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Timeline Of Modern History

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1. Introduction of the first mass-produced personal computers; launch of the Voyager spacecraft - currently the most distant man-made objects in the universe. Queen Alia of Jordan is killed in helicopter crash.

2. Independence ofIndia and Pakistan and beginning of FirstIndo-Pakistani War. Breaking of the sound barrier. Creation of the U.S. CentralIntelligence Agency.

3. Niels Bohr formulates the first cohesive model of the atomic nucleus - and in the process paves the way to quantum mechanics. Balkan Wars end. George I of Greece is assassinated.

4. Tony Blair becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Transfer of sovereignty over Hong Kong from UK to China. Lottery Uprising in Albania. Diana - Princess of Wales is killed in a car accident in Paris.

5. The Italian reconquest of Libya begins. The union of Costa Rica - Guatemala - Honduras and El Salvador is dissolved. Egypt gains independence. March on Rome brings Benito Mussolini to power in Italy. Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen's tomb. The Ir

6. First Israeli invasion of Lebanon. Falklands War. Hama massacre in Syria leads to more than 10000 deaths.

7. Earthquakes in San Francisco - California (death toll 3000) and Valpara

8. Bombing of Dresden. Battle of Berlin. End of World War II. The Holocaust ends after ~12 million deaths - including 6 million Jews. Deaths of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Creation of the atomic bomb - and the bombing

9. 2002 Bali bombings. Chechen rebels seize theatre in Moscow. America demands Iraq allow unfettered access to weapons inspectors. Guantanamo Bay detention camp is established. Algerian Civil War ends. Rose Revolution in Georgia.Independence of East Tim

10. Signing of the Warsaw Pact.First Sudanese Civil War begins. Antimatter first produced.

11. Independence of Zimbabwe and Vanuatu. Ronald Reagan is elected President of the United States. Beginning of the Iran-Iraq War - Salvadorian Civil War and Contra War. Death of John Lennon.

12. Second Italo-Abyssinian War concludes with the exile of Haile Selassie and the conquest of Abyssinia by Benito Mussolini. Persia becomes Iran. William Lyon Mackenzie King is elected Prime Minister of Canada.

13. Wall Street crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression.First people sent to the gulag in the Soviet Union. Pope Pius XI signs the Lateran Treaty with Italian leader Benito Mussolini. Vatican City is recognised as a sovereign state. The f

14. Roald Amundsen first reaches the South Pole. New Delhi becomes the capital of BritishIndia. Ernest Rutherford identifies the atomic nucleus. The BritishIndian Province of Bengal is reunified

15. Edward Heath becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Polish 1970 protests. Cambodian Civil War begins. Ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Containerisation adopted globally - massively boosting global trade. Maiden flight of t

16. Earthquakes in San Francisco - California (death toll 3000) and Valpara

17. Russo-Japanese War ends; 1905 Revolution in Russia. Trans-Siberian Railway opened. Albert Einstein's formulation of relativity. Schlieffen Plan proposed. Las Vegas founded. The BritishIndian Province of Bengal - was partitioned by the Viceroy ofIndia

18. Japanese invasion of China - and the beginning of World War II in the Far East. Rape of Nanking. Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The Irish Republican Army attempts to assassinate King George VI of the United Kingdom.

19. Dictatorships begin in Brazil and Bolivia. Mao Zedong begins the Long March. United States occupation of Haiti ends. United States grants more autonomy to the Philippines. Adolf Hitler becomes Fuhrer of Germany.

20. Arab-Israeli War. Berlin Airlift. Marshall Plan; founding of the OECD and the World Health Organization; assassination of Mohandas Gandhi; the independence of Burma. Beginning of apartheid in South Africa. Division of North and South Korea. FirstIndo

21. Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic ends with the introduction of the Rentenmark. Time Magazine is first published. Irish Civil War ends. The Beer Hall Putsch - an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic - ends in failure and brief imprisonment fo

22. Nazis invade France - the Netherlands - Denmark and Norway. Katyn massacre in Poland. Winter War between Soviet Union and Finland. Winston Churchill becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Battle of Britain as the British Empire fights alone ag

23. End of the Vietnam War; deaths of Francisco Franco and Dmitri Shostakovich. Cambodian Civil War ends with victory for the Khmer Rouge. The Killing Fields murders begin.

24. End of Spanish Civil War; Francisco Franco becomes dictator of Spain. Molotov

25. Independence of Cambodia. Discovery of DNA.First ascent of Mount Everest; Mohammed Mossadeq deposed in Iran; end of the Korean War. Death of Joseph Stalin. Elvis Presley's musical career is launched.

26. Battle of Midway. Battle of the Coral Sea.First and second Battles of El Alamein. Battle of Stalingrad. Guadalcanal Campaign begins.Internment of Japanese-American citizens in the US begins. Manhattan Project begins.

27. Indonesia

28. Independence of Sudan and Tunisia and full independence of Pakistan. The Hungarian Uprising; the Suez crisis. Brasilia constructed.

29. The Italian reconquest of Libya begins. The union of Costa Rica - Guatemala - Honduras and El Salvador is dissolved. Egypt gains independence. March on Rome brings Benito Mussolini to power in Italy. Howard Carter discovers Tutankhamen's tomb. The Ir

30. Entente cordiale signed between Britain and France. Russo-Japanese War begins. Trans-Siberian railway is completed. Construction of the Panama Canal begins. Roger Casement publishes his account of Belgian atrocities in the Congo Free State.

31. Turkish occupation of Cyprus. Carnation Revolution in Portugal begins transition to democracy.First close-up images of Mercury. Discovery of 'Lucy' (Australopithecus afarensis) in Ethiopia's Olduvai Gorge. World population reaches 4 billion.

32. Independence of Kenya; creation of Malaysia; Martin Luther King delivers his 'I have a Dream' speech. Assassination of John F. Kennedy. Launch of the first geostationary satellite. Paul VI becomes Pope

33. Assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy. Prague Spring. May 1968 protests in France. The Troubles begin in Northern Ireland.

34. Deaths of Winston Churchill and Malcolm X. Anti-Communist purge inIndonesia kills up to 500000 people. SecondIndo-Pakistani War.

35. Discovery of penicillin by Alexander Fleming. Warlord Era ends in China. Malta becomes a British Dominion. King Zog I is crowned in Albania. The Kellogg-Briand Pact is signed in Paris. TheInternational Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is establish

36. Operation Reinhard commences the main phase of the Holocaust. Bombing of Pearl Harbor - which leads to the USA joining World War II. Hitler commences the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union

37. Galveston Hurricane kills 8000 people.Indian famine ends.

38. First outbreak of the Ebola virus. Death of Mao Zedong. End of Cultural Revolution. Steve Jobs finishes his first significant invention - Apple I.

39. Aided by the Great Depression - the Nazi Party increases its share of the vote from 2.6% to 18.3%. Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto. Salt March by Mohandas Gandhi and the official start of civil disobedience in BritishIndia. Military coups replace gove

40. Independence of Sudan and Tunisia and full independence of Pakistan. The Hungarian Uprising; the Suez crisis. Brasilia constructed.

41. Beginning of the Watergate scandal. The Supreme Court of the United States decides Roe v. Wade. Death of Pablo Picasso.First close-up images of Jupiter

42. Summer of Love; Six Day War

43. Fall of the Berlin Wall; 1989 revolution and collapse of the Soviet Bloc in Europe. Tiannanmen Square Massacre in China. End of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. End of dictatorship in Paraguay and first direct Presidential election in Brazil since

44. Invention of artificial insulin; discovery of Pluto's moon Charon.Independence of Tuvalu. Birth of the first test-tube baby. Cambodian-Vietnamese War begins. Afghan Civil War begins. Deng Xiaoping commences Economic reform in the People's Republic of

45. Perestroika begins. End of the Iran-Iraq War. End of dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. Pan Am Flight 103 falls over Lockerbie - Scotland. Myanmar ArmedForces launch a military coup. Construction of the Channel Tunnel begins.

46. Independence of Palau.First orbital flight of the Space Shuttle.

47. Colombo Plan comes into effect.

48. Iraq War begins - triggering worldwide protests. War in Darfur begins. The Human Genome Project is completed. Second Congo War ends with more than 5 million dead. Second Liberian Civil War ends. Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed on re-entry.

49. 9/11 attacks destroy the World Trade Center in New York - damage the Pentagon in Washington - DC. War on Terror declared. Afghan War begins. Wikipedia founded. President Joseph Estrada of the Philippines impeached.

50. Hirohito becomes Emperor of Japan. Coups in Greece - Poland and Portugal install new dictatorships.