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

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