The 20th Century

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

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