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The Most Amazing Moments of the 20th Century

What do you think the most amazing moments of the 20th century are?

There were several achievements in science, medicine, technology and culture that literally changed the world and our place in it.  There were also some pretty big historical moments that redefined the human race.  Here are the top ten moments listed by those polled in several countries.

1.  End of World War II in 1945.

2.  First organ transplant in 1954.

3.  First heart transplant in 1967.

4.  The rise of Penicillin in 1942.

5.  The first man on the Moon in 1969.

6.  The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

7.  Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space in 1961.

8.  The Tuberculosis vaccine in 1927.

9.  The artificial heart in 1982

10.  The first chemotherapy treatment in 1956.

Some of the other amazing moments of the 20th-century worth mentioning are:

  • The first programmable computer in 1936,
  • World Wide Web – 1989
  • The first email sent – 1971
  • The first satellite – 1957
  • The first oral contraceptive – 1960
  • Color TV – 1926
  • The first mobile phone call – 1973
  • The invention of GPS – 1974
  • The first video on YouTube – 2005
  • The first black U.S. President, 2008
  • Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech – 1963

To get the entire list of the most amazing moments of the 20th-century click here.


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