101 Events That Made The 20th Century

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season

The 20th century was one of the most transformative periods in the history of mankind. The world experienced upheavals, wars, revolutions, technological advancements, and cultural changes that dramatically reshaped society. To showcase the most significant events that shaped the past 100 years, Curiosity Stream brings you "101 Events That Made The 20th Century."

This documentary series is a visual journey through 101 of the most pivotal moments in the 20th century, from the advent of the automobile to the first moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The show covers a wide range of topics, including politics, science, art, sports, and pop culture, and it explores how these events have shaped the world we live in today.

The series is divided into 10 episodes, each featuring 10 events that occurred in a specific decade. The first episode delves into the events that occurred in the first decade of the 20th century, with topics ranging from the Wright Brothers' first flight to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

Throughout the series, the show presents an impressive array of archival footage, photographs, and interviews with experts in various fields. The documentary relies heavily on primary sources and historical context to provide an informative and engaging narrative that not only informs but also entertains.

The show covers not just the big events but also the smaller, yet equally significant developments that had an enormous impact on the world. For instance, the show dedicates an entire episode to the rise of Hollywood and the birth of the movie industry, showing how the advent of motion pictures changed the way we consume media and entertainment.

Besides showcasing the positive advancements, the series also tackles some of the darker periods of the 20th century, such as the atrocities of World War II, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. The filmmakers tackle these sensitive subjects with sensitivity and tact, providing an objective perspective on some of the most challenging moments in human history.

Overall, "101 Events That Made The 20th Century" is an ambitious and comprehensive documentary series that offers a new perspective on the century that defined the modern world. With its wealth of information, stunning visuals, and cogent analysis, this series is a must-watch for anyone interested in history, culture, and the forces that have shaped our world today.

101 Events That Made The 20th Century is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2018.

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Events 10 to 1
8. Events 10 to 1
February 19, 2019
Which 10 events will stay in our minds and hearts as those that marked history? Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech influenced civil rights laws, apartheid ended in South Africa, a bomb dropped in Hiroshima, and man landed on the moon.
Events 23 to 11
7. Events 23 to 11
February 12, 2019
From the Wright brothers who flew a plane for the first time, to a country that launched Sputnik into space for the first time, the 20th century showed our rapid advance in technological feats. A new vaccination for the polio epidemic and a leap in human rights with a new Declaration.
Events 35 to 24
6. Events 35 to 24
February 5, 2019
A space venture of a shuttle called Challenger, a ship journey on the unsinkable Titanic, and a car chase of Princess Diana. We see a war in Vietnam, in China, and war upon the U.S.; the birth of the Israeli nation, and a new style of cinema with sound.
Events 49 to 34
5. Events 49 to 34
January 29, 2019
Wars, politics, revolutions and inventions - the events of the 20th century changed the way in which we live. In Episode 5, we count down from 49 to 34 events that include a Treaty in Versailles aimed at bringing peace to the world, the Watergate political scandal, the collapse of the Soviet Union,
Events 62 to 50
4. Events 62 to 50
January 1, 2018
The battle of Stalingrad was turning point in WWII, the Rwandan genocide and Tiananmen Square massacre left millions in sorrow, war criminals were taken to trial in Nuremberg, the creation of the bra that would symbolize the liberation of women, and a groundbreaking heart transplant.
Events 75 to 63
3. Events 75 to 63
January 1, 2018
Counting down from 75 to 63 we showcase great works of art and scientific feats in space, civil wars, sieges, and environmental crises. We see the construction of the Panama Canal and the invention of genetically modified crops that changed the future of food.
Events 88 to 74
2. Events 88 to 74
January 1, 2018
Count down events 88 to 74 that have shaped and influenced thought, marked wars, changed fashion, and rebuilt economies. We see the release of a book called Silent Spring that put a voice to an important plight, the doom of the Jonestown cult, and the opening of Disneyland.
Events 101 to 89
1. Events 101 to 89
January 1, 2018
From the coronation of the enduring British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, to the rise of Iranian dictator Khomeini, to the impeachment trials of US president Bill Clinton. From the discovery of King Tut in The Valley of Kings to the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Where to Watch 101 Events That Made The 20th Century
101 Events That Made The 20th Century is available for streaming on the Curiosity Stream website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 101 Events That Made The 20th Century on demand at Apple TV Channels and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2018