Today we give you a brief overview of some of the biggest moments of the 20th century. It wasn’t all fun and games, there were some tough times, though they were outweighed by some seriously astounding events.

Here you can see General Francisco Franco of Spain as he’s addressing his court.

Here is Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. He was President throughout the majority of World War II, he died in office in 1945.

Pictured here is famed General George S. Patton, he’s preparing to travel to Europe. He served in the Army for 36 years, he ended his service when he died in 1945.

Here we have (from the left) Winston Churchill, FDR, and Josef Stalin, as they meet for the Yalta Conference. This was a very important meeting as the attending members were there to discuss the re-establishment of Europe after the war.

In 1949 Chairman Mao’s troops were mobilized to take China for the Communist Party. These troops are making their way to battle the Kuomintang forces, this led to the evacuation of the then Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek.

In 1965 the first U.S. citizen, Ed White, took an EVA (extra-vehicular activity) while in space. As you can see here he was very excited to be the first American to be in space sans a ship surrounding him.

In 1963 the Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burned himself to death to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. This ultimately led to an Army coup that toppled the perpetrator of the crimes against the monks, Ngô Đình Diệm.

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