DECADES MATRIX

Welcome to the Decades Matrix!

The Decades Matrix is a graphical representation of 20th century history, year by year in 11 categories. To explore a year, look in the row. To explore a category, look in a collumn. To explore a connection of history, look for the connected circles.

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1900
Max Planck - Theory of Blackbody Radiation
Sigmund Freud - The Interpretation of Dreams
Paul Cézanne - Apples and Oranges
Hurricane Hits Galveston Texas, Kills Thousands
1900
1901
Teddy Roosevelt Assumes Presidency
Marconi transmits first long distance radio signal
Nap Lajoie hits for .426 AVE in Baseball
1901
1902
Code of Hammurabi Discovery Published
Rodin - The Thinker
Georges Méliès - A Trip to the Moon
Teddy Bears
1902
1903
Panama Canal Zone Secured by Roosevelt
First heavier than air flight
Boston over Pittsburgh in First World Series
Tour de France
1903
1904
Russo-Japanese War
Picasso - The Old Guitarist
George M Cohan/Murray - Yankee Doodle Boy
Casement Report Documents Belgium Atrocities
1904
1905
First Russian Revolution
E = MC2 Results from Special Theory of Relativity
Henri Matisse - Woman with a Hat
George M Cohan - Give My Regards to Broadway
NY Giants first World Series Win
1905
1906
Dreyfus Affair Ends in Reinstatement
Upton Sinclair - The Jungle
Matisse - Le bonheur de vivre
1906
1907
Triple Entente Formed
Conrad - The Secret Agent
Picasso - Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
1907
1908
Tunguska Comet Impact in Siberia
Gustav Klimt - The Kiss
Boxing - Jack Johnson TKOs Tommy Burns
Ford Model T
1908
1909
NAACP Founded
Mohorovicic Discontinuity in Earth Discovered
Ammonia First Synthesized
Robert Peary reaches North Pole
1909
1910
Japan Annexes Korea
The Mexican Revolution
Kandinsky - Improvisation XIV, First Abstract
1910
1911
French / German Tensions Over Morocco
Rutherford Proposes First Modern Model of the Atom
Terrible NY City Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Kills 146 Workers
1911
1912
Woodrow Wilson Elected President
Theory of Continental Drift Developed
Marcel Duchamp - Nude Descending a Staircase
Jim Thorpe Excellence at the Olympics
1912
1913
Niels Bohr Publishes Quantum Theory of Atoms
Boccioni - Unique Forms of Continuity in Space
Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
Ford Introduces the Assembly Line
1913
1914
Beginning of WW1
European treaties lead to WW1
Ernst Kirchner - Potsdamer Platz
Assasination of Archduke Ferdinand
1914
1915
Einstein's General Theory of Relativity Introduced
DW Griffith - The Birth of a Nation
Armenian Genocide
1915
1916
WW1 - The Battle of Verdun/Somme Slaughter
Owens Keating Law Addresses Child Labor Hours
Gilbert Lewis Discovers Covalent Bonding of Atoms
Giorgio de Chirico - The Disquieting Muses
1916
1917
American Entry into WW1
Russian Revolution begins in Petrograd
Marcel Duchamp - Fountain
George M Cohan - Over There
Mustard Gas Use in WWI
1917
1918
WW1 ends with armistice Nov 11
Boston Red Sox win 4th WS in 7 years
Worldwide Influenza Pandemic kills millions
Daylight Savings Time Introduced
1918
1919
Treaty of Versailles rewrites map of Europe
Eclipse Expedition Proves General Relativity
Sherwood Anderson - Winesburg Ohio
Max Beckman - The Night
Kellette /Kenbrovin - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
"Black Sox" cheating scandal in baseball
1919
1920
League of Nations created
First Commercial Radio Broadcast - KDKA
Otto Dix - The Match Seller I
Babe Ruth Traded to the Yankees, Hits 50 Home Runs
1920
1921
Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
Piet Mondrian - Tableau I
Charlie Chaplin - The Kid
Sacco and Vanzetti Trial
1921
1922
Mussolini's Black Shirts March on Rome
Alexander Friedmann Asserts Expanding Universe
Carter and Herbert Discover Tomb of Tutankhamen
James Joyce - Ulysses
1922
1923
French Occupation of the Ruhr
The Beer Hall Putsch fails in Germany
Marcel Duchamp - The Bride Stripped Bare
1923
1924
Stalin Succeeds Lenin as Leader of USSR
Max Ernst - Two Children Are Threatened
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
1924
1925
Scopes "Monkey Trial" on teaching evolution
F Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
Francis Picabia - Match Woman
Eisenstein - Battleship Potemkin
Hitler's Mein Kampf Published
1925
1926
The Schrödinger equations
Pavlov Publishes Account of Behaviorism
Bauhaus Design School
Gertrude Ederle Swims English Channel
1926
1927
Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle
Edward Hopper - Automat
Metropolis
Lindbergh first solo flight across Atlantic
1927
1928
Muslim Brotherhood Created in Egypt
Kellogg - Briand Pact Signed
Dirac Equation Implies Antimatter
Remarque - All Quiet on the Western Front
Constantin Brancusi - Bird in Space
Stalin's First 5-Year Plan
1928
1929
Edwin Hubble Discovers Expanding Universe
Ernest Hemingway - A Farewell to Arms
Rene Magritte - The Treachery of Images
US stock market crash
1929
1930
Salt March Starts Gandhi's Civil Disobedience
Grant Wood - American Gothic
LUIS BUÑUEL - L'Age d'Or
1930
1931
Japan invades Manchuria
Second Spanish Republic in Spain Established
Dali - The Persistence of Memory"
1931
1932
FDR elected president
The Neutron is discovered by Chadwick
Aldus Huxley - Brave New World
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Wins 3 Medals at Olympics
Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping
1932
1933
Hitler appointed chancellor of Germany
First Use of Radio Astronomy by Karl Jansky
Diego Rivera - Detroit Industry Murals
Monopoly Game
1933
1934
FDR's New Deal Implemented
Henry Miller - Tropic of Cancer
Orozco - The Epic of the American Civilization
Frank Capra - It Happened One Night
1934
1935
Italy Invades Abyssinia
Irving Berlin/Fred Astaire - Cheek to Cheek
Germany's Nuremberg Laws
1935
1936
Outbreak of the Spanish Civil War
Dorthea Lange - Migrant Mother
Jesse Owens star of 1936 Olympics in Germany
Soviet Internal Killings - The "Great Purge"
1936
1937
Krebs Discovers Citric Acid Cycle (Krebs Cycle)
Pablo Picasso - Guernica
Goodman/Prima - Sing, Sing, Sing with a Swing
Japan's "Rape of Nanking"
1937
1938
Germany Annexes Austria
Chamberlin/Hitler - Munich Agreement
Otto Hahn Discovers Nuclear Fission
Orson Well's "War of the Worlds" Live Broadcast
Superman (Action Comics)
1938
1939
Germany invades Poland to start WW2
German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Frida Kahlo - The Two Fridas
Gone with the Wind
Lou Gehrig's "Luckiest Man" Speech
1939
1940
The Battle of Britain halts German advances
Churchill named Britain's Prime Minister
British create code-breaking machine
Hemmingway - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Disney - Fantasia
1940
1941
Germany invades the USSR
Max Ernst - Europe after the Rain
Orson Wells - Citizen Kane
1941 Baseball - DiMaggio & Williams Greatness
Japan surprise attacks USA at Pearl Harbor
1941
1942
The Battle of Stalingrad in the USSR
Nazi "Final Solution" to "Jewish Problem" created
First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Edward Hopper - Nighthawks
Nazi Death Camps Become Operational
1942
1943
US Victory in Guadalcanal
Cairo Conference demands unconditional surrender
Flight Testing V2, first rocket to reach space
LSD first synthesized
1943
1944
Allied Invasion of Normandy
Von Neumann published Theory of Games
Double Indemnity
First Japanese Kamikaze Attack
1944
1945
Surrender of Germany and Japan
Potsdam Conference details post-war Europe
Successfull test of the atomic bomb
Picasso - The Charnel House
Allied bombings of Tokyo and Dresden
1945
1946
United Nations Created
ENIAC - First digital computer
Dr. Spock - The Common Sense Book of Baby Care
Francis Bacon - Painting 1946
The Nuremberg Trials for War Crimes
1946
1947
Bell Labs Introduces transistor
Kinsey begins Sex Research of Americans
Jackie Robinson first black baseball player
Rape, Murder of Occupied German Woman
1947
1948
Berlin Airlift - USA vrs. USSR
Creation of the state of Israel
Richard Feynman develops QED theory
Andrew Wyeth - Christina's World
Commercial TV Fully Scheduled for the First Time
1948
1949
Mao's Communist State declared
NATO created
Soviet Union tests first A-Bomb
George Orwell - 1984
1949
1950
US Begins Monetary aid to Vietnam
Alan Turing invents "Turing Test"
Jackson Pollock - Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)
1950
1951
UNIVAC I - First Commercial Computer
Salinger - Cather in the Rye
Picasso - Massacre in Korea
Delta Cats - Rocket 88 - The First Rock n Roll Song
Baseball - The Shot Heard Round the World
I Love Lucy TV Show
1951
1952
Miller, Urey Experiment - Origin of Life
Willem de Kooning - Woman I
John Cage's "4' 33" composition
Transistor Radio Introduced
1952
1953
American Backed Coup in Iran
Discovery of the structure of DNA
William Wyler - Roman Holiday
The Rosenberg Executions
1953
1954
French Defeat in Indochina
CERN Created
JRR Tolkien - Fellowship of the Ring
Joe McCarthty Hearings
1954
1955
Warsaw Pact Formed
Rosa Parks Bus Incident
The Lynching of Emmett Till
McDonald's Chain
1955
1956
USSR invasion of Hungary
Eisenhower re-elected
Allen Ginsberg - Howl
"In God we trust" on money
1956
1957
First Satellite Launched - Sputnik 1
Thalidomide administered to pregnant women
Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat
1957
1958
Algerian Crisis
Explorer 1 satellite launched
CO2 in atmosphere first recorded
Leon Uris - Exodus
1958
1959
Castro's Cuban Revolution
Russian Luna II crashes on moon
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Barbie Doll Introduced
1959
1960
JFK Elected
Birth Controll Pill Introduced
Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird
Psycho - Hitchcock
1960
1961
Bay of Pigs Invasion
Berlin Wall Erected
Joseph Heller - Catch 22
Peace Corps
1961
1962
Cuban Missile Crisis
Bipolar Disorder term first used
Rachael Carson - Silent Spring
Andy Warhol - Tomato Cans
Lawrence of Arabia
Marilyn Monroe Death
1962
1963
Rwandan Massacre of 10K - 15k Tutsis
MLK and The March on Washington
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Sandy Koufax and the LA Dodgers
1963
1964
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Civil Rights Act
Discovery of The Cosmic Background Radiation
Stanley Kubrick - Dr Strangelove
Ford Mustang
1964
1965
Frank Herbert - Dune
Mohammed Ali over Liston
Watts Riots
1965
1966
Vietnam War Escalation
Truman Capote - In Cold Blood
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
University of Texas Mass Shooting
1966
1967
Protesting Vietnam War in DC
Beatles - Sgt Peppers
The Graduate
1967
1968
Russian Invasion of Czechoslovakia
1968 Democratic Convention Chaos
Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
2001 A Space Odyssey
Assassination of MLK
1968
1969
First Man on the Moon
Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five
Woodstock Music Festival
"Amaz'n Mets" Win World Series
Manson Family Murders
First Functional Use of Internet
1969
1970
Non - Proliferation Treaty Goes into Affect
Invention of the Microprocessor
First Earth Day
Kent State University Massacre
1970
1971
Indo - Pakistan War
Led Zeppelin IV
The Pentagon Papers
All in the Family
1971
1972
President Nixon Visits China
Andy Warhol - Mao
The Godfather
Mark Spitz wins 7 Gold Medals at Olympics
Terrorist Attack at the Olympics
1972
1973
Roe vrs Wade Obortion Decision
Grand Unified Theory (GUT) Proposed by Abdus Salam
Erica Jong - Fear of Flying
Henry Moore - Large Four Piece Reclining Figure
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Sears Tower in Chicago
1973
1974
Nixon Resigns from Watergate Scandal
"Lucy" Hominid skeleton found by Leakey
Chinatown
Henry Aaron Breaks Home Run Record - 715
Patti Hearst Kidnapping
1974
1975
Civil War In Lebanon Starts
Fall of Saigon Ends Vietnam War
Jaws - Steven Spielberg
1975
1976
Jimmy Carter elected President
First Supercomputer Introduced
Rocky
1976
1977
Civil War Rages on in Guatemala
Carter Gives Back Control of Panama Canal
Voyager I, II Launched
Discovery of Deep Sea Thermal Vent Life
Walter De Maria - Lightning Field
Star Wars
Death of Elvis Presley
Roots - First TV Miniseries
1977
1978
Khmer Rouge - Cambodian Genocides
Camp David Accords - Israel and Egypt
Jonestown Cult Suicides
1978
1979
Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
Alan Guth Formulates Cosmic Inflation Theory
Luis Alvarez - Dinosaur Demise via Asteroid
Judy Chicago - The Dinner Party
Francis Ford Coppola - Apocalypse Now
Iranian Taking of US Hostages at Embassy
1979
1980
Iran vs. Iraq War Started
Very Large Array of Radio Telescopes Created
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
CNN Introduced
1980
1981
First Instances of AIDS
Bruce Nauman - Diamond Africa...
Assassination of Egypt's Anwar Sadat
IBM PC Introduced
1981
1982
Dustheads - Basquiat
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Death of Princess Grace
1982
1983
Reagan Proposed Strategic Defense Initiative
W and Z Particles Discovered
US Marines Barracks Bombing
1983
1984
US Mines Nicaraguan Waters
First 1 MB RAM Chip Developed
Milan Kundera - The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Macintosh Computer with Mouse Introduced
1984
1985
Coup d'état in Sudan leads to Civil War
Ozone Hole Over Antartica Discovered
Live Aid Benefit Concerts
Back to the Future
Martial Law Declared in South Africa
1985
1986
US Bombs Libya
The Iran-Contra Scandal
The Challenger Explosion
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster
The Oprah Winfrey Show
1986
1987
First Intifada of Palestinians
Gorbachev Visits the U.S.
AIDS drug AZT receives FDA approval
Beloved - Toni Morrison
Barbara Kruger - I Shop therefore I Am
1987
1988
Major Study of Personality Disorders
Salman Rushdie - The Satanic Verses
Barry Levinson - Rain Man
Lockerbie Airplane Bombing
1988
1989
Fall of the Berlin Wall
Lucian Freud - Standing by the Rags
Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing
1989
1990
Iraqi invasion of Kuwait - Operation Desert Shield
Hubble Telescope Launched
Keith Haring - Radiant Baby
Buster Douglas Stuns Mike Tyson in Boxing
1990
1991
US Invasion of Iraq - Operation Desert Storm
Dissolution of the USSR
The Physical Impossibility of ...
Nirvana - Nevermind
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
Death of Freddy Mercury of Queen
1991
1992
Siege of Sarajevo - Balkans War
Bill Clinton Elected President
COBE discovers Variations of the CMB
Bansky - First Appearance in Bristol  England
Rodney King Riots in LA
1992
1993
Identification of First Gene whose Mutation leads to ALS
Schindler's List - Steven Spielberg
Michael Jordan, Chicago win 3rd title in a row
Waco Branch Davidian Compound Siege
"WWW" and Browsers Popularize Internet
1993
1994
Rwandan Genocide
First Evidence of Top Quark
Gone: An Historical Romance - Kara Walker
Labor Strike Cancels 1994 MLB Post Season
Amazon.com Founded
1994
1995
Dayton Peace Agreement Ends Bosnian War
First Single-Celled Organism to have it's Genome Sequenced
Oklahoma City Bombing
Windows 95 copies Mac Interface
1995
1996
Taliban Take Control of Afghanistan
(Dolly) First Cloned Sheep Born
Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt
Jeff Koons - Balloon Dog
Apples to Apples Game Invented
1996
1997
Hong Kong Reincorporated into China
Radiohead - OK Computer
Tiger Woods Dominates Masters Tournament in Golf
Princess Diana Dies In Car Crash
1997
1998
Discovery of Dark Energy
1998 Major League Baseball Home Run Record Chase
Terrorist Bombings of US Embassies in Africa
1998
1999
99 Cent II Diptychon
Columbine High School Massacre
The Sopranos TV Show
1999
2000
Second Intifada in Occupied Territories
George Bush Wins Contested Election for President
Rowling - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Terror Attack on the USS Cole
2000
2001
U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan
Patriot Act Passed
First 2 Endangered Species Cloned
Barry Bonds hits 73 HR, Most Ever in MLB
9/11 Terror Attacks of United States
2001
2002
No Child Left Behind Act Passed
Rick Warren - The Purpose Driven Life
Roman Polanski - The Pianist
2002
2003
U.S. Invades Iraq
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
Human Genome Project Declared Complete
Peter Jackson - The Return of the King
2003
2004
George W Bush Re-elected President
Green Day - American Idiot
Boston Red Sox Win First World Series Since 1918
Facebook
2004
2005
150,000 People Protest Iraq War in Washington D.C.
Discovery of VIRGOHI21, A Galaxy of Antimatter
Kehinde Wiley - Napoleon Leading the Army
Lance Armstrong Wins Tour De France 7th in a Row
Hurricane Katrina Kills Thousands
2005
2006
Yangtze River Dolphin Declared Extinct
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Guillermo del Toro - Pan's Labyrinth
2006
2007
War Intensifies in Afghanistan
President Bush Announces Iraq War Surge
Christopher Hitchens, - God is Not Great
Apple iPhone
2007
2008
Large Hadron Collider Goes Online at CERN
Ai Weiwei - Sunflower Seeds
Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold Medals in Olympics
US Financial Crises Leads to Recession
2008
2009
Second Chechen War Concludes
Kepler Spacecraft to Detect Exoplanets Launched
Scientists Discover/Classify "Missing Link" Primate
Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
2009
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