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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 mainly 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 afterward.

Treaty of versailes

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.

Television invention

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 usually 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. It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century.

1938 Day of Mourning

1938

The Day of Mourning was a day of protest held by Aboriginal Australians on 26 January 1938, It was declared to be a protest of 150 years of callous treatment and the seizure of land, and was designed to stand in contrast to the Australia Day celebrations held by the European population on the same day.

Start of WW11

1939

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that was underway by 1939 and ended in 1945.

Japanese attack on pearl harbour

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. The attack happened on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan).

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

On August 6, 1945, the United States used a massive, atomic weapon against Hiroshima, Japan. This atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of citizens.

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.

Cuban missile crisis

1962

The Cuban missile crisis known as the October crisis in Cuba and the Caribbean crisis in the USSR 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

1963

Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism.

Australian Freedom Rids

1964

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

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.

Release of crocodile dundee

1986

Australian comedy film set in the Australian Outback and in New York City. It stars Paul Hogan as the worn Mick Dundee, whose character was inspired by the late Rodney Ansell, and Linda Kozlowski as Sue Charlton

UN convention on the rights of childs

1989

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC, CROC, or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.

Fall of berlin wall

1990

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