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

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