The 20th Century

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

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