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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 ...

Germany

Germany: c. 35,000 years ago - 2005  

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...1 1940s Second World War 20th century Technology Engineering War Wars since 1900 1944 1944 from July - more than 5000 Germans, among them Rommel, die because of the Stauffenberg plot July Plot (20 July 1944) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s Second World War 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion War Wars since 1900 1945 1945 January - Allied bombing of Berlin forces Hitler to take refuge in his underground bunker Hitler, Adolf (b. 20 Apr. 1889) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s Second World War 20th century War Wars since...

Vietnam

Vietnam: 207 BCE - 2003  

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...(1913–1954) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1950s 20th century War Asia East Asia Southeast Asia 1954 1954 The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends with the surrender to the Vietminh of 12,000 French troops Indochina War (1946–54) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century War Battles Asia East Asia Southeast Asia 1954 1954 The French abandon Vietnam, leaving the country divided at the seventeenth parallel Indochina War (1946–54) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century War French empire Asia East Asia Southeast Asia...

Australia

Australia: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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...History 1 rev 1920s 20th century Social and domestic Australia and Oceania Society 1927 1927 The Australian parliament moves from Melbourne to a temporary Parliament House in the new federal capital at Canberra Canberra (Australian Capital Territory/Australia) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 1920s 20th century Politics Australia and Oceania 1928 1928 In only his third Test match, 20-year-old Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a century Bradman, Sir Don (1908–2001) A Dictionary of Sports Studies 1 1920s 20th century Sports and games...

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia: c. 60,000 years ago - 2010  

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...Second World War 20th century War Battles Asia East Asia Wars since 1900 1944 1944 September 20 - Douglas MacArthur lands US troops on Leyte as the first step in recovering the Philippines Philippines Campaign (1944–45) A Dictionary of World History 2 1940s Second World War 20th century War Asia East Asia Wars since 1900 1944 1944 October 25 - victory over Japan in a massive 2-day battle at Leyte Gulf assures US recovery of Philippines Leyte Gulf, Battle of (Oct. 1944) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s Second World War 20th century War...

Australia and Oceania

Australia and Oceania: c. 50 million years ago - 2007  

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...Capital Territory/Australia) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 1920s 20th century Politics Australia 1928 1928 In only his third Test match, 20-year-old Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scores a century Bradman, Sir Don (1908–2001) A Dictionary of Sports Studies 1 1920s 20th century Sports and games Society Australia 1928 1928 An Aerial Medical Service is launched in Queensland, Australia, subsequently becoming the Flying Doctor Service 1920s 20th century Science Medicine Australia 1928 1928 Australian police massacre Aborigines near...

Russia

Russia: c. 23,000 years ago - 2008  

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...Second World War 20th century War Europe Wars since 1900 1942 1942 September 13 - a desperate battle begins for the city of Stalingrad, with house-to-house fighting between Germans and Russians Stalingrad, Battle of (1942–43) A Dictionary of World History 2 1940s Second World War 20th century War Battles Europe Wars since 1900 1942 1942 November 25 - Soviet tanks complete the encirclement of 20 German divisions at Stalingrad Stalingrad, Battle of (Sept. 1942 – Jan. 1943) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s Second World War 20th century War...

Czech Republic

Czech Republic: c. 35,000 years ago - 1993  

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...Masaryk, Tomáš Garrigue (1850–1937) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century 1900s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Bohemia 1901 1901 Rusalka , by the Czech composer Anton Dvorák, is performed in Prague Rusalka A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Bohemia 1904 1904 Leos Janacek's opera Jenufa , based on a play by Gabriela Preissová, has its premiere in Brno Jenůfa A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Bohemia 1912 1912 At a conference in Prague Lenin...

Bohemia

Bohemia: c. 35,000 years ago - 1993  

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...Tomáš Garrigue (1850–1937) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century 1900s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Czech Republic 1901 1901 Rusalka , by the Czech composer Anton Dvorák, is performed in Prague Rusalka A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Czech Republic 1904 1904 Leos Janacek's opera Jenufa , based on a play by Gabriela Preissová, has its premiere in Brno Jenůfa A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Czech Republic 1912 1912 At a conference in...

Canada

Canada: c. 30,000 years ago - 2006  

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...Nations The Oxford Companion to Canadian History 1 1980s 20th century Politics North America 1984 1984 Brian Mulroney wins a decisive electoral victory over the Liberals to become prime minister of Canada Mulroney, Martin Brian (20 Mar. 1939) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1980s 20th century Politics North America 1991 1991 Canadian poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje publishes The English Patient Ondaatje, Michael (1943– ) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1990s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in...

Central Africa

Central Africa: c. 5000 BCE - 2001  

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...Dictionary of World History 2 1960s 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion Africa East Africa 1960 1960 Anti-European riots in the Congo cause some 25,000 Belgians to flee the country Congo crisis (1960–65) A Dictionary of World History 2 1960s 20th century Social and domestic European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa East Africa Europe Society Empires 1960 1960 The French colony of Chad becomes independent with François Tombalbaye as president Chad A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1960s 20th century Politics Conquest and...

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: c. 4.4 million years ago - 1998  

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...World History 3 1910s 20th century Politics Dynasties and royalty Africa East Africa 1930 1930 The regent Ras Tafari becomes emperor of Ethiopia and takes the name Haile Selassie Haile Selassie I (1892–1975) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Politics Dynasties and royalty Africa East Africa 1935 1935 Mussolini uses a disagreement over grazing rights as a pretext for an empire-building invasion of Ethiopia Abyssinia, Italian invasion of (1935–6) The Oxford Companion to Military History 1 1930s 20th century Politics War European...

Pakistan

Pakistan: c. 2500 BCE - 2011  

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...1 rev 1940s 20th century Politics British empire European empires from 1415 Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) Europe Empires 1947 1947 Violent sectarian division in Kashmir results in war between India and Pakistan in support of the rival sides Kashmir World Encyclopedia 1 1940s 20th century War Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) India (republic) 1949 1949 The first Indo-Pakistani war ends with a Kashmir demarcation line approved by the UN but acceptable to neither state Kashmir A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s 20th century War...

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: 1886 - 2008  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Ireland Britain 1940 1940 Lord Craigavon (previously James Craig) dies in office after nineteen years as northern Ireland's prime minister Craig, James, 1st Viscount Craigavon (1871–1940) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 1940s 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Ireland Britain 1943 1943 Basil Brooke begins an unbroken 20-year period in office as Unionist prime...

Korea

Korea: 57 BCE - 2010  

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...Encyclopedia 1 1910s 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization Asia East Asia c. 1935 1935 Kim Il Sung leads a Communist guerrilla campaign against the Japanese occupation of Korea Kim Il Sung (1912–1994) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1930s 20th century Politics Communism Conquest and colonization Asia East Asia 1945 1945 August 12 - the Japanese in Korea surrender to the Russians in the north and to the Americans in the south Japan, surrender of The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1940s Second World War 20th century War Cold...

New Zealand

New Zealand: c. 800 - 2005  

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...of World History 2 Edwardian era 1900s 20th century Politics War British empire Australia and Oceania Empires 1911 1911 In a German Pension is New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield's first collection of stories Mansfield, Katherine (1888–1923) The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 1910s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Fiction Australia and Oceania 1916 1916 New Zealand surgeon Harold Gillies sets up a plastic surgery unit at Aldershot, a British military base 1910s 20th century Science Medicine Great Britain -...

Finland

Finland: c. 50 - 1962  

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...Dictionary of Music 5 19th century 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Europe 1904 1904 Finnish architect Gottlieb Eliel Saarinen wins the competition to build Helsinki's railway station Saarinen, Gottlieb Eliel (1873–1950) A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2 1900s 20th century Architecture Europe 1917 1917 July - Trotsky is imprisoned and Lenin flees to Finland as Russia's Provisional Government cracks down on the Bolsheviks Bolsheviks A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1910s 20th century Politics Communism Protest and...

Switzerland

Switzerland: 1291 - 2010  

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...engine A Dictionary of Physics 6 1900s 20th century Travel and transport Technology Inventions and discoveries Society 1906 1906 The Simplon rail tunnel, the longest in the world (20 km), is opened between Switzerland and Italy railway World Encyclopedia 1 1900s 20th century Technology Engineering Europe Italy 1907 1907 20-year-old Le Corbusier builds his first house at La Chaux-de-Fonds, in his native Switzerland Le Corbusier (1887–1965) A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art 2 1900s 20th century Architecture 1908 1908 Swiss chemist Jacques...

North America

North America: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...1960s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction United States 1960 1960 Democrat candidate John F. Kennedy defeats Republican Richard Nixon in the US presidential election Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (b. 29 May 1917) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1960s 20th century Politics US presidents Rulers and politicians United States 1961 1961 President Kennedy appoints his younger brother Robert to the position of US attorney-general Kennedy, Robert Francis (b. 20 Nov) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1960s 20th...

East Asia

East Asia: c. 500,000 years ago - 2011  

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...World War 20th century War Asia Southeast Asia Wars since 1900 1943 1943 February 9 - Orde Wingate and his Chindits launch a guerrilla campaign behind the Japanese lines in Burma Wingate, Orde (1903–44) A Dictionary of British History 1 rev 1940s Second World War 20th century War Asia Southeast Asia Wars since 1900 1943 1943 March 20 - Mao Zedong becomes official leader of the Chinese Communist Party, as the elected Chairman of the Central Committee and the Politburo Mao Zedong (1893–1976) A Dictionary of World History 2 1940s Second World War 20th century...

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1888 - 2009  

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...Gabriel (1924– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1970s 20th century Politics 1979 1979 The first multiracial elections held in Rhodesia are won by bishop Abel Muzorewa Muzorewa, Abel Tendekayi (b. 14 Apr. 1925) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1970s 20th century Politics British empire Africa South Africa Empires 1979 1979 A conference in London, at Lancaster House, finally achieves agreement on Southern Rhodesia Zimbabwe A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1970s 20th century Politics Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom -...

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