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20th century
Many people define the 20th century as running from January 1, 1901 to December 31, 2000, others would rather define it as beginning on January 1, 1900....
Timeline of Events
1913
2.17.1913
The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.
1915
5.22.1915
Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, and is the only mountain other than Mount St. Helens to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century.
1964
3.12.1964
New Hampshire Lottery: New Hampshire becomes the first U.S. state to legally sell lottery tickets in the 20th century.
1970
11.13.1970
Bhola cyclone: A 150-mph tropical cyclone hits the densely populated Ganges Delta region of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), killing an estimated 500,000 people in one night. This is regarded as the 20th century's worst natural disaster.
1976
11.15.1976
René Lévesque and the ''Parti Québécois'' take power to become the first Quebec government of the 20th century clearly in favour of independence.
1977
9.7.1977
The Torrijos-Carter Treaties between Panama and the United States on the status of the Panama Canal are signed. The United States agrees to transfer control of the canal to Panama at the end of the 20th century.