20th Century Events

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  • First Powered Flight

    First Powered Flight
    Wilbur and Orville wright, once bike salesmen, achieved the first powered flight in the world. Not bad, considering people of the time still didn't know how to treat an infection.
  • Plastic Invented

    Plastic Invented
    Everywhere, shipping comanies rejoiced. Finally, packing peanuts were a real thing.
  • Titanic Hits an Iceberg, Sinks

    Titanic Hits an Iceberg, Sinks
    Moral of the story is that icebergs always have the right of way, so ships steer clear.
  • Ford Begins Model T Production on Assembly Lines

    Ford Begins Model T Production on Assembly Lines
    Legend has it, an executive made a cheaply produced variant of the Model T. Upon showing it to Mr. Ford, the executive was fired and Henry ripped the car apart with his bear hands, which is totally what I would do with bear hands.
  • Start Of World War 1

    Start Of World War 1
    The first World War started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, sparking the second largest war in history.
  • Panama Canal

    Panama Canal
    The Panama Canal is arguable the most amazing feat of transportation not built by nature. Annualy, over 14,000 ships travel along the canal.
  • US Women's Suffrage

    US Women's Suffrage
    Women gained the right to vote in 1919 (or 1920 depending on your views) in the 19th amendment.
  • Stalins Purges

    Stalins Purges
    Stalin killed 25 million of his own people in an attempt to modernize Russia.
  • Stock Market Crash and Great Depression

    Stock Market Crash and Great Depression
    The stock market crash made many rich men poor, and poor men poorer. However, recovery was inevitable.
  • Rise of Adolf Hitler

    Rise of Adolf Hitler
    After the appointment of the insane, megalomaniac, genocidal tyrant that Rene loves, a bunchof people died in the largest war ever.
  • Kristallnacht

    This order from HItler caused many Jewish businesses to be ruined, with windows shattered and all their stuff stolen.
  • TV In America

    TV In America
    ...And there goes the nations physical prowess.
  • Beginning of World War 2

    Beginning of World War 2
    Hitler invaded Poland in 1939 to start off the largest war in the history of the world.
  • Attack On Pearl Harbor

    Attack On Pearl Harbor
    With the attack on the fleet in Hawaii, the US was forced into World War 2
  • Holocaust

    Many Jewish people died in Auschwitz. If there are such things as ghosts, this is where they would reside.
  • Israel (re)Founded

    Israel (re)Founded
    Due to strong Zionism, Israel had the backing of great Western empires. But all was not wellwithin the Gaza Strip, and all is still not well in the Gaza Strip
  • Mao in China

    Mao in China
    Communist Revolution 2: Chinese Boogaloo. Brought about social and political change in china, usually for the worse.
  • Polio Vaccine Created

    Polio Vaccine Created
    Dr.Jonas Salk created the worlds first effective Polio vaccine, effectively ending the Polio epidemic.
  • Assaassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assaassination of John F. Kennedy
    On this fateful day in Dallas, a great loss was dealt to the United States
  • Smoking Warning

    Smoking Warning
    In 1964, the Surgeon General wised up and declared smoking to be bad. This led to more people smoking, but with the knowledge it would kill them.
  • Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential figures for racial equality, was killed on the balcony of his hotel. This was a tragic loss for all involved.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    With the US landing on the moon, the Space Race ended in favor of the United States. Never again has man been to the moon.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    One of the most important court cases in American legal history, abortion was legalized due to the outcome.
  • AIDS Identified

    AIDS Identified
    The fatal disease of the 20th and 21st century was first identified in 1981
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    Suddenly, we discovered something both wonderful and horrible at the same time. The internet probably revolutionized information sharing more than any other technology.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    With the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Berling were reunited and became Berlin again.
  • Dissolution of U.S.S.R

    Dissolution of U.S.S.R
    In Soviet Russia, government runs you! In all seriousness, this was a major step in the growth of democracy.
  • Apartheid Ends in South Africa

    Apartheid Ends in South Africa
    With the end of Apartheid,official racial tension disappears from south Africa
  • First Sheep Clone, Dolly

    First Sheep Clone, Dolly
    Some scientists decided to clone a sheep. Lo and behold, it worked, and now there are two identical sheep, down to the last DNA strand,
  • Clinton Impeachment

    Clinton Impeachment
    Lewinski screwed Bill Clinton in more way than one. Impeachment is a very, very rare thing in the U.S