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

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