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

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

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