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- The 1900s. This decade opened the century with some amazing scientific and technological feats: the first flight by the Wright brothers, Henry Ford's first Model-T, and Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
- The 1910s. This decade was dominated by the first "total war"—World War I. It also saw other huge changes during the Russian Revolution and the beginning of Prohibition in the United States.
- The 1920s. The Roaring '20s were a time of a booming stock market, speakeasies, short skirts, the Charleston, and jazz. The '20s also showed great strides in women's suffrage—women got the vote in 1920.
- The 1930s. The Great Depression hit the world hard in the 1930s. The Nazis took advantage of this situation and came to power in Germany, established their first concentration camp, and began a systematic persecution of Jews in Europe.
May 2, 2022 · This 20th Century Timeline ranges from 1899 to as recent as 1999. 20th Century Timeline – 1899-1902: The Second Boer War (See Main Article: The Great Rapprochement) The Second Boer War (1899-1902) was a costly victory for the British of Boer forces in South Africa.
The 20th century began with the assassination of President William McKinley in 1901. The Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, was quickly sworn in as president and started a progressive administration that changed the United States at a crucial time in history.
March 25: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City results in the deaths of 146 workers and leads to sweeping workplace safety reforms. April – November: Agadir Crisis. September 29: The Italo-Turkish war which led to the capture of Libya by Italy, begins. October 10: Xinhai Revolution, which overthrew the Qing dynasty of China, begins.
Jan 24, 2020 · We began the 20th century with the infancy of airplanes, automobiles, and radio, when those inventions dazzled us with their novelty and wonder. We ended the 20th century with spaceships, computers, cell phones, and the wireless Internet all being technologies we can take for granted. 1900 The zeppelin invented by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.
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