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1903

Orville Wright achieves the first controlled powered flight.

1905

Einstein presents his Theory of Relativity to an amazed world.

1912

Titanic sinks in the Atlantic.

1913

Henry Ford installs the first conveyor belt.

1927

Charles Lindberg becomes the first person to fly non-stop from New York to Paris.

1928

Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin growing in mould.

1945

Founding of the United Nations (UNO) in San Francisco

1952

Andy Warhol has his first solo exhibition.

1954

Germany wins the Football World Cup for the first time.

1957

The Soviet Union sends Sputnik, the first satellite, into space.

1963

John F. Kennedy speaks those famous words in Berlin: „I am a Berliner“.

1964

Muhammad Ali wins the WBC heavyweight title.

1969

Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to stand on the moon.

1975

Keith Jarrett performs the legendary The Köln Concert.

1976

King Carl XVI Gustaf marries Silvia Sommerlath of Heidelberg in Germany

1979

Sony invents the Walkman.

1982

Michael Jackson releases Thriller, the most successful album of the 20th century.

1985

17-year-old Boris Becker becomes the first German to win Wimbledon.

1989

Fall of the Berlin Wall

1997

The movie Titanic is released in cinemas, and becomes the most successful film of the century.

1998

Apple presents the first iMac.

2009

Usain Bolt runs the 100 metres in 9.59 seconds. World record.

2014

Germany wins the Football World Cup for the fourth time.