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This series explores the major world events of the 20th century in a decade-by-decade format.
January 4, 2000
Included in 1900-1909: the Panama Canal; the San Francisco earthquake; the first World Series; the Wright Brothers; the film “The Great Train Robbery.” Hosted by Howard K. Smith.
Included in 1920-1929: Prohibition; the Depression; Amelia Earhart; Babe Ruth; Jack Dempsey; the first Academy Awards presentation.
1950-1959: The Korean War; Castro; NASA is established; Disneyland opens; Elvis Presley; Lucille Ball; a polio vaccine.
The 1990s: the Mars landing; Desert Storm; the Clintons; the U.S.S.R. is dissolved; Princess Diana; Michael Jordan; Boris Yeltsin; "The Simpsons."
A look at 1940-1949. Included: WWII; the discovery of DNA; "Citizen Kane"; "Casablanca"; the bombing of Pearl Harbor; the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls; Jackie Robinson.
A look at some of the major events of the 1960s, including the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Also: the Vietnam war; the moon landing; Woodstock; the Beatles; the Rolling Stones.
Events and personalities from 1910-1920 include the Titanic; World War 1; Einstein; Marconi's wireless test; athlete Jim Thorpe; Rudolph Valentino; "The Birth of a Nation."
A look at the 1970s. Included: Watergate; the Vietnam War; Cesar Chavez; Nixon's visit to China; Margaret Thatcher; the first test-tube baby; "Star Wars."
1930-1939: The "War of the Worlds" broadcast; Prohibition ends; Hitler rises to power; Pluto is discovered. Also: Shirley Temple; Lou Gehrig; the first NFL championship game.
A look at the 1980s includes the Iran-Iraq war, the Reagan-Gorbachev summit; the AIDS outbreak. Also: Oliver North; Michael Jackson.
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