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

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