100 Years, 100 Events

One event for each year since 1918!
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2017
This controversial businessman becomes US president
Donald Trump
2016
The British people decide to leave...
the European Union
2015
ISIS fighters kill 130 people in this city
Paris
2014
Russia annexes this Peninsula
Crimea
2013
Whistleblower announces that the NSA spy out
Edward Snowden
2012
The Queen officially opens this sport event
Summer Olympics
2011
A civil war begins here which goes on until now
Syria
2010
This volcano discontinues the European air traffic
Eyjafjallajökull
2009
First Afro-American U.S. president
Barack Obama
2008
This European country announces its independence
Kosovo
2007
Apple releases this brand new phone
iPhone
2006
Olympic Winter Games location
Turin
2005
This Asian country now possesses nuclear weapons
North Korea
2004
What kills 250,000 people on Boxing Day?
Earthquake / Tsunami
2003
This tennis GOAT wins his first title
Roger Federer
2002
New European currency
Euro
2001
Al-Qaeda attacks the United States (nickname)
9/11
2000
Russian politician who becomes de-facto leader
Vladimir Putin
1999
The NATO attacks unduly this country
Serbia
1998
American political sex scandal
Lewinsky scandal
1997
Movie with Leo diCaprio and Kate Winslet
Titanic
1996
Rapper fatally shot in Las Vegas
Tupac Shakur
1995
Terrible massacre in the Bosnian War
Srebrenica
1994
This happens in Rwanda
Genocide
1993
African country gets its independence
Eritrea
1992
Racial riots in this U.S. city
Los Angeles
1991
This superpower collapses
Soviet Union
1990
Deutsche Wiedervereinigung, in English
German reunification
1989
This concrete barrier falls
Berlin Wall
1988
Female tennis player wins the 'Golden Slam'
Steffi Graf
1987
Mr. Gorbachev, ...
Tear down this wall!
1986
Catastrophic nuclear accident in the Ukraine
Chernobyl disaster
1985
Portuguese football player born in Madeira
Cristiano Ronaldo
1984
Indian Prime Minister assassinated
Indira Gandhi
1983
Official beginning of this world-wide communication network
Internet
1982
War between Argentina and the UK
Falklands War
1981
This woman marries Charles, Prince of Wales
Diana
1980
This U.S. volcano erupts
Mount St. Helens
1979
Revolution in this Asian country
Iran
1978
First Polish pope
John Paul II.
1977
This German terrorist group peaks its activity
Red Army Fraction
1976
Founding Father of China dies
Mao Zedong
1975
The fall of this city ends the Vietnam War
Saigon
1974
This U.S. president resigned the presidency
Richard Nixon
1973
War between Israel and Egypt
Yom Kippur War
1972
Attack during the Olympics in this city
Munich
1971
Country receives its independence from Pakistan
Bangladesh
1970
This English rock band breaks up
The Beatles
1969
Mankind lands on this astronomical body
Moon
1968
On what holiday did Communist forces launch a devastating offensive?
Tet
1967
War between Israel and Egypt (again)
Six-Day War
1966
This country wins its first FIFA World Cup
England
1965
Human rights activist assassinated in Manhattan
Malcolm X
1964
This incident leads to the Vietnam War
Gulf of Tonkin incident
1963
Lee Harvey Oswald kills this politician
John F. Kennedy
1962
This crisis almost lead to WWIII
Cuban Missile Crisis
1961
First man in space
Yuri Gagarin
1960
Why is 1960 the "Year of Africa" (answer in one word)
Independence
1959
This "Líder" becomes Cuban president
Fidel Castro
1958
This French general founds the Fifth Republic
Charles de Gaulle
1957
This terrorist is born in Riyadh
Osama bin Laden
1956
Revolution in this European country
Hungary
1955
Collective defense treaty among the USSR and its satellite states
Warsaw Pact
1954
Where a soccer miracle happens
Bern
1953
This Russian dictator dies
Josef Stalin
1952
This English monarch becomes Queen
Elizabeth II.
1951
American couple sentenced to death because of telling secret nuclear plans
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
1950
War between the communist north and the capitalist south
Korean War
1949
This Federal Republic is founded
Germany
1948
David Ben-Gurion declares the independence of his country
Israel
1947
Name a country that gained its independence in 1947
India or Pakistan
1946
This war begins in the former French colonies of Southeast Asia
First Indochina War
1945
What V-E-Day means
Victory in Europe Day
1944
On 20 July, Claus von Stauffenberg attempt to assassinate ...
Adolf Hitler
1943
Bloodiest battle in the history of warfare
Battle of Stalingrad
1942
Decisive naval battle in the Pacific Theater of WWII
Battle of Midway
1941
A date which will live in ....
Infamy
1940
German Air Force against Royal Air Force
Battle of Britain
1939
Nazi Germany attacks this country
Poland
1938
Term used to describe the annexation of Austria
Anschluss
1937
German zeppelin catches fire in Lakehurst, NJ
LZ 129 'Hindenburg'
1936
Guerra Civil Española, in English
Spanish Civil War
1935
Antisemitic laws in Nazi Germany introduced in Nürnberg
Nuremberg Laws
1934
Hitler calls himself now ....
Führer
1933
The only U.S president who was 12 years is office becomes president
Franklin D. Roosevelt
1932
Ibn Saud found this country (the name appears in the country name)
Saudi Arabia
1931
This NYC skyscraper becomes the tallest building in the world
Empire State Building
1930
Uruguay wins the first .....
FIFA World Cup
1929
Great economic crisis that started after the U.S. stock market crash
Great Depression
1928
The Winter Olympics are held in the Swiss village
St. Moritz
1927
First aviator to fly nonstop from New York to Paris
Charles Lindbergh
1926
This American model is born as Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles
Marilyn Monroe
1925
This autobiographical book by Hitler is published
Mein Kampf
1924
The founder of the Soviet Union dies
Vladimir Lenin
1923
Mustafa Atatürk declares the independence of his country
Turkey
1922
Howard Carter discovers this Egyptian Pharao
Tutankhamun
1921
This republican becomes U.S. president
Warren G. Harding
1920
International organisation whose principal mission was to maintain world peace
League of Nations
1919
This Asian country is the only one becoming its independence in 1919
Afghanistan
1918
The Armistice of Compiègne ends this war on 11 November
World War I
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