English 1940 - 2020

Timeline created by Víctor Uriarte
In History
  • Russian sleep experiment

    Russian sleep experiment
    In 1940 a gas was created that was capable of keeping awake for 30 days, it was tested by 5 Russian politicians sentenced to life imprisonment, with a false promise that they would be released.
  • End of World War II

    End of World War II
    The Second World War was ended in 1946
  • Creation of the Ferrari brand

    Creation of the Ferrari brand
    1947 was the year the Italian brand started selling Ferrari racing cars. They made sports cars of those times for the famous Le Mans race
  • Climb to the highest mountain in the world (above sea level)

    Climb to the highest mountain in the world (above sea level)
    In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norway first reached the summit of Everest in 5 hours of walking, after many British expeditions.
  • First recording by Elvis Presley

    First recording by Elvis Presley
    In 1954 (at the age of 19) he released his first album at Sun Records. That first album with only two tracks was his mother's birthday present.
  • ETA formation (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna)

    ETA formation (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna)
    In 1959 the ETA group was formed, an armed organization of Basque origin. The aim of this organization was the independent socialist creation of the Basque Country. His political alignment is far left.
  • Construction of the Berlin Wall.

    Construction of the Berlin Wall.
    The Berlin Wall was part of the inter-German border and separated West Berlin from East Berlin. It was also part of the German Democratic Republic (GDR) from August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989. This wall is the best known symbol of the Cold War and the division of Germany. At least 86 people died at the hands of RDA security forces as they tried to flee to the West. Other sources report a minimum of 238 deaths, including crash deaths.
  • The man reaches the moon

    The man reaches the moon
    In 1969 the human reaches the moon for the first time.