The 20th Century

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

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