The 20th Century

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

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

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