Key Events 1913-2013

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  • Russian Communist Revolution

  • The Comintern was formed

    an internation communist organisation
  • Australia’s first radio broadcast takes place in Sydney

  • Death of Vladimir Lenin

    Joseph Stalin (the general secretary of the Communist Party) takes over power in the USSR
  • The Jazz Singer

    begins the era of ‘talking pictures’ and the end of silent movies
  • Wall Street stock market crash

    beginning of global depression
  • Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany

  • World War II begins

    Germany invades Poland