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

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