The 20th Century

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

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