The 20th century

  • Period: Sep 5, 912 to

    John Cage

    John Milton Cage Jr., artistically John Cage, was an American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. A pioneer of random music, electronic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures leading men of the postwar vanguard
  • Jan 1, 1486

    The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus
    The Birth of Venus is a painting by the Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, one of the masterpieces of the Florentine master and the Italian Quattrocento
  • Beginning of the 20th century

    Beginning of the 20th century
    The British colonies of Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) were organized as a federation similar to the American federation with its capital in Melbourne.
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    George Orwell

    Eric Arthur Blair, known by his pen name George Orwell, was an Indian-born British novelist, journalist, essayist, and critic, author among other works of the dystopian novels Animal Farm and 1984.
  • Futurism

    Futurism is the first artistic movement to be organized as such, recognized and defined in 1909 through the Futurist Manifesto. Scandal is sought, speed and technology are admired, the hallmarks of the modern world, and it intends to break with the past.
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    First World War

    The First World War (1914-1918) was the historical event that defined the events of the 20th century; it devastated the political, economic and social order of Europe, and its dubious conclusion laid the foundation and prepared the way for an even more destructive scenario: World War II.
  • Russian Revolution

    Russian Revolution
    The Russian Revolution established the world's first socialist state. The 20th century was prodigal in political-social revolutions, many of which led to Civil Wars and forever changed the local panorama of nations.
  • Maastricht Treaty

    Maastricht Treaty
    The Maastricht Treaty introduced the notion of European citizenship into Union Law, reaffirming the right of Union citizens to move and reside freely in the territory of the Member States.