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Hi, i'm trying to make a list of the 100 most definining moments of the last 100 years. Here are some that i have come up with already:

Tiananman Square protestor
Dorothy Counts - first black student
Thich Quan Duc self-immolation
Tupac Shakur shooting
JFK shooting
Princess Diana crash
9/11
Saddam Husseins capture
Franz Ferdiands murder
Martin L King assassination
Malcolm X shooting
Chernobyl disaster
Hidenburg disaster
Challenger explosion
7/7 bombings
Vietnam war protests
Madison Murders
Pearl Harbour
Hiroshima & Nagasaki
Nelson Mandela freed
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Titanic sinking
Battle of the Somme
Flag being raised at Iwo Jima
Russians raising the flag in Berlin
Moon Landing
Marilyn Monroe on a vent
Napalm attack on Kim Phuc
Che Guevara assassinated
Cold War
James Dean killed in car crash
Andy Warhols portrait of Monroe
The V-J day sailors kiss
Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief
Ghandis' salt march
Suu Kyi release from prison
Obama presidential inaugaration
John Lennons' shooting
Lee Oswalds' shooting
Columbine shooting
Wall Street Crash in 1929
Murder of Pablo Escobar
Valentine's Day Massacre
Bonnie & Clyde killed by police
Start of the Manhattan Project
Battle of Stalingrad
Kent State Vietnam protests.
Development of AIDs
First flight of the Wright brothers.
D-day
Rosa Parks moving seats.
Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister
Watergate Scandal
Mao's Red March
Cuban missile crisis
Abu Graib & Guantanamo bay tortures
Holocaust
Gulf war
Founding of Israel
Invention of the Internet
Millennium bug
Repeal of Glass-Seagall
Assassination Bobby Kennedy
Creation of the Euro
Maradona's Hand of God
Suez-crisis


Can you think of any more?
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Tempted to put Rasputins' execution and Kurt Cobains' suicide up - but i dont think they were really that important historically :/
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Rebecca Black - Friday
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Rebecca Black - Friday
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Michael Jackson and Elvis death, Marilyn Monroes too.
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Cool list already! Sorry if I have any duplicates, I went over the list, but might have missed some:

Battle of Stalingrad maybe? Crucial turn in WWII.
Kent State Vietnam protests.
Something AIDS.
First flight of the Wright brothers.
D-day itself.
Rosa Parks moving seats.
Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister
Monica Lewinsky
Watergate
Mao's Red March
Cuban missile crisis
Katin
Abu Graib or Guantanamo bay
Holocaust itself
Gulf war
Founding of Israel in 48
Invention of the Internet
Millennium bug
Repeal of Glass-Seagall
Assassination Bobby Kennedy
Euro
Maradona's Hand of God
Suez-crisis
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Kent State Vietnam protests.
Monica Lewinsky
Repeal of Glass-Seagall
Suez-crisis


Not too sure about those 4 - I've heard of the Suez crisis by never really knew what it was or was about - a brief wikipedia skim has taught me that its was a conflict in Egypt over a dam between France, GB, Israel and Egypt and Egypt got their arse kicked?

Monica Lewinsky affair wasn't all that interesting imo. It was just hype by the media as always.

Did the Glass-Seagall thing end/start the recovery from the Great Depression?

Never really heard of the Kent State shootings.


I think i should put the My Lai Massacre up and Haiti and The Indonesian Tsunami. Should Kurt Cobain' suicide go up too and Rasputins' execution?
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Suez Crisis was quite an important conflict, but could be left out of course!

Kent State protest was the Vietnam protest that first actually led to public outrage, and made the anti-Vietnam movement that much bigger, since the police killed innocent protesters. It is actually quite famous!

I don't know of Haiti or the Tsunami had that much of of formative historical relevance, aside from being horrible of course.

Also, the suicide of Kurt Cobain is a bit in the same league as Monica Lewinsky maybe, just more "entertainment" news. But probably more important!

Glass-Seagall was installed after the great depression, and forbade commercial banks to also function as investment banks among some other things. People think that getting rid of Glass-Seagall has contributed greatly to the crisis now, because it basically opened up the whole financial system to the unlimited creation of unsafe financial products, etc.
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The Suez Crisis was the final proof of the desuperpowerisation of the UK.
The creation of modern Israel is also important.
Decolonisation was very very important, it was a huge change in the world's politics
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I don't know of Haiti or the Tsunami had that much of of formative historical relevance, aside from being horrible of course.
They were the two most destructive and deadly natural disasters of the past 100 years afaik. But i think youre right - they arn't historical landmarks.

Also, what did you mean by "Katin"?
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Katin/Katyn was the massacre of pretty much the whole Polish army top and intelligentsia in a forest near Smolensk in border area between Russia and Poland, which was long blamed on the Nazis, but was actually ordered by the Soviets during WWII. I don't know if it is THAT significant, but it has been quite a major event in WWII and until quite recently (still even) been cause of dispute between Russia, Poland and Germany.

Also, you might want to add the Armenian Genocide.
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