The 20th Century

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

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