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

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