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

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