Today, the Stakers looks at major headlines from the past 100 years, from women’s suffrage and world wars to the impeachment of President Trump and COVID-19. Filled with newspaper headlines from the last century, the recipient can truly experience the greatest events of the 20th century. The most important event of the 20th century was written in the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where the terrifying power of the new American atomic bomb ended World War II in 1945. According to the American public, World War II was not only the most important event of the century, it was the most “just” of all the great wars waged by the United States in US history.
The second war, the Vietnam War, was perhaps the third most notable war of the 20th century after World Wars I and II in Europe. World War I reached a stalemate after Chinese intervention pushed back UN forces and a truce ended hostilities in July 1953, leaving the major superpowers divided and tense for the remainder of the 20th century. The world was going through the second great world period of globalization; the first, which began in the 19th century, ended with the First World War.
The war ended with more technological advances and scientific discoveries than ever before. The peoples of the Indian subcontinent accounted for one-sixth of the world’s population at the turn of the century, independent of indigenous peoples for the first time in centuries. With the end of colonialism and the Cold War, nearly a billion Africans were left with new, truly independent nation-states, some built on centuries of foreign domination.
The 20th century saw two world wars, 23 US presidents, and some of the most culturally defining movements in history. In a recent Gallup poll, Americans named World War II, the Nazi Holocaust that took place during the war, and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan that helped bring an end to it, as three of the first five events of the century. Although the Holocaust is regarded by the American public as one of the most significant events of the 20th century, the Gallup Holocaust poll did not include questions asked during or immediately after World War II.
In fact, American resistance to US involvement in the fighting was so strong that in October 1939, more than a month after the Germans launched World War II by attacking Poland, 68% of all Americans said it was a mistake for the United States. . enter the First World War. Only 16% said the US should send its military and navy abroad to fight the Germans in the ongoing war. The end of World War II, Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, and the first organ transplant were voted some of the most incredible moments of the last 100 years in an international poll.
The most prominent political commentators of the 1920s included David Lawrence of the American News, Frank Kent of the Baltimore Sun, Mark Sullivan of the New York Herald Tribune, and Walter Lippman of the New York World. First published in 1919, U.S. News was written by Joseph Medill Patterson and wrote with a relentless formula of sex and feeling that sparked a quarrel with Bernard McFadden. War of the Daily Picture published by the Daily Mirror and Bernard McFadden in 1924.
In New York, Joseph Pulitzer bought the bankrupt New York World newspaper and in three years increased its circulation from 15,000 to 250,000, the highest achieved by any newspaper in the world at the time. In Britain, newspapers such as The Times and the Daily Telegraph quickly reached the 100,000 mark in the second half of the 19th century.
However, this was certainly not the case throughout the 20th century, when newspapers were the kings of news. The introduction of the Linotype machine by Ottmar Mergenthaler in 1886 – first in the US, then the UK and other industrialised countries – enabled existing newspapers to substantially increase their production and circulation. Lord Northcliffe’s control over newspaper content has never been more apparent than during the First World War, when the UK’s Official Press Office was established to control the amount of military information made available to the public through newspapers.
Entertainment achievements were also praised, with the world’s first sound film “The Jazz Singer” in 1927 and the first color television being featured in 1926. As noted above, in Gallup’s most recent ranking of important events of the 18th century, women won the vote in 1920 second, on a par with the dropping of the atomic bomb in World War II. Most people think that the celebration of the end of the war was New Year’s Eve 1999, and the beginning of the 20th century was New Year’s Eve 2000, and there are still a few people who believe that the 20th century ended on New Year’s Eve 2000. The eve of 2000 and the 21st century began on New Year’s Day 2001.
Selecting each one will let you see its popularity over the last century; you will also be able to see articles published by one of America’s most respected newspapers on each of these topics over the years, going through each decade in the table. My list of “honorable mentions” could include the 1919 Black Sox baseball scandal, the sinking of the Lusitania, the end of World War II, D-Day, the election of JFK, Roosevelt Roosevelt’s New Deal, The Big Problem. Babe Ruta and so maybe they will be higher on your list.