20th century timeline

  • port arthur massacre

    port arthur massacre
  • federation of australia

    federation of australia
  • queen victoria dies

    queen victoria dies
  • first airplane flies

    first airplane flies
  • world war 1 breaks out

    world war 1 breaks out
  • world war 1 ends

    world war 1 ends
  • wall street crash triggers great depression

    wall street crash triggers great depression
  • world war 2

    world war 2
  • United nations forms, replacing league of nations

    United nations forms, replacing league of nations
  • world war 2 ends

    world war 2 ends
  • Melbourne hosts olympic games

    Melbourne hosts olympic games
  • vietnam war

    vietnam war
  • Cuban Missile Crisis Brings world to brink of nuclear war

    Cuban Missile Crisis Brings world to brink of nuclear war
  • Harold Holt drowns

    Harold Holt drowns
  • Apollo 11 lands on the moon

    Apollo 11 lands on the moon
  • Australia goes metric

    Australia goes metric
  • cyclone tracy flattens darwin

    cyclone tracy flattens darwin
  • Australia adopts decimal currency

    Australia adopts decimal currency
  • Tiananmen Square Massacre

    Tiananmen Square Massacre
  • Berlin wall collapses

    Berlin wall collapses
  • Operation Desert storm launched

    Operation Desert storm launched
  • Nelson Mandela Released from prison

    Nelson Mandela Released from prison
  • princess diana dies in car crash

    princess diana dies in car crash
  • Strikes on twin towers

    Strikes on twin towers
  • Aboriginal Australians given citizenship status

    Aboriginal Australians given citizenship status