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Timeline

This chronology of external events is taken from Appendix C of the textbook and was developed for the Web by Tim Gades. Because the timeline is very long, it has been broken up into six segments for easier loading and viewing. Just use the "Quick Section Links" below to jump from part to part.


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The Modern Period: 1900-Present

1901 Death of Queen Victoria. [icon]
1907 Hollywood becomes a filmmaking center. [icon]
1914-1918 First World War. [icon]
1916 Easter Uprising, leading to Irish independence in 1921. [icon]
1918 Women (over 30) get the vote in Britain. [icon]
1920 Kenya as British colony. [icon]
1922 BBC starts. [icon]
1928 Oxford English Dictionary appears (with supplement in 1933). [icon]
1931 Statute of Westminster (former British Dominions become de facto independent); British Commonwealth. [icon]
1939 Photocopying invented. [icon]
1939-1945 Second World War. [icon]
1942 First computers. [icon]
1945 United Nations founded. [icon]
1946 Phillipines become independent. [icon]
1947 India, Pakistan, and New Zealand independent. [icon]
1948 Burma and Ceylon (Sri Lanka) independent. [icon]
1949 NATO founded. [icon]
1950-53 Korean War. [icon]
1960 Nigeria becomes independent. [icon]
1961-75 Vietnam War. [icon]
1963 Kenya becomes independent. [icon]
1973 Britain joins European Union (and a 1975 referendum confirms this). [icon]
1980 CNN starts. [icon]
1984 Apple PCs. [icon]
1990s Internet becomes a major communication tool. [icon]
1990-91 Gulf War. [icon]
2000 Oxford English Dictionary goes online. [icon]
2003 Iraq War. [icon]
2003 In Wales, 20% of the inhabitants speak Welsh, up 2.4% in 10 years. [icon]
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