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

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