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Mass Production

1900

Mass production of cars began in the early 1900's. The first company to start mass producing was Panhard & Levassor.

End of WWI

1918

World War 1 was known to have begun as a result of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian group called Black Hand. This then lead to war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, which with many alliances began a world war. Finally when the clock struck 11, on the 11th day of that 11th month of 1918, all the guns fell silent after four years.

The Treaty of Versailles

1919

The Treaty of Versailles was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers. It was signed on 28 June 1919.

The Jazz Age

1920

The Jazz Age was a feature of the 1920s (ending with The Great Depression) when jazz music and dance became popular. This occurred particularly in the United States, but also in Britain, France and elsewhere.

Invention of television

1926

The invention of the first television was a group effort with John Loggie Baird, who successfully transferred the first TV image, in 1926. His system which had a large spinning disk which Paul Nipkow developed. With all their experiences they were able to replace their design with an electronic television.

Great Depression

1929

There is not one cause of the great depression, but many joined reasons. This includes the stock market crash, people losing their jobs and homes. It lasted from 1929 to the early 1940s.

Market Crash of 1929

1929

The market crash was evolving and in August 1929 it reached its highest point. Unemployment was beginning to rise which effected the stock of its real value. Along with the evolving market eventually led to a collapse, with low wages and a struggle to make a money.

Day of Mourning

1938

On 26th of January hundreds of Aboriginal men, women and children were united at a hall on Elizabeth Street. The hall was located in Sydney and it represented the date which white setters landed on Australia and destroyed many indigenous lives.

WWII

1939

WWII was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.

Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbour

1941

On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing, more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships* had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed.

Bombing of Darwin

1942

On the 19th of February 1942, Darwin was bombed by strong Japanese air forces. They were two raids which killed 243 people and left 300 to 400 wounded. Many military aircrafts, ships along with many of the military facilities were destroyed.

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

1945

The atomic bomb was dropped at 8:15 am, August 6th, 1945. It was dropped from 580 metres in the air and it was estimated that 140,000 people died by the end of the year.

Declaration of Human Rights

1948

The declaration of human rights is given to everybody and it doesn’t matter what nationality or sex you are. In front of a general assembly on 13th of September 2007, the indigenous people were added, after long negotiations with governments and indigenous representatives.

The Invention of the Internet

1953

The internet was first started more than 50 years ago in the US, when it was used as a government weapon in the cold war. Today, almost one-third of the world’s 6.8 billion people use the Internet regularly.

Melbourne Olympics

1956

The 1956 Summer Olympics were held in Melbourne. The equestrian events were held in Sweden, making the Melbourne Olympics the 2nd games that have not only been held in one country.

Australian Freedom Rides

1961

The Australian Freedom Rides was based on a bus trip which consisted of 29 students in 1961. The students came from a university in Sydney and many towns in New South Wales, they were there from 12th to 26th of February, 1965. They task was to research the conditions of Aboriginal people in country towns.

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

During the crisis a thirteen day political and military argument was held with the leaders of the U.S and the Soviet Union. This happened in October 1962, about the nuclear Soviet missiles on Cuba, only 90 miles from the U.S. Many people we scared that this would lead to a nuclear war but this was fixed. With both of the leaders organising to remove the Cuban missiles if the U.S in not invade Cuba.

"I have a dream" speech

1963

"I Have a Dream" is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Invention of mobile phone

1973

The first mobile phones were very bulky and heavy, it was Dr Martin Cooper invented the phone. It was invented on 3rd of April, 1973. The technology was meant for the telegraph and then soon the phone was able to work, over a distance of two kilometres, in 1894.

Crocodile Dundee

1986

Crocodile Dundee is a 1986 Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the weathered Mick Dundee. Hogan's future wife Linda Kozlowski portrayed Sue Charlton.

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1989

The Berlin Wall was built to separate East Berlin and West Berlin, it was also to prevent people from fleeing to East Berlin. During the cold war the Berlin wall also separated democratic countries and the communist countries of Eastern Europe. The wall was made on the 13th of August, 1961.

United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child

1989

This is a treaty about the rights that belong to all children, no matter what their race is, religion, or what type of family they come from.