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End of WW1

1918

World War I was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until the start of World War II in 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter.

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, exactly five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Jazz Age

1920

The Jazz Age was a feature of the 1920s when jazz music and dance became popular. This occurred particularly in the United States, but also in the Britain, France and elsewhere. Jazz played a significant part in wider cultural changes during the period, and its influence on pop culture continued long afterwards.

Invention of the Television

1927

The history of television comprises the work of numerous engineers and inventors in several countries over many decades. The earliest proposal was in 1908, in a paper by A A Campbell-Swinton and postulated the use of cathode rays.

Market Crash of 1929

1929

The 1929 stock market crash is conventionally said to have occurred on Thursday the 24th and Tuesday the 29th of October. These two dates have been dubbed "Black Thursday" and "Black Tuesday," respectively.

Great Depression

1929

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the decade preceding World War II. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations, but in most countries it started in 1930 and lasted until the late 1930s or middle 1940s

1983 Day of Mourning

1938

The history of the Internet began with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. The public was first introduced to the Internet when a message was sent from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at University of California.

Start of WW2

1939

World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945. 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 Harbor

1941

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and the Battle of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.

Darwin Bombings

1942

The bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942 was both the first and the largest single attack mounted by a foreign power against Australia.

Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima

1945

The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters and the Battle of Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor.,

Declaration of Human Rights

1948

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.

Melbourne Olympics

1956

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden. Equestrian could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations.

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

The Cuban missile crisis known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other, in October 1962.

Martin Lutha King Speech

1963

"I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for an end to racism in the United States.

Australian Freedom Rides

1964

In February 1965 a group of University of Sydney students organised a bus tour of western and coastal New South Wales towns. Their purpose was threefold. The students planned to draw public attention to the poor state of Aboriginal health, education and cover.

Invention of mobile Phone

1973

The date that the phone had been invented was on April 3rd 1973 Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone.

First Mobile Phone

1973

The date that the phone had been invented was on April 3rd 1973 Dr. Martin Cooper of Motorola is considered to be the inventor of the first practical mobile phone.

Internet Invention

1982

The history of the Internet began with the development of electronic computers in the 1950s. The public was first introduced to the Internet when a message was sent from computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at University of California.

Release of 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, whose character was inspired by the late Rodney Ansell, and Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton.

UN convention on the rights of Children

1989

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

Fall of Berlin Wall

1990

Berlin had been politically divided since the end of World War II, with the eastern portion of the city serving as the capitol of German Democratic Republic. The two parts of the city were physically divided in 1961 with the construction of the Berlin Wall, the most visible expression of the Cold War. When the Berlin Wall was opened on November 9, 1989 it marked for many the symbolic end of that war.