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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 ...

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland: 1886 - 2008  

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...(b. 8 Jan. 1871) A Dictionary 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...

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands: c. 1300 BCE - 1951  

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...Margaret (1901–1978) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1920s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Science Australia and Oceania North America United States 1941 1941 December 7 - without warning, 400 Japanese planes attack and destroy US warships at anchor in Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s Second World War 20th century War US presidents Australia and Oceania Rulers and politicians Wars since 1900 1942 1942 March 8 - the Japanese invasion of Papua signals the start of the three-year...

Russia

Russia: c. 23,000 years ago - 2008  

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...Biography 1 rev 1930s 20th century Performing arts Dance Music Opera Communism Europe 1936 1936 Stalin stages the first of the Moscow show trials, designed to eliminate any surviving high-level opponents Great Purge (1936–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1930s 20th century Politics Communism Social and domestic Europe Society 1936 1936 Maxim Gorky dies in suspicious circumstances while undergoing routine medical treatment in the USSR Gorky, Maxim (1868–1936) The Oxford Companion to English Literature 7 1930s 20th century Europe 1936 1936 On...

Germany

Germany: c. 35,000 years ago - 2005  

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...World War 20th century War 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 Second World War 20th century War British prime ministers - from 1830 US presidents 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 1940s Second World War 20th century...

Australia and Oceania

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

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...Second World War 20th century War Wars since 1900 Australia 1942 1942 March 8 - the Japanese invasion of Papua signals the start of the three-year New Guinea campaign New Guinea Campaign The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military 1 1940s Second World War 20th century War Pacific Islands Wars since 1900 1942 1942 May 31 - three Japanese midget submarines penetrate Sydney harbour in Australia Sydney harbour, attack on The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 1940s Second World War 20th century War Wars since 1900 Australia 1942 1942 June 7 - US planes sink...

Norway

Norway: 838 - 2011  

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...(8 Apr. 1912) The Oxford Dictionary of Dance 2 1920s 20th century Sports and games Europe Society 1939 1939 September 19 - Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark jointly declare their neutrality neutrality World Encyclopedia 1 1930s Second World War 20th century Politics War Europe Denmark Finland Wars since 1900 1940 1940 February 16 - 303 captured merchant seamen are rescued in a daring British raid on the German supply ship Altmark , in use as a floating prison in a Norwegian fjord Altmark The Oxford Companion to World War II 1 1940s Second World War 20th...

East Asia

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

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...Twentieth Century 1 1950s 20th century Literature Fiction Asia Japan Europe 1957 1957 With his Hundred Flowers Campaign ('Let a hundred flowers bloom'), Mao Zedong invites criticism and then locks up the critics Hundred Flowers campaign (1956–7) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Persecution and repression Asia China 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 British...

Japan

Japan: c. 8000 BCE - 2011  

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...3 1930s Second World War 20th century Politics War Asia East Asia Germany Wars since 1900 1937 1937 The Japanese use an incident at the Marco Polo Bridge, near Beijing, as the pretext for an attack on China Marco Polo Bridge Incident (7 July 1937) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1930s 20th century War Asia East Asia China 1937 1937 Japanese troops occupy Beijing – at the start of eight years of continuous war between China and Japan Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) A Dictionary of World History 2 1930s Second World War 20th century War Asia East...

Ireland

Ireland: c. 2500 BCE - 2008  

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...Fable 1 20th century War British Isles Europe Britain 1921 1921 James Craig succeeds Edward Carson as leader of the Ulster Unionist party in northern Ireland Craig, Sir James, Viscount Craigavon (b. 8 Jan. 1871) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 20th century Great Britain - from 1707 United Kingdom - from 1801 Northern Ireland British Isles Europe Britain 1921 1921 The republican party Sinn Fein is unopposed in southern Ireland's first general election, and so wins every available seat in the Dail Sinn Fein A Dictionary of World History 2 20th...

South America

South America: 15,000 to 10,000 years ago - 2010  

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...Perón, Juan Domingo (8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1940s 20th century Politics Latin America Argentina 1945 1945 A mass demonstration by trade unions in Buenos Aires results in the release of Perón Perón, Juan Domingo (8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1940s 20th century Politics Latin America Argentina Brazil 1946 1946 Perón, with the orchestrated support of gangs of thugs, is elected president of Argentina Perón, Juan (b. 8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s 20th century Politics Latin...

France

France: c. 31,000 years ago - 2007  

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...near Paris Pathé, Charles (1863–1957) World Encyclopedia 1 1900s 20th century Performing arts Film Europe 1902 1902 The sculptor Aristide Maillol has his first one-man exhibition, at the Galerie Vollard in Paris Maillol, Aristide (8 Dec. 1861) The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists 4 1900s 20th century Arts Sculpture French art Europe 1902 1902 Claude Debussy's opera Pelléas et Mélisande has its premiere in Paris Pelléas et Mélisande A Dictionary of Opera Characters 2 1900s 20th century Performing arts Music Opera Europe 1902 1902 French film...

Central Asia

Central Asia: c. 3800 BCE - 2010  

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...Nov. 1979–20 Jan. 1980) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century Politics US presidents Asia Iran (Persia) Rulers and politicians North America United States 1980 1980 Saddam Hussein invades Iran, beginning an 8-year war that will bring massive human cost Iran–Iraq War (1980–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century War Mesopotamia Asia Iran (Persia) West Asia Iraq 1981 1981 Iran releases the US embassy hostages immediately after the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency Iran hostage crisis (4 Nov. 1979–20 Jan. 1980)...

West Asia

West Asia: c. 90,000 years ago - 2011  

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...1 rev 1970s 20th century Politics Persecution and repression Terrorism and assassination Mesopotamia Asia Iraq 1980 1980 Saddam Hussein invades Iran, beginning an 8-year war that will bring massive human cost Iran–Iraq War (1980–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century War Mesopotamia Asia Central Asia Iran (Persia) Iraq 1982 1982 Israeli Minister of Defence Ariel Sharon heads Israel's invasion of Lebanon to expel the PLO Sharon, Ariel (b. 27 Feb. 1928) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century Politics...

West Africa

West Africa: c. 2000 BCE - 2011  

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...the beginning of the rich tradition of African sculpture Nok Encyclopedia of Africa 1 6th century BCE 5th century BCE Arts Decorative arts Sculpture Africa c. 700 700 The ancient kingdom of Ghana is the first to be established at the southern end of the Saharan trade routes 7th century 8th century Politics Africa c. 1000 1000 A Muslim dynasty is established at Gao, on the Niger Gao (Mali) The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names 2 10th century 11th century Politics Conquest and colonization Religion Islam Africa Germany c. 1050 1050 Ife emerges as a...

North America

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

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...7 19th century 1900s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction United States 1900 1900 Harvey Firestone sets up the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio Firestone, Harvey (1868–1938) The Oxford Companion to United States History 1 19th century 1900s 20th century Social and domestic Society United States 1900 1900 Joshua Slocum publishes Sailing Alone Around the World , an account of his famous 1895-8 circumnavigation Slocum, Joshua (1844–c.1910) The Oxford Companion to American Literature 6 19th century 1900s 20th...

East Africa

East Africa: c. 15 million years ago - 2011  

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...World History 3 1920s 20th century Politics Conquest and colonization British empire European empires from 1415 European empires in Africa Africa Europe Empires 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 Ethiopia 1931 1931 On his first expedition to the Olduvai Gorge, Louis Leakey finds the oldest object now in the British Museum - the chopping tool from about 1.8 million years ago...

Latin America

Latin America: c. 5000 BCE - 2010  

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...Perón Perón, Juan Domingo (8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Political Biography 1 rev 1940s 20th century Politics Argentina Brazil South America 1946 1946 Perón, with the orchestrated support of gangs of thugs, is elected president of Argentina Perón, Juan (b. 8 Oct. 1895) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1940s 20th century Politics Argentina South America 1947 1947 Thor Heyerdahl sets sail across the Pacific from Peru in a balsa wood boat, the Kon-Tiki Heyerdahl, Thor (1914–2002) Who's Who in the Twentieth Century 1 1940s 20th century Exploration...

United States

United States: c. 30,000 years ago - 2011  

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...7 19th century 1900s 20th century Literature American literature Literature in English Fiction North America 1900 1900 Harvey Firestone sets up the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio Firestone, Harvey (1868–1938) The Oxford Companion to United States History 1 19th century 1900s 20th century Social and domestic Society North America 1900 1900 Joshua Slocum publishes Sailing Alone Around the World , an account of his famous 1895-8 circumnavigation Slocum, Joshua (1844–c.1910) The Oxford Companion to American Literature 6 19th century 1900s 20th...

Iran (Persia)

Iran (Persia): c. 3800 BCE - 2005  

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...(4 Nov. 1979–20 Jan. 1980) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century Politics US presidents Asia Central Asia Rulers and politicians North America United States 1980 1980 Saddam Hussein invades Iran, beginning an 8-year war that will bring massive human cost Iran–Iraq War (1980–8) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1980s 20th century War Mesopotamia Asia Central Asia West Asia Iraq 1981 1981 Iran releases the US embassy hostages immediately after the end of Jimmy Carter's presidency Iran hostage crisis (4 Nov. 1979–20 Jan. 1980) A...

Asia

Asia: c. 500,000 years ago - 2011  

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...Century 1 1950s 20th century Literature Fiction East Asia Japan Europe 1957 1957 With his Hundred Flowers Campaign ('Let a hundred flowers bloom'), Mao Zedong invites criticism and then locks up the critics Hundred Flowers campaign (1956–7) A Dictionary of Contemporary World History 3 1950s 20th century Politics Persecution and repression East Asia China 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...

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