The 20th Century

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

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