History Quiz / Match the 20th Century Dates

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Can you match the 20th Century events to the year in which they occurred (one event per year, 1901 to 2000)

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EventDate
The Great Depression Begins
Nelson Mandela Freed
Spanish Flu Pandemic
Color TV Introduced
Amelia Earhart First Woman to Fly Solo Across the Atlantic
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
U.S. President Nixon Resigns
Polio Vaccine Created
World War I Begins
French Resistance Leader Jean Moulin Killed
Penicillin Discovered
Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed Over Lockerbie
Battle of the Somme
Official End of the Cold War
Australian Prime Minister Disappears
Golden Gate Bridge Opened
Leon Trotsky Assassinated
First Electric Washing Machine
Marilyn Monroe Found Dead
Transcontinental Telephone Service Inaugurated
Berlin Wall Built
The Scopes (Monkey) Trial
The Night of Broken Glass (Kristallnacht)
BBC Founded
U.S. Drops Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Extreme Inflation in Germany
Beatles Break Up
Elvis Found Dead
T.V. Remote Control Invented
Penguin Introduces the First Paperback Books
Empire State Building Completed
Mad Cow Disease Hits Britain
Manhattan Project Begins
Einstein Proposes His Theory of Relativity
Titanic Most Successful Movie Ever
Women Granted the Right to Vote in U.S.
LEGO Toy Bricks First Introduced
U.S. Enters World War I
Houdini Dies After Being Punched
Pocket Calculators Introduced
Mao Zedong Launches the Cultural Revolution
Mapping the Human Genome
First Silent Movie, The Great Train Robbery
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
First Internet Domain Name Is Registered
Cabbage Patch Kids Are Popular
The Titanic Sinks
First Organ Transplant
Castro Becomes Dictator of Cuba
Channel Tunnel Opens, Connecting Britain and France
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John Lennon Assassinated
'Big Bang' Theory Formulated
Cult Compound in Waco, Texas Raided
NATO Established
New York City Subway Opens
O.J. Simpson Found Not Guilty of Double Murder
World War II Begins
Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor
First Test-Tube Baby Born
Laika Becomes the First Living Animal to Enter Orbit
Pol Pot Becomes the Communist Dictator of Cambodia
North and South Vietnam Join to Form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
South Africa Repeals Apartheid Laws
Pluto Discovered
DNA Discovered
Henry Ford Creates First Moving Assembly Line
The Birth Control Pill Is Approved by the FDA
Neil Armstrong Becomes the First Man on the Moon
Robert Peary Becomes the First to Reach the North Pole
Chuck Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier
Boy Scouts Established in U.S.
Princess Diana Dies in Car Crash
D-Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Makes His 'I Have a Dream' Speech
Roe vs Wade Legalizes Abortion in the U.S.
Mother Teresa Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Insulin Discovered
First Woman Appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court
Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.
Boer War Ends
Winston Churchill Gives His 'Iron Curtain' Speech
Indira Gandhi, India's Prime Minister, Killed by Two Bodyguards
United Kingdom Changes to Decimal System for Currency
Ernest Rutherford Discovers the Structure of an Atom
Berlin Wall Falls
Adolf Hitler Appointed Chancellor of Germany
Treaty of Versailles Ends World War I
Nelson Mandela Sentenced to Life in Prison
DNA First Used to Convict Criminals
Michael Jackson Releases Thriller
Nazi Olympics in Berlin
First Olympic Winter Games
Kellogg's Starts Selling Corn Flakes
Cheeseburger Created
Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus
Miniskirt First Appears
Three Year-Old Pu Yi Becomes Emperor of China
Talking Movies Invented
The Euro the New European Currency
Queen Victoria Dies

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