Updated 26 Oct 2008

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1877-1898 |

1890-1930 |

1919-1971 |


1965 Winston Churchill dies aged 90
1966 Vietnamese War starts
1968 Martin Luther King assasinated
1969 Neil Armstrong steps on the Moon
1970 Isle of Wight Rock Festival
1971 UK Decimalisation Day
1972 Nixon visits China
1973 Watergate Scandal
1974 OPEC oil embargo ends

1975 Bill Gates founds Microsoft
1976 First commercial flight by Concorde
1977 Smallpox eradicated worldwide.
1978 Pope John Paul II takes office
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes Prime Minister

1980 GPS begins. John Lennon shot.
1981 Diana marries Prince Charles, AIDS arrives
1982 Falklands War
1983 Able Archer 83 nearly starts WWIII
1984 First untethered space walk

1985 Gorbachev leader of USSR
1986 Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes
1987 Hurricane winds in South of England
1988 Pan Am Flight 103 blown up over Lockerbie
1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, Beijing

1990 Great Burns's Day Storm in NW Europe.
1991 Mount Pinatubo erupts. Soviet Union collapses.
1992 European Union founded. Queen's "Annus Horribilis"
1993 World Wide Web born in CERN
1994 Channel Tunnel opens

1995 Ebay founded
1996 Dolly the Sheep cloned. Diana & Charles divorced.
1997 Comet Hale Bopp in sky. Diana dies in car crash.
1998 Water found on Moon. Google founded
1999 Total eclipse of the sun in England

2000 Millennium Celebrations around World.
2001 Twin Towers of World Trade Centre destroyed
2002 Euro notes and currency issued
2003 Allied forces invade Iraq
2004 Tsunami from Sumatra kills large numbers

2005 Terrorist bombs in London Underground. 
     Hurricane Katrina floods New Orleans.
2006 President Castro gives up power in Cuba
2007 Wettest June on record, floods in Midlands
2008 Great Olympic games in Beijing
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