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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 ...

20th century

20th century: 1900 - 1999  

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...the peace conference in Paris, mainly concerned with the terms to be imposed on Germany, hold their first session Paris Peace Conference (1919–20) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 First World War 1910s Politics War Europe France Wars since 1900 1919 1919 February - Hitler returns to Munich and in the prevailing mood of post-defeat resentment begins to take an interest in extremist politics Hitler, Adolf (b. 20 Apr. 1889) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 First World War 1910s War Europe Germany Wars since 1900 1919 1919 February - the...

1910s

1910s: 1910 - 1919  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 First World War 20th century War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Austria Wars since 1900 Britain 1914 1914 August 20 - a Germany army reaches and enters the Belgian capital, Brussels Belgium A Dictionary of World History 2 First World War 20th century War Europe Belgium Wars since 1900 1914 1914 August 23 Japan, with her own local agenda in the far east, declares war on Germany Japan A Dictionary of World History 2 First World War 20th century War Asia East Asia Japan Wars since 1900...

1930s

1930s: 1930 - 1939  

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...Piaf Piaf, Edith (1915–1963) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Music Europe France 1935 1935 The mighty Boulder Dam (renamed Hoover Dam in 1947) is completed on the Colorado River Hoover Dam World Encyclopedia 1 20th century Technology Engineering North America United States 1935 1935 Marie Rambert's London-based company, deriving originally from her school, takes the name Ballet Rambert Rambert, (Dame) Marie (20 Feb. 1888) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 20th century Performing arts Dance Great Britain - from 1707 United...

1950s

1950s: 1950 - 1959  

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...Contemporary World History 3 20th century North America United States 1950 1950 French dramatist Eugène Ionesco's play The Bald Prima Donna launches the Theatre of the Absurd Absurd, Theatre of the The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature 3 20th century Performing arts Theatre Literature French literature Drama Europe France 1950 1950 In response to the Soviet atom bomb, President Truman announces a crash programme to develop a hydrogen bomb Teller, Edward (1908–2003) The Oxford Companion to United States History 1 20th century Science Physics War...

1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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...Cliff, Clarice (20 Jan 1899) The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts 1 20th century Arts Decorative arts British art Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1927 1927 Ernst Krenek's jazz opera Jonny Strikes Up has its premiere in Leipzig Krenek, Ernst (1900–91) World Encyclopedia 1 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Germany 1927 1927 US dancer and choreographer Martha Graham opens a School of Contemporary Dance in New York Graham, Martha (1893–1991) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century...

Cold war

Cold war: 1944 - 1990  

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...History 2 1940s Second World War 20th century Communism War Europe Wars since 1900 1944 1944 December 21 - with Budapest still in German hands, the Soviets set up a provisional Hungarian government, at Debrecen Rakosi, Matyas (1892–1971) A Dictionary of World History 2 1940s Second World War 20th century Politics Communism War Europe Hungary Wars since 1900 1944 1944 December 26 - the Soviet army surrounds the Hungarian capital, Budapest Budapest, siege of The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 1940s Second World War 20th century Communism War Europe...

1940s

1940s: 1940 - 1949  

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...World War 20th century War Europe Italy Wars since 1900 1940 1940 November 14-15 - Coventry suffers a raid of such intensity that the new technique becomes known as carpet bombing Coventry The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 Second World War 20th century War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Wars since 1900 Britain 1940 1940 November 20 - Hungary, Romania and Slovakia sign the Tripartite Pact, joining the war on the German side Tripartite Pact The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 Second World War 20th century War...

1990s

1990s: 1990 - 1999  

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...(who still heads the junta some 20 years later) Myanmar A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century 1992 1992 Riots follow the acquittal of four Los Angeles policemen charged with assaulting the African American Rodney King race riots, Los Angeles A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century North America United States 1992 1992 Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic encourages ethnic cleansing by paramilitaries in Bosnia Milosevic, Slobodan (20 Aug. 1941) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 20th century Politics Persecution and...

1960s

1960s: 1960 - 1969  

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...(21 Mar. 1960) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Persecution and repression Africa South Africa South Africa (republic) 1960 1960 French choreographer Maurice Béjart is the first director of Belgium's new Ballet of the 20th Century Ballet of the 20th Century The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 20th century Performing arts Dance Europe Belgium 1960 1960 French Togo becomes independent as the republic of Togo, with Sylvanus Olympio as president Togo World Encyclopedia 1 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization European empires...

Film

Film: 1900 - 2006  

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...20th century Performing arts Europe France 1990 1990 Julia Roberts and Richard Gere star in Pretty Woman , directed by Garry Marshall Roberts, Julia (1967) World Encyclopedia 1 1990s 20th century North America United States 1991 1991 Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins star in the film The Silence of the Lambs Hopkins, Sir Anthony (1937– ) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1990s 20th century Performing arts North America United States 1991 1991 Gong Li plays a concubine of a Chinese warlord in Raise the Red Lantern , directed by Zhang Yimou 1990s 20th...

Communism

Communism: 1800 - 1991  

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...1 19th century 1900s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Europe Russia 1902 1902 In his pamphlet What is to be done? Lenin argues for early action to promote revolution Lenin, Vladimir Ilich (1870–1924) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1900s 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Europe Russia 1903 1903 Lenin's supporters become known as the Bolsheviks ('majority') as opposed to the Mensheviks ('minority') after a split at the party's Second Congress Bolsheviks A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1900s 20th century Politics...

First World War

First World War: c. 1895 - 1921  

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...A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1910s 20th century War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Austria Wars since 1900 Britain 1914 1914 August 20 - a Germany army reaches and enters the Belgian capital, Brussels Belgium A Dictionary of World History 2 1910s 20th century War Europe Belgium Wars since 1900 1914 1914 August 23 Japan, with her own local agenda in the far east, declares war on Germany Japan A Dictionary of World History 2 1910s 20th century War Asia East Asia Japan Wars since 1900 1914 1914...

1900s

1900s: 1900 - 1909  

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...Daimler, Gottlieb (1834–1900) World Encyclopedia 1 19th century 20th century Technology Engineering Germany 1900 1900 Giacomo Puccini's Tosca brings in the new century with a January premiere in Rome Tosca A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 19th century 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Europe Italy 1900 1900 The faction founded in Bohemia by Tomas Masaryk becomes known as the Progressive party Masaryk, Tomáš Garrigue (1850–1937) A Dictionary of World History 2 19th century 20th century Politics Democracy and dissent Bohemia Czech Republic 1900...

Second World War

Second World War: 1933 - 1955  

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...2 1940s 20th century War Europe France Wars since 1900 1940 1940 June 18 - Charles de Gaulle broadcasts to the French nation from London, declaring himself the leader of the Free French Free French, the A Dictionary of World History 2 1940s 20th century War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe France Wars since 1900 Britain 1940 1940 June 20 - Mussolini invades France in the last-minute hope of gaining some territory in the armistice settlement Maginot Line The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 1940s 20th century War...

Edwardian era

Edwardian era: 1901 - 1910  

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...of World History 2 1900s 20th century Politics Migration War Australia and Oceania Society Australia 1901 1901 The 1901 census reveals that the population of the United Kingdom has almost doubled in 50 years, to 38 million census A Dictionary of Sociology 3 rev 1900s 20th century Social and domestic War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Society Britain 1901 1901 Frank Hornby begins to market in Britain his immensely successful Meccano kits Meccano (1901) A Dictionary of Modern Design 1 1900s 20th century Social and...

Performing arts

Performing arts: c. 2800 BCE - 2009  

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...Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 1950s 20th century Theatre North America United States 1960 1960 US film director Jules Dassin makes Never on Sunday , starring the Greek actress Melina Mercouri Mercouri, Melina (1925–1994) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1960s 20th century Film North America United States 1960 1960 French choreographer Maurice Béjart is the first director of Belgium's new Ballet of the 20th Century Ballet of the 20th Century The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1960s 20th century Dance Europe Belgium 1960 1960 A Liverpool...

1970s

1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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...English Literature 3 20th century Europe Russia 1970 1970 A Quebec government minister, Pierre Laporte, is murdered by the Front de Libération du Québec 20th century Politics Terrorism and assassination North America Canada 1970 1970 Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima commits suicide in the traditional Samurai manner Mishima, Yukio (1925–70) World Encyclopedia 1 20th century Asia East Asia Japan 1970 1970 Michael Tippett's opera The Knot Garden has its premiere at Covent Garden Knot Garden, The The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music 5 20th century Performing...

Dance

Dance: c. 600 BCE - 1997  

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...new Ballet of the 20th Century Ballet of the 20th Century The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1960s 20th century Performing arts Europe Belgium 1961 1961 British choreographer John Cranko becomes director of the Stuttgart Ballet Cranko, John (15 Aug. 1927) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1960s 20th century Performing arts Germany 1961 1961 Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Kirov company at Le Bourget airport and seeks political asylum in France Nureyev, Rudolf Hametovich (1939–1993) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1960s 20th century Performing...

1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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...Cin.] The Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion 3 20th century Film North America United States 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 20th century Politics North America Canada 1984 1984 Genetic (or DNA) fingerprinting is invented and developed by British geneticist Alec Jeffreys Jeffreys, Sir Alec John (1950–) A Dictionary of Scientists 1 20th century Science Life sciences Great Britain - from 1707...

Wars since 1900

Wars since 1900: c. 1895 - 1990  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 First World War 1910s 20th century War Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Austria Britain 1914 1914 August 20 - a Germany army reaches and enters the Belgian capital, Brussels Belgium A Dictionary of World History 2 First World War 1910s 20th century War Europe Belgium 1914 1914 August 23 Japan, with her own local agenda in the far east, declares war on Germany Japan A Dictionary of World History 2 First World War 1910s 20th century War Asia East Asia Japan 1914 1914 August 23 - the...

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