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

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