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(1907), a “comedy of to‐day” by Augustin Daly. [Daly's Theatre, 49 perf.] Portrait of a Lady, picture #728 at the annual Academy exhibition, so lovingly depicts a beautiful woman ...

First World War

First World War: c. 1895 - 1921  

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...Edmund Henry Hynman, 1st Viscount (1861–1936) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1910s 20th century War Asia West Asia Palestine and Israel Wars since 1900 1917 1917 November 7 (October 26 O.S) - Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace in Petrograd and arrest the ministers of the Provisional Government Russian Revolution (1917) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 3 1910s 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion War Europe Russia Wars since 1900 1917 1917 November 8 - Lenin issues a Decree of Peace, inviting Russia's enemies to enter into immediate peace...

1940s

1940s: 1940 - 1949  

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...Rulers and politicians Wars since 1900 1945 1945 May 8 - World War II ends in Europe on V-E day (Victory in Europe day) V-E Day The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 Second World War 20th century Social and domestic War British prime ministers - from 1830 Society Rulers and politicians Wars since 1900 1945 1945 May 23 - Heinrich Himmler, escaping in disguise, takes poison when he is identified Himmler, Heinrich (7 Oct. 1900) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev Second World War 20th century War Germany Wars since 1900 1945 1945 June 21...

Second World War

Second World War: 1933 - 1955  

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...to World War II 1 1940s 20th century War Bohemia Czech Republic Wars since 1900 1945 1945 May 7 - the unconditional surrender of all German forces is accepted at Eisenhower's headquarters unconditional surrender The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1940s 20th century War British prime ministers - from 1830 US presidents Germany Rulers and politicians Wars since 1900 1945 1945 May 8 - World War II ends in Europe on V-E day (Victory in Europe day) V-E Day The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1940s 20th century Social and...

1910s

1910s: 1910 - 1919  

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...1900 1917 1917 November 7 (October 26 O.S) - Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace in Petrograd and arrest the ministers of the Provisional Government Russian Revolution (1917) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 3 First World War 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion War Europe Russia Wars since 1900 1917 1917 November 8 - Lenin issues a Decree of Peace, inviting Russia's enemies to enter into immediate peace negotiations Lenin, Vladimir Ilich (22 Apr. 1870) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev First World War 20th century Communism War...

1930s

1930s: 1930 - 1939  

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...of murder, begins an 8-year-spell in jail for tax evasion Capone, Al (1899–1947) A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century North America United States 1931 1931 US actress Bette Davis moves to Hollywood and appears in her first film, The Bad Sister Davis, Bette (1908–1989) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Film North America United States c. 1931 1931 25 million peasants are moved from the land to provide cheap labour in Stalin's new factories Stalin, Joseph A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century Politics...

1950s

1950s: 1950 - 1959  

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...Phidias ( c .430 bc ) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 20th century Science Europe Greece 1955 1955 Indian director Satyajit Ray makes his first film, Pather Panchali Ray, Satyajit (1921–1992) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Performing arts Film Asia South Asia India (the subcontinent) India (republic) 1955 1955 A military uprising in Argentina forces Perón to resign and go into exile Perón, Juan Domingo (8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion Latin America Argentina...

1920s

1920s: 1922 - 1929  

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...of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Ottoman empire Asia West Asia Turkey Europe Empires 1923 1923 Adolf Hitler, launching a putsch in a Munich beer cellar, announces the birth of a new national government Munich ‘beer-hall’ putsch (8 November 1923) A Dictionary of World History 2 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion Germany 1923 1923 Adolf Hitler's beer-cellar putsch ends in ignominious failure, as he turns and flees under fire Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 20th century Politics Protest and...

1900s

1900s: 1900 - 1909  

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...in the Twentieth Century 1 Edwardian era 20th century War Europe Austria 1905 1905 Thomas Dixon's popular novel The Clansman presents the Ku Klux Klan in heroic terms Clansman, The The Concise Oxford Companion to American Literature 1 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America United States 1905 1905 Aristide Maillol has his first major success with a large sculpture at the Salon d'Automne in Paris Maillol, Aristide (8 Dec. 1861) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 20th century Arts Sculpture French art...

Wars since 1900

Wars since 1900: c. 1895 - 1990  

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...Henry Hynman, 1st Viscount (1861–1936) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 First World War 1910s 20th century War Asia West Asia Palestine and Israel 1917 1917 November 7 (October 26 O.S) - Bolsheviks storm the Winter Palace in Petrograd and arrest the ministers of the Provisional Government Russian Revolution (1917) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics 3 First World War 1910s 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion War Europe Russia 1917 1917 November 8 - Lenin issues a Decree of Peace, inviting Russia's enemies to enter into immediate peace...

1990s

1990s: 1990 - 1999  

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...A Dictionary of Computing 6 20th century Science Technology Communication Switzerland 1990 1990 Russian dancer Irek Mukhamedov leaves the Bolshoi company to join the Royal Ballet in London Mukhamedov, Irek (8 Mar. 1960) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 20th century Performing arts Dance Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1990 1990 The Piano Lesson is the second of August Wilson's plays to win a Pulitzer Prize Wilson, August (1945–2005) The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre 2 20th century Performing arts...

1960s

1960s: 1960 - 1969  

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...The Oxford Companion to the American Musical 1 20th century Performing arts Theatre North America United States 1968 1968 US athlete Bob Beamon sets a world long-jump record of 8.9 metres that will stand for 23 years Beamon, Bob Oxford Dictionary of English 3 20th century Sports and games Society North America United States 1968 1968 Catholic bishops in Latin America, plagued by oppressive regimes, develop the concept of liberation theology liberation theology A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Religion Christianity Latin America...

1980s

1980s: 1980 - 1989  

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...8888 Uprising (from the date, 8/8/88) Myanmar A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century 1988 1988 Leading New York Graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat dies of an overdose Basquiat, Jean-Michel (1960–88) A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art 2 20th century Arts Painting American painting American art North America United States 1988 1988 The Iran-Iraq war ends with the border between the countries unchanged and more than a million dead Iran–Iraq War (1980–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century War Mesopotamia Asia...

1970s

1970s: 1970 - 1979  

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...Concise Medical Dictionary 8 20th century Science Medicine Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Britain 1978 1978 Jomo Kenyatta dies in office as Kenya's president and is succeeded by his deputy, Daniel arap Moi Moi, Daniel Toroitich arap (b. 2 Sept. 1924) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Politics Africa East Africa 1978 1978 Italian cardinal Albino Luciani is elected pope and takes the name John Paul I John Paul I (28 Sept. 1978) A Dictionary of Popes 2 20th century Religion Christianity...

Muslim empires

Muslim empires: 634 - 1922  

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...1 7th century 8th century Politics Conquest and colonization Religion Islam Asia West Asia Empires 711 711 Muslim Arabs cross from north Africa into Spain and drive the Visigoths from Toledo Toledo The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 2 8th century Politics Conquest and colonization Religion Islam Africa North Africa Europe Spain Empires 718 718 Retreating from the Arab onslaught, the Visigoths establish a kingdom of last resort in the extreme north of Spain, in Asturias Asturias (Philippines, Spain) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 8th...

Great Britain - from 1707

Great Britain - from 1707: 1707 - 2011  

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...Second World War 20th century War Weapons United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Wars since 1900 Britain 1944 1944 September 8 - the first V-2 rocket lands on London, killing three people in Chiswick V-weapons World Encyclopedia 1 1940s Second World War 20th century War Weapons United Kingdom - from 1801 British Isles Europe Wars since 1900 Britain 1944 1944 September 8 - the first of many thousands of war brides arrive in Canada, mainly from Great Britain war brides The Oxford Companion to Canadian History 1 1940s Second World War 20th century Social...

United Kingdom - from 1801

United Kingdom - from 1801: 1801 - 2011  

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...Yeatman, as a Memorable History of England Sellar, W. C. (1898–1951) The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 1930s 20th century Literature English literature Literature in English Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1930 1930 The British Broadcasting Corporation forms a Symphony Orchestra with Adrian Boult as the first music director Boult, Sir Adrian (Cedric) (8 April 1889) The Oxford Companion to Music 1 rev 1930s 20th century Performing arts Music Great Britain - from 1707 British Isles Europe Britain 1931 1931 The Statute of...

Empires

Empires: 27 BCE - 1999  

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...1957 Abdul Rahman Putra becomes the first prime minister of independent Malaya Abdul Rahman Putra, Tunku (b. 8 Feb. 1903) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics British empire Asia East Asia Southeast Asia 1958 1958 French Algerians seize government buildings in Algiers, in a campaign to ensure that Algerian remains French Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Protest and rebellion European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa North...

British empire

British empire: 1583 - 1997  

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...Europe Empires 1957 1957 Abdul Rahman Putra becomes the first prime minister of independent Malaya Abdul Rahman Putra, Tunku (b. 8 Feb. 1903) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Empires 1959 1959 Lee Kuan Yew becomes the first prime minister of the newly independent state of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (16 Sept. 1923) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1950s 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization European empires from 1415 Asia East Asia Southeast Asia Europe Empires 1960 1960...

21st century

21st century: 2000 - 2011  

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...Kofi (8 April 1938) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 2008 2008 After 12 years in hiding the Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic, wanted for war crimes, is found in disguise and is arrested in Belgrade Karadžić, Radovan (1945– ) A Dictionary of World History 2 Europe 2008 2008 Georgian armed forces enter the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia, provoking a powerful armed response from Russia Ossetia World Encyclopedia 1 War Europe 2008 2008 In the Beijing Olympics swimmer Michael Phelps wins 8 gold medals, beating Mark Spitz's record of 7 in the...

1st century BCE

1st century BCE: c. 100 BCE - CE 1  

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...and calls him Ptolemy Philadelphus Cleopatra VII (69–30 bc ) A Dictionary of World History 2 Africa Egypt c. 34 BCE 34 BCE Maecenas buys a farm for Horace, in the Sabine hills near Tivoli - the most fruitful of his many acts of patronage Maecenas (d. 8 bc ) The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 Latin literature Literature Europe Greece Italy 34 BCE 34 BCE In a spectacular ceremony known as the Donations of Alexandria, Mark Antony distributes the eastern Roman territories between Cleopatra, her eldest son (Caesarion) and his own three children...

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