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1900s
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1901
Death of Queen Victoria

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1903
Women's Suffragette movement begins

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1910s
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1914-1918
World War I

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1917
Russian Revolution


1918
Women aged 30 and over granted the vote


1919
Nancy Astor elected first woman MP


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1920s
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1920
Russian civil war ends


1922
Establishment of Irish Free State


1926
The General Strike

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1930s
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1930s
A selection of images from the Daily Herald archive

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1932
Oswald Mosley founds British Union of Fascists

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1935
Jubilee Day Celebrations

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1936
Outbreak of the Spanish Civil War

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1936
Jarrow march

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1936
Edward VIII abdicates the throne

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1938
Anglo-German appeasment

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1939
Outbreak of World War II


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1940s
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1945
Atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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1945
End of World War II

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1947
Independence of India


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1950s
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1953
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II


1955
Suez crisis


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1960s
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1961
Berlin Wall erected


1963
President Kennedy assassinated

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1963
Profumo scandal


1965
Vietnam War begins

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1968
Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech


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1970s
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1970
IRA splits to form 'Provisionals'


1973
Britain joins EEC


1974
President Richard Nixon resigns after the Watergate hearings


1975
Cambodia falls to Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge

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1979
Margaret Thatcher elected first woman Prime Minister

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1980s
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1981
IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands dies


1982
Falklands War

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1989
The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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1990s
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1991
War breaks out in Yugoslavia

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1991
Gulf War


1993
Treaty of Maastricht on European unification


1994
Nelson Mandela elected first black President of South Africa

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1997
Hong Kong returned to Chinese sovereignty


1999
Establishment of Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly


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