Most important historical events of the 20th century

The 20th century was filled with conflict, innovation, and change. Some of the most important events of this century triggered significant future development, like sending the first man into space, while others were a dark spot in history that most would rather forget, like the Holocaust. Each event shaped and contributed to the modern world. This course provides an overview of the most important events of the 20th century.

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Lesson 1. Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, 1914
Lesson 2. The October Revolution, 1917
Lesson 3. Discovery of Penicillin, 1928
Lesson 4. Great Depression, 1929-1933
Lesson 5. The Holocaust, 1941-1945
Lesson 6. The Bombing of Hiroshima, 1945
Lesson 7. Creation of Israel as a Jewish State, 1947
Lesson 8. The Vietnam War, 1955-1975
Lesson 9. The First Man in Space, 1961
Lesson 10. Fall of the Berlin Wall, 1989
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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