 74
The Shuttle Explodes
Dillinger Slain in Chicago; Shot Dead by Federal Men in Front of Movie Theatre
4 U.S. Agents Killed in Texas Shootout with Cult
Martin Luther King Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace
Hindenburg Burns in Lakehurst Crash
Men Walk on Moon
3 Apollo Astronauts Die in Fire
Hoover Odds 5 to 1 on Eve of Election
Raze Berlin Wall, Reagan Urges Soviet
Reds’ Night Game Draws 25,000 Fans; First Under Lights in Major Leagues
Amid Splendor, Charles Weds Diana
Standard Oil Company Must Dissolve in 6 Months
Nation and Millions in City Joyously Hail Bicentennial
Malcolm Knew He Was a 'Marked Man'
Dewey Defeats Truman
HeadlineYear
Fatal Fall of Wright Airship; Lieut. Selfridge Killed and Orville Wright Hurt
Suffrage Amendment is Ratified
Radio Fake Scares Nation
Work Begins on Yankee Stadium; No Ceremony to Mark First Step in Construction
Truman Orders U.S. Air, Navy Units to Fight In Aid Of Korea
Clinton Emphatically Denies an Affair With Ex-Intern
Lindbergh Does It!
Death Captures Crown of Rock and Roll
100,000 Hail Hitler; U.S. Athletes Avoid Nazi Salute to Him
Mandela is Named President, Closing the Era of Apartheid
North Atlantic Pact Erases Last Marks of Isolationism
Martial Law Declared in Sarajevo: Heir to Throne Assassinated
Earthquake and Fire: San Francisco in Ruins
Taft Impressed Audience; Breaking of Tradition Added to the Inauguration
President Starts Recovery Program
U.S. Defeats Soviet Squad in Olympic Hockey by 4-3
Kennedy Orders Blockade of Cuba
Los Angeles Policemen Acquitted In Taped Beating
White Star Liner Strikes Iceberg on Maiden Trip
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home
President Leaves on Trip to China
Truce Is Signed, Ending the Fighting In Korea
Wall Street Lays an Egg
Scopes Guilty, Fined $100
Stalingrad Halts Hard Nazi Attacks; Red Army Takes Strong Points from Germans
High Court Bans School Segregation; 9-to-0 Decision Grants Time to Comply
Capone Convicted of Dodging Taxes; May Get 17 Years
Government Clears the Way for Quantity Production of Salk Preventive
Chernenko is Dead in Moscow at 73; Gorbachev Succeeds Him
Hitler Dead
China Resumes Control of Hong Kong, Concluding 156 Years of British Rule
Manson and 3 Women Found Guilty; State to Ask Death Penalty
President Shot at Buffalo Fair
Harry Houdini Dies After Operations: Loses Fight For Life in Detroit Hospital
HeadlineYear
Two Germanys Unite After 45 Years with Jubilation and a Vow of Peace
U.S. Forces Out of Vietnam; Hanoi Frees the Last P.O.W.
President Harding Dies Suddenly
3rd Planet Found in Modern Times; Others, Uranus and Neptune
Guyana Official Reports 300 Dead At Religious Sect's Jungle Temple
Paris Falls: City Quiet as Nazis Enter
Our Subway Opens, 150,000 Try It
Jackson Wins Easily in Michigan in Surprising Setback to Dukakis
Bush Halts Offensive Combat; Kuwait Freed, Iraqis Crushed
Scott Dies After Finding Pole
Budapest Protest Grew Into War; Battle for Hungary Remains in Doubt
4000 Ships Carry Troops to Coast of France
Hawaii Becomes the 50th State; New Flag Shown
Nixon Resigns
Kennedy and Nixon Clash in TV Debate
Inventors of North Carolina Box Kite Machine Want Government to Purchase It
2 Students in Colorado School Said to Gun Down as Many as 23
Soviet Fires Earth Satellite into Space
Shark Kills 2 Bathers, Maims 1, Near New York
Assassin Kills Kennedy: Lyndon Johnson Sworn In
Opening of Service; About 10,000 Words Sent Between Nova Scotia and Ireland
Drastic Measures Everywhere to Curb Flu
Wilson Asks for War Action
Dodgers Purchase Robinson, First Negro in Modern Major League Baseball
Electronic Computer Flashes Answers, May Speed Engineering
Largest U.S. Tanker Spill Spews 270,000 Barrels of Oil off Alaska
Galveston in Ruins: Estimates of Dead in Thousands
Violence Erupts After Assassination of King
Atom Spy Couple Sentenced to Die
Lenin Dies of Cerebral Hemorrhage; Moscow Throngs Overcome With Grief
Russia and Japan Accept Roosevelt’s Suggestion
At Least 31 Are Dead, Scores Are Missing After Bomb Attack in Oklahoma City

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