The 20th Century

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

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