The 20th Century

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

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