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Selene Jaramillo 6th period January 16/ 2014 Ten Major Events in World History 1.

1911 Rutherford formulates theory of atomic structure He introduced much of the language to describe nuclear physics He also discovered the half-life of radioactive elements and applied this to studies of age determination of rocks by measuring the decay period of radium to lead- 206. He investigated radioactivity, and developed the nuclear theory of atomic structure. 2. 1912 Titanic sinks At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the north Atlantic Ocean about 400 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. Carried 2,200 passengers and crew, had struck an iceberg two and half hours before. More than 1,500 people went down the sinking ship or frozen to death 3. 1913 Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the US Covered WW1 and Peace Conference Won fame as the worlds greatest leader after the war. League of Nations 4. 1914 - Panama Canal opened is a 77.1- kilometer ship canal in Panama Joined the Atlantic and pacific oceans Nearly 20,000 French and 6,000 American workers died during the completion of the panama canal 5. 1915 Junkers builds first fighter airplane He was 55 when he built his innovative airplane Built large diesel engines for the propulsion of ships 1915 Junkers built his first all-metal monoplane 6. 1916 F.L Wright designs imperial Hotel, Tokyo One of the worlds greatest architects Survived the Great Kanto Earthquake One of his lengthiest commissions 7. 1917 Lenin writes: State & Revolution Lenin immediately introduced a communist economy and nationalized factories. He took Russia out of ww1 He was a exile to Siberia for revolutionary activities 8. 1918 Germany and Austria become republics German- Austria claimed sovereignty over all the major German territory Emperor Charles 1 relinquished his right to take part of Austria affairs of state

2 [Type text] The national assembly officially declared German-Austria a republic 9. 1919 Peace conference at Versailles opens France wanted assurances that Germany would not march again into France The Paris Peace Conference began in January Italy wanted the rewards it had ben expecting for having enters the war 10. 1920 H.G Wells. Outline of History English writer 1929 published the outline of history and the shape of things to come He was a powerful influence on movements towards change in society