The 20th Century

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

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