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

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

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