The 20th Century

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

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