The 20th Century

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

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