The 20th Century

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

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