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100 Years, 100 Events

This engrossing series highlights the most significant and far-reaching events of the 20th Century, broken down into decades. Dramatic insider accounts and details are included in this collection that captures the significance of 100 years of movements, politics, wars, tragedies, achievements, scandals, controversies, leaders and more.

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1900s:

  • 1900: World Exhibition in Paris
  • 1901: Death of Queen Victoria
  • 1903: The Wright Brothers
  • 1906: Earthquake in San Francisco
  • 1907: Rasputin and the Romanovs
  • 1909: Suffragette Demonstrations

1910s:

  • 1911: The Race to the South Pole: Amundsen Makes it and Scott Dies
  • 1912: The Maiden Voyage of the Titanic
  • 1913: The German Kaiser
  • 1914: The Assassination: Sarajevo and the Beginning of World War I
  • 1916: WWI - The Great War: The Battle Of Verdun
  • 1917: The Russian October Revolution
  • 1918: The Revolution in Germany: Scheidemann Proclaims The German Republic
  • 1919: The Contract: The Treaty of Versailles

1920s:

  • 1920: The Beginning of Prohibition
  • 1922: The Seizure of Power: Mussolini's March to Rome
  • 1922: The Excavation of Tutankhamen
  • 1923: The Putsch: Hitler
  • 1924: Stalin – Lenin
  • 1925: Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood
  • 1926: "Golden Twenties": Josephine Baker in her Banana Skirt
  • 1927: The Winged Hero: Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic
  • 1928: The Discovery: Help Through Penicillin
  • 1929: Black Friday: The Stock-Market Crash and its Consequences

1930s:

  • 1930: The March: Ghandi
  • 1932: The Crisis: The End of the Weimar Republic
  • 1933: The Beginning: Hitler's Seizure of Power
  • 1934: The Long March: Mao
  • 1936: Hero of the Olympic Games: Jesse Owens
  • 1936: "Moment of Death" in The Spanish Civil War
  • 1937: Stalin : The Dictator
  • 1937: The End of Airships: The Explosion of the "Hindenburg" in Lakehurst
  • 1938: The Night of Progom
  • 1938: Peace Bought
  • 1939: Hitler's Attack in Poland

1940s:

  • 1940: Hitler in Paris
  • 1941: The Attack on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941: The Attack on Russia
  • 1942: Auschwitz
  • 1943: The Unbelievable Horror: A Boy From Warsaw
  • 1943: Stalingrad
  • 1944: D-Day
  • 1945: The Bomb at Hiroshima
  • 1945: The Capitulation
  • 1946: The Nuremberg Trials
  • 1947: The Fight for Jerusalem
  • 1948: Aid Shipments for Berlin
  • 1949: The Founding of the East and West German States

1950s:

  • 1951: The Comeback of a Legend: Churchill’s Last Battle
  • 1953: On The Top: The First Ascent of Mount Everest
  • 1953: Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1953: Stones Against Tanks – Upheaval in East Germany
  • 1954: Bomb Explodes on Bikini Island
  • 1954: Marilyn Monroe
  • 1955: Adenauer in Moscow
  • 1956: The Riot: Anti-Communist Protests in Hungary
  • 1958: Elvis Presley
  • 1959: Cuban Revolution - Fidel Castro in Havana

1960s:

  • 1961: Adolf Eichmann
  • 1961: The Berlin Wall
  • 1962: The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 1963: The Assassination of U.S. President Kennedy
  • 1964: The "Loudmouth": Cassius Clay
  • 1965: A Royal Medal for The Beatles
  • 1966: The Goal of Wembley
  • 1967: Benno Ohnesorg
  • 1967: Israel: The End of The Six-Day-War
  • 1968: The Execution of a Vietcong
  • 1968: The End of the "Spring of Prague"
  • 1969: Neil Armstrong: Man on the Moon

1970s:

  • 1970: Salute in Warsaw
  • 1972: Napalm Girl From Vietnam
  • 1972: The Attack on the Olympic Camp in Munich
  • 1974: The Guillaume Scandals
  • 1974: The Watergate Hotel: Nixon Resigns
  • 1975: Fall of Saigon
  • 1976: The Mourning in Soweto: The Bloody End of Student Protests
  • 1977: Hijack of Lufthansa
  • 1978: First Test-Tube Baby
  • 1979: The Islamic Revolution: Khomeini's Return to Iran

1980s:

  • 1980: Lech Walesa - Solidarity
  • 1981: Assassination Attempt on Pope John Paul II
  • 1982: The Falklands War
  • 1983: The Diary of Hitler
  • 1985: The AIDS Virus: Patient Zero
  • 1986: NASA Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes During Takeoff
  • 1986: The Chernobyl Disaster
  • 1987: The Death of Uwe Barschel
  • 1988: Gladbeck Hostages
  • 1989: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

1990s:

  • 1990: Germany Reunification
  • 1991: The Gulf War
  • 1991: Communists Try to Grab Back Power in Moscow
  • 1992: The Horror in Bosnia
  • 1993: The Failure in Somalia
  • 1994: Nelson Mandela
  • 1995: Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1997: The Death of Princess Diana
  • 1998: Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky
  • 1999: 100 Years: A Retrospective

 

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