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

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

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