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

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