The 20th Century

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

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