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World History Events
Transcript of World History Events
World History Events Through Hashtags
Crowds line up to bid a final farewell to Queen Victoria. After 63 years on the throne, Victoria died at the age of 81 at Osborne House on The Isle of Wight. Her military state funeral was held on Saturday 2 February 1901 in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the longest reigning British monarch in history.
Queen Victoria's Funeral
The strength of America’s economy in the 1920’s came to a sudden end in October 1929. The Wall Street Crash of 1929 plunged world markets into the Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries, putting more than 13 million people out of work for more than a decade. There was a rapid growth in bank credit and loans in the US. Encouraged by the strength of the economy, people felt the stock market was a one way bet.
Wall Street Crash
Gutenberg Printing Press
A defining moment in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King delivers a speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on 28 August 1963.
Martin Luther King Delivers His "I have a dream" speech
the Zimmerman Telegram was a message sent from
the German Empire to Mexico, declaring war against
the United States. The British military intercepted this
transmission and alerted the United States, enraging
the American leaders. This was important because it
ultimately brought the United States into World War I.
The Zimmerman Telegram
The printing press is perhaps the most important invention of the last 2,000 years. German printer Johannes Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press introduced movable type printing to Europe, revolutionizing literacy and acting as a catalyst for the spread of knowledge throughout the world.Before the Gutenberg press, books were copied by hand and were very expensive.