Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins with a series of street demonstrations, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, labor strikes and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria and other major cities.
Egyptian revolution of 2011
The world's first solar power plant is opened. The solar furnace in Odeillo, France was the first power plant providing alternative energy.
List of solar thermal power stations
Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda. The dictator's rule (1971 - 1979) was characterized by human right abuse, political repression, and corruption.
President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and television.
United States presidential election, 1960
1st Israeli election won by David Ben-Gurion's Mapai party.
Israeli legislative election, 1949
The first arcade game is patented. Thomas Goldsmith's “Cathode ray tube amusement device” is considered the ancestor of video games.
Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr.
The first Winter Olympics begin. The I Olympic Winter Games were held in Chamonix, France.
1924 Winter Olympics
The League of Nations is founded. It is the predecessor of the United Nations and the first international organization devoted to maintaining world peace.
League of Nations
Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental telephone service.
First transcontinental telephone call
United Mine Workers of America was founded.
United Mine Workers
American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes is first to identify Antarctica as a new continent.
Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India.
Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil.