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2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA timeline of the major, interesting, and intriguing events of the 20th century.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Jonestown Massacre occurred on November 18, 1978, when members of the Peoples Temple cult drank poisoned punch as an act of revolutionary suicide.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFinding 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZHow 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed timeline of historical events in the 1980s, from 1980 to 1989.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWhether 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWorld 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed timeline of the major historical events of the 1940s, from 1940 to 1949.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the 1960s, from 1960 to 1969.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWorld 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the 1990s, from 1990 to 1999.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZKnown as one of the most evil people in history, Adolf Hitler was responsible for World War II and the Holocaust.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZLinks to a large compilation of pictures of dust storms, farm foreclosures, migrant workers, unemployed, breadlines, soup kitchens, etc.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZJim Jones, the leader of the Peoples Temple cult, was responsible for the deaths of over 900 people in the Jonestown compound in Guyana.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the roaring '20s, from 1920 to 1929.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the 1950s, from 1950 to 1959.
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2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the 1970s, from 1970 to 1979.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFrom 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn December 1926, famous mystery writer Agatha Christie disappeared. For eleven days, police searched for her. What happened to Agatha Christie?
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWorld 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed timeline of the major historical events in the 1930s, from 1930 to 1939.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA detailed history timeline of the first decade of the twentieth century, from 1900 to 1909.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZEleanor 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZBonnie 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZJosef Mengele's favorite experiments at Auschwitz were on twins. What did he do and why?
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZTyphoid 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFrom 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZProhibition (1920-1933) was the period in United States history in which the manufacture, sale, and transportation of intoxicating liquors was outlawed.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZLasting from 1939 to 1945, World War II was the largest and bloodiest war the world has ever known.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise attack destroyed much of the United States' fleet, especially the battleships. This collection of pictures of Pearl Harbor includes pictures of planes caught on the ground, battleships burning and sinking, explosions, and bomb damage.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZYou 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?
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA list of events in world history in the decade from 1910 to 1919.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe history of the death camp where the Nazis killed 1.1 million people - where it was located, gas chambers, medical experiments, liberation, etc.
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2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn 1959, Fidel Castro took control of Cuba by force and remained its dictatorial leader for nearly five decades.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe plan for the Final Solution morphed from guns to gas chambers. Follow its evolution in this section of the Holocaust Timeline.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZLouis 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZTo 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFollow the events of the Russian Revolution of 1917 as they unfolded in this timeline of the Russian Revolution.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWho is the oldest President in U.S. history? Who was the next oldest? Have fun exploring this list of the oldest U.S. Presidents.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZBeginning on April 6, 1994, the Rwandan Genocide was the slaughter slaughter of the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Russian Revolution of 1917 toppled a monarchy and brought about the first communist country in the world.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe history of the swastika spans 3,000 years. Does this symbol represent good or evil?
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA Holocaust map of Eastern Europe showing the locations of Nazi death and concentration camps.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, sale, and transportation of alcohol. Here is the complete text of the 18th Amendment.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWhile 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZSocial reformer Jane Addams founded the settlement house called Hull House in 1889 in order to help the underprivileged in Chicago.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA thick fog engulfed London from December 5 to 9, 1952, mixing with black smoke emitted from homes and factories to create a deadly smog that killed 12,000 people.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZDr. Josef Mengele was the notorious SS doctor that performed pseudoscientific medical experiments on twins and others at Auschwitz.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn World War I, many soldiers were forced to fight in trenches, with horrible conditions such as mud, water, blood, gore, rats, artillery, and more.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZAfrican-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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA chart showing the location, opening, closing, and death count at each of the major concentration and death camps within the Third Reich.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZAnne Frank, a Jewish teenager who spent two years hiding in a Secret Annex in Amsterdam, is remembered for the diary she kept of her experiences.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZMost people know that Albert Einstein came up with the formula E=mc2. But do you know these 10 things about this scientific genius?
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFrom 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZAfter a boom on the stock market that enticed many everyday people to invest their entire savings, the stock market crashed on October 29, 1929.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn 1936, King Edward VIII became the very first British monarch to voluntarily give up his throne when he abdicated in order to marry Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZAl 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn December 1, 1913, Henry Ford introduced the first automobile assembly line at his Highland Park plant in Michigan.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZMikhail Gorbachev, the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union, brought an end to the Communist country after lifting many oppressive sanctions.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThirty facts that help you learn about Auschwitz, the largest and deadliest Nazi concentration and death camp.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe very first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau, was opened just weeks after Adolf Hitler become chancellor of Germany in 1933.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA list of the U.S. presidents, starting with George Washington (1789-1797), organized chronologically.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZNew Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest at 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Russian Revolution had roots that went back decades. It began with an unhappy people and ended with a weak-minded leader.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZWoodrow 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn April 10, 1934, Clyde Barrow wrote a letter to Henry Ford thanking him for the wonderful cars he builds. Learn more about the letter and why cars were so important to Clyde.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Charleston Dance, which is quick and fun, became an extremely popular dance craze of the Roaring Twenties, beginning in 1923.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZOn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZMarilyn 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZSaddam Hussein was the ruthless dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003. During the Iraq War in 2003, Saddam was caught and ultimately executed.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZFrom 1975 to 1979, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot killed an estimated 1.5 million of his own people as part of the Cambodian Genocide.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Montgomery Bus Boycott, which challenged segregation on buses, was led by Martin Luther King and began the Civil Rights Movement.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZSince 1927, TIME Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year. View the listing of TIME's picks over the decades.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZDuring 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZSome 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZIraqi President Saddam Hussein gained notoriety for murdering thousands of his own people. These are five of Hussein's most heinous crimes.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZMein Kampf, which means My Struggle, was a two-volume book written by Adolf Hitler during and right after his stay in Landsberg prison.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZQueen Victoria ruled over the United Kingdom for nearly 64 years (1837-1901), making her the longest-ruling British monarch in history.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZBeginning 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZA timeline of the fateful voyage of the RMS Titanic, including dates about the Titanic's construction and its sinking in 1912.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZThe Rolling Stones, formed in 1962, have been together for five decades, making them the longest performing rock band of all time.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZPancho Villa was a Mexican revolutionary leader who is often remembered as a folk hero.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZLinks 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)
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZScientists 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.
2016-12-08T11:20:53ZSince Oreo cookies debuted in 1912, over 362 billion have been sold, making them the best-selling cookie in the United States.