The 20th Century

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

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