Modern & Postmodern Periods

  • Beatles

    The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
  • Nelson Mandela

    Nelson Mandela
    Nelson Mandela elected president.
  • 9/11

    Hijacked planes crash into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a field in rural Pennsylvania. Thousands of lives are lost.
  • Tsunami Strikes

    Tsunami Strikes
    Tsunami devastates Southeast Asia.
  • Germany

    Berlin Wall torn down reunification of East and West Germany follows.