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

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

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