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

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