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1916
Ireland Easter uprising begins
1917
Revolution in Russia, first Socialist State is proclaimed
1918
End of First World War
1919
The Treaty of Versailles defines the peace conditions
1920
First commercial radio broadcast
1921
Lie detecor is invented (Polygraph)
1922
Egypt becomes the first independent African nation
1923
Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company
1924
First Winter Olympic Games
1925
Josephine Baker becomes the first black artist to achieve worldwide fame
1926
Henry Ford establishes the 40 hour week
1927
«The Jazz Singer» is the first sound movie
1928
Alexander Fleming discovers penicilin
1929
Crash of the American Stock Market
1930
Gandhi begins his most famous campaign: the Salt March
1931
Opening of Cristo Redentor in Rio de Janeiro
1932
Amelia Earhart, first woman to make a solo acrossing of Atlantic Ocean
1933
Prohibition ends in the USA
1934
Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa publishes his book «Mensagem»
1935
First canned beer goes on sale
1936
In Berlin Olympics the black athlete Jesse Owens irritates Hitler with his victories
1937
Pablo Picasso paints his most famous painting «Guernica»
1938
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs becomes the first animated feature film
1939
«The wizard of Oz» premiere
1940
Nylon hits the stores; Revolution in the fashion world…
1941
First all-terrain car (JEEP) is invented
1942
Comur factory opening
1943
Portugal concedes air base in Azores to the allies
1944
Ballpoint pens are sold for the first time
1945
Second World War is over
1946
Nuremberg Trials
1947
Independence of India
1948
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN)
1949
Portuguese surgeon Egas Moniz receives the Nobel Prize in Medicine
1950
Credit card is invented
1951
Colour TV is invented
1952
Alfred Sauvy creates the Third World concept
1953
DNA is discovered
1954
Opening of Estádio da Luz, Benfica Stadium
1955
The civil rights movement for American black people begins
1956
TV remote control is invented
1957
URSS launches Sputnik, the first artificial satellite of planet Earth
1958
LEGO brick is created
1959
An International treaty preserves Antartic
1960
The contraceptive pill is approved by medical authorities
1961
Soviets launch the first man in space: Yuri Gagarin
1962
Benfica becomes European Champion for the second consecutive time
1963
Martin Luther King Jr. makes his famous speech «I have a dream»
1964
Beatles become a worldwide phenomenon, thanks to their American tour
1965
Rolling Stones release the single «Satisfaction»
1966
Opening of the first bridge over Tagus River in Lisbon
1967
Christiaan Barnard performs the first heart transplant
1968
Student rebellion in France (May 68)
1969
Man lands on the moon for the first time
1970
Floppy disk drive is invented
1971
Video tapes (VCR) are invented
1972
Interrail Pass is created
1973
First space station is launched by the US (Skylab)
1974
Carnation revolution re-establishes democracy in Portugal
1975
Independence of the Portuguese colonies
1976
Apple is founded
1977
First film of Star Wars saga
1978
First test tube baby is born in England
1979
Walkman is invented
1980
Release of the Pac-man arcade game
1981
IBM launches the personal computers
1982
ET movie premiere
1983
Internet is officially born
1984
AIDS virus identification allows new and better treatments
1985
Ozone layer hole is discovered
1986
First computer virus (BRAIN) appears
1987
F.C. Porto becomes European Champion for the first time
1988
The giant Space Telescope Hubble begins to operate
1989
Fall of the Berlin Wall
1990
Nelson Mandela was freed and negotiated the end of Apartheid
1991
End of the Warsaw Pact
1992
The Maastricht Treaty is signed, founding the EU
1993
Jurassic Park movie premiere
1994
Opening of the Channel Tunnel
1995
eBay is created
1996
The sheep Dolly was born, becoming the first cloned mammal
1997
First Harry Potter saga book is published
1998
Portuguese writer José Saramago wins Nobel Prize in Literature
1999
EURO becomes Eurozone official currency
2000
Human genome is mapped
2001
First “AbioCor” artificial heart is created
2002
East Timor independency
2003
José Mourinho led Porto to a treble in his first full season in charge
2004
European Football Championship is organized in Portugal
2005
Kyoto Protocol entered into force
2006
Pluto loses its status as a planet
2007
iPhone is launched
2008
Barack Obama is elected as the first American black president
2009
The Treaty of Lisbon entered into force
2010
The highest building in the world is built in Dubai: Burj Khalifa
2011
Arab Spring, Arabic world opened to democracy
2012
Lisbon Beer Museum opening
2013
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is elected Pope with the name Francis
2014
US and Cuba restore diplomatic relations after 50 years
2015
Water is discovered in Mars
2016
Portugal wins the Footbal Euro Cup for the first time
2017
António Guterres takes office as the ninth Secretary-General of the United nations

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