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Subject: Music

This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Social and domestic

Social and domestic: c. 15,000 years ago - 2011  

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...a Union Carbide plant Bhopal A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) India (republic) Society 1985 1985 A dormant volcano erupts in Colombia, burying some 20,000 victims under a deep layer of silt Colombia World Encyclopedia 1 1980s 20th century Society Latin America South America 1985 1985 Ayers Rock is returned to the Mutitjulu people and given its Aboriginal name, Uluru Ayers Rock World Encyclopedia 1 1980s 20th century Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1986 1986 A Soviet nuclear power...

Sports and games

Sports and games: c. 3000 BCE - 2010  

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...in the Twentieth Century 1 1970s 20th century Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1978 1978 Belgian cyclist Eddie Merckz retires after a 14-year career with a record 445 victories Merckx, Eddy (1945– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1970s 20th century Europe Belgium Society 1979 1979 20-year-old US tennis player John McEnroe wins the singles title in the US Open for the first of four times McEnroe, John Patrick (1959– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1970s 20th century Society North America...

Travel and transport

Travel and transport: c. 2500 BCE - 2009  

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...1900s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Society North America United States 1902 1902 French automobile pioneer Leon Serpollet sets a new land speed record, driving a steam car at 75 mph along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice steam engine A Dictionary of Physics 6 1900s Steam 20th century Technology Engineering Europe France Society 1902 1902 William K. Vanderbilt drives the first internal-combustion car to win the land speed record, at 76 mph at Ablis in France internal-combustion engine A Dictionary of Physics 6 1900s 20th...

Society

Society: c. 2.2 million years ago - 2011  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 1970s 20th century Social and domestic North America United States 1979 1979 20-year-old US tennis player John McEnroe wins the singles title in the US Open for the first of four times McEnroe, John Patrick (1959– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1970s 20th century Sports and games North America United States 1980 1980 The small firm of Microsoft wins the contract to provide the operating system of the IBM personal computer Microsoft A Dictionary of Computing 6 1980s 20th century Commerce and industry North America...

Commerce and industry

Commerce and industry: c. 3000 BCE - 2011  

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...Libya A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1990s 20th century Politics Africa North Africa Society 1994 1994 A devaluation of the Mexican peso leads to a sudden collapse in the local stock market Mexico A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1990s 20th century Society Latin America Central America Mexico 1996 1996 Microsoft founder Bill Gates, with a fortune of $20 billion, is calculated to be the richest man in the world Gates, Bill (1955– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1990s 20th century Society North America United States 1998 1998 A...

Exploration

Exploration: c. 600 BCE - 1958  

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...1 rev Edwardian era 1900s 20th century War Society 1909 1909 Sea captain Joseph-Elzéar Bernier unveils a plaque in the Arctic Archipelago, declaring that all the islands belong to Canada Bernier, Captain Joseph-Elzéar (1852–1934) The Oxford Companion to Canadian History 1 1900s 20th century Society North America Canada 1909 1909 Louis Blériot is the first to fly across the English Channel, winning the £1000 prize offered by the Daily Mail Blériot, Louis (1872–1936) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Technology...

Canals

Canals: c. 515 BCE - 1903  

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...Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea 2 19th century Europe France Society 1903 1903 The USA is granted exclusive control in perpetuity of a ten-mile corridor across Panama, suitable for a canal Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1900s 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization Commerce and industry US presidents Society Rulers and politicians Latin America Central America North America United...

Migration

Migration: c. 2.2 million years ago - 1948  

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...passes an Immigration Restriction Act to underpin the White Australia policy White Australia policy A Dictionary of World History 2 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Politics War Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1917 1917 Foreign Secretary A.J. Balfour declares Britain's conditional support for a homeland in Palestine for the Jews Balfour declaration A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1910s 20th century Politics Religion Judaism Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles British prime ministers - from 1830 Asia West...

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