Twentieth Century Timeline

  • Treaty of Versailles

    1871 The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace agreements at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers
  • End of WWI

    World War I was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
  • The Jazz Age

    The Jazz Age was a movement that took place during the 1920s, from which jazz music and dance emerged with the introduction of mainstream radio and the end of the war.
  • Mass production E.g Vehicles

    Mass Production involves making many copies of products, very quickly, using assembly line techniques to send partially complete products to workers who each work on an individual step, rather than having a worker work on a whole product from start to finish.
  • Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a the major thing worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II.
  • Market Crash of 1929

    A stock market crash is a dramatic decline of prices across a significant cross-section of a stock market.
  • 1938 Day of mourning

    The Day of Mourning was a day of protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January 1938.
  • Start of WWII

    The start of the war is was held on the 1st of September 1939, beginning with the German invading Poland and then Britain and France declared war on Germany.
  • Japanese Attack Pearl Harbour

    The Pearl Harbour attack was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941.
  • Bombing of Darwin

    The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia.
  • Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

    At 8:15 on the morning of August 6, 1945, the United States Army Air Forces dropped the nuclear weapon "Little Boy" on the city of Hiroshima, followed three days later by the detonation of the "Fat Man" bomb over Nagasaki, Japan.
  • Declaration of human rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international document that states the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.
  • Invention of television

    Television is a telecommunication medium for transmitting and receiving moving images that can be monochrome (black-and-white) or coloured, with or without accompanying sound.
  • "Martin Luther King Jr.'s ""I Have a dream"" Speech"

    One of the most popular activities of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the replaying and remembering of his famous "I Have a Dream Speech,"
  • Melbourne Olympics

    The 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a thirteen-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side and the United States on the other; the crisis occurred in October 1962, during the Cold War.
  • Australian Freedom Rides

    The Freedom Ride of 1964 and 1965 was a significant event in the history of civil rights for Indigenous Australians.
  • Invention of the internet

    The history of the Internet began with the development of computers in the 1950s. This began with point-to-point communication between mainframe computers and terminals,
  • Invention of Mobile Phone

    A mobile phone is a device that can make and receive telephone calls over a radio link whilst moving around a wide geographic area.
  • United Nations Conventions on the right of the child

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
  • Release of Crocodile Dundee

    "Crocodile" Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee and Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall was a barrier constructed by the German Democratic Republic starting on 13 August 1961 that completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin.