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2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA timeline of the major, interesting, and intriguing events of the 20th century.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Jonestown Massacre occurred on November 18, 1978, when members of the Peoples Temple cult drank poisoned punch as an act of revolutionary suicide.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed timeline of historical events in the 1980s, from 1980 to 1989.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZMost people know that Albert Einstein came up with the formula E=mc2. But do you know these 10 things about this scientific genius?
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZHow many people were killed in the Holocaust? What does the word Shoah mean? What was the largest Nazi concentration camp? Learn the answers to these questions plus much more through these 33 Holocaust facts that everyone should know.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the 1960s, from 1960 to 1969.
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2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed timeline of the major historical events of the 1940s, from 1940 to 1949.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn 1905, Albert Einstein wrote two papers that introduced his Special Theory of Relativity and the now famous equation E=mc2.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the 1990s, from 1990 to 1999.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn November 1922, Howard Carter discovered not just an unknown ancient Egyptian tomb, but one that had lain nearly undisturbed for over 3,000 years. What lay within King Tut's tomb astounded the world.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWorld War I (1914-1919), was an extremely bloody war, with huge losses of life and little ground lost or won. Fought mostly by soldiers in trenches, World War I saw an estimated 10 million military deaths.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWhether you are just beginning to learn about the Holocaust or you are looking for more in-depth stories about the subject, this page is for you. You will find basics such as a timeline, a glossary, a map, and pictures plus more in-depth articles on such topics as the yellow star, ghettos, camps, resistance, and much more.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn the 1920s, a new woman was born. Flappers abandoned their corsets, chopped off their hair, and wore make-up. They smoked, drank, danced, and voted.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the 1950s, from 1950 to 1959.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA listing of 34 interesting facts about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. Through these Hitler Facts find out more about the man who many consider to have been one of the most evil people in the world.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Great Depression struck the United States with surprising force. It began on October 29, 1929 with the Stock Market Crash and only ended after over a decade of hardship and suffering.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWorld War I was sparked by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914. Find out what happened after this momentous event in this WWI timeline.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWhat is a Cabbage Patch Kids doll and why was there a buying frenzy in 1983?
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the roaring '20s, from 1920 to 1929.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZLinks to a large compilation of pictures of dust storms, farm foreclosures, migrant workers, unemployed, breadlines, soup kitchens, etc.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZTo save the monarchy, several members of the Russian aristocracy attempted to murder Rasputin. On the night of December 16-17, 1916, they tried to kill the holy man. The plan was simple. Yet on that fateful night, the conspirators found that Rasputin would be very difficult to kill.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the 1970s, from 1970 to 1979.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZJim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult, was responsible for the deaths of over 900 people in the Jonestown compound in Guyana.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed timeline of the major historical events in the 1930s, from 1930 to 1939.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZKnown as one of the most evil people in history, Adolf Hitler was responsible for World War II and the Holocaust.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWorld War II (WWII) was a long and bloody war that lasted for six years. Officially beginning on September 1, 1939 when Germany invaded Poland, World War II lasted until both the Germans and the Japanese had surrendered to the Allies in 1945. Find out what happened in this timeline of World War II.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA detailed history timeline of the first decade of the twentieth century, from 1900 to 1909.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFinding out the basics facts about Pearl Harbor can often be troublesome. This list of Pearl Harbor facts should be a great place to start your research.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZYou may already know that the Titanic hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912 and sunk just over two-and-a-half hours later. But do you know these ten facts?
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFrom 1932 to 1934, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, mostly commonly known just as Bonnie and Clyde, were a young couple who went on a two-year crime rampage that included bank robberies, car theft, and murder.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZEleanor Roosevelt was a beloved figure of the 20th century. She fought tirelessly for the rights of the underprivileged throughout her lifetime, especially during her tenure as First Lady of the United States and while serving as a delegate to the United Nations.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA list of events in world history in the decade from 1910 to 1919.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFrom August 13, 1961 to November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall separated communist East Berlin from West Berlin. For 28 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the Cold War.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Vietnam War (1959-1975) was the prolonged struggle between forces attempting to create a communist government and the U.S. attempting to prevent the spread of communism.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZJosef Mengele's favorite experiments at Auschwitz were on twins. What did he do and why?
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZLouis Armstrong was one of the century's most popular entertainers, raising himself out of poverty to become a master trumpeter and key influence in jazz.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Russian Revolution of 1917 toppled a monarchy and brought about the first communist country in the world.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFollow the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917 as they unfolded in this timeline of the Russian Revolution.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, damaging or sinking 21 ships and destroying more than 188 aircraft.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFrom August 15-18, 1969, 500,000 young people from across the US converged on Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel,NY for a concert that made history.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZProhibition (1920-1933) was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZBonnie Parker wrote two poems while she and Clyde Barrow were on the run from the law. This poem, the Story of Bonnie and Clyde, was the second of the two.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZTyphoid Mary had no idea that she was infected with typhoid yet her work as a cook infected many. Discover the sad story of Mary Mallon.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZLasting from 1939 to 1945, World War II was the largest and bloodiest war the world has ever known.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn December 1, 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first automobile assembly line at his Highland Park plant in Michigan.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA collection of quotes by Albert Einstein, the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn the night of April 14, 1912, the luxurious ocean liner Titanic hit an iceberg. Just over two hours later, the Titanic sank, losing 1,517 lives.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZSaddam Hussein was the ruthless dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003. During the Iraq War in 2003, Saddam was caught and ultimately executed.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZScientists had a profound impact on the 20th century. Their discoveries changed how we viewed both ourselves and our surroundings. Learn more about these famous scientists as well and their discoveries in this list of the ten most influential scientists of the 20th century.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZAfrican-American men and women have made great contributions to American society throughout the 20th century. In this article, you will find a listing of 100 African Americans who truly achieved greatness by either advancing civil rights or making major impacts in science, government, sports, or entertainment.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWho is the oldest President in U.S. history? Who was the next oldest? Have fun exploring this list of the oldest U.S. Presidents.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA Holocaust map of Eastern Europe showing the locations of Nazi death and concentration camps.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn World War I, many soldiers were forced to fight in trenches, with horrible conditions such as mud, water, blood, gore, rats, artillery, and more.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIraqi President Saddam Hussein gained notoriety for murdering thousands of his own people. These are five of Hussein's most heinous crimes.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe plan for the Final Solution morphed from guns to gas chambers. Follow its evolution in this section of the Holocaust Timeline.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. Here is the complete text of the 18th Amendment.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZNew Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZBeginning on April 6, 1994, the Rwandan Genocide was the slaughter slaughter of the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe life of the pioneering automobile manufacturer, who designed the Model T for the masses, and introduced the mechanized assembly line.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe history of the swastika spans 3,000 years. Does this symbol represent good or evil?
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn August 6, 1945, the United States dropped the atomic bomb known as Little Boy on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, they dropped another atomic bomb, this time on Nagasaki.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA list of the U.S. presidents, starting with George Washington (1789-1797), organized chronologically.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZAl Capone was a notorious gangster who ran an organized crime syndicate in Chicago during the 1920s. Capone, who was both charming and charitable as well as powerful and vicious, became an iconic figure of the successful American gangster. Find out more about this fascinating man in this biography of Al Capone.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA list of the U.S. Presidents from the youngest when they took office (number 1 was Theodore Roosevelt) to the oldest
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Russian Revolution had roots that went back decades. It began with an unhappy people and ended with a weak-minded leader.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWoodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, tried his best to keep the U.S. out of World War I; however, Germany's acts of aggression forced his hand.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZWhile the 1994 Rwandan Genocide resulted in the deaths of 800,000 Tutsi, the hatred between the Hutu and Tutsi had a history dating back to colonization.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZSocial reformer Jane Addams founded the settlement house called Hull House in 1889 in order to help the underprivileged in Chicago.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZSome of the names on this list may sound familiar, others may not; however, each one of these women had an impact on the 20th century. Browse through this list and discover the fascinating stories of these 100 famous women.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, have been together for five decades, making them the longest performing rock band of all time.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn April 20, 1999, in the suburban town of Littleton, Colorado, two high-school seniors, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, enacted an all-out assault on Columbine High School.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZLinks to biographies of some of the most famous and important people that shaped the 20th century. Page 2 of an alphabetical listing. (L to X)
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZBeginning with the creation of the Soviet Union, communism began to gain footing in many countries around the world, vying for control of the world against capitalism. However, in the second part of the 20th century, communism began to weaken. Find out what happened to bring down communism as a world power.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Munich Massacre was a terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympic Games. Eight Palestinian terrorists killed two members of the Israeli Olympic team and then took nine others hostage. The situation was ended by a huge gunfight that left five of the terrorists and all of the nine hostages dead.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZAt 2:00 am on the morning of July 17, 1918, Czar Nicholas II, his wife, and their five children were taken to a small room downstairs and brutally murdered. Find out how and why.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe history of the death camp where the Nazis killed 1.1 million people - where it was located, gas chambers, medical experiments, liberation, etc.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Charleston Dance, which is quick and fun, became an extremely popular dance craze of the Roaring Twenties, beginning in 1923.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZDr. Josef Mengele was the notorious SS doctor that performed pseudoscientific medical experiments on twins and others at Auschwitz.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThe Nazi Party began as one of thousands of innocuous political groups that formed after Germany's defeat in World War I; however, it soon grew increasingly powerful, eventually taking over all of Germany. Led by Hitler, the Nazis started World War II and were responsible for the horrors of the Holocaust. Find out how the Nazi Party formed and how it grew so powerful.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn March 5, 1946, Winston Churchill spoke at a small college in Fulton, Missouri. This famous speech, officially called The Sinews of Peace but more commonly called the Iron Curtain speech, described the split of Europe into democratic and Communist spheres.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZAfter a boom on the stock market that enticed many everyday people to invest their entire savings, the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn March 29, 1974, three farmers stumbled upon one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century - the discovery of Qin Shihuangdi's ancient terracotta army.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZPancho Villa was a Mexican revolutionary leader who is often remembered as a folk hero.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn the morning of St. Valentine's Day in 1929, seven men were gunned down in cold blood in a garage in Chicago. The massacre, orchestrated by Al Capone, shocked the nation by its brutality.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThomas Alva Edison, one of the most famous inventors in history, is best known as the inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph, and motion pictures.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA large collection of pictures of Hitler, including pictures of Hitler giving the Nazi salute, as a soldier in World War I, official portraits, standing with other Nazi officials, wielding an axe, attending Nazi Party rallies, and much more.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn 1921, Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle was arrested and tried for the murder of a young starlet named Virginia Rappe. The public was against him but the jurors could find no evidence.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZFrom 1975 to 1979, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot killed an estimated 1.5 million of his own people as part of the Cambodian Genocide.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZMarilyn Monroe's life began as a neglected girl who then became a model, pinup girl, actress, and a major movie star, before dying at age 36.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZSince Oreo cookies debuted in 1912, over 362 billion have been sold, making them the best-selling cookie in the United States.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA chronological list of the major wars and conflicts of the 20th century.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZQueen Victoria ruled over the United Kingdom for nearly 64 years (1837-1901), making her the longest-ruling British monarch in history.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZMahatma Gandhi, the father of the Indian independence movement, spent 20 years in South Africa working to fight discrimination and then returned to India.He spent his remaining years working diligently to both remove British rule from India as well as to better the lives of India's poorest classes.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZThirty facts that help you learn about Auschwitz, the largest and deadliest Nazi concentration and death camp.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZOn October 11, 1950, the FCC approved the first color TV and less than a year later, CBS broadcast the very first commercial color TV program.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZA timeline of the fateful voyage of the RMS Titanic, including dates about the Titanic's construction and its sinking in 1912.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZIn 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in a vote of 7 to 2 in favor of a woman's right to seek an abortion in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Find out where and how this court case began as well as what happened when Roe v. Wade was heard by the Supreme Court.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZAs a 26-year-old patent clerk, Albert Einstein revolutionized science in 1905 when he published five new theories, including the theory of relativity.
2016-10-26T11:25:30ZDuring the Great Depression, an ecological disaster affected millions of Americans living in the Great Plains. This area, affected by both an eight-year drought and massive soil erosion, became called the Dust Bowl because of the huge dust storms that made living and farming in the area untenable. Learn more about the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.