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801 21  1954  First nuclear-powered submarine, USS Nautilus, launched 
802 12  1954  Bill Haley & His Comets record "Rock Around the Clock" 
803 15  1954  Raymond Kroc buys McDonald's franchise and begins the global proliferation of the golden arches - within 50 years there would be almost 32 000 world-wide 
804 1954  Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile 
805 1954  J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" first published 
806 1954  The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) treaty is signed in Manila, Philippines. The Organization is established in Bangkok, Thailand. 
807 1955  Glass clad optic fibre developed. 
808 17  1955  Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California 
809 12  1955  Civil rights activist Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus, and provokes one of the largest movements against racial segregation 
810 1956  The first video cassette recorder (VCR) is marketed by Ampex. At US$50,000 it could only be afforded by broadcasters. (Popular VCRs appeared in 1963.) 
811 1956  Robert Adler develops the TV remote control 
812 16  1956  TV transmission in Australia begins on TCN9 Sydney 
813 29  10  1956  Suez Crisis - Britain, Israel and France invade Egypt following Egypt's decision to nationalise the Suez canal. 
814 22  11  1956  XVI Olympiad: Summer Games, Melbourne, Victoria 
815 1957  Dr. Seuss publishes The Cat in the Hat 
816 12  1957  European Economic Community established - "economic" was dropped from the title in 1992. 
817 10  1957  The Space Age begins with the launch of the Russian Sputnik 1 - the first satellite 
818 1958  Qantas introduces first round-the-world service 
819 1958  Unimate is first industrial robot 
820 1959  The implantable cardiac pacemaker invented by Wilson Greatbatch
821 1959  Vietnam War - begins. Also known as the Second Indo-China War or the Vietnam Conflict. Ends 30 Apr 1975. 
822 16  1959  Fidel Castro becomes Prime Minister of Cuba until 19 Apr 2011 
823 1959  Barbie doll produced. 
824 1960  USA - Xerox produces the plain paper photocopier 
825 1960  Oral contraceptive developed 
826 1960  World population reaches three billion
827 16  1960  Alfred Hitchcock's suspense film Psycho released 
828 12  1960  Launch of award winning British soap opera Coronation Street 
829 1961  Pantyhose introduced 
830 20  1961  John F. Kennedy 35th President of the US 1961-1963. 
831 12  1961  Russian Yuri Gagarin is the first human in space 
832 31  1961  Construction of the Berlin Wall, known in East Berlin as the Anti-Fascist Protective Rampart. It was dismantled in 1989. 
833 31  10  1961  The Beatles record My Bonnie in Germany which leads to Brian Epstein becoming their manager and is the beginning of their popularity. 
834 1962  Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States and Russia that went closest to starting a nuclear war. 
835 1962  Dow Corning invents silicone gel breast implants. First implant made in 1962. 
836 1962  Marilyn Monroe dies of an overdose of sleeping pills. 
837 1962  Jamaica gains independence, remaining a member of the British Commonwealth of Nations. The first prime minister is Alexander Bustamante of the Jamaica Labour Party
838 11  10  1962  Second Vatican Council opened under Pope John XXIII in 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI in 1965 
839 1963  The audio cassette introduced and eventually dominates the popular magnetic tape market. 
840 1963  Betty Friedan publishes The Feminine Mystique ignites the contemporary women's movement 
841 28  1963  Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his I Have a Dream speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
842 22  11  1963  US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, TX, by Lee Harvey Oswald 
843 22  11  1963  Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President of the US 1963-1969. Vice president under John F. Kennedy, he is sworn in as President aboard Air Force One upon the death of Kennedy. 
844 12  1964  Nelson Mandela sentenced to life in prison. Charges included involvement in planning armed action, in particular four charges of sabotage, which Mandela admitted to, and a conspiracy to help other countries invade South Africa, which Mandela denied. 
845 1964  Civil Rights Act outlaws segregation in US schools and public places, protects women in courts, and sets up the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 
846 1965  The mini-skirt introduced 
847 1965  Australia commits troops to the Vietnam war 1965-72 
848 1965  Soft contact lenses invented. 
849 1966  IBM produces the word processor (not to be confused with a personal computer). 
850 14  1966  Australia changes to decimal currency - one pound becomes two dollars, one dollar has 100 cents (equal to the previous 120 pence or 10 shillings) 
851 1966  The Star Trek TV series debuts 
852 21  10  1966  In Wales a slag heap slip ("the Aberfan disaster") kills 144, including 116 children aged between 7 and 10. 
853 1967  Bushfires kill 62 and destroy 1,400 buildings in Hobart, Tasmania on what became known as Black Tuesday 
854 27  1967  Australian Aboriginal citizenship endorsed by referendum 
855 27  1967  The first Auromated Teller Machine (ATM) installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, London and came into wide use in the early 1970s. 
856 1967  The first colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2 in UK for certain programmes. A full-colour service begins on BBC2 on 2nd December. 
857 1968  The first operational liquid-crystal display (LCD) introduced by RCA
858 16  1968  My Lai massacre of 347 Vietnamese villagers by US troops led by 2Lt William Calley 
859 1968  Martin Luther King Jr assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. 
860 1968  Robert F. Kennedy assassinated after a major victory in the Californian primary in his campaign to be the U.S. Democrat presidential candidate. (He died the following day.) 
861 1969  ARPANET, the precursor of the internet, is created 
862 1969  The bar-code scanner is invented. 
863 20  1969  Richard Nixon 37th President of the US 1969-1974. 
864 20  1969  Apollo 11 lands the first humans on the Moon - Neil Armstrong and 'Buzz' Aldrin 
865 15  1969  Woodstock Festival exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the "hippie era." 
866 1970  Intel builds the first microprocessor, 'a computer on a chip' 
867 1970  Philips develops a home videocassette format. 
868 1970  The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after ratification by 43 nations. 
869 25  1970  The Concorde makes its first supersonic flight at 1127 km/h (700 mph). 
870 10  1970  Paul McCartney announces the Beatles break up following a period of disintegration and solo interests after manager Brian Epstein's death on 27 Aug 1967. 
871 1970  Four students are killed and 9 wounded at Kent State University by Ohio State National Guardsmen at a protest against the incursion into Cambodia. 
872 26  1970  The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 takes place on East Afton Farm off the coast of England. Some 600,000 people attend the largest rock festival of all time. 
873 15  10  1970  A section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia, collapses into the river below, killing 35 construction workers. 
874 11  1970  Charles de Gaulle dies; he is buried 13 November. 
875 1971  World population passes four billion
876 1971  The dot matrix printer invented using 80 column 5x7 dot characters. 
877 15  1971  The English pound ("sterling") converted to decimal currency - the pound now has 100 pence instead of 240. 
878 1972  The domestic food processor (Magimix) produced. 
879 1972  M*A*S*H television series premieres two years after the movie 
880 17  1972  The Watergate break-in at Democratic Party offices that will eventually bring about the resignation of the President of the US. 
881 26  1972  XX Olympiad: Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. They are marred by the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists ("Black September") 
882 1973  Australia's voting age lowered to 18 
883 20  10  1973  The Sydney Opera House opens 
884 1974  China's Terracotta Army discovered 
885 1974  US President Nixon announces his resignation as a result of the Watergate scandal 
886 1974  Gerald Ford 38th President of the US 1974-1977, the only person to hold the office without having been elected Vice President or President. 
887 24  12  1974  Cyclone Tracy demolishes Darwin, NT. 71 people were killed and 30,000 people had to be evaculated. Almost all buildings were damaged or destroyed. 
888 1975  UK Equal Pay Act 1970 and Sex Discrimination Act 1975 come into force. They prevent discrimination on the basis of gender. 
889 1975  Bill Gates founds Microsoft in Albuquerque, New Mexico 
890 30  1975  Vietnam War - The fall of Saigon and the end of the war 
891 1976  Apple computer company founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. 
892 20  1976  NASA's Viking 1 Lander lands on Mars 
893 28  1976  Tangshan (China) earthquake kills over 240,000, possibly as high as 750,000 
894 20  1977  James Earl Carter 39th President of the US 1977-1981. 
895 16  1977  Apple produces the first mass-produced personal computer - the Apple II 
896 25  1977  The first Star Wars film released 
897 22  1977  The Uniting Church in Australia formed from Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian churches - UCA web site 
898 1977  Canon engineer Ichiro Endo develops the thermal inkjet printer
899 16  1977  Elvis Presley found dead on the floor of his bathroom at "Graceland". 
900 1978  Australia's Northern Territory granted self-government 
901 25  1978  World's first 'test tube baby', Louise Browne, is born as a result of the develolment of in vitro fertilisation for humans by Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards 
902 16  10  1978  Karol Józef Wojty?a, elected the 264th pope and chooses the title Pope John Paul II. He is the first non-Italian pope for 450 years 
903 1979  The first commercial mobile/cell phone network was launched by NTT in Japan. 
904 28  1979  Worst accident in US nuclear power generating history at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station 
905 1979  Margaret Thatcher UK Prime Minister to 28 Nov 1990 (Conservative
906 1979  Sony introduces the Walkman 
907 1980  Rubik's Cube, originally invented in 1974, marketed successfully by Ideal Toys 
908 18  1980  Mount St. Helens, WA, USA erupts. Fifty-seven people are killed and there is extensive damage to homes and infrastructure. 
909 17  1980  Lindy Chamberlain raised the alarm that a dingo had just taken her 9 week old baby Azaria at Uluru in central Australia - creating extraordinarily intense international media interest 
910 12  1980  John Lennon assassinated in New York 
911 20  1981  Ronald Reagan 40th President of the US 1981-1989. 
912 1981  Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) identified - it has killed an estimated 25 million people. 
913 29  1981  Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral, London 
914 12  1981  IBM enters the personal computer market using the term "PC". 
915 19  1982  Argentina invades British occupied Falkland Islands precipitating a three month long Falklands War
916 1983  The CD-ROM ("Compact Disc read-only memory") developed. 
917 24  1984  Apple introduces the Macintosh computer. 
918 12  1984  Indian Bhopal disaster - Huge poison gas leak from Union Carbide chemical plant causing up to 22,000 deaths. 
919 1985  Microsoft introduces MS-DOS (short for MicroSoft Disk Operating System) for IBM PC compatible computers
920 1985  Hole in the ozone Layer over Antarctica reported. 
921 1985  Sir Alec Jeffreys develops genetic or DNA fingerprinting to distinguish between individuals. 
922 11  1985  Microsoft Windows operating system version 1.0 released. 
923 1986  Elizabeth II signed the Australia Act cutting the last constitutional ties with Britain apart from sharing the same monarch 
924 1986  World population passes five billion
925 1986  Fuji introduced the disposable camera
926 28  1986  Seven crew members killed in Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 
927 19  1986  Russian Mir space station launched. It was deliberately de-orbited on 23 Mar 2001. 
928 26  1986  People Power succeed in forcing Phillipines President Ferdinand Marcos to flee in the face of wide-spread objection to massive government corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression and human rights violations. 
929 26  1986  Chernobyl nuclear accident. Large areas of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia were badly contaminated, resulting in the evacuation and resettlement of over 336,000 people. 
930 11  1987  Margaret Thatcher wins third consecutive term as UK Prime Minister - the second person to do so since Robert Jenkins (in office 1812-27) and subsequently equalled by Tony Blair (1997-2007) 
931 21  12  1988  Pan Am Flight 103 explodes as the result of bombs on board over Lockerbie (Scotland), scattering debris and 270 passengers along 130 km (81 mile) corridor. Eleven people from Lockerbie were also killed. 
932 20  1989  George H.W. Bush 41st President of the US 1989-1993. 
933 24  1989  Exxon Valdez oil spill results in 10.8 million gallons of oil dispersing into Prince William Sound (Alaska) and along the coastline. 
934 1989  3,000-5,000 students killed during Tiananmen Square protest in Beijing. 
935 11  1989  The Berlin Wall demolished over several weeks. 
936 1990  Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Storm) following Iraq invasion of Kuwait 
937 1990  The World Wide Web/Internet protocol (HTTP) and WWW language (HTML) created by Tim Berners-Lee
938 1990  Negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa between the governing National Party, the African National Congress, and a wide variety of other political organisations. 
939 11  1990  Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years 
940 20  1990  Hubble Space Telescope launched Into orbit around the earth to by-pass the earth's atmosphere. 
941 28  11  1990  Margaret Thatcher ousted by an internal party ballot and resigns as UK Prime Minister. John Major Prime Minister to 1997 (Conservative
942 17  1991  South African apartheid ends when Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act
943 21  12  1991  The dismemberment and consequent extinction of the fifteen member Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 
944 1992  War in Bosnia and Herzegovina involved international Peace-keeping Forces from 1995-1996. Soldiers killed 31270, civilians 32723. 
945 20  1993  William J. Clinton 42nd President of the US 1993-2001. 
946 26  1993  Bombing of the World Trade Center in New York (not to be confused with "9/11") failed to bring down the twin towers but killed six and injured 1042. 
947 31  1994  Australian citizenship requires Pledge to Australia instead of Oath to the Queen of Australia. 
948 1994  Rwandan genocide. At least 500.000 Tutsis and thousands of moderate Hutus die. 
949 1994  The Channel Tunnel opens, connecting Britain and France by a 50.5 kilometre underwater rail services for people, freight and vehicles. 
950 10  1994  Nelson Mandela, the first post-apartheid President of South Africa. He spent 27 years (1962-early 1980) in jail for fighting apartheid. 
951 12  1995  DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) developed. 
952 1996  The first mammal to be cloned - an adult sheep named Dolly. She had six lambs including twins and triplets. 
953 28  1996  Divorce of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales. 
954 1997  Tony Blair becomes UK Prime Minister when Labour routs the Tories in the general election. Resigned 27 Jun 2007. 
955 30  1997  First of the Harry Potter novels, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the US), by J. K. Rowling, is published. 
956 31  1997  Diana, Princess of Wales, dies in car crash in Paris. There are extraordinary international public expressions of grief. 
957 1999  World population passes six billion
958 1999  Euro (€) introduced as the currency of the Eurozone or Euro Area affecting 317 million people. 
959 13  2000  Peanuts cartoon ends after 50 years of production 
960 15  2000  XXVII Olympiad. Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia. 
961 20  2001  George W. Bush 43rd President of the US
962 25  2001  Death of "The Don", Sir Donald Bradman, iconic Australian cricketer. His batting average of 99.94 has never been seriously challenged. 
963 24  2001  Apple releases Mac OS X operating system. 
964 11  2001  "9/11" attacks destroy the New York World Trade Center twin towers, crash into The Pentagon and a fourth flight crashes into a field in Pennsylvania due to action by passengers. Almost 3,000 people are killed. 
965 19  10  2001  SIEV-X (Suspected Illegal Entry Vessel - unknown) sinks in international waters en route to Australian territory Christmas Island, killing 353 people, mostly women and children, and creating political controversy in Australia. 
966 23  10  2001  Apple releases the iPod, aimed chiefly at the music market through its iTunes service. 300 million were sold over the next ten years. 
967 15  11  2001  Microsoft releases the Xbox. 
968 30  2002  The Queen Mother (UK) dies, aged 101. She had been Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 Dec 1936 to 6 Feb 1952. 
969 12  10  2002  2002 Bali bombing killed 202 people including 89 Australian, 38 Indonesian and 26 British. 
970 18  2003  Canberra (Australia) bushfires kill four and destroy 500 homes in the city's suburbs. 
971 20  2003  Invasion of Iraq by Britain, United States, Australia, Poland and Denmark (other countries were also involved in its aftermath) 
972 14  2003  The Human Genome Project is successfully completed, with 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy. 
973 11  2003  Major General Michael Jeffery becomes Australia's 24th Governor-General after the resignation of Dr Peter Hollingworth due to public controversy over his handling of a child sex case while he was Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane. 
974 2004  In Australia the Adelaide to Darwin north-south rail link is completed and The Ghan passenger train sets off on its 48 hour 2,979 km (1,851 miles) journey. 
975 14  2004  Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark, marries Hobart woman Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen. 
976 13  2004  XXVIII Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece 
977 20  10  2004  Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono becomes the first directly-elected President of Indonesia
978 26  12  2004  One of the worst natural disasters in recorded history when a massive 9.3 magnitude earthquake, epicentered just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, generates enormous tsunami waves that crash into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll stands at 186,983 and 42,883 missing. 
979 16  2005  The Kyoto Protocol aimed at fighting global warming goes into effect, without the support of the United States and Australia. 
980 2005  Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles are married. Camilla assumes the titles Her Royal Highness and The Duchess of Cornwall. 
981 19  2005  Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger) succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th Pope
982 2005  Four explosions rock London's transport network, three on the London Underground and one on a bus; 56 people die and over 700 are injured. 
983 29  2005  Hurricane Katrina causes severe damage along the U.S. Gulf Coast, flooding the coast 31 feet/10 m. At least 1,836 are killed. 
984 11  12  2005  Cronulla racial riots, involving up to 5,000 youths, shock Sydney and Australia. Mobile text messages were used to inflame the situation. 
985 20  2006  Tropical Cyclone Larry strikes Australia's Far North Queensland from Innisfail to Cairns. Despite hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and the devastation of 90% of Australia's banana production, no-one was killed. 
986 29  2006  "Ten Canoes", the first full-length feature film made entirely in an Australian Aboriginal language, is released 
987 24  2007  UK Labour Party elects Gordon Brown as Leader, succeeding incumbent Tony Blair. Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 3 days later. 
988 29  2007  Apple's iPhone is released and quickly dominates the mobile/cell phone market. 
989 2007  Global financial crisis when a loss of confidence by investors in the value of securitized mortgages in the United States resulted in a liquidity crisis that prompted a substantial injection of capital into financial markets by the United States Federal Reserve, Bank of England and the European Central Bank, and affected economies world-wide. 
990 21  2007  "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", the final book of the Harry Potter series, is released and sells over 11 million copies in the first 24 hours, becoming the fastest selling book in history. 
991 12  2007  Kevin Rudd elected Australia's 26th Prime Minister
992 13  2008  Formal apology by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to the aboriginal "stolen generations". 
993 22  2008  First operations using bionic eyes implanted into two blind patients by surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital. 
994 2008  XXIX Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China. 
995 21  10  2008  The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially inaugurated. It is a collaboration of over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories. 
996 20  2009  Barack Obama is the 44th, and first African-American, President of the United States. An estimated 1.8 million people attend the ceremony, surpassing the record of the 1965 inauguration of Lyndon B. Johnson. 
997 2009  Australia's deadliest bushfires kill over 173 people, injure 500 more, and leave 7,500 homeless. The fires come after Melbourne records the highest-ever temperature (46.4° C, 115° F) of any capital city in Australia. Both arson and global warming are suspected causes. 
998 2010  World population passed 7 billion 
999 2010  Apple Computer releases the iPad - 3 million were sold in 80 days. 
1000 14  2010  Volcanic ash from one of several eruptions beneath Eyjafjallajökull, an ice cap in Iceland, begins to disrupt air traffic across northern and western Europe. 

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