20th Century Events

  • First Airplane

    The Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville, made 4 flights at Kitty Hawk with the worlds first powered airplane
  • Sinking of the Titanic

    The Titanic crashes into an iceberg on it's first journey
  • WWI Start

    The assassination of Franz Ferdinand sparks the events that bring the First World War
  • WWI Ends

    The Germans are forced to surrender on the 11th of November ending 'The War to End All Wars'
  • WWII Starts

    England and France declare war on Germany after they invaded Poland marking the start of World War 2
  • End of WWII

    World War 2 comes to an end.
  • India's Indapendance Day

    India receives indapendance from British rule after many long campains led by Mahatma Ghandi
  • First living thing in space

    Laika the dog was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union paving the way for human space travel. Laika unfortunatly died in orbit from overheating.
  • First man on the moon

    Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission
  • Hong Kong currency peg

    Hong Kong introduces a currency peg with US at 1USD = 7.8HKD following the Hong Kong currency float
  • Hong Kong handover to China

    Hong Kong is now free from the British rule in China