The 365 Most Important Events of the Twentieth Century provides a comprehensive view of the last hundred years through the touchstones that have shaped our century. The year 1916, for example, brought both Einstein's theory of relativity and the first official birth control clinic. The year 1953 was marked by the discovery of the DNA double-helix structure, the first successful impregnation with frozen sperm, and two men's victory over the 29,000-foot Mount Everest.
Chronicling the front-page stories that made social and political headlines, Paul Baldwin also touches on the moments that were not necessarily noted at the time but that went on to influence the future profoundly. From Agatha Christie's invention of Hercule Poirot to the official acknowledgment of AIDS in 1981, the events detailed in this book range from the inspiring to the terrifying to the wonderfully silly. Capturing our collective mistakes and triumphs, The 365 Most Important Events of the Twentieth Century offers a welcome perspective on where we have come from and where we might be headed.
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About the Author
Paul Baldwin has written books on a variety of social and historical subjects, including 125 Most Asked Questions About Adoption. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.