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Can you name the years of the 20th Century that these events took place?

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The Buffalo Bills become the first team to lose 3 consecutive Super Bowls.
Nelson Mandela is released from prison after 27 years behind bars.
NASA releases the famous Face on Mars photo, taken by Viking 1.
The Spanish Civil War begins.
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite.
Edward VII is crowned King of the United Kingdom.
The original King Kong film is released.
The Russian Revolution destroys the Tsarist government.
Mohandas Gandhi is assassinated.
The Siege of Sarajevo begins.
Spain and Portugal join the European Union.
Bob Hawke is elected Prime Minister of Australia.
The first successful insulin treatment of diabetes is made.
US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
US President Richard Nixon resigns following the Watergate Scandal.
J.R.R Tolkien dies.
Apple Computer Inc. is incorporated.
Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic.
Dr. No, the first James Bond film, premieres.
The United Nations is formed.
The most powerful earthquake on record strikes Chile.
Chelsea FC is founded.
The League of Nations is founded in Paris.
The first underground line of the New York City Subway opens.
Persia is renamed Iran.
Margaret Thatcher becomes the UK's first female prime minister.
Roald Amundsen beats Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole by 35 days.
Harry Houdini dies of a ruptured appendix.
Queen Victoria dies after almost 64 years on the throne.
Jimi Hendrix dies in London of drug related complications.
The Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed.
'Titanic' wins 11 Academy Awards, equalling the record set by Ben-Hur.
Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom.
Beatrix Potter dies.
Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the Moon.
The British Broadcasting Corporation is granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation.
I Love Lucy makes its television debut.
The first Winter Olympic Games are held in Chamonix, France.
John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope. He dies 33 days later.
The rock band Led Zeppelin forms.
'Heartbreak Hotel' becomes Elvis Presley's first number one single.
Canada adopts its current national flag.
Brazil wins its first FIFA World Cup in Sweden.
eBay is founded.
The Easter Rising occurs in Ireland.
The Nintendo 64 video game system is released in Japan and North America.
Construction of the Empire State Building is completed in New York City.
The Summer Olympic Games are held in Los Angeles for the second time.
The Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels of oil after running aground.
Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto.
'Video Killed the Radio Star' is the first video shown on MTV.
India and Pakistan gain independence from the British Empire.
The Korean War begins.
Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France.
The Nazi concentration camp Treblinka II opens. Around 850,000 people are killed.
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space.
Eleven Israeli athletes are shot dead at the Summer Olympic Games in Munich.
Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
The first resident crew enters the International Space Station.
Allied troops land on the beaches of Normandy during D-Day.
Warren G. Harding is inaugurated as US President.
John Lennon is assassinated in New York.
Apache leader Geronimo dies.
Emily Davison, a British suffragette, runs out in front of the King's horse and is killed.
The Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour.
US President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall.'
John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is first published.
Prohibition begins in the United States.
Robert Baden-Powell leads the first Scout camp on Brownsea Island, England.
Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany.
The Falklands War between Argentina and the UK.
The Japanese Navy launches a surprise attack on the US at Pearl Harbor.
Meher Baba begins his 44 year silence.
'I Want to Hold Your Hand' becomes The Beatles' first US #1 single.
The first issue of Time Magazine is published.
Disney's The Jungle Book is released.
Regular hovercraft service begins over the English Channel.
A magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes San Francisco.
Winston Churchill becomes British Prime Minister for the first time.
After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo de Vinci’s The Last Supper is placed back on display in Milan.
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay are the first to summit Mt. Everest
The Khmer Rouge sieze power in Cambodia.
The RMS Titanic sinks on her maiden voyage.
George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
The Wall Street Crash leads to the Great Depression.
Kyrgyzstan gains independence.
The first issue of The Beano is published.
Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
The United Kingdom and Ireland both switch to decimal currency.
The Spanish Flu becomes pandemic.
Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 breaks apart and collides with Jupiter.
World War I begins.
Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie.
Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile.
Hawaii is admitted as the 50th US State.
The RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-boat.
French engineer Louis Réard invents the bikini.
George V ascends to the throne of the United Kingdom.
Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Albert Einstein dies aged 76.

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