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

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