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

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

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