The 20th Century

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

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