Clues for: The 20th Century

Question Answer Value Airdate
Her death following a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel produced worldwide mourning Princess Diana 200 February 3, 2022
At the Olympic games in Stockholm, Jim Thorpe won gold medals in both of these track & field multi-events the decathlon & the pentathlon 400 February 3, 2022
Seen here are three random Americans of the 4.3 million born in this year at the tail end of the baby boom 1961 600 February 3, 2022
The invasion of Kuwait prompted this Allied operation to free it from Iraqi occupation Operation Desert Storm 800 February 3, 2022
In 1948 John Costello became Irish prime minister, the first from this party whose name means "Gaelic family" Fine Gael 1000 February 3, 2022
In the U.S., prohibition led to bootlegging & this type of illegal bar with a name that evokes quiet conversation a speakeasy 200 February 1, 2021
Argentina cried for her when she passed away in 1952 at age 33 Eva Perón 400 February 1, 2021
On May 31, 1921 a white mob began attacking what was called "Black Wall Street" in this Oklahoma city Tulsa 600 February 1, 2021
In 1949 Belgium was a founding member of this military organization that is headquartered in Brussels today NATO 800 February 1, 2021
This major Vietnam offensive began January 31, 1968 during the Vietnamese lunar new year the Tet Offensive 1000 February 1, 2021
His son, nicknamed "The Eaglet", was kidnapped on March 1, 1932 Lindbergh 200 March 2, 2020
She was an Oklahoma law professor when her testimony in a 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearing made headlines Anita Hill 400 March 2, 2020
This 1961 invasion was an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Cuba's government the Bay of Pigs 600 March 2, 2020
In the early 1950s these 2 figured out the structure of DNA at Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory Watson & Crick 800 March 2, 2020
Milton Obote was president of this African country from 1966 to '71 & 1980 to '85; both terms were ended by military coups Uganda 1000 March 2, 2020
Stations using this sensing technology installed on Britain's coast in 1938 detected German bombers a few years later radar 200 February 18, 2020
Formulated by the Allies at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference, this organization was established in Geneva in 1920 League of Nations 400 February 18, 2020
Celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring was among Aug. 9, 1969 victims of the murderous gang controlled by this man the (Charles) Manson family 600 February 18, 2020
In 1909 a toy company chose the slogan "Goodbye" to this other 2-word toy, "Hello, Billy Possum" a teddy bear 800 February 18, 2020
In 1956 it was g'day for the Olympics held here, the first held in the Southern Hemisphere Melbourne 1000 February 18, 2020
This '20s mobster beat up the mayor of Cicero, Illinois on the steps of city hall as a nearby cop looked away (Al) Capone 200 October 20, 2017
A coup ousted Nawaz Sharif as this country's leader in 1999 (& perhaps led to some deja vu for Nawaz in 2017) Pakistan 400 October 20, 2017
This system of 3D photography was invented in the 1940s; the 1960 invention of the laser made it much more efficient holography 800 October 20, 2017
Forces of this nation held off Vietminh attacks at Dien Bien Phu for 56 days but finally surrendered on May 7, 1954 French forces 1000 October 20, 2017
The unfortunate Captain Max Pruss was in command of this vehicle over New Jersey on May 6, 1937 the <i>Hindenburg</i> October 20, 2017
A 1956 international crisis revolved around control of this canal the Suez Canal 400 March 21, 2017
Albert Fall, Harding's Interior secretary, got into "hot water" after taking a bribe related to this Wyoming locale Teapot Dome 600 March 21, 2017
From 1986 to 1997, he was number one in the world, and from 1997 to 2000, only number one among humans (Garry) Kasparov 800 March 21, 2017
Called the Night of Broken Glass in English, it's the German name for the terrible night of November 9-10, 1938 Kristallnacht 1000 March 21, 2017
On Dec. 1, 1955 she stood up for many by refusing to stand up & give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery Rosa Parks 200 May 21, 2015
A day after touching down on this planet in 1976, Viking 1 took the first color photos of its surface Mars 400 May 21, 2015
He's seen here, August 26, 1944, the day he entered a newly liberated Paris (Charles) de Gaulle 800 May 21, 2015
The 1957 treaty of Rome established this, the EEC for short the European Economic Community 1000 May 21, 2015
This trial opened on July 10, 1925 with William Jennings Bryan arguing for the prosecution the Scopes (Monkey) Trial May 21, 2015
In May 1977 Kenya limited the shooting on safaris to people using these cameras 200 January 20, 2010
When he reached the North Pole in May 1989, Robert Swan became the first to reach both poles in this manner on foot 400 January 20, 2010
This broke 10,000 for the first time March 29, 1999, making some brokers richer the Dow Jones Industrial Average 600 January 20, 2010
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew trains with the Navy SEALs of Boat Team 12 in an inflatable boat at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA.) Naval special warfare boat teams trace their origins back to the "Brown Water" Navy that patrolled rivers during this war the Vietnam War 800 January 20, 2010
In May 1938 the League of Nations recognized this country as absolutely neutral Switzerland 1000 January 20, 2010
The full popular name of this military personnel policy announced in 1993 included "Don't Pursue" Don\'t Ask, Don\'t Tell 200 June 20, 2008
Congress approved $50M for the celebration of this, part of which is seen here the Bicentennial 400 June 20, 2008
On his 70th birthday, December 21, 1949, this Soviet leader set up his own "peace prizes" Stalin 600 June 20, 2008
Having missed out on this ceremony at age 13, Henny Youngman had one in 180 at age 73 a Bar Mitzvah 800 June 20, 2008
In April 1955, Great Britain became the garden of this man, Churchill's successor as Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden 1000 June 20, 2008
Nickname shared by baseball great Jay Dean & jazz great John Gillespie Dizzy 200 May 29, 2008
In 1967, this Cuban revolutionary leader was captured in Bolivia and executed "Che" Guevara 400 May 29, 2008
This name given to the regime that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945 reflects 2 others before it the Third Reich 600 May 29, 2008
Ngo Dinh Diem's P.R. people coined this term for the band of guerillas that fought South Vietnam the Viet Cong 800 May 29, 2008
Charter 77 was smuggled out of this country in 1977 & published in Western newspapers Czechoslovakia 1000 May 29, 2008
In the 1920s this Fascist leader of Italy set up a puppet regime in Albania & reconquered Libya Mussolini 200 September 10, 2007
Elizabeth II succeeded her father, this man who died unexpectedly at age 56 George VI 400 September 10, 2007
On Feb. 8, 1904 Japanese ships attacked this country's fleet at Lushun, Manchuria, beginning a war Russia 600 September 10, 2007
On Feb. 15, 1965, Canada's new flag, which prominently featured an 11-pointed one of these, flew for the first time the maple leaf 800 September 10, 2007
On Valentine's Day 1989 the Ayatollah Khomeini showed no love for this author's "Satanic Verses", giving him a death sentence Salman Rushdie 1000 September 10, 2007
This October 1973-March 1974 action by Arab states caused headaches for U.S. drivers the oil embargo 200 October 26, 2006
This country admitted to NATO in 1955 had limits on its weapons production--bad memories, you know West Germany 400 October 26, 2006
In a massive 1980s effort, the FBI uncovered fraud behind the failure of these financial institutions savings and loans 600 October 26, 2006
In 1998 Seattle dedicated the USA's 1st standing monument to those who fought in this country in the 1930s Spain 800 October 26, 2006
In 1959 these two top of the alphabet monkeys were happy to be home after a 1700-mile flight in a Jupiter rocket Able & Baker 1000 October 26, 2006
From 1920 to 1946 this Swiss city served as the seat of the League of Nations Geneva 200 September 10, 2004
On April 18, 1983 a terrorist bomb at the U.S. embassy in this Mideastern capital killed 63, including 17 Americans Beirut 400 September 10, 2004
In 1981 this labor union was outlawed in Poland; 8 years later it was legalized Solidarity 600 September 10, 2004
In May 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill authorizing the construction of this North American waterway St. Lawrence Seaway 800 September 10, 2004
Unable to run for a third term as Pres. of Serbia, he made himself Pres. of Yugoslavia on July 23, 1997 Slobodan Milosevic 1000 September 10, 2004
Shortly after taking power, he nationalized millions of dollars of American-owned property in Cuba Fidel Castro 100 March 3, 1999
On December 1, 1959, 12 nations signed a treaty setting aside this continent as a preserve for scientific research Antarctica 200 March 3, 1999
In 1917 he called for a declaration of war against Germany saying that "The world must be made safe for democracy" Woodrow Wilson 300 March 3, 1999
In January 1926 in London, John L. Baird demonstrated this new invention which used a cathode ray tube Television 400 March 3, 1999
In 1992 this former Panamanian dictator was found guilty of drug trafficking by a Miami jury Manuel Noriega 500 March 3, 1999
On May 5, 1981, Irish nationalist Bobby Sands died after a 66-day-long one of these a hunger strike 100 July 18, 1997
An order was given in October, 1961 to remove this man's body from Lenin's tomb Josef Stalin 200 July 18, 1997
2 British destroyers were sunk during this 1982 war Falkland Islands War 300 July 18, 1997
A 1993 car bomb explosion in Florence, Italy damaged priceless works of art from this gallery the Uffizi Gallery 500 July 18, 1997
This country withdrew from the League of Nations in 1933 after the league condemned its attacks on China Japan July 18, 1997
His bat's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but this man nicknamed "Charlie Hustle" is ineligible for induction Pete Rose 100 December 19, 1996
This "wonder insecticide" developed by Swiss scientists in 1939 was later found less than wonderful DDT 200 December 19, 1996
While Rene Levesque was its PM, French was made its official language & English signs were restricted Quebec 300 December 19, 1996
He & co-author Richard Suskind served brief prison terms for their forged bio of Howard Hughes Clifford Irving 400 December 19, 1996
On August 1, 1975 35 nations signed accords on human rights in this city Helsinki December 19, 1996
In March 1953 this Soviet leader was entombed next to Lenin in Red Square Stalin 100 May 16, 1996
FDR spoke of a "date which will live in infamy" on this date in 1941, the day after the attack December 8th 200 May 16, 1996
On July 25, 1952 it became a U.S. commonwealth Puerto Rico 300 May 16, 1996
In 1929 the kingdom of the Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changed its name to this Yugoslavia 500 May 16, 1996
This 4,200-foot-long California landmark was completed in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge May 16, 1996
He made headlines when he landed at Le Bourget Field, May 21, 1927 Charles Lindbergh 100 November 21, 1995
An investigation by Leon Jaworski led to the indictment of this former U.S. Attorney General John Mitchell 200 November 21, 1995
Israel occupied this 146 square-mile area in the 1956 Suez Crisis & again during the 1967 Six-Day War Gaza Strip 300 November 21, 1995
In 1971 Dacca was made capital of this new country Bangladesh 400 November 21, 1995
For most of the 1980s, he was president of El Salvador Jose Napoleon Duarte November 21, 1995
In 1955 this Anaheim attraction opened to become "The Happiest Place on Earth" Disneyland 100 July 11, 1994
In 1945 a former Du Pont chemist invented these airtight containers typically sold at parties Tupperware 200 July 11, 1994
On Dec. 5, 1933 at 5:32 p.m., drinkers toasted the end of this Prohibition 300 July 11, 1994
In late 1990 34 European & North American nations signed the Charter of Paris, officially ending this "War" Cold War 400 July 11, 1994
On Feb. 11, 1975 this person succeeded Edward Heath as leader of Britain's Conservatives Margaret Thatcher 500 July 11, 1994
In 1967 this leader of the Cuban revolution was captured in Bolivia & executed Che Guevara 100 March 15, 1994
Name given the 2 Israeli-Egyptian agreements signed in the U.S. Sept. 17, 1978 the Camp David Accords 200 March 15, 1994
Between 1952 & 1956 this secret society operated within the Kikuyu Tribe in Kenya the Mau-Mau 300 March 15, 1994
In 1945 South African leader Jan Smuts helped draft this in San Francisco the U.N. Charter 400 March 15, 1994
On Dec. 2, 1982 an artificial heart designed by this man was installed in Dr. Barney Clark (Dr. Robert ) Jarvik 500 March 15, 1994
This canal officially opened August 15, 1914 the Panama Canal 100 November 11, 1993
James Doolittle led the surprise air raid on this country April 18, 1942 Japan 200 November 11, 1993
In 1931, while people read "The Good Earth", thousands of miles of this Asian country flooded China 300 November 11, 1993
A May 18, 1954 L.A. Times headline read "Supreme Court Outlaws" this "in Schools "Segregation" 400 November 11, 1993
After conquering Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary set off to find this creature; he didn't succeed the abominable snowman (yeti) 500 November 11, 1993
After 16 years in office, Pierre Trudeau resigned as this country's prime minister in 1984 Canada 100 May 28, 1991
Every bank in America had to close the day after he took office as president Franklin Delano Roosevelt 200 May 28, 1991
On Halloween night 1961 the body of this Georgian was removed from display in Lenin's tomb Stalin 300 May 28, 1991
In 1936 Mussolini first used this word to describe the Rome-Berlin alliance the Axis 400 May 28, 1991
The U.S. had a mutual security pact with this island nation until 1978, when we no longer recognized it Taiwan 500 May 28, 1991
The Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 was an attempt to topple the regime of this dictator Castro 100 May 17, 1991
Carrying guests of honor, the Ancon was the first ship to pass through this waterway in August 1914 the Panama Canal 200 May 17, 1991
In 1983, for the first time in its history, this organization agreed to cut the price of crude oil OPEC 300 May 17, 1991
In 1969 he received a 99-year prison sentence for the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (James Earl) Ray 400 May 17, 1991
One of two U.S. states admitted to the Union in 1912 (1 of) Arizona (or New Mexico) May 17, 1991
In 1990 the Soviet parliament gave him power to rule the economy by decree until March 1992 Gorbachev 100 February 8, 1991
In January 1970 Pan Am made the first regularly scheduled flight of this jumbo jet the 747 200 February 8, 1991
On Dec.16, 1971 East Pakistan became this country Bangladesh 300 February 8, 1991
Site of a major WWII battle, this largest island in the Ryukyu chain was returned to Japan in 1972 Okinawa 400 February 8, 1991
This pair was arrested for the murder of a shoe factory paymaster in 1920 & executed in 1927 Sacco & Vanzetti 500 February 8, 1991
It wasn't until 1943 that the U.S. Gov't required employers to do this before taxes were due Withholding 100 December 8, 1989
To mark the 5th centennial of American exploration, this nation will host a 1992 Olympics & a World's Fair Spain 200 December 8, 1989
After the 1968 N.H. primary this Democrat announced his candidacy; 3 months later, he was assassinated Robert F. Kennedy 300 December 8, 1989
During the Easter Rebellion in 1916 a group of rebels declared this country a republic Ireland 400 December 8, 1989
Britain issued only 4 different postage stamps during the reign of this king Edward VIII December 8, 1989
In 1906 this young Indian lawyer began his 1st campaign of civil disobedience in South Africa Mahatma Gandhi 100 October 5, 1989
Famous ones of these in the 1950s included Needles, Middleground & Native Dancer horses 200 October 5, 1989
Jewish holiday on which Egypt & Syria attacked Israeli forces October 6, 1973 Yom Kippur 300 October 5, 1989
In May 1987 a monument was unveiled near Lakehurst, N.J. commemorating this 1937 disaster the Hindenburg 400 October 5, 1989
He was made president of Indonesia for life in 1963, lost the title in 1967 & died in 1970 Sukarno 500 October 5, 1989
One was 1st detonated on July 15, 1945, just 12 days before Hiroshima atomic bomb 100 January 8, 1987
In 1919, 21 people drowned in Boston when a tank of this sweet collasped molasses 200 January 8, 1987
Though fighting stopped in this year, the U.S. war with Germany didn't officially end until 1921 1918 300 January 8, 1987
Both Queen Elizabeth & Pres. Eisenhower were present at the opening of this waterway in 1959 Saint Lawrence Seaway 400 January 8, 1987
Unjustly convicted of treason, in July 1906 this French officer was retried & found innocent (Alfred) Dreyfus 500 January 8, 1987