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The history of mankind is the instant between two strides taken by a traveller.


Penicillin successfully used to treat a first patient for septicaemia or blood poisoning (1942)

Researcher Andrew Moyer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Peoria, Ill., laboratory. He helped discover the process for mass-producing penicillin. 

First racially desegregated school in the US (1957)

The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine Black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957.


First man on the moon (Neil Armstrong, 20 July 1969)

Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong working at an equipment storage area on the lunar module. This is one of the few photos that show Armstrong during the moonwalk. Click image to enlarge.

The demolition of the Berlin wall (1989)

1989 reshaped the modern world


First text message sent (1992)

That very first text, sent on the 3rd December 1992, simply said, “Merry Christmas.”  

2003 9/11 attack


America’s worst terror attack

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95.


2013 Nelson Mandela dies

South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95.


2020 U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Accord

The Paris Agreement united almost all the world's nations - for the first time - in a single agreement on cutting the greenhouse gas emissions which are causing global warming.

We are always asking big questions in History: take a look at the ones posed by Mr Storey…using these questions, Create a ‘Horrible Histories’ style storyboard which aims to inform younger readers of your favourite moment in history from the last 70 years. 


How has the nation ‘come together’ over the last 70 years? What have been the most significant National celebrations/ news moments in your opinion? Write a news article that features one of these moments.Perhaps you could think about the…

Greatest event in each decade?

Most influential person for each decade?

Biggest turning point/change for each decade?

Best way to sum up the decades in 5 words?

Most influential politician?

Best counterfactual for each decade? (e.g What if Kennedy had not been assassinated?)

Most important country for that decade?

Biggest protest for each decade?

Most important technological development for each decade?

Biggest social change?

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