The 20th Century

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

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